#b#Expansions#/b#

Soltex Consulting, 116 Village Boulevard, Suite 307, Princeton 08540; 609-281-4417. www.soltexconsulting.com.

Soltex Consulting has moved from shared office space at 103 Carnegie Center to 116 Village Boulevard, Suite 307, in Forrestal Village.

The firm works with study teams at pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, and clinical research organizations to assist in leading clinical trials.

Tris Pharma, 2033 Route 130 South, Brunswick Business Park, Suite D, Monmouth Junction 08852 732-940-2800; fax, 732-940-2855. Ketan Mehta, president. www.trispharma.com.

Tris Pharma Inc, a South Brunswick-based drug manufacturer, has leased a 103,350-square-foot warehouse in Cranbury at 102 Melrich Road.

Peter Ciano, vice president of corporate development for Tris, said the company has grown to about 200 employees and has been “looking on and off for new space in the last couple of years.”

The need for more space became more immediate after the company received FDA approval for a product “that we think will equate to another 75 to 100 jobs,” Ciano said.

“Though our growth all depends on what drug approvals we get,” said Ciano, “I think if we continue the way we’re going, three years from now, we’ll have at least 400 employees.”

The Cranbury facility will house Tris’ 70 current manufacturing and distribution workers, and is planned to be modified in the future to accommodate the firm’s research and development arm.

“We have two products that we’re hoping to launch soon, and four others on top of that are not going to be launched as soon, but will be eventually,” said Adam Drapczuk, finance director. “With them, we’re expanding across the board, and we plan on being here a long time.”

In addition to manufacturing generics, Tris Pharma also focuses on researching and developing drug delivery technologies. Its proprietary technologies enhance solubility and bioavailability, deliver controlled release formulations for solid and liquid dosages, offer orally disintegrating tablets for immediate and controlled release, and provide an abuse deterrence platform for opiods.

#b#Stock News#/b#

Antares Pharma Inc. (AIS), 100 Princeton South, Suite 300, Ewing 08628; 609-359-3020; fax, 609-359-3015. Paul K. Wotton, president and CEO. www.antarespharma.com.

Antares Pharma, based at 100 Princeton South, has closed on the sale of 12.5 million shares on common stock netting $46.7 million after expenses. The stock sold at a purchase price of $4 per share.

The company manufactures self-injection pharmaceutical products and technologies, and topical gel-based products. Its subcutaneous injection products include Vibex disposable pressure-assisted auto injectors, Vision reusable needle-free injectors, and disposable multi-use pen injectors.

Earlier this year, Antares moved from 250 Phillips Boulevard to 100 Princeton South in Ewing.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

The Laurel Group, 212 Commons Way, Building 2, Suite 213, Princeton 08540; 908-431-3131. Michael J. Cahill, managing partner. www.laurelgroup.com.

The Laurel Group moved from 719 Route 206 in Hillsborough to 214 Commons Way. The firm provides strategy, design, and marketing services for pharma and medical device companies.

According to the company’s website, its client brand list includes Arm & Hammer, Johnson & Johnson First Aid, Band Aid, McCormick, Splenda, Bayer, KY, and Monistat.

#b#New in Town#/b#

NovoPath Inc., 32 Jefferson Plaza, Suite A, Princeton 08540; 732-329-3209; Fouad Youssef, director. www.novopath.com.

NovoPath, a provider of software and services for anatomic pathology laboratories, opened an ofice at 32 Jefferson Plaza.

The company’s products indlude: NovoPath lab management software; NovoOutreach, an information exchange solution to electronically receive requests and transmit results to clinicians; NovoVoice, digital transcription software; and NovoBilling, in-house billing software.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

BioZone Pharmaceuticals Inc., 305 College Road East, Princeton. Elliot M. Maza, CEO.

BioZone Pharmaceuticals has vacated its office at 305 College Road East.

The company, headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, develops and markets proprietary and third-party over-the-counter drug, cosmetic, and beauty products. Elliott Maza, Biozone CEO and CFO, did not return a call for comment left with his office.

According to a 2011 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company entered into a lease for 3,869 square feet of laboratory space in Princeton in July, 2011, “where we intend to establish our lipid manufacturing and scale up facility.” The lease was listed as expiring in July, 2016. Rent was reported to be $7,575 per month.

Allos Therapeutics Inc. (ALTH), 302 Carnegie Center, Suite 102, Princeton; 609-751-0720; www.allos.com.

Colorado-based pharma research firm Allos Therapeutics has vacated its office in 302 Carnegie Center.

The company, which develops and sells small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer, merged with Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, a biotech headquartered in Henderson, NV.

Spectrum completed its acquisition of Allos in September following approval by the Federal Trade Commission. The deal was first proposed in April, and Spectrum extended its offer twice while the FTC reviewed the transaction to determine if there were any antitrust issues. Spectrum paid $194.1 million for the outstanding shares of Allos.

Allos’s key product is Folotyn, a drug that it developed and sells for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Allos reported making $20.7 million in revenue from Folotyn sales in the first six months of 2012, down slightly from the $21.8 million in the first six months of 2011.

Techno Consulting Inc., 32 Jefferson Plaza, Princeton; 732-438-0540; www.techno-eng.com.

Techno Consulting, a construction management company, has vacated its office in Jefferson Plaza and the phone and fax lines have been disconnected.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Susan Kiss, 75, on October 16. She worked in the environmental services department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.

Rita P. Weihaus, 89, on October 14. She worked with Princeton Surgical Group for 33 years, and E.R. Squibb & Sons of Princeton as head nurse for 10 years.

Albert I. Aronson, 85, on October 8. An electrical engineer at RCA and GE, he was also an abstract expressionist painter and a member of the Princeton-area arts community.

Rose M. Solis, 49, on October 12. She was employed as a radio advertising sales assistant 101.5 in Ewing for the past 15 years.

Bette L. Janutola, 63, on October 11. She worked as a legal secretary for more than 20 years for Stark and Stark in Lawrenceville.

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