WHS Leading the Way at Alkermes


By Diana Miller - For the News Journal



Wilmington High School “Project Lead the Way” students spent the day touring Alkermes.


Courtesy photo

WILMINGTON — Biopharmaceutical company Alkermes recently opened its doors for Wilmington High School’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) students to tour its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Wilmington.

Alkermes Wilmington manufactures long-acting injectable technologies, which allow medicine to be slowly released into the body. As part of the tour, students received an up-close look at the engineering and scientific processes involved in the manufacturing of the Vivitrol and Aristada prescription medicines.

According to Christopher Pope, who serves as the Project Lead the Way engineering instructor, the opportunity to tour the Alkermes facility was a great experience for all involved. Pope went on to extend “many thanks to Gwen Hallberg, Adam Fenimore, and the whole Alkermes staff for being such excellent hosts.”

Project Lead the Way is a satellite program at WHS through Great Oaks Career Campuses.

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.

Wilmington High School “Project Lead the Way” students spent the day touring Alkermes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/06/web1_alkermes-2.jpgWilmington High School “Project Lead the Way” students spent the day touring Alkermes. Courtesy photo

By Diana Miller

For the News Journal