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Burgopak Ltd. and Brecon Pharmaceuticals joined forces in a deal designed to improve the production of pharmaceutical packaging (shown in photo). ...Catalent Pharma Solutions entered into a joint marketing and collaboration agreement with One World Design and Manufacturing Group in which both parties will market One World's NextBottle unit-dose compliance bottle to pharmaceutical manufacturers. ...

Catalent Pharma Solutions also announced that it now offers warehouse and worldwide logistics solutions, meeting outsourcing needs for short- or long-term storage in certified facilities and ensuring expert handling of drugs, pharmaceutical excipients, and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Earlier, the company announced a new capability for sterile product development and manufacturing-Rapid Microbial Methods (RMM). ...

Cortegra Group Inc. transitioned its corporate offices and operations to its new 12,000 sq-ft corporate headquarters in Parsippany, NJ. ...

Cold Chain Technologies opened a new plant in Reno, NV, and announced expansions of its Massachussetts and Tennessee plants, doubling its MA thermal testing facility. ...

Entropy Solutions, Inc., announced an exclusive distribution partnership with U.K.-based SCA Cool Logistics. ...

Mocon Inc. announced that its Lippke Div. broke ground for a new 8,400 sq-ft headquarters building in Neuwied, Germany. ...

O.Berk Co. acquired AQL Decorating Co., Inc. ...

Precise Data appointed Montesino Associates LLC to serve as its exclusive U.S. pharmaceutical industry sales agent. ...

Heat and Control, Inc., Ishida Scales Mfg., Co., and Multivac, Inc. entered into a strategic partnership to market Ishida tray sealers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. ...

The Pregis Distributor Council was formed by Pregis Corp. to help speed to market protective packaging solutions for end-use customers.

PII (Pharmaceutics Intl., Inc.) opened a 30,000-sq-ft development, aseptic filling, and cGMP manufacturing facility in the U.K. PII also acquired Pharmaterials Ltd., a preformulation and formulation development company.

Alcoa completed the sale of its packaging and consumer businesses to New Zealand's Rank Group Ltd. Businesses. Included in the sale were Closure Systems Intl., Consumer Products, including Reynolds Wrap-branded products, Flexible Packaging, and Reynolds Food Packaging.


ACHIEVEMENTS

Alcan Medical Flexibles Americas' Asheville, NC, facility received the ISO 13485:2003 quality management certification for medical device manufacturers. ...

ISPE's Professional Certification Commission awarded the Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP) credential to both Ting Siong Ang, quality assurance manager for Aventis Pharma Mfg. Pte. Ltd., and Michael D. Ruff, vice president of pharmaceutical development for Metrics, Inc. ...

Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc., celebrates its 75th anniversary os supplying flexible packaging materials into healthcare and other markets.


PEOPLE

Michael Rubenstein was named to the newly created position of chief growth and innovation officer at Alcan Packaging, a division of Rio Tinto Alcan, while Mike Schmitt takes over as president, Global Pharmaceutical Packaging. ...

David Haines was appointed business development manager and Temple Phipps regional manager of sales for the eastern U.S., by Oliver Medical. ...

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) named Douglas Ellsworth its international regulatory affairs advisor. ...

John Dulchinos of Adept Technology, Inc. was elected to serve for his second term as a member of the board of directors of the Robotics Industry Assn. ...

Klaus Kleinfeld was elected president and CEO of Alcoa Inc. by the company's board of directors. ...

Cortegra Group appointed Lisa Kasica as customer relations manager. ...


Russel A. Bantham was appointed to NanoInk's board of directors. ...



Anderson Packaging announced the retirement of company president Larry Beckmann. ...

Rick Cellich was appointed as business development leader, Healthcare Packaging, at Multisorb Technologies. ...

David Barker was appointed marketing development manager-healthcare, for Honeywell's Specialty Films business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. ...

Paul Rudzinski was announced as director of sales, western region, for MedPlast, Inc. ...

Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed added Gwendolyn Irvan as west coast regional sales manager.
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