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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
08648. 609-896-5000; fax, 609-895-5681. Home page: www.rider.edu
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Trenton 08629. Carrie Meyer, consortium coordinator. 609-278-9555;
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.
Road, Suite 5, Hamilton 08619. Phil Angarone Jr., chairman. 609-585-1499;
The county Republicans moved on February 21 from 233 Whitehorse Mercerville
Road to 1351 Kuser Road. Phone and fax are new.
Princeton 08542. Ashwin Reddy, business manager. 609-921-7676; fax,
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.
Suite 205, Hamilton 08618. Jeffrey Scott, president. 609-888-3818;
fax, 609-888-3819. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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
08540. Beth Murphy, office manager. 609-720-9770; fax, 609-720-1135.
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.
Street at Cedar Lane, Princeton 08540. Gordon Sherman PhD, executive
director. 609-688-1280; fax, 609-430-3030. E-mail: email@example.com.
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.
204, Concord 01742. Robert G. Schumaker, managing director, North
America sales & marketing. 978-759-1000; fax, 978-759-1099. Home
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trenton 08628. Ward Wettlind, owner. 609-882-8988; fax, 609-771-1168.
The digital document storage business has closed on Parkway Avenue.
No telephone number is listed, and the web page is not active.
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.
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
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, 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.
Atlanta 30339. Henry Stueber, business leader. 678-844-5967. Home
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.
08540-6681. Chris Kuebler, CEO. 609-452-8550; fax, 609-452-9854. E-mail:
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.
and Gail Vielbig, he was a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute.
member at the Nassau Club.
worked at RCA Laboratories and created the first microprocessor used
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