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This article by Barbara Fox was prepared for the March 5, 2003 edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.

On the Move

Mordechai Rozanski is the new president of Rider University,

effective August 1. He is now serving as president of the University

of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Guelph was rated as the best overall

comprehensive university in Canada in 1999 and in 2002 by Maclean’s,

Canada’s national news magazine. The school received high marks for

the quality of its entering first-year students, its student support

programs, and its graduation rate.

Rozanski holds a bachelor’s degree in history from McGill University

(Class of 1968) and a Ph.D. in Chinese history/American-East Asian

Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a Lily

Fellow at Stanford and an American-East Relations Fellow at Columbia


Prior to his tenure at Guelph, Rozanski was provost at Wagner College.

From 1986 to 1991, he was an administrator at Fairleigh Dickinson

University, serving first as dean of liberal arts and then as provost

and vice president of academic affairs.

Rozanski will be the 138-year-old college’s sixth president, following

J. Barton Luedeke, who held the position for 13 years. "His style

is participatory," says Paul Lang, the faculty head of the search

committee, "and he will involve the campus community in the planning

process. Guelph’s endowment has grown by some $100 million during

his tenure."

Rider University, 2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville

08648. 609-896-5000; fax, 609-895-5681. Home page: www.rider.edu

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Tris Pharma, 2033 Route 130 South, Suite D, Monmouth

Junction 08852. Ketan Mehta, president. 732-940-2800; fax, 609-392-8022.


The biotechnology company expects to move this month from incubator

space at the Trenton Business and Technology Center at 36 South Broad

Street to 10,000 square feet Route 130 South. A $550,000 loan from

Commerce Bank, half guaranteed by the New Jersey Economic Development

Authority, is helping to fund the move, which was delayed by the snow.

It works on platform technologies for drug development and technology

to solve solubility and absorption problems (U.S. 1, May 8, 2002)

and has 10 employees now.

Mehta plans to employ some 20 scientists within two years. It works

with pharmaceutical companies with products in the development stage,

and with companies with existing products that cannot easily be absorbed

or that must be administered by injection or by pills so large that

they are hard to swallow.

Drugs designed by combinatorial chemistry and computer modeling, he

says, often end up with in molecules that are much like the body’s

own molecules and are very poorly absorbed. Often this results in

large, hard-to-swallow pills. Tris’ contribution, says Mehta, "is

a fundamental knowledge of what you do to these molecules to reach

the site, to go through the GI tract and achieve the desired levels

in the blood." Tris will license marketing rights to its patented

technology to pharmaceutical companies against milestone payments

and royalty on net sales.

Lathian Systems, 2 Walnut Grove Drive, Suite 200,

Horsham 19044. V. Brewster Jones, CEO. 215-323-9696; fax, 215-323-9694.

Home page: www.lathian.com

In December Lathian Systems expanded from 821 Alexander Road to larger

quarters in Horsham, Pennsylvania, and it increased its staff size

from 14 to 15.

The company was founded three years ago as MyDrugRep.com by Quan X.

Pham, a former Marine helicopter pilot. It offers technology-based

sales and marketing for the life science industry (U.S. 1, May 20,

2002). Charging a per-doctor interaction fee, it packages sales messages

for doctors to watch on their own computers. It also gives the drug

companies some online collaboration tools to help develop the messages

in a speedy fashion. The name change to Lathian was for the purpose

of broadening its potential client base.

Laserspeed, 15K Princess Road, Lawrenceville 08648.

Jack Ruden, president. 609-895-8500; fax, 609-895-8801.

On February 21 Jack Ruden moved his company from 2,200 square feet

at 55 Princeton Hightstown Road to Princess Road in Lawrenceville.

Phone and fax are new. The company offers new & remanufactured toner

cartridges, repair services, and copy and printer supplies.

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Quakerbridge Computer Services, 4044 Quakerbridge

Road, Lawrenceville 08648. Bob DiMaggio, manager. 609-588-4442; fax,


Highland Computer Center has been sold, and its location is now the

home of Quakerbridge Computer Services. It sells IBM-compatible computers.

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Insurance Services International (ISI), 186 Princeton

Hightstown Road, Building 3A, West Windsor 08540. Howard L. Kravitz,

president. 609-716-0400; fax, 609-716-1135.

Last year the insurance brokers left leased space from International

School Services on Roszel Road and moved to the Dataram Center. Phone

and fax are new. It does employee benefits, property and casualty


Mercer County HIV Consortium, 1018 Hamilton Avenue,

Trenton 08629. Carrie Meyer, consortium coordinator. 609-278-9555;

fax, 609-278-0553.

Last year the Mercer County HIV Consortium moved from 447 Bellevue

Avenue to Hamilton Avenue, and three people work here now. It offers

comprehensive services to meet identified care and treatment needs

of individuals affected by HIV disease.

Mercer County Republican Committee, 1351 Kuser

Road, Suite 5, Hamilton 08619. Phil Angarone Jr., chairman. 609-585-1499;

fax, 609-585-4399. E-mail: MercerGOP@aol.com Home page: www.mercergop.com

The county Republicans moved on February 21 from 233 Whitehorse Mercerville

Road to 1351 Kuser Road. Phone and fax are new.

Regal Computer Systems Inc., 145 Witherspoon Street,

Princeton 08542. Ashwin Reddy, business manager. 609-921-7676; fax,

609-921-8166. E-mail: regalsys@idt.net. Home page: www.regalsys.com

The software consulting firm went from 947 Route 206 to 145 Witherspoon

Street last month. Phone and fax are the same. It has about 70 consultants

on contract to major corporations. "We were in one of the few

buildings on State Road that did not have a high speed Internet connection,

so we decided to get that and to move closer to town," says Ashwin

Reddy, business manager of the eight-year-old firm.

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Mohrman/Scott Associates Inc., 634 Arena Drive,

Suite 205, Hamilton 08618. Jeffrey Scott, president. 609-888-3818;

fax, 609-888-3819. E-mail: jscott@mohrmanscott.com Home page:


The pharmaceutical marketing research firm moved from 1,500 square

feet at 2681 Princeton Pike to 1,000 feet on Arena Drive. Phone and

fax are new.

Bloomberg Personal Finance, 100 Business Park Drive,

Box 888, Princeton 08542-0888. 609-279-4661; Home page: www.bloomberg.com/personal

Bloomberg has removed itself from the magazine publishing business.

It closed that department, and February was the last issue for its

magazine. The book publishing department remains.

Encore Graphics Inc.. 732-846-7811.

Encore Graphics has been sold and has a new telephone number. The

current owner declines to provide information about the new address.

The previous address was 1901 Route 130 in North Brunswick. It is

a service bureau that does typography, DTP, media conversion, and


AON Corp. (AON), 5 Independence Way, Princeton

08540. Beth Murphy, office manager. 609-720-9770; fax, 609-720-1135.

E-mail: Beth_Murphy@aon.com Home page: www.aon.com

Last fall this branch of the global firm moved from 1 Independence

Way to 5 Independence Way. AON owned both offices but sold the space

at 1 Independence Way to GE. Based in Chicago, it provides consulting

services to the insurance and reinsurance industry and houses these

groups: risk service, underwriting, and actuarial groups.

Newgrange Educational Outreach Center, 407 Nassau

Street at Cedar Lane, Princeton 08540. Gordon Sherman PhD, executive

director. 609-688-1280; fax, 609-430-3030. E-mail: info@thenewgrange.org.

Home page: www.thenewgrange.org

Last year Newgrange School’s outreach center moved from Forrestal

Village to 407 Nassau Street and has six full-time employees plus

part-timers. It offers programs for people with learning disabilities.

Newgrange has a school facility on South Olden Avenue in Trenton.

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Morpace Pharma Group Ltd., 200 Baker Avenue, Suite

204, Concord 01742. Robert G. Schumaker, managing director, North

America sales & marketing. 978-759-1000; fax, 978-759-1099. Home

page: www.morpacepharma.com

The New Jersey sales and research office of the Morpace Pharma Group

has closed at 1230 Parkway Avenue in West Trenton. Mail can be sent

to headquarters in Massachusetts, and there are offices in Baltimore,

Boston, Brussels, Detroit, and London. The parent company is Morpace

International Inc., in Farmington Hills, near Detroit, Michigan.

The group was working on proprietary disease models linking patient

subpopulations, medical decision making, and clinical/commercial opportunities

for pharmaceuticals and biotechs.

Novazyme/Glycobiology Research Institute, 800 Research

Parkway, Suite 200, Oklahoma City OK 73104. John Crowley, CEO. 405-271-8144;

fax, 405-271-1030. Home page: www.novazyme.com

John Crowley closed Novazyme’s 353 Nassau Street office at the end

of December, and phone calls are being forwarded to the Glycobiology

Research Institute in Oklahoma. Novazyme had been bought by Genzyme,

located at 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-252-7500; fax,

617-252-7600. Crowley’s company was searching for cures for Pompe’s

Disease — two of his children had this diagnosis. A 1989 graduate

of Georgetown, he has a law degree from Notre Dame and a Harvard MBA

and had worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Pharm Health Alliance Inc., 14 Thomas Rhodes Industrial

Drive, Suite B, Mercerville 08619.

Pharm Health Alliance has closed at this location and has no other

telephone number in the area. It worked on marketing research and

strategies, statistical analysis, clinical studies, communications

strategies, and product development.

Phase Forward Incorporated, 1440 Main Street, Waltham

02451-1623. 888-703-1122; fax, 781-890-4848. Home page: www.phaseforward.com

After two years here this clinical research organization has closed

its Princeton office at Crossroads Corporate Center (3150 Brunswick

Pike). The company has its North American headquarters in Massachusetts.

It works on Internet-based clinical research services, solutions for

accelerating global pharmaceutical development to conduct and manage

clinical trials to deliver quality data, faster database lock, and

faster time-to-peak sales for approved products.

Terra Vac/CES, 241 Norsam Drive, Langhorne 19047.

Joseph Pezzullo, vice president. 215-741-6123; fax, 215-741-6124.

Home page: www.terravac.com

The environmental remediation firm has moved from 6,000 square feet

at Windsor Industrial Park to Pennsylvania but might return to another

location in the Route 1 corridor, says Joe Pezzullo, president of


Terra Vac was founded in 1984 and co-owned Washington State-based

Current Environmental Solutions (CES). The other owner was the Battelle

Memorial Institute, operators of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific

Northwest Laboratory. Terra Vac bought out Battelle, so CES is a wholly-owned

subsidiary of Terra Vac, says Pezullo.

The company’s Six Phase Heating technique was recently featured on

World Business Review, a television series hosted by Alexander Haig.

For this soil remediation technique, electrodes are put into the subsurface

and connected to a power supply unit that heats the groundwater and

soil. The contaminated soil and water boils out into steam and is

captured by vapor extraction wells, which are connected to a vacuum

extractor and condenser. Then they are cooled and treated.

CD-Archive Inc., 1239 Parkway Avenue, Box 77131,

Trenton 08628. Ward Wettlind, owner. 609-882-8988; fax, 609-771-1168.

E-mail: cdarchive@erols.com Www.cdarchive.com

The digital document storage business has closed on Parkway Avenue.

No telephone number is listed, and the web page is not active.

Cochran Travel, 11 East Trenton Avenue, Building

3A Suite 104, Morrisville 19067. 215-493-3696; fax, 215-493-3696.

At least partly in response to the new corporate tax on businesses,

the travel agency moved from South Broad Street last year. "We

didn’t feel it was in our best interest to stay in New Jersey,"

says proprietor Andrew Cochran.

Intellispace, 111 South Independence Mall East,

Philadelphia 19106. Mike Riley, general manager, mid-Atlantic region.

215-922-5830; fax, 215-922-1910. Home page: www.intellispace.net

Intellispace has combined its Princeton office at HQ in Forrestal

Village with its Philadelphia office. Headquartered in New York, with

clients in the United States and Europe, the eight-year-old firm is

a broadband, ultra high-speed Internet provider with data services

such as E-mail, firewalls, storage, and web hosting. (U.S. 1, February

21, 2001).

Micro Enterprises NJ, Home page: www.microe.com

The Chicory Lane office of this company closed in Pennington and left

no forwarding telephone number, but the headquarters of the company

is at 1004 Rana Villa Avenue, Camp Hill PA 17011, 717-737-5335; fax,

717-737-4712. It offers wireless technology including IT solutions

and phone systems — installation of voice and data cabling for

small and medium-sized businesses.

Quest America Inc., Home page: www.questam.com

Quest America, a global firm, closed its Emmons Drive office last

year. The office worked on Oracle applications, ERP and CRM implementations,

migrations and upgrades, database administration, and report writing.

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Powertec Group of Enertec, 4200 Wildwood Parkway,

Atlanta 30339. Henry Stueber, business leader. 678-844-5967. Home

page: www.powertec.com

When George Chirco sold his business to GE it was supposed to be retaining

its name. Now Chirco is a lead salesman based in GE’s Atlanta office.

Click on Powertec’s former website and it goes to GE’s website. Powertec

offered web-based automated metering and testing systems for electric

utility substations as well as automation tools for nuclear facilities.

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Covance Inc. (CVD), 206 Carnegie Center, Princeton

08540-6681. Chris Kuebler, CEO. 609-452-8550; fax, 609-452-9854. E-mail:

info@covance.com Home page: www.covance.com

After global workforce cutbacks from 7,200 people to 6,900, Covance

— a clinical research organization — will repurchase five

percent (three million shares) of its own stock. It had net revenues

last year of $883 million, up from $732 million in 2001, and it operates

in 17 countries.

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Peter Laird Vielbig, 32, on February 19. The son of Peter

and Gail Vielbig, he was a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute.

Eula R. Carson, 93, on February 19. She had been a staff

member at the Nassau Club.

Donna J. Geer, 50, on February 21. She was a systems analyst

at IBM.

Andrew Dingwall, 75, on February 24. An inventor, he had

worked at RCA Laboratories and created the first microprocessor used

in automobiles.

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