New England Free Jacks Partner with Biomanufacturing Pioneer Wheeler Bio

Innovative CDMO, Wheeler Bio, shares Free Jacks Commitment to Community, Innovation, and Grit.

QUINCY, MA (April 30th, 2024). The New England Free Jacks, the current Major League Rugby (MLR) Champions, are proud to announce a new partnership with Wheeler Bio, a leading innovator in the biologics space. This exciting collaboration sees Wheeler Bio prominently featured on the back top of the Free Jacks’ match jerseys for the remainder of the 2024 season.

“In rugby, the jersey is everything–it embodies more than a team’s identity, it is the symbol of the players’ commitment to leaving it better than they found it–and here at the Free Jacks that is an unwavering pursuit of excellence,” said Alex Magleby, Free Jacks co-Founder and CEO. “We’re honored to partner with Wheeler Bio, a company that mirrors these very values. Their groundbreaking approach and dedication to democratizing biotechnology make them a perfect match for the Free Jacks and our burgeoning community of innovative partners.”

Wheeler Bio’s logo will be displayed with pride on the backs of the Free Jacks as the club chases on field excellence in MLR for the remainder of the 2024 season. The partnership signifies a shared commitment to pushing boundaries, innovating, and through collaboration building better communities.

“Partnering with the New England Free Jacks is incredibly exciting for us,” said Jesse McCool, Wheeler Bio’s co-Founder and CEO.  “The Free Jacks is a team of elite competitors who are known for their relentless effort, and more importantly, commitment to their wider community.  Their dedication to teamwork, hard work, and busting the status quo aligns perfectly with Wheeler Bio’s core values.  It also gives me great joy to witness the amazing collaborations growing between Oklahomans and New Englanders through this and other partnerships.  Oklahoma, and my native New England, were both built with grit and fortitude and that’s what this incredibly pioneering team embodies each and every game.”

A Shared Passion for Innovation and Community

Wheeler Bio tackles a critical challenge in the biologics industry – the bottleneck between drug discovery and development. Their unique partnering model streamlines this process, fostering shared success and lasting collaborations for biologics innovators, discovery CROs, and CDMOs.

Much like the Free Jacks’ mission to build stronger communities through inclusive, fun, and sustainable events, Wheeler Bio embraces a collaborative culture. Their commitment to fostering connections aligns perfectly with the Free Jacks’ growing network of technology and life science companies.

Wheeler Bio recognizes the unique value proposition of the Free Jacks experience. Joining a growing list of industry partners, they value the opportunity to build relationships across sectors through the exciting matchday atmosphere and engaging community events hosted by the Free Jacks. Wheeler Bio believes in the power of rugby, as it embodies camaraderie, respect, inclusivity, teamwork, grit, and pure excitement – values they strive for within their own organization.



About Wheeler Bio

Wheeler Bio is a pioneering Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) focused on accelerating the discovery-to-development process for early-stage biopharmaceutical companies. Through a unique partnering model, we aim to address industry bottlenecks by facilitating smoother transitions between discovery and development phases, empowering innovators to bring novel antibody and antibody-like therapeutics to market with precision, speed, and optimized cost without ever compromising quality. 


About the New England Free Jacks

The Free Jacks are greater Boston’s explosive and excitable professional rugby team competing in Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier North American professional competition, representing all the greatness of the six New England states on and off the field. The Free Jacks aim to create unforgettable in-person experiences at their home in Quincy, MA, and deliver dynamic digital content that delights and excites fans as a community-centric, world-class entertainment company. The core brand in the portfolio is The New England Free Jacks, the humble, hard-working, free-spirited MLR Champions. We never forget that life is better together, on and off the pitch. For more information, please visit

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