MSA News

Dr. Ken Dretchen Appointed to PhRMA Review Committee

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Dr. Ken Dretchen, Chief Scientific Officer served as a member of the Basic Pharmacology Advisory Committee for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA) in Washington, D.C. on November 2nd and 3rd, 2017.  This Committee reviewed Grant Applications in the following categories: Pre-Doctoral awards, Post-Doctoral awards, Research Starter grants, and Sabbatical Leaves. The Advisory Committee consisted of academic and industry leaders throughout the country.

MSA at NIH’s Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Symposium

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During the week beginning Sunday 6/11/17 Michael Mesa , President of Mesa Science Associates , will represent the company at the 11th Annual NIH CounterAct Research Symposium. This year’s event will be held in Boston Mass.  and will be hosted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and The Harvard Medical School Center for CounterAct Excellence. For the 6th year Mr. Mesa will join clients and colleagues from around the world for this important medical/pharmaceutical  conference. This years’ event includes a special treat which is  a dinner at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Mesa Science Associates to join CounterACT Researchers in Boston

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Mesa Science Associates (MSA) announced today, April 12, 2017  plans to join Counter Act researchers and scientists at the 11th Annual NIH CounterACT Network Research Symposium. The Symposium will be held from  Monday, June 12 through Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Revere Hotel in Boston Mass. The company will be represented by MSA President, Mr. Michael Mesa. This will be Mr. Mesa’s 8th year at this unique conference and his 6th year representing MSA. He will join  colleagues and customers from around the country at this important scientific conference. MSA provides technical support to certain CounterACT researchers who are developing drugs and treatments aimed at…

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Mesa Science at the National Museum for Health and Medicine

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Recently, Michael Mesa, MSA President and CEO, was invited by Dr. Adrianne Noe , the curator of the National Museum for Health and Medicine (NMHM) to join her and her staff for a private guided tour of the museum. The trip was arranged following a request from Dr. Noe and Mr. Chan from the pentagon for a briefing on the history of the development of automatic syringes for the self-administration of drugs and antidotes by individual soldiers in the field. Following a telephonic briefing on this subject, Dr. Noe graciously extended an invitation to Mr. Mesa for an escorted tour of the Museum   The NMHM was…

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Dr. Ken Dretchen Appointed to PhRMA Review Committee

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Dr. Ken Dretchen, Chief Scientific Officer served as a member of the Basic Pharmacology Advisory Committee for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA) in Washington, D.C. on November 2nd and 3rd, 2016.  This Committee reviewed Grant Applications in the following categories: Pre-Doctoral awards, Post-Doctoral awards, Research Starter grants, and Sabbatical Leaves. The Advisory Committee consisted of academic and industry leaders throughout the country.

Mesa Science Associates, Inc. Receives 2016 Best of Frederick Award

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Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mesa Science Associates, Inc. Receives 2016 Best of Frederick Award Frederick Award Program Honors the Achievement FREDERICK August 25, 2016 –Mesa Science Associates, Inc. has been selected for the 2016 Best of Frederick Award in the Scientific Research & Development Services category by the Frederick Award Program. Each year, the Frederick Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make…

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A Thank You To The MSA Team

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Last fall, I started as an intern for the pharmaceutical development consulting firm Mesa Science Associates (MSA) with little to no experience in the pharmaceutical industry, but quickly gained a strong working knowledge of the field. Lo and behold Sir Isaac Newton’s famous quote, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants” defined my experience at MSA. Before I knew it, my internship turned into a full-time position and I was getting my hands in projects that I wouldn’t ever have dreamed to have a part in. I want to thank the…

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Chief Science Officer of MSA Elected to The Science Advisory Board

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The Science Advisory Board invites Dr. Ken Dretchen to join a global community of scientific professionals to collaborate on shaping the future of science and technology. Established in 1997, The Science Advisory Board is an international community of science and medical experts. Members advise and consult major life science companies and earn honoraria for their feedback. Only professionals working in a scientific field are permitted to join. The Science Advisory Board’s clients include industry leaders such as GE Healthcare, Roche, Merck, Thermofisher, Illumina, etc.  

MSA Principal Dr. Dretchen Gives Commencement Speech at Georgetown University Medical Center

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Dr. Kenneth Dretchen gave the Commencement Address on May 20, 2016 at Georgetown University to the students receiving their graduate degrees in programs residing at the Medical Center.  He stressed the importance of life long learning and keeping up with new technologies to ensure advancement in one’s career.  This will be especially true in the next decade as new methodologies are expected to proliferate.  As the former Dean for Research and Graduate Education he provided a history of the growth of the PhD and MS programs over the last 30 years.  He highlighted the programs in Biotechnology, Biohazardous Agents and…

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President and CEO of Mesa Science Associates at the National Inventors Hall of Fame

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Frederick, May 11, 2016:  On the evening of May 4, 2016 Mr. Michael Mesa, President and CEO of two Frederick MD based companies had the honor of representing Shel Kaplan and the team that developed the original EpiPen® Auto-injector at Illumination Ceremonies at the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF). The EpiPen® is an emergency use auto-injector aimed at treating victims of severe and life threatening allergic reactions. This product is currently manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies Inc. (a Pfizer Company) and is distributed by Mylan Pharmaceuticals.   Mr. Mesa was part of the original development team and led the…

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