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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

“Combination Products: What You Need to Know” Seminar for Medical Device, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers is Scheduled for October 31st in Boston

AGAWAM, MASS. — October 2, 2013 — A full-day technical seminar designed to assist medical device and pharmaceuticals with what they need to know about manufacturing combinations products, including best practices and applicable FDA regulations, is scheduled for Thursday, October 31st, in Waltham, Mass., just outside Boston.

Combination products are a large and growing segment of the medical device market. Some analysts estimate they represent more than 30% of all new FDA product submissions. But for manufacturers, the convergence of drugs, biologics, and devices presents a host of best practice and regulatory issues.

Titled “Combination Products: What You Need to Know,” the seminar will outline a realistic approach for manufacturers to navigate the testing, production, and regulatory standards related to the manufacture of combination products. Topics will include:

  • Combination Products —What You Need To Know: Overview of regulatory hurdles for combination products highlighting the determination of PMOA.
  • Applications of Lean to Combination Product Manufacturing: Case studies specific to applying lean to manufacturing of combo products for clinical use.
  • In-Process and Release Testing PTC: Outline of in-process and release testing points to consider during development and specification determination.
  • EM Monitoring of GMP Manufacturing Space: Current EM procedures for setting up GMP manufacturing.
  • Choosing the Right CMO: Discussion of best practices to determine a right fit CMO.

Combination Products: What You Need to Know,” will be presented by Microtest Laboratories, a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. The seminar will be held at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods in Waltham, Mass., just outside Boston, on Thursday, October 31, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is at 9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast, break refreshments and luncheon is included.

To register, download the form at http://www.microtestlabs.com. Or, contact Julie Adamski at Microtest Laboratories by phone at 1-800-631-1680, ext. 192, or by email at jadamski@microtestlabs.com. The registration fee is $149.

The seminar is one in a continuing series of technical events presented by Microtest Laboratories for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The seminars tend to fill up quickly so please register early! Follow Microtest Laboratories on Facebook at http://goo.gl/pHNP63, on LinkedIn at http://goo.gl/H8ZLnM or on Twitter @MicrotestLabs.

About Microtest Laboratories

Microtest Laboratories is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company provides expertise and flexible processes that enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit http://www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.


Friday, January 27th, 2012

First Commons Bank Assets Top $168 Million in Tenth Qtr., Net Loans Increase 25% vs. Last Qtr.

— New Mass. Bank Now In Top Half of All FDIC-Insured Banks Nationally After Only Ten Quarters —

NEWTON, MASS. — January 27, 2012 — First Commons Bank of Newton, Mass., today reported that its assets have grown to more than $168 million during its tenth quarter of operations ended December 31, 2011. This reflects a 52% increase or over $58 million versus the asset level of $110 million reported for the quarter ending December 31, 2010. The bank began operations on July 22, 2009, and serves businesses and individuals in Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts.

“With more than 7,300 FDIC-insured banks in the U.S. filing reports for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, First Commons Bank’s assets have now surpassed those of more than 3,800 other banks, or more than 52% percent, after just ten quarters of operations,” said Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President, and CEO.

“While we are pleased with our asset growth, we remain focused on achieving sustained profitability,” Nuzzo said. “Our net loan growth of 25% for this quarter versus last quarter moves us considerably closer to reaching this goal.”

The Bank reported net loans have grown to $132 million, compared to $69 million as of year ago ended December 31, 2010, representing an increase of 92% or $63 million, and compared to $105 million as of last quarter ended September 30, 2011, representing an increase of 25% or $27 million. The Bank’s net interest margin increased to 3.57%, compared to 2.40% as of year ago ended December 31, 2010, representing an increase of 48%, and compared to 3.25% as of last quarter ended September 30, 2011, representing an increase of 10%.

First Commons Bank’s financial results are available on the FDIC’s Web site at http://goo.gl/gi13x.

Nuzzo also reported that Director Matt Miller resigned from the Board for personal reasons. “Matt has been with First Commons Bank since our earliest days in pre-formation and we thank him for his significant contributions to our success,” Nuzzo said. There are no plans to replace Mr. Miller as Director.

About First Commons Bank

First Commons Bank, N.A., is a new, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. The bank, which opened for business in 2009, reports total assets of more than $168 million, making it larger than 52% of all FDIC-insured banks in the U.S.

First Commons Bank provides clients with superior, personalized service and the highest-quality banking through its onsite management team, experienced staff members, a unique and welcoming branch environment, and advanced banking technologies. Of note: Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President, and CEO, was named Financial Services Executive of the Year in the prestigious 2010 American Business Awards. First Commons Bank locations include its headquarters at 718 Beacon St. in Newton Centre, Mass., and 61 Linden St., Linden Square, in Wellesley, Mass.

Visit First Commons Bank on the Web at http://www.firstcommonsbank.com. Follow the Bank on Facebook at http://facebook.com/firstcommonsbank and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/firstcommonsbnk.


Friday, October 28th, 2011

First Commons Bank Assets Top $152 Million in Ninth Qtr., Net Loans Double vs. Year Ago

— New Mass. Bank Surpasses More Than 49% of All FDIC-Insured Banks Nationally After Only Nine Quarters —

NEWTON, MASS. — October 28, 2011 — First Commons Bank of Newton, Mass., today reported that its assets have grown to more than $152 million during its ninth quarter of operations ended September 30, 2011. This reflects a 44% increase or over $46 million versus the asset level of $105 million reported for the quarter ending September 30, 2010. The bank began operations on July 22, 2009, and serves businesses and individuals in Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts.

“With more than 7,400 FDIC-insured banks in the U.S. filing reports for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, First Commons Bank’s assets have now surpassed those of more than 3,700 other banks, or more than 49%, after just nine quarters of operations,” said Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President, and CEO.

“While we are pleased with our asset growth over the first two years of operations, we remain focused on achieving sustained profitability,” Nuzzo said.

The Bank reported net loans have grown to $105 million, compared to $50 million as of September 30, 2010, representing an increase of 111% or $55 million. For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the provision for loan losses increased by approximately $800,000 versus one year ago. For the same period, the Bank’s net interest margin increased by 58% to 3.10%, from 1.96%.

“We are also pleased that we expanded our bank to include a new site in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in August 2011, allowing us to increase our ability to fill the consumer and business voids created by the large banks,” Nuzzo said.

First Commons Bank’s financial results are available on the FDIC’s Web site at http://goo.gl/afM4N.

About First Commons Bank

First Commons Bank, N.A., is a new, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. The bank, which opened for business in 2009, reports total assets of more than $152 million, making it larger than 49% of all FDIC-insured banks in the U.S.

First Commons Bank provides clients with superior, personalized service and the highest-quality banking through its onsite management team, experienced staff members, a unique and welcoming branch environment, and advanced banking technologies. Of note: Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President, and CEO, was named Financial Services Executive of the Year in the prestigious 2010 American Business Awards. First Commons Bank locations include its headquarters at 718 Beacon St. in Newton Centre, Mass., and 61 Linden St., Linden Square, in Wellesley, Mass.

Visit First Commons Bank on the Web at http://www.firstcommonsbank.com. Follow the Bank on Facebook at http://facebook.com/firstcommonsbank and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/firstcommonsbnk.

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