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From all things That’s Nice to what’s happening around the industry, That’s Nice news features daily content that is always timely, and sometimes a bit unusual.

Another CPhI in the Books

26 April, 2018

CPhI North America has come to a close. Congratulations to our clients and the industry for another successful show! That’s Nice is celebrating with the team from UPM Pharmaceuticals, which was featured on the cover tip of this year’s show guide.

Grumman Greenhouse, Philadelphia

26 April, 2018

Displayed just outside of the Philadelphia Convention Center is the Grumman Greenhouse, a decommissioned cold war era Naval plane that was transformed into a greenhouse by local artist Jordan Griska. Inside the plane are nutritive and medicinal plants, the edible of which are provided to low-income families through City Harvest.

UPM Pharmaceuticals at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

Trade show attendees gather in front of the UPM Pharmaceuticals booth at CPhI North America in Philadelphia.

GSK at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

The GSK booth is a glowing orange at the CPhI North America show.

Federal Equipment Company at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

There's a navy blue motif for the Federal Equipment Company booth at CPhI NA.

Hovione at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

The Hovione booth is pictured at CPhI North America.

Servier CDMO at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

The tradeshow floor is bustling at CPhI North America, especially in front of the Servier CDMO booth.

Biotech Pharma at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

Biotech Pharma lists their capabilities to initiate conversation with attendees at CPhI North America.

Unither at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

Unither is illustrated at CPhI North America, a booth that's attracting quite the crowd!

WuXi AppTec New Jersey

18 April, 2018

Guy Tiene is on site at the WuXi AppTec Expansion site in Cranberry New Jersey.

Kicking Off Interphex

17 April, 2018

Today marks the first day of Interphex 2018, the premier event for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing. We are noticing slightly fewer CDMOs this year, but, as is to be expected, there is plenty of new equipment on display.

Federal Equipment Company at Interphex

16 April, 2018

That’s Nice is proud to support Federal Equipment Company at this year’s Interphex. Check out booth #3110 to learn how sourcing used equipment from a reputable supplier like Federal Equipment Company can save you significant costs and lead time. 

Supporting Cenexi at Interphex

16 April, 2018

That's Nice is supporting customers at Interphex 2018 in New York City. If you’re at the event, take a walk over to Cenexi’s booth #1131. The CDMO recently expanded its production capacity for sterile syringes and ampoules with the acquisition of a world-class steriles facility in 2017.

Piramal Pharma Solutions at Interphex

16 April, 2018

Pirmal Pharma Solutions is exhibiting at Interphex 2018 in New York City. If you’re at the show, stop by booth #1258 to learn how Piramal’s discovery, API and formulation services can support your project.

Up Close and Personal

16 April, 2018

Albert Braun points out the Philadelphia Convention Center, ahead of CPhI North America.

Planning CPhI

16 April, 2018

Business Logistics Manager Albert Braun, headed to Philidelphia this weekend and decided to stop by the city's convention center, which is the site of CPhI North America. We're all looking forward to the show this May!

DCAT After Hours

23 March, 2018

The party continued into the night at the Xellia Pharmaceuticals post-DCAT dinner party. We’ll avoid naming names, but pictured here are members of the That’s Nice, UPM and BioVectra teams.  

Post-Dinner Party

23 March, 2018

That’s Nice attended Xellia Pharmaceuticals’ DCAT party on Thursday evening in New York City. After a bustling week of business, the buzzing atmosphere was a great excuse to let loose.

Keynote Speaker

23 March, 2018

Actor, singer, producer and philanthropist Will Smith was this year’s Annual DCAT Dinner speaker. Smith discussed his early life, career and the work of The Will and Jada Foundation in an inspirational and entertaining sit-down.  

DCAT Annual Dinner

23 March, 2018

Dressed to the nines, That’s Nice had the opportunity to attend the 92nd DCAT Annual Dinner on Thursday evening with the BioVectra senior management team.

DCAT Hustle

22 March, 2018

As we head toward the latter end of DCAT Week, we are invigorated by the number of companies coming together to discuss future business. Despite the snow, we’re seeing more companies than ever!

Meet Me at the Clock

21 March, 2018

DCAT reports over 10,000 industry professionals from more than 700 companies are in New York City for the highly anticipated DCAT Week 2018, transforming the famous Grand Central clock from a time-honored meeting point into an epicenter of innovation—if only for the week.

Another Snowy DCAT Week

21 March, 2018

It seems rain, snow and slush has become as much a staple of DCAT Week as the opportunity it represents. It’s no surprise, then, that New York’s fourth Nor’easter of the season has fallen right in the middle of DCAT Week 2018.

DCAT Week 2018

19 March, 2018

That’s Nice is ready for DCAT Week, with over 90 meetings booked across all of the company’s brands. This six days of business will break all records at That’s Nice, and is “the event where it all began.”

Counting Down to DCAT

16 March, 2018

With many of our clients coming to New York for one of the industry's most highly anticipated annual events, the team at That's Nice is in full prep mode, finalizing calendars, assembling meeting materials and (eventually) tidying up the office for what is sure to be a whirlwind week. We hope to see you in New York!

Post-Show Strategy

11 January, 2018

Today is the last day of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, and Nigel is heading back to New York to follow up on the week's activities.

Supporting WuXi Lab Testing

09 January, 2018

That's Nice is proud to be supporting WuXi AppTec's Laboratory Testing Division during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. 

Catching up with Haig Barrett

09 January, 2018

Pictured here outside of the Westin St. Francis, our business partner Haig Armaghanian and managing director Nigel Walker are  catching up for first time in 2018 at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.  

End-to-End Support

21 November, 2017

Events like AAPS provide an opportunity to reflect on the value of an agency partnership with That's Nice, as a comprehensive exhibit strategy is a paradigm for the full scope of our integrated offering. Pictured here is the combined UPM and That's Nice team during a post-AAPS strategy meeting, most likely to discuss, “What’s next?”

So Long, San Diego

16 November, 2017

AAPS has drawn to a close, marking the unofficial year-end stretch for That's Nice and our clients. After a successful show, there is still plenty of work to be done as we start to close out the year. 

AAPS Day 3

15 November, 2017

The Annual AAPS Show is on its final day. We enjoyed meeting you all!

AAPS Day 2

15 November, 2017

The last major trade show of the year is in full effect and the That's Nice team is busy with meetings.

Avara Pharmaceutical Services – AAPS Booth # 32

14 November, 2017

Avara is continuously expanding its global footprint—and with it, its capabilities as a world-class CDMO. Reporting live from Avara’s AAPS 2017 booth is Emilie Branch, Scientific Content Manager for That’s Nice.

UPM Pharmaceuticals – AAPS Booth # 1043

14 November, 2017

The family-owned CDMO is showcasing its end-to-end capabilities in solid dose and semi-solids from their popup booth at this year’s AAPS Annual Meeting.

SPI Pharma – AAPS Booth # 1223

14 November, 2017

SPI Pharma is exhibiting at this year’s AAPS Annual Meeting by showcasing its capabilities in solving complex formulation challenges with efficiency and service.

Unither Pharmaceuticals – AAPS Booth # 2515

14 November, 2017

Unither, an innovator of single-use dosage forms, is making full use of its booth’s ample meeting space to discuss what we can only assume is the “Single Best Way to Deliver.” (Though we’ll have to confirm this with Guy Tiene, pictured here.)

Hovione – AAPS Booth # 2806

14 November, 2017

Hovione’s capabilities in inhalation and commercial spray drying are on full display from the company’s corner booth at AAPS. Guy Tiene, Strategic Content Director & Partner for That’s Nice, stopped by for a visit while making the rounds.

Unither Pharmaceuticals at AAPS

14 November, 2017

Unither Pharmaceuticals is at booth 2515 - come see them at AAPS in San Diego!

AAPS Photoshoot

14 November, 2017

Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pierce, shoots the show floor of AAPS. 

Kicking off AAPS

13 November, 2017

Reporting live from the San Diego Convention Center on the evening before AAPS, Nigel confirmed all was in order and, most importantly, that our clients’ booths are looking good. That’s Nice is excited to be kicking off this last key event of the year.

2017 AAPS Annual Meeting

09 November, 2017

The team is getting ready for AAPS in San Diego. The show begins this Monday!

Marken CPhI Booth #41K32

27 October, 2017

The Marken team has now taken a leading position in the Clinical Supply Chain Logistics space, as moving Biologics, and injectable drugs needs great care. CPhI was the big push for Marken this year, and they will continue to grow with the support of their new parent UPS.

Avara CPhI Booth #41A30

27 October, 2017

Expanding CDMO Avara Pharmaceutical Services was shining bright at CPhI with a well-lit booth location that complemented the organization's vibrant color scheme. The company is continuing to grow with the recent addition of several facilities in the U.S. and Europe. 

Servier CDMO CPhI Booth #41C50

27 October, 2017

Gwenael Servant and the rest of the team Servier CDMO team was front and center at CPhI. So much to offer the industry as Servier moves forward on new opportunities.

SPI Pharma CPhI Booth #102B10

27 October, 2017

SPI Pharma appoints new CEO, Jeanne Thoma, a season veteran from Lonza, recently placed to sculpt the next stage of growth. CPhI a key event for the excipients companies.

Alcami CPhI Booth #111F20

27 October, 2017

As the Alcami train continues to gather steam, the commercial team are continuing to grow and add on key staff for their next stage of growth.

GSK CDMO CPhI Booth #41D70

27 October, 2017

John Bolla the senior executive at GSK Third Party sales has developed the new direction for GSK, and with the sales team they see picture opening up. CPhI Worldwide was important for the team to show off the new team.

Bushu Pharmaceuticals CPhI Booth #41A44

27 October, 2017

Bushu, with Manufacturing and Spera with Drug Discovery and Development services are leading the Japanese CDMO space. Baring Private Equity Asia are looking for growth and Japan is ready.

Cenexi CPhI Booth #41F80

27 October, 2017

With a new CEO, Francois Hincker, Cenexi expanded capabilities were on display at CPhI worldwide. A successful show for all, as this diversified CDMO is in growth mode.

Frankfurt Messe - Night Time

24 October, 2017

It's the first day if CPhI Worldwide 2017 and we're happy to report there is a lot going on! 

Unither Pharmaceuticals #41C80

23 October, 2017

Come visit the Unither management team at CPhI Worldwide.

Grifols #41J52

23 October, 2017

We'll see you at the Grifols booth, the morning of CPhI. Meet Marga Vines and the management team there!

Ready for CPhI

23 October, 2017

With just a day until CPhI Worldwide - Frankfurt, it's the final day of booth set up for our clients. There's still lots to do as Graham Combe, arrives from UK office. We can't wait to see you there!

BioVectra #41A32

23 October, 2017

Keeping it consistent, BioVectra is ready for a big year in Fermentation, complete with a new plant location. Come meet the company President and his commercial team at CPhI!

Cenexi #41F80

23 October, 2017

This is our third year with Cenexi. The company has a new CEO in place, and with the visionary founder and Chairman still at the helm, there’s much to do at Cenexi.

Bushu Pharmaceuticals #41A44

23 October, 2017

The Bushu Pharmaceuticals booth is  in the process of being built at CPhI Frankfurt. You can come visit the completed booth this Tuesday morning, the 24th. We'll see you there!

Marken #41K32

23 October, 2017

The booth is ready to go in hall 4.1 Join us at Marken for a beer and a gift from the supply chain market leader.

SPI Pharma #102B10

23 October, 2017

After 5 years, SPI Pharma is launching their brand new booth and there's plenty of work to be done. Come over and meet the new CEO!

Avara Pharma #41A30

23 October, 2017

Avara has a new booth this year. There's so much going on with the company's growth--we encourage you to stop by and talk with CEO Tim Tyson about it!

GSK CDMO at CPhI

23 October, 2017

GSK CDMO # 41D70 is installing their booth for the sixth year, only now they have both a new management team and new ideas. Stop by and meet the boss, John Bolla, and listen to his vision moving forward.

American Chemical Society at CPhI

23 October, 2017

Come visit our long-time client ACS at CPhI booth #110D63. ACS is supporting the academic community--come over and meet the team.

That's Nice at Chem Outsourcing

21 September, 2017

That's Nice staff attended the Chem Outsourcing show, which was hosted in Long Branch, New Jersey.

CPhI Worldwide Is Coming

04 August, 2017

The That's Nice Countdown to CPhI Worldwide has begun – we can't wait to see you in Frankfurt this October 24th-26th.

Busy after BIO

26 June, 2017

BIO International may be over, but our work is just beginning. A special thank you to everyone who followed us along the way. Don't worry if you missed it – you can click here to relive the journey anytime! 

End to BIO

23 June, 2017

The BIO International Convention is officially wrapped up. Our team and clients had a great time at the show--and half the fun was getting there! Recap our journey anytime by visiting  https://www.pharmasalmanac.com/blog.

That's Nice in the Press

23 June, 2017

Nigel Walker, Founder & Managing Director for That's Nice, was interviewed during yesterday's BIO International Convention by San Diego's KSDY50. 

James C. Greenwood Stars in Pharma's Almanac TV

22 June, 2017

Steve Kuehn, Editorial Content Director, interviews  BIO President & CEO, James C. Greenwood about his own Road to BIO. To watch all the videos from our cross-country trip, visit Pharma's Almanac TV >

BIO President & CEO, James C. Greenwood

22 June, 2017

We could think of no better person with whom to commemorate the Road to BIO than Mr. Greenwood himself, as he discussed his own journey, and his effort to communicate the "Biotechnology Message" across the globe.

Glittering…Insoles?

21 June, 2017

That’s Nice Founder & Managing Director Nigel Walker is always representing the company’s campaign colors, and BIO 2017 is no exception. 

MPI Research at BIO

21 June, 2017

MPI’s Lisa Yoder, Senior Leader, Global Marketing & Communications, and Katie Kridler, Brand Manager, came by That’s Nice booth # 1019 for a visit and a photo op in the Aventador. 

GSK Biopharmaceuticals at BIO

20 June, 2017

Janice Graff, GSK Biopharmaceuticals Director of Finished Product Sales & Business Development, and Brian Pierce, That’s Nice Director of Digital Capture, are pictured here in the That’s Nice signature Lamborghini at the end of the Road to BIO, booth # 1019

Celebrating with Abzena

20 June, 2017

That’s Nice celebrated Abzena’s growing biologics manufacturing footprint at a sunset party yesterday evening after BIO. 

Glittering Insights at BIO

20 June, 2017

Our Glittering Insights campaign has followed us to San Diego. Come check out our “garden” at booth # 1019 where we are reporting live from inside the industry.

Safe & Sound

19 June, 2017

Almost 5,000 miles and 19 states later, the Lamborghini is safely tucked inside BIO booth # 1019. Come say hello! 

Enter the Convention Center

19 June, 2017

That's Nice has officially made it to BIO International. We are so happy to finally reach San Diego and complete the Road to BIO!

Arrival

19 June, 2017

We made it! The That's Nice staff traveling on the Road to BIO have reached their final destination – BIO International in San Diego, California. You can see us – and our trusted Lambo at the convention center at Booth 1019. See you there! 

Nice Exhibit - Unither

17 May, 2017

Pictured here is Unither's CPhI North America booth #2836 featuring the company's illustrated "Single Best Way to Deliver" campaign, which emphasized the benefits of single unit dose technologies. The display includes an animated video to bring the illustration to life. 

Haig Barrett at CPhI North America

17 May, 2017

Look who we found at CPhI NA - the Haig Barrett team! Pictured here are Haig Armaghanian, CEO and Nice Consulting Partner; Beth Harris, Senior Account Director; and Josh Dunn, Strategy and Execution Lead. 

UPM & The That's Nice Team

17 May, 2017

Greetings from CPhI NA in Philly! Mimi Chen, Yiyi Liu, and Wei Gao from the That's Nice accounts team are pictured here with  Mary Lee Schiesz , Manager of Marketing for UPM. 

Nice Exhibit - UPM Pharmaceuticals

17 May, 2017

Speed. Agility. Instinct. UPM's CPhI NA booth #2937 incorporates the key elements of the organization's commitment to advancing formulation development efforts for clients. 

Nice Exhibit - Federal Equipment Company

17 May, 2017

Stop by CPhI North America booth #2125 to check out Federal Equipment's unique booth design, and to chat with the team (including "Kate" the hologram) about the company's capabilities in providing used manufacturing equipment for a wide range of industries. 

Nice Exhibit - Hovione

16 May, 2017

Hovione's CPhI North America booth #2537 features  large-scale graphics highlighting the company's recent expansion in New Jersey, as well as their unique capabilities in API and drug product development, commercial spray drying, and highly potent APIs and SDD. 

GSK at CPhI North America

16 May, 2017

The That's Nice staff is currently attending CPhI North America, taking place in Philadelphia this week, offering us an insider's view into the show. Pictured above is the GSK booth, which conveys their Molecule to Market messaging in an eye-catching orange backdrop. 

Nice Exhibit - Capsugel

16 May, 2017

Check out CPhI North America Booth #2719 featuring Capsugel's unique exhibit design and a 3D CGI animation that illustrates the company's capabilities in "Engineering Medicines to Life." 

That's Nice at CPhI NA & Informex

16 May, 2017

Nigel Walker, Founder & Managing Director of That's Nice, kicks off a productive week at CPhI North America and Informex in Philadelphia. The event, which runs from May 16th - 18th, connects buyers and sellers across the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Countdown to CPhI North America

02 May, 2017

CPhI North America is officially less than two weeks away! The conference takes place from May 16-18 and will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. According to the official CPhI website, the show kicks off in 13 days, 11 hours, and 46 minutes. Visit http://cphinorthamerica.com/ for more details!

Hubspot Partner Day

01 May, 2017

Aaron Mazze, Digital Director and Partner, captures the entire executive Hubspot team while attending Hubspot Partner Day. Co-Founder and CEO Brian Halligan is pictured in the front row with Parter, CTO and Co-Founder Dharmesh Shah on the far right.

Road to Bio Planning

19 April, 2017

The That's Nice team is busy planning for the summer road trip to BIO International, which takes place from June 19th through 22nd in San Diego. That's Nice will cross the country, visiting client sites along the way.

Interphex Highlights

30 March, 2017

Nigel Walker, Managing Director, is pictured in front of one of the most popular booths at Interphex, "Alcami igloo" which was a showstopper!

Post DCAT Planning

29 March, 2017

We are counting our cards post-DCAT, making sure to follow up with all the great people our team has met after a highly successful show week.

DCAT 2017

28 March, 2017

As DCAT is officially behind us, we want to say thank you to everyone who came out and made the events of the week so memorable. 

Interphex, Day 2

22 March, 2017

Maurice and Annie from the Research Department talk to customers at our Booth 3765.

Alcami Announcement at DCAT

21 March, 2017

Alcami hosted their annual event at the Rainbow Room during DCAT, the press announcement is pictured.

Visit Us at Interphex, Booth 3765

21 March, 2017

The That's Nice team is at interphex. Come see us and our Tesla at booth 3765.

The Tesla Has Arrived

20 March, 2017

The Tesla wrapped in the That's Nice 2017 pop art campaign has arrived just in time for Interphex. We will see you at the show!

That's Nice at SOT

16 March, 2017

Pictured at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting 2017, Michelle Hernandez, the Director of Business Intelligence and Competitive Research, poses in front of a presentation. 

Roadtrip Ready

01 March, 2017

Select That's Nice staff led by Managing Director Nigel Walker, will be embarking on a roadtrip to BIO International this June. The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, in orange, will take staff across the USA this summer.

Nice Symposium - a Closer Look

02 February, 2017

The Pharma's Almanac TV interviews were one of the main events of the Nice Symposium. Here our Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pierce, puts a microphone on David Shenberger of CAI.

Symposium Reflection

01 February, 2017

Looking back at the Symposium, fun was had by all! Guy Tiene is pictured with Chloe Park and Emilie Branch on the Pharma's Almanac team. 

Nice Symposium 2017 Kicks Off

31 January, 2017

Nice Symposium 2017 Oral Solid Dose kicked off this morning in Raleigh. This is a new industry think tank forum for leaders in outsourced pharmaceutical services and their customers. 

Gearing up to film!

30 January, 2017

Our Pharmas Almanac TV team are gearing up to interview thought leaders from the life sciences industry attending Nice Symposium 2017.

Nice Symposium Preparations

30 January, 2017

Thats Nice staff are busy, making preparations in North Carolina for Nice Symposium 2017 Oral Solid Dose, which kicks off tomorrow 31st January. 

We Heart J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

11 January, 2017

The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is progressing smoothly, and generating plenty of exciting news about the pharma and biotech market. The staff at That's Nice are in San Francisco to enjoy the conference as it unfolds.

Centerstage at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2017

10 January, 2017

We are front and center at the  J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2017. This photo is of a presentation at the conference, which attracts those in biotech from across the globe!

See You in San Francisco

09 January, 2017

Are you in San Francisco for the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference? We are on the west coast this week and couldn't be more excited to be a part of this growing event, known as the "superbowl of biotechs."

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2017

06 January, 2017

We look forward to seeing you at the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, which we will be attending in lovely San Francisco from Jan. 9th through 13th.
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