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l-BN-44-47_Masters 12/30/13 2:08 PM Page 47 January 2014 47 Tablets & Capsules Marchesini opens factory PIANORO, Italy—The Marchesini Group opened a 5,400-square-meter factory dedicated to assembly of complete packaging lines. The company's workforce has grown 160 percent in the last 12 years and numbers 1,200 today. G-CON, GEA collaborate with Pfizer on continuous manufacturing COLLEGE STATION, TX—GCON Manufacturing and GEA Process Engineering, Søborg, Denmark, are collaborating to provide Pfizer with portable continuous miniature and modular (PCMM) manufacturing systems. The aim is to develop a prototype of rapidly deployable, smallfootprint, continuous or semi-continuous processing equipment that allows all-in-one product development, clinical supply manufacture, and commercial-scale output. The technology would eliminate scale-up, reduce API consumption during development, and support a rapidresponse, low-inventory supply chain. people news ness development in the West Coast and Midwest markets. Packaging Coordinators (PCI), Phi l a delphia, PA, added Jaime Houghton to its North American clinical services team. Houghton will oversee project management and planning activities at PCI's packaging and distribution site in Rockford, IL. Richard Segiel, Jr. was hired as vice president of business development for Almac's US clinical services business unit, Souderton, PA. Camfil Air Pollution Control, Jonesboro, AR, named Magnus Yngen president and CEO. Thomas Engineering, Hoffman Estates, IL, hired David Decker as director of European operations at its Antwerp, Belgium office. Metrics, Greenville, NC, ap pointed Jeffrey Dopf to oversee busi- Bunting Magnetics, Newton, KS, appointed Rod Henricks director of sales. Robert Bunting, Jr. will succeed Hendricks as metal detection product manager. Joseph Iacobucci was hired as vice president of clinical supplies and services at Xcelience, Tampa, FL. Contract manufacturer Aesica, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, ap pointed Catherine Dick site manufacturing manager at its Cramlington, UK plant. Joe Luke, vice president of sales and marketing at Reed-Lane, Wayne, NJ, joined the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council's board of directors. Eriez, Erie, PA, promoted Eric J. Confer to product manager and he will oversee separation-related in quiries, orders, product development, marketing, and training. KSU to open bulk solids innovation center SALINA, KS—Kansas State University plans to build a center to study bulk solids handling. The $3.5 million, 13,000-square-foot facility will include open and enclosed lab areas for collaborative and proprietary research projects, which will initially include local companies Coperion K-Tron and Vortex Valves. Poch changes names to Avantor Poland CENTER VALLEY, PA— Avantor Performance Materials renamed Poch, its unit in Poland acquired in 2011, to Avantor Performance Materials Poland. Need info? New subscriber? Find past articles at Click on Article index Get RESULTS! Operator & Supervisor Training • Formulating • Granulating • Tabletting • Blending • Coating • Packaging Your facility or ours Solid Dosage Training, Troubleshooting, and Problem Solving Since 1989

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