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Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, Pharmaceutical Technology Europe-08-01-2005, Volume 17, Issue 8

Colorcon has opened three specially equipped design centres devoted to tablet brand imaging. Located in West Point (PA, USA), Dartford (UK) and Goa (India), the facilities form an integral part of the brand enhancement system for tablets — a unique service supporting new product development and brand management of an existing product. Each design facility is equipped for collaboration between Colorcon experts and a client's own project team.

Tablet Branding Centres Open their Doors

Customers can chose shape, colour and trade dress options

Colorcon has opened three specially equipped design centres devoted to tablet brand imaging. Located in West Point (PA, USA), Dartford (UK) and Goa (India), the facilities form an integral part of the brand enhancement system for tablets — a unique service supporting new product development and brand management of an existing product. Each design facility is equipped for collaboration between Colorcon experts and a client's own project team. Using proprietary Colorcon software, a uniquely shaped and coloured tablet can be designed and viewed dimensionally on screen. The company can also advise on unique trade dress options such as shade, gloss, pearlescence and brand identification marks, including printed or debossed logos. Regulatory acceptability of the final coating selection is determined through the company's unique formulations database.

"We were able to accomplish in 1 day what previously would have taken up to 9 months," explained one Colorcon customer on visiting the West Point Center.

In Brief

www.colorcon.com

Improved Testing Facilities for Wolfson

New laboratories and research facilities for the Wolfson Centre, a provider of powder and granular solids handling research and technology, are being constructed at the Medway Campus of the University of Greenwich (UK). At the heart of the approximately £1 million development is the construction of a 420-m

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laboratory to house the centre's pilot-size testing facilities. During the past 9 years, the University of Greenwich has undertaken more than 270 research, consultancy and educational contracts for industrial organizations, including GSK.

Site manager Andy Stringer (left) with Alan Reed.

Alan Reed, director of the Wolfson Centre, said: "This is a fine example of the university's commitment to this important, but often neglected area of technology, and the continuous development and improvement of the services we offer to industry."

www.bulksolids.com

Floatation Paves the Way for Expansion at Vindon

Vindon Scientific has been celebrating its flotation on the Alternative Investment Market, a move that heralds a major expansion programme for the company. The company's portfolio of environmental control products includes storage rooms, blood banks, refrigerators and ovens, as well as plant growth chambers for controlling temperature, light and humidity. Liam Ferguson, chairman of Vindon Healthcare, the new holding company, commented: "Vindon has built up an enviable portfolio of blue-chip clients including GSK, AstraZeneca and Pfizer. The new management structure provides a firm base for future expansion, which will include strengthening our maintenance contracts service, as well as increasing the scope of our off-site storage facilities."

Vindon's Liam Ferguson with Ian Gordon (left) and Pat Jackson (right).

www.vindon.co.uk