Advaxis Inc. (ADXS), 305 College Road East, Princeton 08540; 609-452-9813; fax, Daniel J. O’Connor, CEO. www.advaxis.com.
Drugmaker Advaxis has partnered with Biocon, an Asian biotech company, to deliver cervical cancer drugs to India. The agreement between the two companies allows Biocon to commercialize and distribute an anti-cancer drug developed by Advaxis.
Under the agreement, Advaxis will manufacture ADXS-HPV. According to the company, tests have shown the drug to be about as effective as current chemotherapy drugs, with fewer side effects than chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Advaxis’ line of anti-cancer drugs is based on genetically engineered bacteria designed to redirect the human immune system to attack cancer cells. ADXS-HPV is the company’s first commercial product. It is currently in clinical trials for use in America and Europe as well as India, though it has yet to be approved anywhere. (For more on Advaxis, see “Advaxis Wages War On Cancer, U.S. 1, September 11, 2013.)
The deal with Biocon represents an attempt by Advaxis to sell its product in the fast-growing Asian market, where preventive care that might stave off cervical cancer is not widely available. According to the World Health Organization, there are about 134,000 new cases of cervical cancer in India every year, of which about 73,000 women die. In the United States, in 2008, an estimated 11,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer, and there were an estimated 3,870 deaths.
According to Advaxis CEO Daniel J. O’Connor, Biocon was interested in distributing Advaxis’ drug because of the higher rates of cervical cancer in the developing world.
“We are excited to partner with Biocon, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies and the largest biotechnology company in India to bring our innovative cancer immunotherapy for cervical cancer to women with few alternatives,” he said.
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, 3705 Quakerbridge Road, University Plaza II, Suite 202, Mercerville 08619; 609-584-8844; fax, 609-584-8911. Lawrence M. Holmes, state manager. www.fntnj.com.
Fidelity National Title Insurance has moved from 3705 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 205, to Suite 202 in the same building.
Gilbane Building Company, 120 Albany Street, Suite 301, New Brunswick 08901-2408; 609-671-4200; fax, 609-671-4255. Walter T. McKelvey, senior vice president. www.gilbaneco.com.
Gilbane Building Company, a national construction company, has closed its Crossroads Corporate Center office and moved to New Brunswick.
Donna Montgomery Associates LLC, 39 Wall Street, Princeton 08540; 609-921-6220; fax, 609-921-6695, enrolled agent. www.donnajmont.com.
Accountants Donna Montgomery Associates has moved from 324 Wall Street to 39 Wall Street, in the same office complex. All other contact info is the same.
Sentinel Photonics, 45 Wall Street, Princeton 08540; 609-751-9883; fax, 609-394-7179. Stephen So, president and CEO. www.sentinelphotonics.com.
Sentinel Photonics, a maker of gas sensing equipment, has moved from 11 Deer Park Drive, Suite 208, to 45 Wall Street. All other contact information is the same.
Gesipa Fasteners USA, 1 Union Street, Suite 203, Robbinsville.
Gesipa Fasteners, a maker of rivets and tools, has moved its headquarters to North Carolina, where its main factory is located. Sales manager Steve Rogers said there was a staff of eight in Robbinsville who were moved to Mocksvile, North Carolina, because it was not efficient to have a separate office in New Jersey, far from the factory.
RBC Capital Markets (RV), 196 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor, www.rbccarlin.com.
RBC Capital Markets, a Canadian bank, has closed its Princeton back office where about 10 people worked. The local office’s voice mail system was disconnected.
SS Public Relations Inc., 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 113, Princeton 08540; 609-750-9115. www.sspr.com.
SSPR closed its Carnegie Center office and moved to Pennsylvania. A company spokeswoman said most of the people who worked there lived in the Philadelphia area, so the new location was more convenient for them.
Strati Tek, 92 North Main Street, Building 18-C, Windsor 08561; 609-336-7429; fax, www.stratitek.org.
Strati Tek, a food science company, has closed its office on North Main Street in Windsor.
Mercer Oak Realty LLC and Mercer Oaks Properties, 200 Princeton South Corporate Center, Suite 100, Ewing 08628; 609-452-0200; fax, 609-452-7878. Sab Russo & Aubrey Haines, president/CEO. www.merceroakrealty.com.
Princeton South Corporate Center-based commercial real estate firm Mercer Oaks Realty has appointed Dawn Stillwell as vice president. Stillwell previously worked as a sales manager for Regus Management Group. In her new role, Stillwell will concentrate on business development and strategic planning.
ERA Levinson Realtors, 349 Applegarth Road, Monroe Township 08831; 609-655-5535; fax, 609-655-0207. Sue Nadwodry, president.
ERA Absolute Realty, of 369 Applegarth Road, has merged with Levinson Associates Realtors to become ERA Levinson Realtors.
ERA was half the size of its neighbor, Levinson. The combined company will operate from the former Levinson office. Bob Levinson, who founded the company in 1980, will oversee the new company’s commercial division.
Lincoln Management Company LLC, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 121, Hamilton 08619; 609-631-8915; fax, 609-631-8918. Mark Rozanski, property manager.
Linque Management Company, a commercial property management firm, has changed its name to Lincoln Management Company.
Watson Pharm, 661 Route 1 South, North Brunswick 08902; 862-261-8610; fax, 862-261-8604. Christopher Todd, senior metrologist. www.actavis.com.
The Route 1-based office of the international pharmaceutical company Actavis is changing its name from Watson Pharmaceuticals. Watson bought Actavis in January, 2012. Watson then began a year-long rebranding campaign to change the name of all its facilities to Actavis. The global headquarters of the company is located in Dublin.
Mellk & O’Neill, 10 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542; 609-924-0700; fax, 609-924-4622.
Wills, Mellk & O’Neill, a Nassau Street law firm, has changed its name to Mellk & O’Neill following the death of partner G. Robert Wills in 2012.
C. Gordon Stults, 88, on January 20. A third generation Cranbury resident, Stults was a farmer and also operated Stults Realty Co. on Main Street for 50 years.