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people news Drew Cheshire was appointed president of NDC Infrared Engineering, Irwindale, CA. NDC supplies online and at-line measure- ment and control systems to the pharmaceutical and other process industries. Tablets & Capsules April 2014 47 supplier news Imperial College adds Gamlen tablet press LONDON, UK—The Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine bought a benchtop tablet press from Gamlen Tableting for its chemical engineering department. The machine is installed in the de - partment's "Discovery Space," a new suite of teaching laboratories. "We were impressed with the way the Gamlen Tablet Press could simulate a number of conditions that real tablet production involves, without requiring high volumes," said Daryl Wil liams, director of Discovery Space. New CDMO combines DSM, Patheon, and Banner DURHAM, NC—DPx Holdings, a joint venture of JLL Partners and Royal DSM, launched a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that com- bines the products and technologies of DSM Pharmaceutical Products, Patheon, and Banner Life Sciences. The new company, with headquar- ters in Durham, NC, operates from 24 locations across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Australia and employs more than 8,000 peo- ple. JLL, a private equity firm, and DSM, a provider of health and nutri- tion materials, announced their plans in November. FMC to divide in two PHILADELPHIA, PA—FMC plans to separate into two independent companies. One will comprise its agricultural and its health and nutri- tion segments, and the other its min- erals segment. Scheduled for comple- tion in early 2015, the separation is intended to give managers more free- dom to pursue their own strategies. FMC supplies excipients and other ingredients to the pharmaceutical and dietary-supplement industries. ExcipientFest to debut in Europe CIDRA, Puerto Rico—The orga- nizers of the ExcipientFest confer- ence and trade show will bring the event to Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 24-25. The event, which origi- nated in Puerto Rico, has been held on the US mainland and at interna- tional locations, including China and Ireland. The next edition, presented by IPEC-Americas, takes place April 29-30 in Raleigh, NC. Company offers dust collection manual ALSIP, IL—Scientific Dust Col - lectors has published the second edi- tion of "A Scientific Review of Dust Collection," a 120-page manual that reviews the history, theory, and appli- cation of all types of dust collection equipment. Contact the company to receive a copy: www.scientificdust Crystal Pharmatech adds Freeslate system SUNNYVALE, CA—Crystal Pharmatech, which offers solid-state chemistry services for drug develop- ment, added Freeslate's CM Protégé PharmD system to its facilities. The device will be used to conduct high- throughput polymorph, salt, co-crys- tal, and solubility screens of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The company operates in Suzhou, China, and North Brunswick, NJ. Freeslate supplies laboratory automation plat- forms. IPEC-India incorporates MUMBAI, India—The Interna - tional Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) of India has incorpo- rated, joining IPEC councils in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and China. Their mission is to promote the proper use of excipients in medicines as a means of improving patient treatment and public safety. Ajit Singh, president of ACG Worldwide, Mumbai, India, will serve as presi- dent. Tablets & Capsules is an associate member of IPEC-Americas. BASF joint venture begins manufacturing bio-based succinic acid LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany— Succincity, a joint venture of Corbion Purac and BASF dedicated to the manufacture and commercial- ization of bio-based succinic acid, has started its first commercial pro- duction facility. The plant, located at Corbion Purac's site in Montmeló, Spain, has an annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons. Succinic acid is used as a dietary supplement and in bio-polymers, coatings, and life-sci- ence products. PSL opens office in Australia LIVERPOOL, UK—PSL, which supplies filtration, drying, and con- tainment equipment, opened an office in West Perth, Australia, to serve the Asia Pacific region, exclud- ing India. Pierre Landais will lead it. The UK-based company also has offices in the USA, Europe, Japan, and India. Almac adds commercial blister line in Pennsylvania, expands in Asia AUDUBON, PA—Almac Group, based in Craigavon, UK, added a Klockner EAS blister line to its facil- ity here. The line, intended for pro- jects that require low-volume runs to evaluate different packaging material combinations, can produce a range of blister formats in thermo- and cold- form materials. The company oper- ates two sites in Pennsylvania and also offers commercial-scale blister- ing, bottling, walleting, and other packaging capabilities. In other news, Almac established hubs in Singapore and Japan to expand its support of clinical trials, whether they originate in Asia or include Asian sites. j-BN_46-47_Masters 4/3/14 2:59 PM Page 47

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