EthyPharm Exits

New in Town

$825,000 Defense Contract for UDC

Contracts Awarded


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These articles by Barbara Fox were prepared for the July 14, 2004

issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.

Life in the Fast Lane

Anne O’Neill has represented the Alsace region of France for 14 years

now, promoting the areas of trade, cultural relations, tourist

interests, and university associations. In that time she has staged

four biotech symposia, arranged numerous student exchanges, planned

visits for several delegations of Alsatians, and helped a retail firm

(Crabtree & Evelyn) find a site for its eastern European distribution.

She has just returned from leading the Princeton delegation to Colmar

to commemorate the anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

Her current focus is importing an Alsatian beer with a scratch off

label. The label shows a girl wearing gold underwear. Scratch off the

gold to reveal the girl’s bare bottom. "It is not at all pornographic

and is just a lot of fun," says O’Neill. United States regulations

forbid importing the beer with the original label, named "Alsacienne

Sans Culotte," which translates to "Young Alsatian Maiden Wearing No


Those who belly up to the bars in Orlando where this beer is currently

being sold ask for "Fannie Beer," says O’Neill, who emphasizes the

correct spelling of Fannie. "This is the only beer in the world with a

scratch off-label. And it’s good beer," says O’Neill. Currently the

beer is sold in Pennsylvania and 11 other states, and she is working

on a distribution contract for New Jersey.

The daughter of a civil engineer, O’Neill is one of 11 children. She

attended Stuart Country Day School and majored in political science at

Smith College, Class of 1972. She is married to Peter O’Neill, an

attorney at Wills, O’Neill and Mellk on Nassau Street.

After teaching at Stuart, she had three children, worked in the

development office at Princeton University, and began to study French

at the adult school. "In 1990, someone told me the Alsatians were

looking for somebody to represent them who was living in their sister

city of Princeton," says O’Neill. "If anybody at Smith had ever said I

would be helping sell a beer with a girl’s bare bottom, I would have


Alsace Development Agency, 470 Riverside Drive, Princeton

08540. Anne O’Neill, U.S. director. 609-924-7357; fax, 609-497-0011.

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EthyPharm Exits

Founded in 1977 and based in St. Cloud, near Paris, EthyPharm uses

oral and injectable methods to deliver active molecules to the body.

The privately owned company moved into 5,000 square feet at 821

Alexander Road late in 2002. But earlier this year EthyPharm moved out

of its Princeton office.

Its website claims it has 50 products that are sold in more than 70

countries. Calls placed to its Canadian location were not returned,

and E-mails to its French headquarters were not returned. No press

releases have been posted on the website since June, 2003.

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New in Town

United Refrigeration, 115 Melrich Road, Cranbury 08512.

William Foulkes, manager. 609-655-2844.

United Refrigeration expanded from 11,000 square feet in New Brunswick

to 17,000 feet on Melrich Road. Based in Philadelphia, the firm is a

wholesale distributor for commercial and residential refrigeration,

air-conditioning, and heating systems and parts.

Scott Belfer of CB Richard Ellis represented both the tenant and the

landlord, Melbroad Realty, LLC. Now 51 percent leased, 115 Melrich

Road has 121,020-square-feet. Also here is AmeriPak North, with 50,000

square feet.

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$825,000 Defense Contract for UDC

Think of the roll of aluminum foil in your kitchen. Then imagine

rolling it out a few inches, or maybe a foot, and seeing maps, live

photos, and messages from your colleagues. It’s not science fiction;

it’s full-color, active-matrix FOLED display technology built on metal

foil, and it’s being developed by Universal Display Corporation (UDC).

The company, with headquarters in the Princeton Crossroads Corporate

Center, has just been awarded an $825,000 sub-contract by L-3

Communications of New York City to build a prototype for the U.S. Air

Force Research Laboratory.

"The military wants it in the hands of its soldiers by 2007," says

Janice Mahon, vice president of technology commercialization. UDC, she

says, is building the display portion of the advanced mobile device,

and L-3 will add the electronics. UDC, whose research partner is

Princeton University, has been developing flexible plastic display

OLED (organic light emitting diode) devices for a number of years.

Plastic is good, but for some environments, metal is better.

"It’s more rugged," says Mahon, "and it has a different form factor."

That "form factor" allows thin metal displays to be rolled down "like

a window shade," she explains. A soldier in the field could stash the

device, which would do everything that an advanced PDA could do – and

possibly even more – in a very small space, and then could roll it out

when he needed it for information or communication.

Involved in futuristic technology for all of her professional life,

Mahon is a graduate of RPI (Class of 1979), who holds an MBA from

Harvard. Before joining UDC seven years ago, she worked for Sage

Electrochomics, a Rutgers research partner that was developing, among

other things, "smart windows" that change colors, becoming darker at

the flick of a wall switch.

She calls the L-3 sub-contract UDC has just received "very

significant." She is quite sure that the company is alone in working

on metal OLED technology. UDC has other defense contracts, although

Mahon is not sure what percentage of its work is for defense agencies.

The company also has contracts from the Department of Energy, for whom

it is working on white OLED technology for lights.

Congressman Rush Holt is making the official announcement of the L-3

sub-contract at UDC’s headquarters on Monday, July 19, at 11:30 a.m.

Universal Display Corporation Inc. (PANL), 375 Phillips

Boulevard, Ewing 08618. Steven Abramson, president. 609-671-0980; fax,

609-671-0995. Home page:

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Contracts Awarded

Con-Way Integrated Services, 1265 South River Road, South

River Road, Suite 100, Cranbury 08512. Rick Reyes, logistics center

manager. 609-655-1400; fax, 609-409-2770. Home page:

Con-Way Transportation Services renewed its lease for 233,478 square

feet at South River Road Park. Kenneth D. Lundberg of NAI James E.

Hanson represented the tenant, and Trammell Crow Company’s Paul

Torosian and Karen Iman represented the landlord, TIAA-CREF.

Founded in 1929, Con-Way is a third party logistics provider that does

warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, assembly, and


The Chauncey Group, a division of Capstar, 664 Rosedale

Road, Princeton 08540-0001. Michael Fitton, president & CEO.

609-720-6500; fax, 609-720-6550. Home page:

A division of Capstar, Experior Assessments LLC, has renewed its

contract for cosmetology examinations with the professional board in

Nevada. Experior produces national cosmetology examinations that offer

state-to-state reciprocity. It develops exams for such occupations as

insurance, real estate, construction, and food safety. Another

division of Capstar is the Chauncey Group. The not-for-profit

Educational Testing Service owns all the shares of the for-profit


NexMed (USA) Inc. (NEXM), 350 Corporate Boulevard,

Robbinsville 08691. Joseph Mo, chairman, CEO, and president.

609-208-9688; fax, 609-208-1868. Home page:

Schering AG of Germany has agreed to market the lotion, Alprox-TC,

developed by NexMed to help men with erectile dysfunction. If the

German drug company get the necessary approvals, the European Union

market could have lucrative sales, from $200 million to $500 million

annually, say officials of NexMed. Schering AG (as differentiated from

Schering-Plough of north Jersey), also has marketing networks in

Russia, the Middle East, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

For three years Alprox-TD has been sold in China and Hong Kong as

Befar cream. Founded in 1987, NexMed has yet to show a profit or to

introduce the drug to consumers in the United States. It needs to

complete an additional Phase III study before it can receive approval

from the Food and Drug administration.

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Philip G. Stein, 62, on June 24. A measurement scientist, he had

worked at David Sarnoff Research Center and had his own consulting

firm. A service will be Saturday, July 24, at 11:30 a.m., with a

memorial at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church in Pennington.

Dominick Solazzo, 58, on July 8. Most recently owner of Illusions in

Paint, a residential painting company, he previously had been manager

in the Pension Planning Department at Merrill Lynch on College Road.

William Stackpole, 78, on July 11. An attorney who also had a master’s

in psychology, he worked as a counselor at Right Associates and served

on the board of McCarter Theater and worked as a volunteer for

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.

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