New in Town

Berry Plastics Corporation, 4 Aurora Drive, Suite 403, Cranbury 08512; 609-655-4600. Home page: www.berryplastics.com.

Berry Plastics, manufacturer of moulded plastic packaging materials, films, and tapes, now has a distribution center in Cranbury.

Founded in 1967 as Imperial Plastics, the company has developed more than 60 locations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company makes a broad array of plastic products from Ruffles trash bags to cultery.

Leaving Town

EMCORE Corporation (Solar Power Design Center), 200 Ludlow Drive, Ewing 08638. www.emcore.com.

Photovoltaic company EMCORE has joined a growing list of solar companies that have left Ewing.

EMCRE had operated offices for its solar power business at 200 Ludlow Drive in Ewing, in the same space as WorldWater & Solar. After WorldWater was acquired by Texas-based Entech (see U.S. 1, February 11) that company announced it would be moving there, possibly leaving its Ewing facility as a drastically stripped-down satellite.

EMOCORE, however, has left Ludlow Drive and is conducting its solar business in Somerset. The firm can be reached at 732-271-6410. The company will continue its research into photovoltaics and renewable energy, as it has done there since the 1990s.

In January, U.S. 1 reported that NanoPV Corp., which developed thin film technologies for photovoltaics, left its offices on Lower Ferry Road. There is no further word whether NanoPV is operating anywhere else.

Jacoby Appliance Parts Inc., 600 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick 08903.

Wagner/Jacoby Appliance Parts has shut down New Brunswick operation. It still has warehouses in Hackensack, Irvington, and Pennsauken.

Phyton Biotech, 279 Princeton-Hightstown Road, East Windsor 08520; 609-426-2520; fax, 609-426-2521.

Germany-based Phyton Biotech, which announced the gradual loss of more than 40 jobs at its Princeton facility beginning in January, 2008, has closed its operations here.

In 2005 Phyton which maker of pharmaceutical ingredients derived from plants, was bought by Texas-based DFB Pharmaceuticals. DFB notified the NJ state Department of Labor of job reductions at the end of 2007.

Phone and fax lines to the Princeton facility have been disconnected and the site appears deserted. DFB headquarters in Fort Worth had no further information.

Kross Inc., 300 Valley Road, Building 278, Hillsborough 08844. Home page: www.kross-inc.com.

Telluride Analytics, 300 Valley Road, Building 300, Hillsborough 08844. Home page: www.tellurideanalytics.com.

Kross Inc., a pharmaceutical consulting firm and its sister company Telluride Analytics, have left their offices in Hillsborough. All phone numbers and E-mail addresses are inactive and neither company has left a forwarding address.

Electrosonic Systems, 684 Whitehead Road, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-393-0884; fax, 609-393-4350. Home page: www.electrosonic.com.

The New Jersey office of Electrosonic, a corporate AV communications firm headquartered in Burbank, California, has moved to Burlington.

The office, managed by Andrew Kidd, covers sales to museums, visitors centers, gaming, and broadcast markets in the Northeast. The firm can now be reached at 609-239-6930.

Team Healthcare Staffing, 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 323, Princeton 08540; 609-986-1100; fax, 609-986-1111. Home page: www.team-healthcare.com.

Team Healthcare Staffing, a 13-person personnel and staffing agency specializing in the healthcare industry, appears to have left its Carnegie Center offices. The firm’s telephone toll-freenumber is now a dateline, the office is empty, the fax number has been disconnected, and there is no listing for the company in 411.

Founded in 2001, Team Healthcare worldwide had 140 employees, with sourcing and training centers in India, Dubai, the Phillipines, and the United Kingdom.

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd., 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 103, Princeton 08540; 609-452-1558; fax, 609-452-1559. Home page: www.smsm.com.

The law firm of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney has closed its Princeton office and moved the staff of seven to its Philadelphia office.

Headed by attorney Lisa Wildstein, a Philadelphia native who earned her bachelor’s from Penn State in 1992 and her J.D. from Temple in 1995, SMSM’s Princeton office handled complex torte cases including asbestos litigation.

PharmHealth Technologies Inc., 8351 Catamaran Circle, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202; 941-361-1205.

The pharmaceutical service company moved, last year, from Carter Road in Prineton to Florida.

P5 Designers LLC, 1 Holohan Drive, Plainsboro 08536. Home page: www.p5designers.com.

P5 Designers, a 13-year-old graphics and design firm, has moved to Millford.

Begun by Paul Carse and John VanCleef, the firm’s specialty is unusual packaging design but it also does graphic, Internet , promotional, and product design.

Carse grew up in Cleveland, where his father was a military contractor, and had seven brothers and a sister. After graduating from Philadelphia College of Art in 1978 he worked as a sample maker in Philadelphia, then for seven years in Baltimore, then spent 10 years in the New Jersey office of Jefferson Smurffit, the second largest paper company in the world.

The name of the business came from brainstorming: “I was listing my strengths on my magic marker board, and I realized that they all began with P — promotions, packaging, programs, product designs, and prototyping,” says Carse.

Carse has had three patents and among his accomplishments are a self erecting display tray, a tri-hook (a universal fastener) that works on any retail display board, and a just-in-time manufacturing system for the promotion of J&J Consumer Products. P5 can be reached at 908-996-5005.

D.R. Horton Associates (DHI), 1 AAA Drive, Suite 104, Robbinsville 08691; 856-663-8550; fax, 609-586-6614. Home page: www.drhorton.com.

The residential home builder has moved from Robbinsville to Cherry Hill. The lease was up on AAA Drive and Cherry Hill was a more central location, according to Lisa Dawson, design center manager. The new address is 1 Crescent Way, Cherry Hill 08002. Phone: 856-663-8500, fax 856-663-9035.

Special Materials Company, 700 Alexander Park, Suite 302, Princeton 08540; 609-720-0080. Home page: www.smc-global.com.

SMC, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for industry, and which had consolidated two New Jersey offices into a space at Alexander park, has left New Jersey. According to its Manhattan headquarters, the company now operates entirely out of New York. It can be reached at 866-355-2345.

Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics America Inc., 1 Matrix Drive, Center Point at 8A, Cranbury 08512; 609-409-5060; fax, 609-409-1786.

Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics America, maker of state-of-the-art televisions, has changed its name to Mitsubshi Digital Electronics America and appears to have left its Cranbury distribution center.

Phone and fax numbers have been disconnected and there has been no sign of activity in the distribution center for some time. The company, which employed 15 here, is headquartered in California and can be reached online at www.mitsubishi-tv.com.

New Technology Horizons LLC, Box 7075, Monroe Township 08831; 732-656-1383; fax, 732-656-1737. Susan Caputo, president.

New Technology Horizons, a business management consulting firm run by Susan Caputo since 1999, appears to no longer operate from its Monroe offices.

The company’s phone number now is a private number and the fax number has been disconnected. Attempts to raise the company through E-mail also have failed.

The firm, founded in 1999, sought to advance new technologies into the marketplace by aligning smaller, technology-rich entrepreneurs with major companies.

Space Studies Institute, 707 Alexander Road, Suite 208, Box 82, Princeton 08542-0082. Bettie Greber, executive director. Home page: www.ssi.org.

The Space Studies Institute, which studies space-based solar power and closed-cycle environments, has left its offices on Alexander Road and not left a forward. The institute’s phone and fax numbers have been disconnected.

Creature Comfort Home Repairs, 5441 Walsh Road,, Whitmore Lake, Michigan, 48189-9673; 609-897-7898.

Creature Comforts, a home services contractor, has moved from 15 Prospect Avenue in Plainsboro to Michigan.

Management Move

Princeton Brand Econometrics LLC, 212 Carnegie Center, Suite 110, Princeton 08540; 609-987-1111; fax, 609-987-0588. Cory A. Davis, president and CEO. Home page: www.pbeco.com.

Cory A. Davis has been named president and CEO of Princeton Brand Econometrics, a marketing engineering firm with a specialty in simulating pharmaceutical marketing strategies and tactics to forecast sales results.

Davis joined the company in 2004 as a senior analyst. Before joining PBE he worked in both the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods sectors at ACNielsen BASES in Parsippany.

Davis attended Vassar College and the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Mergers

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman PC (Mathews Shepherd), 29 Thanet Road, Suite 201, Princeton 08540-3661; 609-524-1822. Robert G. Shepherd, principal. Home page: www.pbnlaw.com.

The intellectual property law firm Mathews, Shepherd, McKay & Bruneau, P.A. has merged with Morristown-based Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and is now operating under the latter name.

Jeffrey Campbell, managing principal of Porzio commented that the merger is “a move consistent with Porzio’s long-term growth strategy of expanding core practice areas” like intellectual property.

He noted, “We have known the Mathews Shepherd lawyers for many years and look forward to working with them and offering our clients the depth and quality legal acumen of their lawyers across the gamut of intellectual property issues.”

Bob Shepherd, managing partner of Mathews Shepherd, will head the princeton office.

“We spoke with a number of firms before deciding to go with Porzio,” Shepherd said. “Having worked with them on a number of matters, we see many areas of synergy including working with their people who practice FDA, corporate and bankruptcy law. Culturally, we see this as a great fit because Porzio has values similar to our own.”

Name Changes

Autism New Jersey, 1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22, Ewing 08638; 609-883-8100; fax, 609-883-5509. Linda S. Meyer EdD MPA BCBA CPT, executive director. Home page: www.autismnj.org.

The New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC) has changed its name to Autism New Jesrey. Linda Meyer also has replaced Paul Potito as executive director.

NeoloMed BioSciences, 11 Deer Park Drive, Suite 102 A, Monmouth Junction 08852; 732-274-9450; fax, 732-274-9452. Faribourz Payvandi PhD, president and CEO. Home page: www.neolomed.com.

CytoMab Biosciences, founded by Faribourz Payvandi in 2007 with the goal of creating a diagnostic tool for use in the field of oncology, has changed its name to NeoloMed Biotechnolgy.

The company will continue to be involved in research and development in oncology and inflammation technologies.

Payvandi earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northwest Missouri State University, a master’s degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a doctorate in immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1997.

His work was in the fields of oncology and inflammation. From 1988 to 1994 he worked for Schering Plough and from 1997 to 1999 he worked Robert Wood Johnson Hospital as a postdoctoral fellow.

Before starting CytoMab he was with Celgene in Summit.

Police Reports:

Plainsboro

Accident. An afternoon accident on the Scudders Mill Road ramp to Route 1 South on May 3 sent two Plainsboro residents to the hospital.

Officer Joseph Dell Beni said the one-vehicle roll-over collision occurred when the driver was using the ramp from Scudders Mill Road headed onto Route 1 South and lost control of her vehicle. Dell Beni said the car rolled twice before coming to rest upright, he said. Both the driver and the front-seat passenger were not wearing their seatbelts, he said.

Hanley also said that the driver suffered minor injuries, while the passenger suffered more severe, but nonlife-threatening, injuries. The ramp was closed for approximately two hours.

West Windsor

Thefts. A resident of Elins Park, PA, was the victim of theft at Mercer County Community College some time between 2:50 and 4 p.m. on May 7. Officer David Jelinski said someone removed cash from the victim’s wallet, which was left unattended on a desk.

A resident of Monmouth Junction was the victim of theft sometime between 2:45 and 3 p.m. on May 5 at Mercer College. Officer Jason Jones said someone stole the victim’s wallet from her purse, which she left unattended while on a break from class. Two Visa cards and a Discover card were stolen. Shortly after closing the accounts, the victim was notified that someone had attempted to use her cards at two stores in Trenton. Both transactions had been declined, Jones said.

A resident of Robbinsville was the victim of theft on May 3 at the Chuck-E-Cheese in Nassau Park. Officer Campbell Knox said someone stole the victim’s wallet and removed two credit cards. The wallet was found discarded in the women’s bathroom, and the victim was able to cancel her credit cards before they were used, Knox said.

A Plainsboro resident was the victim of theft sometime between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on May 1 at Mercer County Community College. Officer Frank Bal said someone entered the victim’s unoccupied office and stole her wallet from inside her pocketbook. The wallet was found inside a trash bin in a men’s room.

A Meadow Road resident was the victim of theft between April 24 and 26. Officer Anthony Magistro said someone cut a cable lock and stole a Trek mountain bike worth $500.

Credit Card Fraud. Police are looking for a suspect who used a Manalapan resident’s credit card to purchase gift cards at Target worth $2,500 between 12:25 p.m and 1:30 p.m. on May 7. Officer Melissa Nagy said the suspect was a black female in her late 40s wearing a multi-colored head scarf and tinted brown glasses.

Deaths

Paul Walsh, 88, on April 17. He retired from Princeton University in 1988 to become executive director of Fellowship in Prayer, a Princeton-based interfaith organization dedicated to promoting peace through prayer and understanding.

John Sears, 71, on April 28. Husband of Anne Sears, director of external affairs at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Sears was an artist and teacher at George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He suffered traumatic brain injuries from a cycling accident in 1985 but continued his work as an artist and teacher.

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