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March 5, 2013

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---- — PCI Synthesis launches four new products

PCI Synthesis, Inc., a Newburyport-based, 14-year-old pharmaceutical manufacturer of new chemical entities, generic active pharmaceutical ingredients and other specialty chemical products, has launched four new proprietary application programming interfaces (APIs) that were initiated during 2012. The four new products brings the company’s total to 13 exclusive generic APIs in its pipeline.

After completing an expansion of its R&D facility in Devens, growing capacity by 30 percent, implementing new systems and purchasing new equipment, PCI stepped up development of new APIs that it has developed on its own.

PCI provides dozens of emerging pharma clients with access to expertise for the development and manufacturing of complex small molecules. Company officials expect the current set of generic APIs to be commercialized over the next three to four years. PCI has also committed to developing another three to four new products in 2013.

In 2012, the company continued the clinical development of more than a half-dozen different new chemical entities for many of its Boston-area partners. Many of these products are now in the process of being scaled up in its Newburyport plant for later stage clinical development.

Email marketing seminar March 15

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced will hold an educational seminar on email marketing on Friday, March 15, at Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St. Check in is at 7:30 a.m., followed by the presentation from 8 to 10 a.m. The seminar will be presented by Melissa Albano-Davis of Grapevine Marketing. Participants will discover how communicating with their customers and other interested people on a regular basis can help them stay connected and generate increased referrals, repeat sales and unwavering customer loyalty. Best practices and proven strategies on email marketing basics, building a quality email list, creating valuable email content, getting emails delivered and read and learning from the results will be highlighted. Admission is $20 for chamber members, 35 for nonmembers. The event is sponsored by Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank. For reservations or more information, call the chamber at 978-462-6680 or visit www.newburyportchamber.org.

Soucy named managing partner

Joseph R. Soucy of Georgetown has been promoted to managing partner for Modern Woodmen of America. As a managing partner, Soucy offers career opportunities for local financial representatives. These positions also come with the potential for career growth. For those interested in leadership positions, the Pathway to Leadership Program gives qualified candidates the opportunity to follow a well-defined path to leadership roles. For more information about fraternal programs or career opportunities, contact Soucy at 978-479-7880, or visit mwacareers.org.

Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal financial services organization offers financial products and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

Strand launches new brand and website

Strand Marketing, an inbound/outbound B2B marketing agency based in Newburyport, has announced the launch of a new brand identity and website. Their new logo is inspired by their traditional sensibilities while looking ahead to an increasingly digital world. In keeping with an evolved focus on growth-oriented high tech B2B companies, their website displays a body of work from some of their most recent and long-standing client engagements in the semiconductor, wireless, machine vision, printed circuit, microelectronics and IT industries. A new blog has been started and visitors are encouraged to weigh in on trends and insights on high tech B2B marketing.

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