Tammi McAllister discusses modern food and beverage facility design

Tammi McAllister discusses modern food and beverage facility design

Oct 3, 2019

Tammi McAllister discusses the design of modern food and beverage facilities in Food Processing’s latest issue.

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Matthew Khair promoted to Western Regional Leader – Design Services

Matthew Khair promoted to Western Regional Leader – Design Services

Oct 2, 2019

CRB is excited to announce the promotion of Matthew Khair to the position of Western Regional Leader – Design Services.

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CRB Announces New Leadership

CRB Announces New Leadership

Oct 2, 2019

CRB is excited to announce that Can Aktar has been appointed the leader of the Basel office and Christian Goesker has joined as engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) director in Stuttgart.

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Ruben Pedroza joins CRB as Senior Project Manager

Ruben Pedroza joins CRB as Senior Project Manager

Oct 2, 2019

CRB welcomes Ruben Pedroza in the role of senior project manager.

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CRB opens office in Wisconsin

CRB opens office in Wisconsin

Oct 2, 2019

CRB is opening an office in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The new location marks CRB’s 17th office and will allow the company to better serve new and existing clients in the region.

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Try before you buy – simulation for cell and gene therapy facilities

Try before you buy – simulation for cell and gene therapy facilities

Oct 1, 2019

What if you could see your manufacturing potential and determine your cell and gene therapy strategy before making a large capital investment? Whether it’s a unit operation, single process train or entire manufacturing plant, new technologies allow companies to study and validate potential processes earlier than ever before.

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Connect with CRB at PACK EXPO 2019

Connect with CRB at PACK EXPO 2019

Sep 20, 2019

Stop by the CRB booth at PACK EXPO to meet our team and learn how we’re leveraging the latest technologies to design and construct food+beverage facilities.

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Commercial biopharma experience shapes cell and gene therapy facility design

Commercial biopharma experience shapes cell and gene therapy facility design

Sep 11, 2019

Niranjan Kulkarni, Grace Linton and Allan Bream were interviewed in Cell and Gene Therapy Insights on “How commercial biopharma experience is shaping cell and gene therapy facility design.” The interview will give you some intel to how facility design differs from other sectors and what unique parameters need to be accounted for before embarking on a new facility.

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Josh Miksch

Josh Miksch named to NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Code

Sep 3, 2019

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has appointed Josh Miksch as a “Special Expert” and Alternate to Reinhard Hanselka on the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Code.

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The Future of Cell Therapy – Webinar Available!

The Future of Cell Therapy – Webinar Available!

Aug 28, 2019

If you missed speakers Peter Walters and Emily Thompson, Process Engineers from CRB, on August 22nd, 2019 as they discussed the importance of automating advanced therapy manufacturing, QC testing and warehousing, especially considering the immense variety of materials required for the many individual products and processes, you can hear the recording now!

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MycoTechnology Inc. wins 2019 ENR Regional Best Projects award

MycoTechnology Inc. wins 2019 ENR Regional Best Projects award

Aug 23, 2019

CRB is proud to announce another win in the annual ENR Regional Best Projects awards!

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CRB at Switzerland’s leading trade show for process technology

CRB at Switzerland’s leading trade show for process technology

Aug 16, 2019

CRB is presenting and exhibiting at ILMAC 2019.

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CRB ranks among the top 225 international design firms

CRB ranks among the top 225 international design firms

Aug 16, 2019

Engineering-News Record (ENR) released its annual top 225 international design firm rankings in its July edition. CRB, which did not appear on the list last year, was ranked number 211 for 2019.

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Ben Rucker’s tips for picking an automation project

Ben Rucker’s tips for picking an automation project

Aug 15, 2019

Ben Rucker offers tips for picking an automation project and ensuring success in Food Engineering’s August issue.

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CRB ranks on Architectural Record’s annual list

CRB ranks on Architectural Record’s annual list

Aug 15, 2019

CRB was recently ranked no. 193 on the Architectural Record Magazine Top 300 Architectural Firm’s list.

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Ben Skowronski promoted to Maryland office leader

Ben Skowronski promoted to Maryland office leader

Aug 14, 2019

CRB is excited to announce the promotion of Ben Skowronski to the leader of the Maryland office.

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Joshua Miksch promoted to Boston office team leader

Joshua Miksch promoted to Boston office team leader

Aug 12, 2019

CRB is excited to announce the promotion of Joshua Miksch, PE to a team leader role for CRB’s Boston office.

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Tuffy’s Pet Foods breaks ground on new pet treat facility

Tuffy’s Pet Foods breaks ground on new pet treat facility

Aug 8, 2019

Delano, Minnesota city officials joined executives from Tuffy’s Pet Foods, CRB, Pinky Swear Foundation and Founding Fathers Pet Treats to celebrate the groundbreaking of Tuffy’s new pet treat facility on Wednesday, August 7th in Delano.

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Matt Decker featured in Lab Manager

Matt Decker featured in Lab Manager

Jul 29, 2019

Matt Decker, AIA is featured in Lab Manager for his article “Four Technologies That Are Changing Lab Safety.”

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Fending off allergens with isolated food production lines

Fending off allergens with isolated food production lines

Jul 23, 2019

Pablo Coronel, Ph.D. and Brian Gifford are featured in Baking & Snack‘s “Fending off allergens with isolated production lines.”

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Katelyn Deckert featured in CSE Magazine

Katelyn Deckert featured in CSE Magazine

Jul 18, 2019

Katelyn Deckert, laboratory planner and architect in CRB’s Kansas City office, is featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine.

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CRB making global impact in cell and gene therapy

CRB making global impact in cell and gene therapy

Jul 17, 2019

CRB is proud to be listed as one of five companies that are powering the cell and gene therapy revolution in the Maryland area!

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Webinar Available: NextGen Now. Delivering Tomorrow’s Facilities Today

Webinar Available: NextGen Now. Delivering Tomorrow’s Facilities Today

Jul 10, 2019

CRB’s Ryan McDonough, PE, and Marc Pelletier, Ph.D. presented a webinar on June 25, 2019, on modeling multiple variations of a typical gene-modified cell therapy facility enables both a thorough examination of company and industry-wide challenges, and exploration of alternative/future models for the cell & gene therapy manufacturing sector.

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Medicine Maker webinar: The future of cell therapy

Medicine Maker webinar: The future of cell therapy

Jul 10, 2019

Join speakers Peter Walters and Emily Thompson, Process Engineers from CRB, on August 22nd, 2019 at 11:00 am EDT as they discuss the importance of automating advanced therapy manufacturing, QC testing and warehousing, especially considering the immense variety of materials required for the many individual products and processes.

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WFI production insights featured in Pharma’s Almanac

WFI production insights featured in Pharma’s Almanac

Jul 8, 2019

Jarrod Wrampe, Senior Process Utility Engineer was featured in Pharma’s Almanac with an article titled, “Membrane-Based Reverse Osmosis Systems for WFI Production.”

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CGMP Webinar: WFI Production with Membrane Technology

CGMP Webinar: WFI Production with Membrane Technology

Jun 10, 2019

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines announced that the highly purified water (HPW) monograph would be suppressed in 2019, and pharmaceutical companies were left to wonder about the implications this has for their operations. How will HPW become water for injection (WFI)?

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CRB Out & About – ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference!

CRB Out & About – ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference!

Jun 7, 2019

The 2019 ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference is being held June 18-20 in Boston, MA and focuses on innovation in production methods and technologies that enable a competitive and sustainable biopharmaceutical product supply for the future. From mAbs to viral vectors, oligos to ADCs, this conference will bring together experts that are developing, implementing, and operating advanced supply chains supplying high quality medicines to global markets.

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Independent Stave Company breaks ground on cooperage

Independent Stave Company breaks ground on cooperage

Jun 4, 2019

On June 4, 2019 CRB project partner Independent Stave Company (ISCO) broke ground on construction of Commonwealth Cooperage, a new state-of-the art cooperage facility in Morehead, KY. Representatives from ISCO, CRB and local officials gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking which signified the beginning of construction on the approximately 150,000 square feet, $67 million project.

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Designing commercial ATMP facilities and processes

Designing commercial ATMP facilities and processes

May 29, 2019

Peter Walters, Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product Subject Matter Expert and Kim Nelson, Senior Director, Strategic Consulting, at CRB were interviewed by Cell and Gene Therapy Insights on “Designing Facilities and Processes with Commercialization in Mind.”

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Christa Myers named to 2019 Class of Influential Women in Manufacturing!

Christa Myers named to 2019 Class of Influential Women in Manufacturing!

May 28, 2019

Christa Myers named 2019 Class of Influential Women in Manufacturing by Putnam Media.

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Reducing Waste with Lean Delivery featured in Pharma’s Almanac

Reducing Waste with Lean Delivery featured in Pharma’s Almanac

May 28, 2019

Matthew Khair, Maryland Office Leader/Senior Associate, and J. Lee Emel, Southeast Regional Leader/Senior Associate at CRB are featured in Pharma’s Almanac’s current issue, entitled “Reducing Waste with Lean Delivery in Facility Design and Construction.”

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Sustainable Energy Solutions – 10 Things to do Today

Sustainable Energy Solutions – 10 Things to do Today

May 22, 2019

Jeff Wegner, PE is featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine. Wegner’s article outlines 10 sustainable site energy solutions that industry leaders can implement now.

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CRB’s Jason Tucker becomes Certified Conformance Evaluator

CRB’s Jason Tucker becomes Certified Conformance Evaluator

May 21, 2019

Jason Tucker, senior process engineer at CRB, is now a Certified Conformance Evaluator (CCE) for 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (SSI).

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Webinar: NextGen Now. Delivering Tomorrow’s Facilities Today

Webinar: NextGen Now. Delivering Tomorrow’s Facilities Today

May 16, 2019

CRB’s Marc Pelletier, Ph.D. will be presenting a webinar on June 25, 2019, on modeling multiple variations of a typical gene-modified cell therapy facility enables both a thorough examination of company and industry-wide challenges, and exploration of alternative/future models for the cell & gene therapy manufacturing sector.

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CRB enters Kansas City Business Journals Hall of Champions

CRB enters Kansas City Business Journals Hall of Champions

May 9, 2019

On May 2, the Kansas City Business Journal honored CRB as one of the publication’s Champions of Business. Each year, the Kansas City Business Journal honors 15 companies that are rooted in Kansas City, have been in business at least three years and earn a gross revenue of at least $3 million. The Champions of Business winners are acknowledged as helping the community thrive.

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CRB Out & About – American Biomanufacturing Summit!

CRB Out & About – American Biomanufacturing Summit!

May 2, 2019

The American Biomanufacturing Summit is being held June 18-19 in San Francisco, California and is designed to provide biopharmaceutical executives with current trends, strategic insights and best practices in manufacturing, outsourcing, capacity management, quality assurance, quality control, regulatory compliance, operational excellence, supply chain and logistics.

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CRB Out & About – BIO 2019!

CRB Out & About – BIO 2019!

May 2, 2019

BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, June 3-6, celebrates the globally important innovations in biotech that start with one: one meeting, one theory, one trial, one breakthrough.

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More Science in Less Space – Lab Manager Leadership Summit

More Science in Less Space – Lab Manager Leadership Summit

May 1, 2019

On May 14, 2019, Mark Paskanik will be among a group of expert speakers at the Lab Manager Leadership Summit, discussing some of the most pressing challenges and trends of laboratory management.

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Designing labs for productivity, a presentation at Lab Design Conference

Designing labs for productivity, a presentation at Lab Design Conference

Apr 22, 2019

Laboratories are some of the most technically challenging types of spaces to design. Once the technical aspects are accounted for, what separates the good labs from the great? The answer lies in productivity.

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CRB Out & About – ISPE Canada!

CRB Out & About – ISPE Canada!

Apr 22, 2019

The ISPE Canada Annual Education and Product Symposium is being held May 6-7 in Toronto, Canada and aims to inspire progress through education, operational excellence, product knowledge and interaction.

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Survey forecasts 16.6 percent boost in food + beverage spending

Survey forecasts 16.6 percent boost in food + beverage spending

Apr 16, 2019

Tom Rychlewski and Larry Klein are featured in Food Processing’s “2019 Capital spending outlook: Building bigger.” The annual capital spending survey forecasts a 16.6 percent boost as food + beverage producers pump up the size of their building projects.

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CRB Projects Win Two 2019 ISPE Facility of the Year Awards

CRB Projects Win Two 2019 ISPE Facility of the Year Awards

Apr 10, 2019

ISPE’s Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) is the premier global awards program, recognizing innovation and creativity in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing industries. Projects selected for recognition set the standard by demonstrating excellence in facility design, construction and operations.

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A sustainable bottom line

A sustainable bottom line

Apr 9, 2019

Jeff Matis, PE and Tammi McAllister are featured in Food Engineering’s “A sustainable bottom line: Environmentally friendly upgrades must save money.” The costs and rewards of sustainable design in modern food and beverage manufacturing facilities are explained in the article.

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The digitalization journey

The digitalization journey

Apr 5, 2019

Niranjan Kulkarni, Ph.D. and Steve Pflantz, PE are featured in Food Engineering’s March 2019 cover story, “The digitalization journey: Use segmented digitization to be competitive in a lasting, affordable way.” The article details planning and executing a successful implementation of digital techniques to improve processes, increase efficiency and obtain actionable information from them.

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Exploring the intersections between public & private science

Exploring the intersections between public & private science

Apr 2, 2019

CRB’s Kansas City office is hosting a thoughtful panel discussion on the intersections or crossovers between public and private science. We will hear from experienced professionals as they answer questions and share insights into the latest trends and predictions for the future of research as well as innovation in technology, business and regional development.

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Mark Paskanik presenting with Duke at Tradeline Research Facilities 2019

Mark Paskanik presenting with Duke at Tradeline Research Facilities 2019

Apr 1, 2019

The demand for CGMP clinical batch trial suites are on the rise at academic institutions, and rigorous grant application and facility design and construction requirements must be navigated with precision.

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Improving sanitary design in legacy food facilities

Improving sanitary design in legacy food facilities

Mar 27, 2019

Pablo Coronel, Ph.D. is featured in Food Safety Strategies, weighing in on critical sanitary considerations in aging snack and bakery facilities.

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NextGen Now: Delivering Tomorrow’s Facilities Today

NextGen Now: Delivering Tomorrow’s Facilities Today

Mar 26, 2019

CRB’s Ryan McDonough is featured in this month’s The Medicine Maker. His article, “NextGen Now: Delivering Tomorrow’s Facilities Today” discusses how cell and gene therapy products will successfully reach patients and deliver transformative cures, however the industry will need more facilities capable of manufacturing them.

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Food+Beverage 2019 Spring Events

Food+Beverage 2019 Spring Events

Mar 14, 2019

Connect with CRB’s Food+Beverage team at these spring events.

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Dave DiProspero to present with Shire on the 2018 Facility of the Year Award-winning project at ISPE Europe

Dave DiProspero to present with Shire on the 2018 Facility of the Year Award-winning project at ISPE Europe

Mar 13, 2019

Dave DiProspero will be presenting at the 2019 ISPE Europe Annual Conference on Wednesday, April 3 alongside Steve Marr, head of capital engineering/global manufacturing and supply for Takeda/Shire and Tony Crincoli, vice president of engineering for Glenmark Pharmaceuticals.

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Leveraging operational simulations to design cell therapy facilities

Leveraging operational simulations to design cell therapy facilities

Mar 13, 2019

Niranjan Kulkarni, PhD, Director of Operations Improvement at CRB is featured in Pharma Almanac’s current issue, entitled “Leveraging Operational Simulations to Design Cell Therapy Facilities.”

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Building tomorrow’s facilities, today

Building tomorrow’s facilities, today

Mar 12, 2019

Celebrating 40 years, INTERPHEX has been, and continues to be, the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development and manufacturing event where you can “Experience Science through Commercialization”. Sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the event is based in New York and brings over 10,500 global industry professionals and 620+ industry leading suppliers together to “Learn it, Experience it, Procure it” through a unique combination of no cost technical conference, exhibits, demonstrations, roundtables, partnering opportunities and networking to leverage quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness in today’s ever-changing global market.

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Greg Hoyt featured, “Perspectives on Pilot Plants”

Greg Hoyt featured, “Perspectives on Pilot Plants”

Mar 11, 2019

Pilot plants represent a milestone in a drug’s commercial development, where drug sponsors first explore engineering, commercialization, clinical, regulatory, and process issues outside the relative safety of laboratory scale. And, as the test ground for a product’s ultimate manufacturability, pilot scale is where drug sponsors often return to de-bottleneck or to solve unanticipated production issues.

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Development of large-scale bulk freezing systems

Development of large-scale bulk freezing systems

Mar 4, 2019

CRB’s Paola Ramirez contributed to BioProcess International’s recent article on the “Development of Large-Scale Bulk Freezing Systems.”

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Large pharmaceutical spray dryer lowered into oral solid dosage project

Large pharmaceutical spray dryer lowered into oral solid dosage project

Feb 27, 2019

On a crisp, cold winter Sunday in Boston, a large pharmaceutical spray dryer was successfully lowered into place for the Acorda Therapeutics Inc. project in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

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Are you exposed? Guarding against cyberattacks

Are you exposed? Guarding against cyberattacks

Feb 19, 2019

In today’s age of technology, manufacturers must guard themselves against cyberattacks. Automation and integration create more efficient facilities but can leave companies exposed if not properly secured. 

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CRB Supports and Empowers Women in Pharma

CRB Supports and Empowers Women in Pharma

Feb 15, 2019

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter

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Aging facilities create sanitation challenges for snack and baking industry

Aging facilities create sanitation challenges for snack and baking industry

Feb 14, 2019

Pablo Coronel, Ph.D. talks with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery about tackling food safety improvements in existing plants without interrupting production in the February 2019 issue.

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CRB Out & About – ISPE Aseptic Conference!

CRB Out & About – ISPE Aseptic Conference!

Feb 11, 2019

The 2019 ISPE Aseptic Conference being held March 18-19 in North Bethesda, MD, focuses on the future of aseptic processing, including containment, multi-product facilities, and the increasing use of robotics. The attendees at the Aseptic Conference will be looking to not only learn about best practices in the industry, they also want to find out what are the latest and greatest in aseptic processing technologies.

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Seese featured in PharmTech’s January Equipment & Processing Report

Seese featured in PharmTech’s January Equipment & Processing Report

Jan 22, 2019

CRB’s Clay Seese is featured in PharmTech’s January Equipment & Processing Report.

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CRB at 2019 ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference

CRB at 2019 ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference

Jan 17, 2019

CRB will be sponsoring, exhibiting and speaking at this year’s ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference in San Francisco, CA.

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Tammi McAllister featured in Food Engineering

Tammi McAllister featured in Food Engineering

Jan 9, 2019

CRB’s Tammi McAllister is featured in the December issue of Food Engineering.

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Medicine Maker study: the Future of Filling

Medicine Maker study: the Future of Filling

Jan 2, 2019

“I want it all, and I want it now,” a study on the future of filling

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Jim Contratto joins CRB as director of business development

Jim Contratto joins CRB as director of business development

Jan 2, 2019

Jim Contratto, a design and construction professional with 37 years of experience, has joined CRB’s Central region as the director of business development. Contratto has a wide range of knowledge in the construction industry, previously working in the areas of pre-construction, operations, design and business development. His understanding of complex construction projects in the life sciences and advanced technology industries bring an added level of expertise to CRB and CRB’s clients.

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Christa Myers Named ISPE’s Women in Pharma® Chair!

Christa Myers Named ISPE’s Women in Pharma® Chair!

Jan 2, 2019

ISPE “Women in Pharma” provides women in the pharmaceutical industry a forum for connecting and collaborating on technical and career advancement topics and provide an opportunity for women to speak, deliver technical presentations, and contribute to panel discussions.

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