The lack of humanity reflected in the death of George Floyd, the senseless deaths of so many others in our minority communities and the Black Lives Matter response have caused me to reflect on my limitations in implicitly supporting a status quo that has lead our communities to where we are today.
We have all been touched by what has happened to our fellow human beings. We share the grief of fearing for loved ones caused by repeated acts of violence and racism. We know this is not who we are.
The message that committed individuals can make a positive difference, is central to who we are. Our mission as a company has always been based on service through collaboration and partnership. We all hope that our work contributes, in a small way, to make the world a better place.
At this stage, my promise is to commit time and resources to make our company even more inclusive and truly a better place to work for all. As you already know, this promise will only make a difference if each of us have an open mind, listen to each other and learn. To start, I would like to invite employees to reflect, voice concerns and add their voice to an internal dialog at each site or directly to HR.
I am proud of our company, the diversity of our teams and the team spirit that allowed us to get where we are today. Change takes time. Although trust and patience are sorely tested during uncertain times, our commitment to a mission and to collaborate with our colleagues for the long haul has seldom failed us.
Our history taught us that challenges can bring the best in us. I look forward to learning from you all. I am confident that by working together we will make a difference.
New name reflects ongoing commitment to supporting the life science community by LaunchWorks.
LaunchWorks Manufacturing Lab, a company serving the life science market, is now LaunchWorks CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization). Launchworks recently received their ISO 13485 as a CDMO. Accompanying this new capability, the company has revamped its website and reimagined a logo design consistent with other divisions of its parent company Integreon Global.
The Pandemic Response Challenge Program (PRCP) aims to support research and development collaborations between Canadian and international researchers, industry partners, and the National Research Council (NRC) to accelerate the development of technologies that can protect and treat Canadians affected by COVID-19 and can strengthen Canada’s readiness to respond to future pandemics.
Projects undertaken under the PRCP build on the NRC’s innovative technologies and leverage its leading capabilities for translational research and development. To accelerate the development of complete solutions to address acute clinical and public health needs, the PRCP will recruit Canadian and international collaborators. The calls for capabilities announced below aim to seek research partners with complementary and enabling technologies, as well as industry and end-user partners to build solutions that can enable pathways to clinical adoption.
Funding is available to defray certain eligible costs for approved projects. If you have a technology or technological capability that is relevant to one of the active calls set out above, submit a Statement of Interest before the closing date using the form provided below.
Select respondents may be invited to apply for funding directly or as part of a subsequent call for proposals.
We hope family, colleagues and you are safe during this difficult time.
I am writing to inform you of the latest update from the Launchworks operation in Beverly, Massachusetts. As of March 2nd, Launchworks implemented policies and procedures to minimize the
risk of coronavirus infection including excellent hygiene, social distancing, health monitoring, enhanced daily facility cleaning and visitor restrictions. Additionally, we have secured material to complete a full facility disinfection if an incident occurs. (more…)
New Laboratory of Industrial Fluidic Translation (LIFT) to Develop Microfluidic Device Tests for the Diagnostic Market
LaunchWorks CDMO and its sister company Cryopak Canada are pleased to announce a collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to create the Laboratory of Industrial Fluidic Translation (LIFT).
By joining their knowledge in nanofabrication and lab-on-a-chip technologies and in manufacturing, LIFT will offer a competitive capacity to accelerate the creation, certification and deployment of microfluidic bio-devices, a one-stop shop of expertise and service not previously available in North America. (more…)