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goal is to use Capsugel's lipid multi- particulate encapsulation technology to deliver Cardax's propriety formula- tions of astaxanthin, an anti-oxidant, with pharma-grade purity and enhanced bioavailability. Ashland to expand HPC capacity WILMINGTON, DE—Ashland Specialty Ingredients plans to expand production capacity of its Klucel brand hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) product line at its Hopewell, VA, manufacturing facility. Increased out- put is expected to begin in the latter half of 2016. CapsCanada opens HPMC capsule plant TECUMSEH, Ontario—Caps - Canada opened a manufacturing facility in Lakeshore, Ontario, that increases capacity for its K-Caps brand hypromellose two-piece cap- sules. The company invested more than $10 million and hired 25 people for the new plant. Bilcare to invest €50 million in growth plan ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland—Bil - care Research plans to invest more than €50 million to expand its films and foils capacities to better serve domestic markets as well as targeted markets in South America and Asia. PCI acquires Penn Pharma PHILADELPHIA, PA—Packaging Coordinators (PCI) acquired UK- based CDMO, Penn Pharmaceutical Services, Tredegar, Wales. Penn's de - velopment, manufacturing, and clini - cal packaging services complement PCI's growth in clinical trial and commercial supply services in North America and Europe. Munson expands headquarters UTICA, NY—Munson Ma chi - ery—a supplier of mixers, blenders, and size-reduction equipment for bulk solids—is expanding its headquarters by approximately one-third. The new space accommodates an expanded assembly area for larger machinery, as well as a water jet, sheet metal rollers, and additional welding centers. 46 September 2014 Tablets & Capsules calendar Granulation, Tableting, and Capsule Technology. October 1-2 in Los Angeles, CA. Conducted by Center for Professional Innovation & Education. Tel. 610 688 1708. Web - site: Tablet Technology Symposium. October 1-2 in Cleveland, OH. Con - ducted by Techceuticals. Tel. 216 658 8038. Website: www.techceuticals. com. ISPE Annual Meeting. October 12-15 in Las Vegas, NV. Tel. 813 960 2105. Fax 813 264 2816. Website: IPEC Excipient GMP Auditor Workshop. October 14-16 in Arling - ton, VA. Conducted by IPEC- Americas. Tel. 571 814 3450. Web- site: Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological and Veterinarian Science and Technology Annual Congress and Exhibition. October 14-17 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tel/Fax +54 114 931 4861. Website: www.etif. Effectively Using USP-NF. Octo - ber 21 in Piscataway, NJ. Conducted by US Pharmacopeia. Tel. 301 881 0666. Fax 301 816 8148. Website: Theory, Practice and Hands-On Modern Tablet Manufacturing, QC/QA. October 21-23 in St. Charles, MO. Conducted by Natoli Engineering. Tel. 636 926 8900. Website: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Finished Pharma ceuticals (USP). October 27-28 in Rockville, MD. Conducted by US Pharma - copeia. Tel. 301 881 0666. Fax 301 816 8148. Website: www.usp. org. November AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. November 2-6 in San Diego, CA. Conducted by the Ame - rican Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. Tel. 703 243 2800. Fax 703 243 9650. Website: Pack Expo. November 2-5 in Chi - cago, IL. Conducted by the As - supplier news Capsugel, Cardax to collaborate on astaxanthin capsules MORRISTOWN, NJ—Capsugel agreed to work with Cardax, Hono - lulu, HI, to develop "nature-identical" synthetic astaxanthin products for the consumer health market. The sociation for Packaging and Pro cess Technologies (PMMI). Tel. 703 243 8555. Fax 703 243 8556. Website: Pharma Expo: Processing and Packaging Conference and Trade Show. November 2-5 in Chicago, IL. Conducted by International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), co-located with Pack Expo. Tel. 813 960 2105. Fax 813 264 2816. Website: Advanced Tablet Press Opera - tion. November 5 in New Brunswick, NJ. Conducted by Center for Pro - fessional Advancement. Tel. 732 613 4500. Fax 732 238 9113. Website: Oral Drug Formulation Inno - vations Summit. November 5-6 in San Diego, CA. Conducted by Curtis and Coulter. Tel. 781 499 2685. Website: Advanced Aqueous Film Coat - ing. November 6 in New Brunswick, NJ. Conducted by Center for Pro - fessional Advancement. Tel. 732 613 4500. Fax 732 238 9113. Website: Manufacturing Process for Phar - maceutical and Dietary Supple ment Professionals. November 12-14 in Cleveland, OH. Conducted by Techceuticals. Tel. 216 658 8038. Website: AIChE Annual Meeting. Novem - ber 16-21 in Atlanta, GA. Conducted by the American Institute of Che - mical Engineers. Tel. 203 702 7660. Fax 203 775 5177. Website: www.

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