Gibraltar Adds Testing Capacity
Gibraltar Laboratories (Fairfield, NJ) is adding 16,000 ft2 of space to its newly-acquired facility in Fairfield. The space will comply with current good manufacturing practices. Together
with the current 10,000-ft2 laboratory and office complex, the acquisition will buttress the company's ability to provide microbiology and analytical-chemistry
testing to its pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
The new facility will include a Class-100 sterility-test suite, Class-1000 staging and gowning areas, and a walk-in incubator
A laboratory will be dedicated to microbial-control and decontamination research.
Bilcare Inaugurates Centre of Excellence
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former president of India, and Dr. John L. LaMattina, senior vice-president of Pfizer, inaugurated
Bilcare's (Pune, India) Centre of Excellence in Pune. The Centre has dedicated sections for packaging research, material research,
analytical research, drug sensitivity studies, and package design. Dr. R. Chidambaram, principal scientific advisor to the
government of India, opened the Centre's state-of-the-art pilot plant.
Azopharma Opens Analytical Laboratories Facility
Azopharma (Miramar, FL) opened a new Cyanta Analytical Laboratories facility in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The new 20,000-ft2 modern laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to support pharmaceutical and medical-device product
development. The site is specifically designed to aid analytical method development and inhalation and respiratory services.
The new facilities have been modified and updated to meet the demands of Azopharma's pharmaceutical, medical-device, and biotechnology
Millipore Launches UHPLC Sample Prep Website
Millipore (Billerica, MA), a company that provides services for the bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing
industries, launched a website (
http://www.millipore.com/prep4UHPLC/) for the preparation of samples and solutions used in ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC).
The website offers technical information about Millipore's "UHPLC Compatible" sample-preparation products. The site also includes
a product catalog, a support center, and facilitates product ordering and tracking. In addition, the site features Millipore's
brochure titled "Maximize the Performance of Your UHPLC System."
DIA Names Female Executive Director
The Drug Information Association (DIA, Horsham, PA) appointed Linda McGoldrick its new worldwide executive director. She is
the first woman to serve in that role.
In her new position, McGoldrick will direct the association's global operations, expand its presence in strategic locations
around the world, and lead the implementation of DIA's strategic plan. McGoldrick plans to establish a foothold in several
markets such as India, China, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. McGoldrick replaces William Brassington, who served as acting
executive director beginning in 2006.
Microfluidics Appoints CEO
Microfluidics (Newton, MA) appointed Michael C. Ferrara as its new chief executive officer. Ferrara will be responsible for
overseeing daily company operations and will serve on the Microfluidics board of directors.
Ferrara was most recently president and CEO of X-Rite (Grand Rapids, MI), a color-management company. Under Ferrara's leadership,
X-Rite achieved record revenues. In addition, Ferrara has extensive experience in building marketing and distribution channels
with strategic partners in Asia–Pacific and Europe. These are areas that Microfluidics intends to focus on in the future.
Michael C. Ferrara