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LIU Pharmacy and Natoli Engineering to Establish Industrial Pharmacy Development and Research Institute


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Brooklyn, N.Y. – LIU Pharmacy and Natoli Engineering, a leading tooling manufacturer for the pharmaceutical industry, are joining forces to establish The Natoli Engineering Institute for Industrial Pharmacy Development and Research at the downtown Brooklyn campus.

The Natoli Institute will be located at LIU Pharmacy (also known as the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at LIU Brooklyn), where an existing laboratory will be renovated to hold the new institute.

"The Natoli Institute will allow industrial scientists to join with academia to conduct meaningful research on problems associated with solid dosage forms and instrumentation," said Professor Rutesh H. Dave, the graduate program director of industrial pharmacy and pharmaceutics at LIU Pharmacy and the principal investigator for the Institute.

"It will also provide an opportunity for our students to work hand-in-hand with industrial scientists to gain real life experience."

Expected to open in September, the Institute will advance knowledge in the field of pharmaceutical solid oral dosage engineering operations and instrumentation, especially on problems of sticking and picking associated with the compression of tablets, the development of formulations for new molecules and the measurements required to ensure proper delivery of formulations to the tablet press.

According to Dale Natoli, president, Natoli Engineering, "This venture offers Natoli the opportunity to bring new and innovative solutions to our customers tableting requirements. We are excited to join with LIU and look forward to a lasting partnership researching new technologies for industrial pharmacy."

LIU Pharmacy Dean David Taft added, "This institute is a wonderful platform for our two institutions to collaboratively conduct research, develop products for brand and generic industries and provide educational opportunities for current and future pharmaceutical scientists."

Natoli is the world's premier manufacturer and supplier of tablet compression tooling, accessories, presses, parts and services for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, veterinary, industrial, confectionary and chemical industries.

For more information on the Institute, call Professor Dave at (718) 488-1660.

LIU Pharmacy (Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)...
Established in 1886, the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy became affiliated with Long Island University in 1929. In 1976, the college became a fully integrated unit of the University and was renamed the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. One of the oldest and largest schools of its kind in the country, the college is located on the LIU Brooklyn campus and boasts an illustrious roster of alumni, including pharmacy professionals who are at the top echelons of their fields, and at the forefront of groundbreaking developments in the pharmaceutical industry. The college educates nearly one quarter of the pharmacists in New York State and many who find careers elsewhere.

Posted 01/29/2013

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