New Jersey Technical Centre, USA

Advancing ideas through technical expertise

A technical centerready to deliver best-in-class, transfer-ready formulations to acceleratecustomer product and process development efforts.

Serving the North American market since 2019, the IMCD Pharmaceutical Technical Centre (PTC) in northern New Jersey and its dedicated scientists have been supporting customers and principal partners by leveraging ingredient synergies for best-in-class prototype concept development. The PTC is equipped to assist customers with formulation and process development using a variety of dosage form platforms for active delivery providing patient-centric solutions.

How we can support you

OurTechnical Centre in New Jersey is ready to collaborate with you! With ourtechnical expertise and broad portfolio of specialties, we can help you achieveyour development goals and add value to your formulations.

Core competencies

  • Technical advice and formulation development
  • Guidance for product and process optimization
  • Troubleshooting assistance
  • Ingredient screening/selection testing
  • Application testing with quantitative results
  • Focus on sustainable solutions
  • Customer training
  • Technical training for IMCD Pharmaceuticals team

Key Equipment


  • Instrumented rotary tablet press
  • Vented coating pan
  • High shear granulator
  • Fluid bed dryer-granulator/Wurster fluid bed coating
  • Powder blending
  • Powder moisture analysis
  • Hot melt extruder
  • Capsule filling
  • Tablet hardness testing
  • Disintegration testing
  • Viscosity testing
  • Friability testing
  • Microscopy
  • Homogenizer
  • High-shear liquid mixer
  • Particle size analysis
  • Powder flow testing
  • Stand mixers



  • Markets: nutraceuticals, biopharma, agrochemicals, regulated synthesis
  • Oral delivery systems: tablets (immediate and controlled release, orally disintegrating, chewable), capsules, liquid suspensions, solutions and syrups, gummies
  • Topical delivery systems: creams, ointments, gels, lotions, suppositories, sprays 

IMCD technical expertise and capabilities delivering solutions to address your formulation needs:

IMCD Technical Team

IMCD’s team of experienced scientists support customers and partners at every stage of the product development cycle. The technical staff engage in continuous training to further strengthen technical expertise in formulation science to stay abreast of current chemistries and technologies, while providing the most innovative solutions in response to market trends and functional needs.
As part of the IMCD Pharmaceuticals Academy, the IMCD technical team also offers extensive educational workshop and seminar opportunities available at IMCD locations or customer facilities. Through close collaboration with IMCD’s customers and partners, knowledge and expertise are exchanged so that together, innovative advances are made for a healthier future.

Joseph Zeleznik

North America Technical Director, Pharmaceuticals


As Technical Director, Joseph is responsible for conducting training, customer seminars and advising with formulation and process development. He collaborates with IMCD’s principals to develop prototype formulations, demonstrating IMCD’s ingredient benefits and promoting product awareness. Joseph is also actively involved in the industry and currently serves as IPEC-Americas Chair-elect. In his 30-year experience, he has held positions as manager in technical and regulatory affairs, associate director in research and development, and research manager with various notable excipient manufacturers. His specialty lies in developing HFEs and other novel excipients as well as their applications in various dosage forms.

Kristina Kannheiser

Technical Product Manager, US Pharmaceuticals


Kristina possesses more than ten years formulation experience, specializing in transitioning products from theoretical concept to commercial launch. She is passionate about assisting customers with formulation troubleshooting, from the laboratory bench to full scale production and every stage in between. Her research and training interests include increasing patient compliance as well as API efficacy by examining product rheology, skin penetration technology and sensory. In addition to her industry roles, Kristina is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University teaching graduate-level science classes. She holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry as well as a Master of Science in cosmetic science and is currently studying for a Ph.D. in chemistry.

Sachin Rawal

North America Technical Product Manager, Pharmaceuticals


Sachin has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years and is currently responsible for fostering partnerships with key suppliers in the North American market. His areas of expertise are in active ingredients and finished dosage forms, with a focus on controlled release, orally disintegrating tablets and nutraceutical formulations. Sachin is also a member of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy and an MBA.

Md. Bodruddoza Rafique

Technical Product Manager, US Pharmaceuticals


For the last decade in his professional career, Rafique has been working on the formulation and process development of a wide range of applications including tablet, capsule, oral solution, suspension, nasal spray, ophthalmic and semi-solid dosage form. His expertise in the pharmaceutical industry includes formulation and process development using the Quality by Design approach, combination product, granulation, tableting, solution, suspension, nasal spray and regulatory affairs. Rafique completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master of Pharmacy in clinical pharmacy and pharmacology, plus a Master of Science in industrial pharmacy.

Calvin Chang

North America Senior Scientist, Pharmaceuticals


With nearly 10 years of industry experience in pharmaceutical research and development, Calvin has worked on a range of dosage applications, primarily focused on oral solid dosage forms. His formulation background stretches from initial feasibility testing and development, to exhibit batch scale-up and supporting abbreviated new drug applications, using the Quality by Design approach. He is passionate about problem-solving, in both his professional and personal life, and enjoys troubleshooting formulation and processing issues. He has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Minnesota.

Would you like to have a closer look at our facilities and meet our experts? We would be delighted to welcome you and have a talk!

IMCD North America Pharmaceutical
Technical Centre

395 West Passaic St. Ste 275
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
United States


Phone: +1 800 729 8900


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