Stratacuity News March 2017

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Top 15 Scientific Breakthroughs Of The Last 15 Years

Stratacuity was founded in 2001 to bring talent to companies pioneering cures for chronic and deadly diseases. To help celebrate our 15th anniversary as a staffing outsourcing firm to biotech, we have compiled a few Top 15 lists.
Creating our version of the top scientific innovations since our founding was a tough job; another observer could easily pick an entirely different and still valid list. That’s what makes this industry so exciting—we are at the forefront of an incredible era of scientific, technological, and clinical discoveries that will shape the future of healthcare for generations to come.

  1. Genentech’s Herceptin makes great strides in treating breast cancer, receiving FDA approval to include, on label, women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. (2001)
  2. The introduction of Imatinib (Gleevec) opens a new era of successful treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia, putting an end to treatments with serious side effects and limited success in survival past one year. (2001)
  3. Mapping of the Human Genome completed. (2003)
  4. FDA approves first HIV cocktail pill. Developed by Atripla, it combines three antiretroviral drugs into one treatment. (2006)
  5. Stem cell research makes a real-world impact. A seven-year-old boy has altered stem cells placed back in his bone marrow to halt the progress of a fatal brain disease. Doctors at Newcastle University, U.K. generate a "mini-liver” from cord blood stem cells. (2006)
  6. The FDA approves the first HPV vaccine, Gardasil, to protect females ages nine to 26 against cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers and genital warts caused by the human papilloma virus. (2006)
  7. First facial transplant in the United States completed at the Cleveland Clinic for Connie Culp, the victim of a gunshot wound. (2008)
  8. Researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute announce the world's first synthetic cell, JCV1-syn1.0. (2010)
  9. The FDA approves ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) for people with the G551D mutation of Cystic Fybrosis (CF) ages six and older. The drug is the first to address the underlying cause of CF, opening new doors to research and development. (2012)
  10. Proteus Biomedical releases the first smart pill. The company receives FDA approval for its ingestible sensors that track medication use by recording the identity and timing of ingestion. (2012)
  11. Organovo, a company founded to build human tissues, delivers its first product, human liver tissue. (2014)
  12. Approval of the first malaria vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. (2015)
  13. Surgeons implant the world’s first bionic eye in an 80-year-old man in the United Kingdom. (2015)
  14. Promising new therapies for heart disease earn FDA approval, including Entresto™, which reduces the risk of death from heart disease by 20 percent, and a new class of cholesterol fighters, PSCK9 inhibitors that have been shown to reduce bad LDL 50 to 70 percent. (2015)
  15. Cancer survivor Thomas Manning is the first man to receive a penis transplant. The surgery is part of a research program with the ultimate goal of helping combat veterans with severe pelvic injuries, as well as cancer patients and accident victims. (2016)


Hiring Zone:

Recent Placements By Stratacuity

  • Quality Assurance Specialist (Contract), Cambridge, MA. Commercially-successful global biotechnology company focused on treatments for serious diseases
  • Manager, Clinical Supply Chain, Demand & Planning (Contract), Cambridge, MA. Innovative biopharma committed to treating cancer and rare diseases
  • Sr. Regulatory Affairs Consultant (Contract), Greater Boston Area. Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing cancer drugs
  • Sr. Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager, Cambridge, MA. Clinical-stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to innovative treatments for ocular diseases
  • Associate Director, Clinical Operations, Boston, MA. Pioneering biotech company with a focus in oncology
  • Senior Director, Pharm Tox Immuno-oncology, Cambridge, MA. Early-stage biotech developing a next-generation immunotherapy platform to treat cancer
  • Clinical Data Manager, Cambridge, MA. Clinical-stage immuno-oncology biotech


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