Artech Donates $1 Million for Autoimmune Research

Artech Information Systems LLC has donated $1 million to the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation to fund the “Artech Autoimmune Cell Re-Education Study.” The donation is funding the efforts of Dr. Yong Zhao, whose pioneering research and clinical trials on Type One Diabetes have been expanded to cover a wide range of autoimmune diseases.

Millions of Americans are inflicted with autoimmune diseases such as Type One Diabetes, Alopecia Areata, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Celiac Disease. According to Artech Co-founder and Executive VP Ajay Poddar, autoimmune diseases do not receive enough attention.

“We are hoping that through this funding we will be able to advance this research to find a cure that will help millions of children in the U.S. and across the world,” Mr. Poddar said.

To read more about the research, click here. To contribute to Dr. Zhao’s novel research at the HackensackUMC, click here and select Artech Autoimmune Cell Re-Education Study from the Available Program drop down menu.

Artech Team Building 2013

Artech Team Building 2013 was held on Friday, August 16, 2013. It was a great day all around. The weather was partly sunny, with a high of 82 degrees. Artech employees from the company headquarters in Cedar Knolls, NJ along with employees from the Capitol Region and tri-state areas gathered together for a day of fun-filled team building activities.

The day was spent at Forest Lodge in Warren, NJ. Forest Lodge is an outdoor facility that specializes in corporate functions including Team Building activities.There were five teams that engaged in a friendly competition of Joust, Trivia, Water Balloon Toss, and Olympic Inspired Team Spirit activities that included a Flickin’ Chicken Toss.

We would like to congratulate the Orange Team for winning the Gold medal which  included team members Milan Shah, Ajay Poddar, Shawn Howell, Alexis Adubato, Pooja Verma, Ed Flammer, Christopher Dalton, Colleen McCarten, and Dana Mincevich.

The day ended with dinner at Maggiano’s in Bridgewater. Thank you to Ranjini and Ajay Poddar for having this event and special thanks goes to the awesome team of people who organized the event including Alexis Adubato, Jennifer Amato, Alicia Flannery, Sue Casola, Sunitha Krishnamoorthy, Chandra Gowlikar, Dana Mincevich, and Pushpendra Mishra.

View pictures from Artech Team Building 2013.