MSA News

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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Mesa Science Team Completes Spring Semester Lecture Series at Mount St. Mary’s University

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This spring Michael Mesa and his team joined with six other scientists, clinical ops, manufacturing, project management and regulatory professionals to present 8 three hour lectures on Bio-Pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The lectures were presented at the Frederick Campus and covered product development from basic science, to pre-clinical operations, to chemistry, manufacturing and controls and clinical operations. There were lectures on pharmacology, project management, ethics and the role of the Food and Drug Administration. The sessions concluded with a lecture on contract manufacturing and quality control.   Our team was thrilled to have the honor of providing instruction to such…

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Mr. Mesa and MSA Featured in Frederick Magazine

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Mesa Science Associates makes the news in Frederick MD. MSA President and Co-founder, Michael Mesa,  will be highlighted in the Frederick Magazine’s  May 2016 issue. Mr. Mesa and Mesa Sciences Associates featured in the magazines People to Watch Section.   FITCI_full_0516 (1)

MSA at STEM Career Fair

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MSA will be represented this week at the STEM Career Fair being held by Mount St. Mary’s University. Representing MSA will Michael Mesa President and Dr Ken Dretchen V.P. Chief Science Officer. The MSA team will discuss career opportunities in the pharmaceutical Industry. The Fair will be held on April 13th in Emmitsburg Maryland in the Horning Hospitality Suite inside the Knott Arena.

Ken Dretchen, Teacher of the Year

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Dr Ken Dretchen, MSA Chief Science Officer, is in the final weeks of an illustrious career at Georgetown University. Ken is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the School of Medicine and has to his credit untold accolades and awards. He is a former Dean and an accomplished scientist and administrator. However when Ken talks about his career he talks about his love of teaching. That love was on display on April 9 , 2016 when the second year medical students at Georgetown presented Ken with their Golden Apple Award. This award is given…

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MSA Principals to Teach a Masters Level Course at Mount St. Mary’s University

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Michael Mesa, MSA President, has been offered a post as Adjunct Professor at Mount St. Mary’s University (MSM) and will serve as a lead instructor for a course on Identification of Molecular Targets and Product Development.  This course is offered by the University’s Department of Natural Science and Mathematics and is part of the University’s Master of Science Program. Mr. Mesa will be joined by MSA Chief Science Officer, Kenneth Dretchen PhD, MSA Vice President for Clinical Operations , Tim Warneke MS, and six other renowned scientists with varied backgrounds in Bio-Pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical development. The course will consist of 8 lectures…

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MSA Chief Science Officer to Serve on the PhRMA Foundation Study Review Section.

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Dr Ken Dretchen , MSA Chief Science Officer, has been invited to sit on the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation study section. Beginning November 2, 2015  Dr. Dretchen will assume his role in the study section where he will  review and advise the Foundation on pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and research starter grant applications. This appointment continues our colleagues continued recognition as a most  important industry leader and as a pharmaceutical scientist.  We at MSA remain in admiration of our friend and colleague and we are proud of the routine recognition he receives from our industry.

Ken Dretchen PhD, Vice President and Chief Science Officer for MSA to receive a prestigious Award from Georgetown University

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Dr. Ken  Dretchen is not only the CSA for Mesa Science Associates he is concurrently the  longtime Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at Georgetown University Medical School. On November 2, 2015 the University will honor him for his  decades of work and leadership while at the  Medical School  and Center.   On that date  Dr. Dretchen will be presented with the  Georgetown University  Lifetime Contribution Award. The award will be presented at the University’s  8th Annual  Convocation. We at MSA are so fortunate to have this brilliant scientist as part of our team and as such we  join the University…

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Mesa Science Associates to Attend AAPS

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Representatives from Mesa Science Associates (MSA) will be traveling to Orlando Florida for the annual meeting of the Association of American Pharmaceutical Scientist. MSA representatives will be meeting with and array of potential suppliers including CRO’s and CMO’s. We look forward to strengthening  existing alliances and create a number of new one over the course of the meeting.