Astellas Pharma US, Inc., a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to changing tomorrow by improving the health of people around the world through innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. In 2005, Astellas was formed by blending the talents, resources and passions of two highly successful firms - Yamanouchi and Fujisawa. In the US, Astellas has an intense focus on five key therapeutic areas - Immunology, Urology, Cardiology, Dermatology and Infectious Disease - and are considered leaders in these fields. At all levels thoughout the company our people are committed to the opportunity to positively affect and improve patient lives while remaining socially responsible to our community and those with whom we work and collaborate.
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Astellas Research Institute of America provides laboratory support for several Astellas products in development.
AuraSense Therapeutics is a development-stage biotechnology company founded to pursue the unique commercial potential of Spherical Nucleic Acid (SNA™) constructs. These novel constructs possess unparalleled biocompatibility and versatility as therapeutics. They hold great promise for combating the most threatening diseases in existence, including heart disease, cancer, skin conditions and bacterial infection.
CareFusion Corporation, is a global medical technology company. The Company offers product lines in the areas of IV infusion, medication and supply dispensing, respiratory care, infection prevention and surgical instruments to customers in the United States and over 130 countries throughout the world. CareFusion’s primary product brands include Alaris IV infusion systems that feature its Guardrails software, an application that alerts the clinician when a parameter is outside the institution’s pre-established limitations for that medication, thereby helping to reduce IV medication errors; Pyxis automated medication dispensing systems that provide medication management and Pyxis automated medical supply dispensing systems; AVEA and Pulmonetic Systems ventilation and respiratory products, and Jaeger and SensorMedics pulmonary products; ChloraPrep skin antiseptic products that help prevent vascular and surgical-site infections and MedMined software and surveillance services that help target and reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and V. Mueller surgical instruments and related products and services.
At CareFusion, we are united in our vision to improve the safety and lower the cost of healthcare for generations to come. Our 14,000 worldwide employees are passionate about healthcare and helping those that deliver it - from the hospital pharmacy to the nursing floor, the operating room to the patient bedside. Our clinically proven product families include Pyxis for medication and supply dispensing, Alaris for infusion, AVEA ventilators, Jaeger for respiratory diagnostic instruments, AVAmax and PluerX for interventional procedures, V. Mueller and Snowden-Pencer surgical instruments, and ChloraPrep skin antiseptic. To make global healthcare better, we partner with our customers to help them improve medication management, lower costs in procedural areas, reduce risk of infection, advance the care of ventilated patients and turn the endless amount of data generated in healthcare into actionable information.
CuraLinc Healthcare is a global provider of behavioral health and wellness services, including employee assistance programs (EAPs). CuraLinc offers a wide array of innovative programs to corporate clients under the following employee-facing brand names:
- SupportLinc: The SupportLinc brand represents CuraLinc Healthcare's behavioral health, employee assistance (EAP) and work-life programs. SupportLinc helps individuals confidentially manage personal problems that may affect job performance, while helping employers address employee emotional issues before they manifest into disruptions in the workplace. The program addresses a range of emotional concerns that affect employees, from stress to relationships to anxiety. SupportLinc can also be an effective management tool for employers, providing assistnace in areas such as workplace trauma, corporate training, and management consultation.
- EmpowerLinc: The EmpowerLinc program helps client organizations get healthier through targeted intervention and proactive health coaching based on each member's individual condition, lifestyle and risk profile. The program also provides a robust suite of online resources, which will give participants the best opportunity for achieving their health and wellness goals.
Cures Within Reach is a medical research non-profit organization, helping patients since 2005 by repurposing drugs and devices to quickly deliver safe and affordable treatments and cures for both common and rare disorders without currently effective treatments.
While patients with catastrophic diseases are suffering, we know that there are immediately usable medical solutions going untested and unused: safe, FDA-approved drugs and devices with potential new uses to improve length and quality of life. By finding and funding clinical trials to test these repurposed treatments, Cures is creating a unique Repurposing Revolution: an innovation pathway to solve unmet medical needs. Our Repurposing Revolution partners are major research institutions that supply us with research ideas, and individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations that want to fund research with tangible outcomes and direct impact.
Fresenius Kabi Company is a fully-integrated pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets injectable pharmaceutical products. Our primary focus is the anesthetic/analgesic, anti-infective, critical care & oncology markets.
Our products are used in hospitals, long-term care facilities, alternate care sites and clinics throughout North America, and are manufactured in a comprehensive range of dosage formulations. Fresenius Kabi makes healthcare more affordable for millions of patients with critical and chronic illness in North America.
A pharmaceutical equipment supplier who works with many biotechnology and medical device development companies with the goal of providing quality services around the globe.
Nanometer-scale development specialists, NanoInk is an emerging technology company who works with companies to bring low cost, scalable techniques, with their patented Dig Pen Nanolithography to the laboratory desktop. Their licensing agreements include work with Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
A comprehensive healthcare provider offering a full range of medical services. They operate four hospitals in the greater North Shore area including Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, and Skokie.
NorthShore University HealthSystem offers both medicinal care as well as classes assisting with living health. Their available services include assistance with cancer, neurological, cardiovascular, and orthopedics care. Classes offered include cardiac care, childbirth, CPR/First Aid, diabetes, and many others.
NuMat Technologies is a materials technology company committed to enabling fundamental performance shifts in the gas storage and separations industries. We will do so by tailor-designing nanoporous materials, specifically Metal Organic Frameworks ("MOFs"), for high-value applications which critically depend on material performance.
Oakton Community College is a comprehensive 2 year school that serves District 535 of the Illinois Community College system. This is essentially the north suburban region of Cook County. The College offers courses for university transfer, career entry and enhancement as well as developmental curriculum.
The nanotechnology laboratory courses represent an effort at career training in the area that we plan to share with district high schools by negotiating various dual credit agreements. With appropriate funding, we intend to also offer industrial seminars on the topic. Click for Oakton Community College
Polyera is a leading supplier of solution-processable functional materials for the electronics industry.
Polyera is focused on developing breakthrough materials for its portfolio of products and on working closely with customers to provide technical support and solutions in order to enable the commercialization of novel printed and flexible electronic products. Visit our online store
Sanford-Brown College-Skokie is part of a network of private schools committed to educating trained, confident professionals for a growing number of career opportunities in the healthcare and related industries.
Sanford-Brown College in Skokie offers certificate-level programs in Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Bilingual (Spanish/English) Medical Assistant, Surgical Technology, Sterile Processing Technician and Dialysis Technology.
Unity Lab Services complements our Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific brands. Unity Lab Services was created by listening to the voice of our customers. It represents our ability to leverage our entire portfolio of laboratory support services to provide integrated solutions through a single point of contact, so our customers can focus on their important work. Our customized service offerings and world-class service experts have the flexibility and experience to uniquely address your business needs. Whether you are looking to arrange for service on one instrument, or are seeking resources to manage service and support for all your labs, there is a Unity Lab Services solution for your lab.
Unity Lab Services Provides:
- Simple Access to Integrated Service Delivery: Unity Lab Services provides complete solution design and implementation for seamless laboratory service and support management with one partner.
- One Solution, Regardless of Vendor: Service and support programs for all instruments and supplies, regardless of manufacturer.
- Proven Expertise, Tangible Results: Our SmartSystem program model leverages more than 50 years of service experience and features our proprietary Smart Trac metrics so you can closely monitor your program results
Vetter is an international contract development and manufacturing organization specializing in the aseptic filling of syringes, cartridges and vials. The company has extensive experience with a broad array of substances, including monoclonal antibodies, peptides, interferons and vaccines. An independent firm headquartered in Ravensburg, Germany, Vetter provides support for pharmaceutical and biotech clientsfrom preclinical development through regulatory approval and global market supply. Vetter’s new Chicago facility, an expansion of Vetter Development Service, supports early-stage products.
The firm works with the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and employs approximately 2,800 staff across Europe and the United States. The innovator of the Vetter Lyo-Ject® dual-chamber syringe and V-LK® cartridge, the company holds numerous patents and is a leader in the use of RABS technology in cleanrooms. Approved as a foreign manufacturer by the government of Japan, Vetter’s global regulatory experience includes numerous customer product approvals by the FDA, EMA and other authorities. Over its more than 25-year history in aseptic filling, Vetter has won many awards for its facilities and operations, including Frost & Sullivan’s 2011 European Prefilled Injection Systems Customer Service Leadership Award.
We have listening down to a science. You need more than world-class toxicology, pharmacology, metabolism and bioanalytical services. You need a partner that listens. Really listens. One that hangs on your every word and then moves mountains (or molecules) to meet your needs.
WIL RESEARCH is an interdisciplinary non-clinical contract research organization providing product safety and toxicological assessment research and services to the numerous industries, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, agricultural, veterinary, food and consumer products industries. Our scientists, toxicologists, pathologists, veterinarians, chemists, and technical support staff possess the scientific and regulatory experience to develop the most effective research studies on the market today, and the knowledge to conduct, interpret and report the results to both domestic and international regulatory agencies.
The United States locations include WIL, located in Ashland, Ohio; Biotechnics, a provider of pathology services, located in Hillsborough, North Carolina; QS Pharma, a provider of dosage formulation development services, analytical support and clinical trial manufacturing, located in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania and this location, formerly Midwest BioResearch, a provider of protein and small molecule bioanalysis and genetic toxicology, located at 8025 Lamon in Skokie, Illinois.