Repligen Corporation announces meeting
Repligen Corporation, of Waltham, announced that the company will host an institutional investor and analyst meeting from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 29 in New York City. The event theme, “Bioprocessing Industry Trends and Growth Drivers,” will be discussed by Repligen management and outside expert Howard Levine, Ph.D., founder and president of BioProcess Technology Consultants. A live webcast of the event will be accessible at http://ir.repligen.com. This webcast will be archived for a period of time following the live event.
MutualOne announces $10K award to Framingham police
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, has announced a $10,000 award to support the efforts of the Framingham Police Department to reduce the number of unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs available for circulation in the community. Focused initially on the Downtown/South Framingham area, the new Knock, Talk and Toss initiative aims to open barriers and prevent overdoses. According to Chief Kenneth Ferguson, police will create handouts highlighting the dangers of opiates and other harmful drugs, the proper way to dispose of unused drugs and resources readily available in the community. Additionally, bilingual officers and community members will go door-to-door with these materials to engage with residents and provide them with the opportunity to dispose of unused drugs they may have in their homes. The campaign will be directed to approximately 19,000 residents living in an area where 60 percent of the town’s total overdoses and sudden death overdoses occurred last year. In addition to educating the public on the lethal effects of drug abuse, the introduction of medication take-back kiosks is predicted to add to the removal of at least 240 pounds of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs from circulation in the first phase of the Knock, Talk and Toss initiative. The door-to-door outreach will be expanded to other Framingham neighborhoods in the future. The $10,000 grant to the Framingham Police Department was among awards totaling $68,330 in the foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Center for Educational Leadership retained for study
The Center for Educational Leadership and Technology, of Marlborough, has been retained by the Los Angeles Unified School District to perform an information technology organizational study. The study will provide LAUSD with a series of recommendations and strategies for enhancing its utilization of IT resources, as well as an analysis of the school district’s IT organizational model. The project will leverage CELT’s IT planning framework and be based on input from a vast array of key stakeholders throughout all levels of the LAUSD community. The study will include a current state of the school district’s information technology department; a future-state model based on stakeholder interviews, research and best practices; alignment to current reform initiatives within the school district; as well as a gap analysis between the school district’s current technology capabilities and its anticipated IT needs over the next five years. CELT plans to complete phase I of the IT organizational study in the fall of 2017, followed by a series of in-depth studies based on those findings slated for 2018. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planet Aid to unveil solar array
Planet Aid, FireFlower Alternative Energy and MassAmerican Energy are set to unveil a 70,000 square foot rooftop solar array at Planet Aid’s Milford headquarters on Sept. 20. The technology is one of the largest roof-mounted solar arrays in Massachusetts. The news event will allow access to the rooftop array. State representatives and other dignitaries have been invited to the Planet Aid facility. Planet Aid collects and recycles textiles to protect the environment and reduce waste. The proceeds from clothing donations fund sustainable development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.