AMPAC exits aerospace to focus on pharma; MeadWestvaco adds electronic packaging;

> American Pacific (AMPAC) will sell its aerospace business to Moog for $46 million so it can concentrate on its pharmaceutical chemicals business. Story

> ESK Ceramics, a subsidiary of Ceradyne that makes industrial-scale flow-chemistry reactors, has acquired a minority interest in Netherlands-based Chemtrix, which makes microreactors. Item

> Packaging company MeadWestvaco has acquired AARDEX Group, a small Swiss company that designs electronic monitoring systems used in drug packaging. Story

> The end of the supply chain may be the weakest link, according to a study by HSS that found free vaccines meant for children as part of federal programs often are stored in conditions that may dilute their effectiveness. Story

> The Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF), which is financed by German Merck, donated to Ghanaian Ministry of Health its 500th lab for testing for counterfeit drugs, a gift worth about €4,000 ($5,019). Release

And Finally... More than 300 bottles of the Digestive 3 in 1 Health supplement made by Botanical Laboratories of Ferndale, WA, are being recalled because one of the ingredients may contain salmonella, making it particularly dangerous for children, the elderly and those with immune-deficiency problems. FDA notice

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