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Tablets & Capsules January 2017 47 supplier news Lonza acquires Capsugel BASEL, Switzerland—Lonza, a chemical, heath care, and personal care manufacturer, acquired CDMO and capsule supplier Capsugel, Morristown, NJ. Capsugel has about 3,600 employ- ees and 13 facilities on three continents and was previously owned by KKR, a private-equity group. Teledyne acquires Hanson THOUSAND OAKS, CA— Teledyne Technologies, a multi- market technology company, acquired Hanson Research, Chatsworth, CA. Hanson supplies dissolution testing equipment and other pharmaceutical analyzers. Patheon to acquire Roche facility DURHAM, NC—Patheon will acquire Roche's 300,000-square-foot API manufacturing facility in Florence, SC, expanding its capacity for manu- facturing highly potent compounds. The purchase also adds solid-state chemistry, micronization, and com- mercial spray drying capabilities. Ropack to launch serialization hub MONTREAL, Canada—Ropack Pharma Solutions will open an interna- tional serialization hub here to help pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packaging companies meet the Drug Supply Chain Security Act's deadline. Products sent to the hub are serialized by Ropack or its contract partners before they enter US or Canadian distribution networks. In other news, the company added an Uhlmann BEC 300 blister machine at its headquarters and is now accept- ing orders. It produces cold-form and thermoform blisters and will be serial- ization ready by May 2017. Catalent to acquire Accucaps SOMERSET, NJ—Catalent plans to acquire softgel manufacturer Accucaps Industries, Windsor, Ontario. The acquisition, subject to Canadian government approval, would include two facilities in Windsor and Strathroy, Ontario, which employ more than 500 people. Almac to expand facilities in USA, Northern Ireland CRAIGAVON, Northern Ireland— Almac, a pharmaceutical CDMO, will expand its North American and European operations. It will expand its 240,000-square-foot Souderton, PA, facility and lease 26,000 square feet of office space in Lansdale, PA, creating 312 full-time jobs and increasing its sciences, clinical services, clinical tech- nologies, and pharma services. It will also build another lab and office facility at its global headquarters in Craigavon. Glatt opens innovation center BINZEN, Germany—Glatt added an innovation center here where it also houses the sales, services, and project management departments. The innova- tion center allows customers to opti- mize their batch or continuous processes and products and to scale them up to batches as large as 150 kilograms. PCI Pharma to expand Pennsylvania, Illinois sites PHILADELPHIA, PA—PCI Pharma Services will expand commer- cial contract packaging at its head- quarters here and at its Rockford, IL, site, where it's adding three bottling lines. The expansion will increase the headquarters' annual capacities to more than 75 million blisters and 25 million bottles per year.. MG America to distribute kg-pharma tablet presses FAIRFIELD, NJ—MG America will distribute kg-pharma tablet presses in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico, its first foray into the North American tablet press market. Kg-pharma is based in Scharbeutz, Germany. calendar Basics of Tablet Manufacturing and Troubleshooting. January 24-26 in Saint Charles, MO. Conducted by Natoli Engineering. Tel. 636 929 8900. Website: Fluidized Bed Processing. January 24-26 in Binzen, Germany. Conducted by Tech- nology Training Center. Tel. +49 762 1664 308. Website: Refresher Course on Bulk Solids Han- dling. January 24-27 in Salina, KS. Con- ducted by Kansas State University. Tel. 785 532 6011. Website: www.bulk-solids. Pharmaceutical Granulation and Com- pression. January 30-February 1 in Lon- don, UK. Conducted by European Con- tinuing Education College. Tel. +44 151 724 661. Website: Commercializing Continuous Processing in Pharma. January 30-February 1 in Boston, MA. Conducted by Hanson Wade. Tel. +44 203 141 8700. Website: February Develop Better Oral Medicines with Lipids. February 2 in San Mateo, CA. Conducted by Catalent. Tel. 877 587 1835. Website: Train the Trainer. February 6-10 in Cleveland, OH. Conducted by Techceuticals. Tel. 216 658 8038. Website: Tablet Compression Training. February 7 in Holbrook, NY. Conducted by Tablet Compression Resource (Natoli Engineer- ing). Tel. 631 655 0174. Website: www. Batch Records: Simplified and Clari- fied. February 9-10 in New Brunswick, NJ. Conducted by the Center for Pro- fessional Advancement. Tel. 732 238 1600. Website: Annual Natural Supplements Confer- ence: An Evidence-Based Update. Feb- ruary 9-12 in San Diego, CA. Conducted by Scripps. Tel. 858 652 5400. Website: Suspensions and Emulsions in Pharma- ceuticals and Foods. February 13-14 in New Brunswick, NJ. Conducted by the Center for Professional Advancement. Tel. 732 238 1600. Website: Powders: Their Properties and Process- ing. February 22-24 in Burlingame, CA. Conducted by the Center for Profes- sional Advancement. Tel. 732 238 1600. Website: The Manufacturing Process. February 22-24 in Cleveland, OH. Conducted by Techceuticals. Tel. 216 658 8038. Web- site: Pharmacopeias: A Global Perspective for Compendial Compliance. February 27-28 in New Brunswick, NJ. Conducted

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