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Tablets & Capsules July/August 2021 35 Mulder of the University of St. Thomas, Joshua Navin of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Kyle Navin of the Uni- versity of Wisconsin- Madison, Jarod Parsons of the University of Wiscon- sin-Madison, Michelle Saganich of the University of Notre Dame, Alexandria Wall of Purdue University, Adam Wolfe of Elizabethtown College, and Zarren Zafiro of Purdue University Northwest. Ségolène Moyrand-Gros has taken over as president of Gattefossé, suc- ceeding her father Jacques Moyrand and becoming the fifth generation in her family to lead the company. Moyrand will remain active in the company through his position on the board of directors. Thomas Fricke has been appointed as commercial director of IMA Pharma. He has previously served as sales and marketing director of the company's Pharma Packaging solutions hub in Italy. product update Tablet tester AT50 automatic tablet tester quickly measures a tablet's weight, thickness, width, length/diameter, and hardness, providing reliable, repeatable results. Benchtop lab unit quickly tests multiple batches from production or can be set for automatic R&D testing. AutoAlign and SmartAlign systems allow tester to easily handle all tablet shapes, includ- ing difficult-to-orient oblongs, oval tablets, and even unconventional con- vex or flat shapes. Sotax, Westborough, MA 508 417 1112 IMA acquires Thomas Processing ELGIN, IL—IMA Active, the solid dose processing and manufacturing divi- sion of IMA Group, acquired Thomas Processing (formerly Thomas Engi- neering), a supplier of tablet coaters, and its Triangle Metals division, which specializes in sanitary-grade stainless- steel fabrications. This acquisition will allow IMA to invest more in the US market by leveraging Thomas Process- ing's position as a leading player in the US tablet-coating equipment industry. people news ACG appointed Daniel Illmer as design head of encapsulation and Afsaneh Nakhavoli as design head of tableting at the company's R&D facility in Germany. Illmer will manage product development, maintenance, improve- ments, and redesign for encapsulation, while Nakhavoli will oversee innovation and product development for tableting. Recro Pharma appointed Laura L. Parks to its board of directors. Parks retired in 2017 and previously served on Patheon's executive leadership team. Catalent promoted Thomas Castel- lano to senior vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Wetteny Joseph. Castellano previously served as the company's global vice president of operational finance, a role in which he provided finance partnership on strategic execution across Catalent's business units. The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) awarded fifteen students $5,000 scholarships from its Member Family Scholarship, which supports immedi- ate family members of PMMI member company employees who are pursuing careers in packaging and processing. Award recipients include Brooke Braun of DePaul University, Connor Decker of the University of Maryland, Clair Frain of Loyola University of Chi- cago, Jacqueline Irvine of UCLA, Chris Krohn of California State Uni- versity Fresno, Gavin McDermott of the University of Florida. Ethan Mof- fitt of Messiah University, Nathaniel filling processes, providing data-driven insights that will enable the companies to offer better advice and support to pharmaceutical customers. Recro to expand clinical trial services, partnered with EU QP G A I N E S V I L L E , G A — R e c r o Pharma, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with a focus on oral solid dose drug products, will expand its clinical trial services capabilities. This expansion includes the addition of clinical-scale sachet and blister packaging for clini- cal trial pharmaceuticals. The CDMO has also partnered with a European Union (EU) Qualified Person (QP) that audited the company's facility and found that it meets the relevant GMP man- ufacturing standards and requirements for clinical trial materials to be used in the EU. Based on the audit results, the organization has agreed to represent Recro's clients for release of materials in the EU. IMA launches spare parts manufacturing and delivery service BOLOGNA, Italy—IMA group launched IMA Premium Delivery, a service that provides rapid production and delivery of spare parts. This service will allow for the quick recovery of production lines due to broken or worn parts as well as reduce the customer cost of managing materials in the ware- house and administrative costs. The launch of this service coincides with the creation of the company's logistics hub near its headquarters in Italy. Colorcon adds HPAPI containment suite to headquarters HARLEYSVILLE, PA—Colorcon, a film-coating systems and excipients sup- plier, has added a containment suite for handling high potency APIs (HPAPIs) at its Global Technical Center. The con- tainment suite will allow the company to develop prototype tablet or capsule dosage forms for clients when API quan- tity is limited and/or the API potency requires a higher level of protection.

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