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Bayer HealthCare consolidates office buildings to new Whippany, N.J., facility

BY Michael Johnsen

WHIPPANY, N.J. — Bayer HealthCare last week moved into its new U.S. headquarters on a 94-acre campus here, consolidating Bayer HealthCare’s operations that previously operated from Morristown, Montville and Wayne, N.J., and Tarrytown, N.Y., into one location.  

Housed in two buildings connected by a five-story glass atrium, the 700,000-sq.-ft. office space features state-of-the-art technology and a modern open design for the approximately 2,400 employees now based at the new location.

"Bayer HealthCare is honored to now be a part of a community where we can continue to grow and thrive. We have a longstanding history of favorable results in research and development that has led to innovative products that make people’s lives better," stated Phil Blake, president of Bayer Corporation. "The opening of our new headquarters culminates the incredible year that Bayer has experienced, with the introduction of five new drugs ranging from oncology to women’s health care to cardiovascular."

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CRN signs three new members

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition, the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, earlier this week announced the addition of three new voting members, including Barrington Nutritionals, Stratum Nutrition and Vitatech Nutritional Sciences.

Barrington Nutritionals is an ingredient supplier based in Harrison, N.Y., specializing in importing, exporting and distributing raw materials for dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and pet foods. 

Stratum Nutrition, a Novus International company, is a specialty health ingredient supplier based in St. Charles, Mo. Stratum offers a portfolio of branded ingredients. Stratum specializes in condition specific categories, which include structural, digestive and immune health to offer full solutions for human and companion animal nutrition.

Vitatech Nutritional Sciences is a legacy formulator and manufacturer, and dietary supplement contract manufacturer based in Tustin, Calif. Founded in 1954, Vitatech’s manufacturing capabilities include tablets, two-piece capsules, powders, capsule banding, enteric coating of soft gels and original formulas, using high-volume, high-speed, pharmaceutically validated process equipment. Vitatech also has complete on-site heavy metals and microbiological testing to provide additional levels of quality assurance.

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UrgentRx expands distribution base across food, drug, mass and specialty

BY Michael Johnsen

DENVER — UrgentRx — developer of fast-acting, over-the-counter, flavored powder medications — on Thursday announced the addition of CVS, OfficeMax and Paradies Stores to the company’s list of retail partners. 

UrgentRx is making significant gains in distribution within food, drug, mass and alternative channels, the company noted, more than tripling its store count in Q3 2013. With the addition of three national retailers, UrgentRx has surpassed distribution into more than 10,000 retail stores and is on track to add another 10,000 stores in the coming months, the company noted.  

UrgentRx sells six varieties of flavored powder medications in credit card-sized packs for fast, on-the-go use: Critical Care Aspirin to Go, Headache Relief to Go, Heartburn Relief to Go, Upset Stomach Relief to Go, Ache & Pain Relief to Go and Allergy Attack Relief to Go.

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