Acquisition

Genesis Biotechnology Group, 2430 Kuser Road, Hamilton 08690. 609-570-1000. Eli Mordechai, CEO. www.mdlab.com.

Genesis Drug Discovery & Development, part of the Genesis Biotechnology Group in Hamilton, has acquired Comparative Biosciences Inc., a contact research organization (CRO) based in Sunnyvale, California.

“This acquisition is another strategic milestone for GBG in support of our vision to build a world class fully integrated CRO,” said Eli Mordechai, CEO of GBG, in a statement. “Adding CBI is another way to differentiate our capabilities in the preclinical space. The acquisition of CBI significantly enhances our capabilities for providing [investigational new drug] enabling studies in toxicology and safety pharmacology to better serve our industry partners.”

Deaths

Josephine Ann Fish, 82, on August 2. She was a former secretary for New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company in Trenton.

Fred T. Pregger, 96, on May 28. He taught physics, astronomy, and teaching methods and chaired the physics department at the College of New Jersey.

Claire Grover Parsells, 93, on July 14. She worked at Princeton Public Library, Parsells Real Estate, and the Princeton Packet.

Robert Haws, 61, on August 4. He worked at the state Division of Youth & Family Services for the past 17 years.

Joseph B. Jusiewicz, 71, on August 2. He retired from the state Department of Transportation, where he was an administrative analyst. He was also a volunteer for the Lawrence Township Patriotic Committee.

Theodore P. Bucon, 74, on August 1. He worked for the state for 34 years and was director of administrative services for the Department of Health, Division of Addiction Services at the time of his retirement in 2005.

Todd W. Donaldson, 56, on August 4. The Pennington resident worked at Merrill Lynch for many years.

Elaine Crosby Murphy, 95, on August 8. She was the founder of, and primary donor to, the Mercer County Food Bank and, along with her husband, was the founder and primary donor of The Village Charter School in Trenton. She also volunteered at community organizations including the Junior League of Trenton, Martin House, Mt. Carmel Guild, and Morris Hall.

Robert A. Gross, 81, on August 8. He was a substation mechanic for PSE&G for 31 years.

Mary Sienkiewicz, 96, on August 3. She worked for Sterling Drugs and Trenton Trust Bank before moving on to the state Department of Labor and Industry, where she retired as a principal audit account clerk.

Dorothy Federkiewicz, 91, on August 10. She worked for the state Department of Labor and Industry for 41 years.

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