Metrowest business digest for may 3, 2018 – news – metrowest daily news, framingham, ma – framingham, ma definition of type 1 diabetes

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, of Waltham, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics to treat cystic fibrosis, cystinosis and other diseases caused by nonsense mutations limiting production of functional proteins, recently announced that it will release its first quarter 2018 financial results after the market closes on May 10. In connection with the earnings release, Eloxx executives will host a conference call and live audio webcast at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the results and provide a company update.

On May 1, World Asthma Day and International Workers’ Day, environmental, racial and economic justice activists joined together at the Massachusetts Statehouse to highlight the nexus between environmental racism, the climate crisis and workers’ rights.


The newly-launched #LetUsBreathe campaign advocates for state laws that improve racial, economic and environmental justice. Specifically, the Green Justice Coalition is urging action on three key current pieces of legislation: the Environmental Justice Act H.2913/S.426, the Solar Access for All Bill H.3396/S.1831, and an Act to Prevent Wage Theft and Promote Employer Accountability S.999/H.1033. The campaign also includes May Day marches in East Boston, Everett, Chelsea, Lynn and New Bedford, where supporters wore face masks to highlight the growing threat of climate change to their ability to breathe. The activists also launched a social media campaign, using the hashtag #LetUsBreathe. For information: http://GreenJusticeCoalition.org.

Multi Channel Systems, of Holliston, a subsidiary of Harvard Bioscience, Inc., launched its Beta Cell-System, a non-invasive beta cell screening system for diabetes research. The Beta Cell-System leverages MCS’s multi electrode array technology to take non-invasive measurements from intact islets of Langerhans. It opens a new route to support the development of new drugs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well as to elucidate beta cell pathophysiology e.g. during the progression of diabetes. Glucose-dependent electrical oscillatory activity in beta cells within islets of Langerhans is important for understanding their physiology and pathophysiology. Key advantages of the Beta Cell-System include: non-invasive method enables long-term in vitro research; simpler experimental handling and higher throughput than conventional methods compatible with the needs of academic and industrial laboratories; easier and faster to use than conventional, invasive methods such as patch-clamp and recording with intracellular electrodes; measurements from intact islets; and suitable for diabetes research including drug development. Focused on the needs of academic and industrial laboratories, the Beta Cell-System is available in two configurations to support either long-term studies within an incubator or fast, medium throughput screening applications. The electrophysiology division of Harvard Bioscience, operating under the umbrella name “Smart Ephys,” consists of its subsidiaries Multi Channel Systems, HEKA Elektronik, Triangle BioSystems and Warner Instruments. For information: http://beta-screen.com.

In honor of her 30 years of service to the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, the retirement of Susanne Morreale Leeber will be celebrated from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 10 at Best Western Royal Plaza, Boston Post Road West. Leeber joined the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce in January of 1987 as the membership director and has served as the president and CEO since 1991. During her tenure, she has been the recipient of numerous awards for her commitment and service to the Marlborough region and has been instrumental in supporting and promoting area businesses. The price to attend is $50 per person and includes cash bar, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, cake and coffee. In addition, the $50 price per person will include a contribution to a gift for Leeber. Payment for the event is by cash or check only, credit cards are not accepted. Checks should be made payable to either Jennifer Campbell or Linda Vissat and may be mailed to the chamber office.