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A nurse at a flu shot clinic at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, based at University Square at Route 1 and Alexander Road, allegedly used the same syringe on 67 people, according to the state Department of Health. The nurse is an employee of Nebraska-based Total Wellness, which Otsuka had brought in to administer flu vaccines.
Health officials from the CDC, the West Windsor health department, and the state health department are recommending that employees be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. Officials said the risk of infection is low because the nurse re-used the syringe that holds the vaccine, but not the needle.
The state attorney general’s office said the nurse has also been accused of breaching protocol by administering an inadequate amount of vaccine. Her license has been temporarily suspended pending investigation by the state board of nursing.
Wilshire Technologies, 318 Wall Street, Princeton 08540; 609-683-1117; fax, 732-274-0049. Joe Philipps, founder. www.wilshiretechnologies.com.
Wilshire Technologies, a supplier of synthetic and natural chemicals, has moved its headquarters from Witherspoon Street to 318 Wall Street.
“This expansion will allow us to broaden our product portfolio and services while providing us the opportunity to serve our clients with even greater efficiency from a single location,” said Kim Rodman, director of sales and marketing.
“The entire company is excited to be growing so rapidly. The move, which will allow us to both expand our workforce and increase our personnel productivity, represents Wilshire Technologies’ commitment to continue to build on the successes of the past 20 years,” said Joe San Filippo, president.
Collab Infotech, 4390 Route 1, Suite 208, Princeton 08540; 609-632-0261; Sam Matreja, CEO. www.collabinfo.com.
Collab Infotech, a consulting company, has moved into a larger office at 4390 Route 1. CEO Sam Matreja said he founded Collab four and a half years ago in a home office, moving to his current building a year ago. “We have doubled in size in the last year,” he said, bringing the total number of employees up to 15.
Matreja said the company mostly provides services for pharmaceutical companies, as well as a few financial companies. It provides technical staff on a contract basis to Johnson & Johnson.
Matreja previously worked at a Clarksville Road-based consulting company, NewAgeSys.
Inventiv Health Clinical, 202 Carnegie Center, Suite 202, Princeton 08540; 609-951-6800; fax, 609-514-0390. Jeffrey McMullen, CEO. www.pharmanet-i3.com.
InVentiv Health Clinical has moved from 504 to 202 Carnegie Center. The company, founded as PharmaNet, was acquired by inVentiv in 2011. inVentiv performs early to late stage clinical trials and provides clinical staffing services.
Tsumura USA Inc., 202 Carnegie Center, Suite 306, Princeton 08540; 609-799-2083.
Tsumara USA, the American headquarters of a Japanese pharmaceutical company, has changed suites at 202 Carnegie Center.
XYPress, 3 Independence Way, Suite 214, Princeton 08540; 609-901-5000; www.xypress.com.
XYPress, a data analysis consulting company, has moved from Village Boulevard to Independence Way. The firm has an office in India as well.
Two events on Saturday, October 24, will honor the late mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John Nash. At 4:30 p.m. Nash’s biographer, Sylvia Nasar, will present a lecture in McDonnell Hall, Room A02, on the university campus. Her book on Nash, “A Beautiful Mind,” was turned into a film of the same name starring Russell Crowe.
A public memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel.
Nash, 86, was killed May 23 along with his wife, Alicia, 82, in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. The couple had just returned from Europe.
Nash earned his doctorate from Princeton, and was a senior research mathematician at the university for the past 20 years.