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WIB-Pittsburgh: Exploring a Local Startup: Cook MyoSite, June 27, 2019

Posted By Sarah Najjar , Monday, July 1, 2019

Women In Bio's Pittsburgh chapter was excited to visit a local start-up, Cook MyoSite, on June 19th. Stephen Westover CMQ/OE, Director of Regulatory Affairs, presented at the event where he talked about recent developments at Cook MyoSite, including their upcoming expansion. Cook MyoSite develops personalized cell therapies using Autologous Muscle Derived Cells (AMDCs) to help treat female urinary incontinence. Their technology has advanced to Phase 3 clinical trials and other indications (male urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, among others) are not far behind. As the company anticipates FDA approval, they are gearing up for production on a commercial scale. Due to increased demand, they are settling into a brand-new facility with bigger lab space and more room for storage and shipping. This means many job openings and opportunities in Pittsburgh in the coming months! As advocates of women in STEM, leaders at Cook MyoSite were excited to talk about these opportunities with WIB-Pittsburgh. The event also involved a company tour hosted by current employees. After the tour, a networking session followed where WIB-Pittsburgh members had the opportunity to speak with representatives from various departments including Production, Product Development, Quality Control, and Regulatory Affairs. Current directors and employees in these departments were very enthusiastic and helpful in discussing current job openings and many useful connections were made. 

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