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Tablets & Capsules October 2018 47 PCI acquires Sherpa PHILADELPHIA, PA—PCI Phar ma Services, a biopharmaceutical CDMO, announced its acquisition of the clinical trial supply services provider Sherpa Clinical Packaging, San Diego, CA. The acquisition expands PCI's ability to support cus tomers from the early phases of clin ical product development through commercial launch. TraceLink receives $93 million investment to accelerate network expansion NORTH READING, MA—Trace Link, a provider or trackandtrace network products for life science sup ply chains, announced that it has closed a $93 million investment round. This investment will support the digitalization of the global phar maceutical supply chain through the integration of realtime information sharing and expand into adjacent application areas, such as supplier col laboration, patient communities, per sonalized medicine, predictive care, and gene therapies. The company will also use the funds to further support its R&D and services organizations. Investors include Georgian Partners, Vulcan Capital, Willett Advisors, FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital, FPrime Capital, and Goldman Sachs. people news Joseph W. Polli, senior director a t G l a x o S m i t h K l i n e , h a s b e e n e l e c t e d t o s e r v e a s t h e p r e s i dentelect of the American Associ- ation of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Arlington, VA. He will begin his threeyear term on the AAPS board of directors in Novem ber of this year at the 2018 AAPS PharmSci 360 meeting in Washing ton, DC. Additionally, Douglas H. Sweet, a professor at Virginia Com monwealth University, was elected as a memberatlarge and Mark J. Rose, director of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics at CHDI Management, was elected to serve as treasurer. by the Center for Professional Advancement. (, 732 238 1600). supplier news Wilson Tool acquires Thomas Engineering's tooling division WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN—Wil son Tool International, a manufac turer of tablet press punches, dies, and accessories, announced the acquisition of the tablet press tool ing division of Thomas Engineering, Hoffman Estates, IL. Wilson Tool will relocate all of Thomas Engi neering's tablet press tooling manu facturing equipment, processes, materials, and inventory to Wilson's global headquarters in White Bear Lake, MN. With the sale of its tool ing division, Thomas Engineering plans to focus on its tablet coating machinery business. Catalent to manufacture vigabatrin stick packs for Aucta Pharmaceuticals S O M E R S E T , N J — C a t a l e n t Pharma Solutions, a pharmaceutical CDMO, announced a commercial supply agreement with Aucta Phar m a c e u t i c a l s , N o r t h B r u n s w i c k Township, NJ, to manufacture Auc ta's vigabatrin drug product in stick packs. This agreement follows Catal ent's successful formulation of vigab atrin into a stickpack dosage form using its proprietary FlexDose ser vices. This will be the first FDA ANDA to employ Catalent's Flex Dose services. In other news, Catal ent completed its acquisition of Juni per Pharmaceuticals, Boston MA, a specialty pharmaceutical manufac turer. This acquisition expands Catalent's offerings in formulation development, bioavailability solu tions, and clinicalscale oral dose manufacturing and complements the company's global clinical and com mercial supply network. advertiser index B Biocaps Enterprises 35 Bosch 9 Budenheim 17 C Camfil APC 7 CapsCanada 3 Capsugel—Lonza 5 Colorcon 13 D Donaldson Torit 21 K Kikusui USA 1 M Metrics Cover 3 N Natoli Engineering Cover 4 NilfiskAdvance 8 Q Qualicaps 10 R R.W. Hartnett 19 Recro Gainesville 11 S Suheung Capsule 27 T Techceuticals 41 Tower Laboratories 23 TriStar Technologies Cover 2 V VacUMax 6 Spotlight on Nutraceuticals A Alfacaps LLC 32O B Best Formulations 32K E Elizabeth 32E G Gelita 32M Genex BioTech USA 32G J Jost 32B R Ribus 32J S Soft Gel Technologies 32I

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