#b#Acquisition#/b#

NeoStrata Company Inc., 307 College Road East, Princeton 08540; 609-520-0715; fax, 609-520-0849. Mark D. Steele, CEO. www.NeoStrata.com.

Johnson & Johnson is purchasing NeoStrata, a College Road East company that develops skin care products. The acquisition includes Neostrata’s parent company, TriStrata. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

NeoStrata was founded in 1998 by Ruey Yu and Eugene Van Scott.

“NeoStrata’s legacy in dermocosmetics will complement our global Consumer portfolio and enable us to deliver advanced skin care brands to consumers around the world,” said Jorge Mesquita, worldwide chairman of consumer products for Johnson & Johnson.

#b#New Product#/b#

Certara, 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 300, Princeton 08540; 888-708-7444; Edmundo Muniz, chief executive officer. www.certara.com.

Certara, a drug development company that uses biosimulation, has launched an e-learning platform through Certara University to teach skills in computer model-based drug development.

The company said its Phoenix biosimulation software was already being used by 6,000 scientists in 50 countries.

“The use of biosimulation in drug development has evolved from being a research nicety to a regulatory necessity,” said Certara CEO Edmundo Muniz. “In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency have recommended biosimulation in more than a dozen draft regulatory guidance documents and its use is now expected by regulators. As sponsor companies increase their use of biosimulation to inform pivotal drug development decisions and interact with regulators, ongoing education is becoming of paramount importance to ensure they optimize their application of this technology.”

Certara vice president Nathan Teuscher said there was a growing demand for education in biosimulation technology. Certara University offers in-person classroom training, customer-specific training programs, workshops, and e-learning courses.

#b#New in Town#/b#

Clark Michie LLP Attorney at Law, 220 Alexander Street, Princeton; 609-423-2142; Bruce Clark, attorney. www.clarkmichie.com.

The Clark Michie law firm, with lawyers Bruce Clark and Christopher Michie, has opened an office on Alexander Street. The firm practices litigation, pre-litigation counselling, and investigations.

Strategic Research Insights, 700 Alexander Park, Suite 100, Princeton 08540; 866-774-4747; fax, 609-228-5929, www.srinsights.com.

Strategic Research Insights, a consulting company focused on the life science sector, has opened an office at Alexander Park.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Stephen F. Agocs, 87, on April 23. He was senior vice president, secretary, and corporate counsel for IMO DeLaval in Trenton.

Philip Stout, 78, on April 15. He was a radio programming director who worked for WTOA in Trenton, WDVR in Philadelphia, and Stereo Radio Productions. He was most recently a music consultant with Music Choice in New York, where he programmed music stations including Singers & Standards, Easy Listening, Big Band, and others.

Gerald A. Schaller, 71, on April 23. He was an administrator in many school districts, serving as principal of Wyckoff Elementary School and administrative assistant to the superintendent in the West Windsor-Plainsboro public schools.

Kathleen Tuttle, 65, on April 24. She owned and operated K.C. Associates in Princeton Junction and was the former owner of Brennan’s Cafe in Suburban Square Shopping Center in Ewing. She also helped found the Ewing Township Animal Shelter.

Joseph J. Wolverton Jr., 54, on April 26. He strung tennis rackets for Prince Sports Group for 19 years, eventually stringing for stars such as Andre Agassi and Pat Cash. He later worked in sports equipment R&D. He also continued designing and inventing for Keystone Maax.

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