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Instem Supports American Cancer Society Key Gala

Instem Pledges Bronze Sponsorship of the 2014 American Cancer Society Key Gala Boston

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – March 31, 2014 - -Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, is pleased to announce its support of the 2014 American Cancer Society (ACS) Key Gala taking place in Boston Massachusetts on April 3rd.

The ACS is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country supporting 11 geographical Divisions.

The annual Key Gala benefits the ACS’s AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston and this year’s event will honor the generosity and support of Charles River Laboratories and its Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, James Foster. Former Lodge guest and cancer survivor Fran Kokonowski will be a special guest speaker.

The Gala will be hosted by Boston media personality Joyce Kulhawik and will feature dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions and live entertainment from the band Beantown. Last year’s event raised more than $800,000.

Gary Mitchell, VP Global Marketing, Instem said “We are extremely proud to support the excellent work of the American Cancer Society and the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center. Instem is honored to be working with the world’s leading pharmaceutical organizations and associated institutions in the mission to improve and enhance life.”

About American Cancer Society’s Astra Zeneca Hope Lodge Center Boston

Located in Jamaica Plain, AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center Boston serves as a "home away from home" and provides free lodging for cancer patients traveling more than 40 miles to their outpatient treatments.

Since its opening in November 2008, the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center Boston has provided more than 62,000 nights of free lodging to 1,900 cancer patients, saving them more than $11 million in housing costs.

Just minutes from the city’s world-class medical facilities, AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center Boston has welcomed guests and their caregivers from 46 states and 12 countries over the past five years.

For more information about the work of the ACS visit

About Instem

Instem is a leading supplier of IT applications to the early development healthcare market, delivering compelling solutions for data collection, management and analysis across the R&D continuum. Instem applications are in use by customers worldwide, meeting the rapidly expanding needs of life science and healthcare organizations for data-driven decision making leading to safer, more effective products.

Instem’s portfolio of software solutions increases client productivity by automating study-related processes while offering the unique ability to generate new knowledge through the extraction and harmonization of actionable scientific information.

Instem supports over 400 clients through full service offices in the United States, United Kingdom and China with additional locations in India and a full service distributor based in Japan.

Meeting clients at the intersection of investment & return™.

Press Contacts:

Gary Mitchell (US HQ)
Tel: 610-941-0990

Julie Jones (UK HQ)
Tel: +44 (0) 1785 825600