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Tablets & Capsules April 2015 45 Association. Tel. +91 22 6561 9272. Website: Tablet Pro. May 13-15 in Cleveland, OH. Conducted by Techceuticals. Tel. 216 658 8038. Website: www.techceu ti Troubleshooting in Tablet Tooling Seminar. May 13-14 in Nottingham, UK. Presented by I Holland. Tel. +44 115 972 6153. Website: www.tabletting European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy 21st Annual Meeting. May 14-16 in Athens, Greece. Tel. +30 210 366 8853. Website: MAGI Clinical Research Conference. May 17-20 in Arlington, VA. Con- ducted by Model Agreements and Guidelines International. Tel. 650 465 0119. Website: Ipack-IMA. May 19-23 in Milan, Italy. Tel +39 02 31 91 091. Website: www. Principles of Solid Dosage Forms. May 18-22 in Madison, WI. Presented by University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, Division of Phar- macy Professional Development. Tel. 608 262 3132. Website: World of Private Label. May 19-20 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Conducted by Private Label Manufacturers Associ- ation International Council. Tel. +31 20 575 3032. Website: www.plmainterna GMP Meets Development. May 20-22 in Berlin, Germany. Conducted by European Compliance Academy. Tel. +49 6221 84 440. Website: www.gmp- Innovations in Drug Formulation and Delivery. May 20-21 in San Diego, CA. Conducted by ExL Pharma. Tel. 866 207 6528. Website: www. exlevents. com. GMP and Regulatory Expectations for Early IND Products. May 21-22 in Boston MA. Conducted by the Global Compliance Panel. Tel. 800 447 9407. Website: www.globalcompliance panel. com. DIA China Annual Meeting. May 24- 27 in Shanghai, China. Conducted by Drug Information Association. Tel. 215 supplier news Patheon to acquire Agere, IRIX DURHAM, NC—Patheon agreed to purchase Agere Pharmaceuticals, Bend, OR, and IRIX Pharmaceuticals, Flo- rence, SC, to expand its solubilization and small-molecule API development capabilities, respectively. Nisso expands HPC capacity NEW YORK, NY—Nippon Soda (Nisso) completed installation and qual- ification of multiple independently operating excipient-grade hydrox- ypropyl cellulose (HPC) lines at its Nihongi, Japan, manufacturing facility in March. Bosch opens Latin America service hub SÃO PAULO, Brazil—Bosch Packaging Technology opened an after-sales service hub here in March for all Latin American customers south of Panama. The site's 21 employees will handle service calls for the company's approximately 3,000 machines installed in the region. DFE Pharma selects DKSH to distribute MCC ZURICH, Switzerland— DFE Pharma named DKSH its exclusive distributor of its Pharmacel microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) excipient in France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Flexicon marks 40 years with site expansion BETHLEHEM, PA—Flexicon marked its 40-year anniversary by completing a 91,000-square-foot building envelope that doubles the size of its US head- quarters. The company produces flexi- ble pneumatic and mechanical convey- ors, bulk bag discharge and filling frames, and related bulk material han- dling equipment. Aprecia brings 150 jobs to Ohio BLUE ASH, OH—Aprecia Pharmaceu- ticals, maker of the ZipDose fast-melt orally dissolving tablet platform, will invest $25 million and create 150 jobs here. The company's drug-delivery sys- tem uses proprietary three-dimensional printing technology. Grace to split into two companies COLUMBIA, MD—W. R. Grace plans to divide into two independent compa- nies within the year. The split will yield a separate catalysts and materials busi- ness to supply specialty silicas and other chemical products to the pharmaceuti- cal industry. The other company will produce construction products, such as cement, concrete chemicals, and spe- cialty building materials. Natoli offers white paper on tooling steel, CEIA equipment ST. CHARLES, MO—Natoli Engi- neering is offering "Quality of Steel," a white paper that describes how differ- ent steel-making processes affect the quality of tablet compression tooling. They include vacuum-induction melt- ing, electroslag remelting, and vacuum- arc remelting, all of which affect the microstructure and homogeneity of the steel. The paper also summarizes the properties of the steel and coatings that Natoli offers. It is available for down- load at In other news, the company added CEIA's high- and ultra-high-sensitivity metal detectors to its tabletting accessories catalog. 442 6100. Fax 215 442 6199. Website: Pharmaceutical Dissolution Testing: A Hands-on Course. May 26-28 in Lon- don, UK. Conducted by Pharma Train- ing. Tel. +44 11 5912 4249. Website: International Congress of Controlled Release Society. May 27-28 in Athens, Greece. Conducted by the Controlled Release Society, Greek Chapter. Tel. +30 210 366 8853. Website: www.con Hands-on Course in Tablet Technol- ogy. May 31-June 5 at University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Tel. 662 915 7283. Website:

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