pION INC announces Woodbridge Scientific, LLC as their National Distributor for the Rainbow Dynamic Dissolution Monitor® System.

February 22, 2010

(Woburn, MA , Feb 10, 2010-for immediate release)-- pION INC today announced the appointment of Woodbridge Scientific, LLC of Woodbridge, CT as the exclusive national distributor for the Rainbow Dynamic Dissolution Monitor® System.   Led by former pION INC sales manager, Mark Sackler, Woodbridge Scientific, LLC is also manufacturer's representative for the entire pION line in much of the northeast U.S. 

"We are pleased to have Mark and his company assume this vital role for our fiber optic line in the USP-related dissolution environment," said Alex Avdeef, CSO/CEO and co-founder of pION, "Woodbridge Scientific, LLC is uniquely positioned to apply their considerable experience in the dissolution industry to provide superior sales and customer support."

The Rainbow Dynamic Dissolution Monitor System uses UV-fiber optic technology to rapidly measure the concentration of drug substances in conventional dissolution baths without the need for liquid sampling.    The solid state photo diode arrays and fiber optics provide a level of reliability in a maintenance-free system unmatched in the industry.   The system was originally developed in the mid 1990's in-house by scientists and Purdue Pharma, L.P.,  commercialized in 2001, and later acquired by pION INC.  

"I've worked with pION for many years", said Sackler.  "We've also been associated with the Rainbow Dynamic Dissolution Monitor System since its prior inception and development by Purdue Pharma, so we're now in a unique position to deliver solid customer sales and support.  Along with the support of Vortex Pharma Group of Benson, NC as channel partner, we are well positioned to grow and support the Rainbow market."

pION INC will continue to support the instruments of existing Rainbow Dynamic Dissolution Monitor® customers, as well as sell and service its small volume µDISS ProfilerTM which also employs the same fiber optic detector.


About pION INC

pION INC offers ADME-related analytical tools and services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratories: instruments, supplies, reagents, software, and contract services. Excipient screening is based on the patented solubility/permeability µSOL/PAMPA EvolutionTM manual and robotic platforms. Patented in situ fiber optic UV/Vis-based dissolution monitoring systems: the µDISS ProfilerPLUSTM for preformulation/delivery research and the Rainbow Dynamic Dissolution Monitor® detection system for time-savings in R&D/QC solid dosage forms testing.


About Woodbridge Scientific, LLC

Woodbridge Scientific specializes in tablet dissolution quality control instrumentation, dissolution baths and magnetic bead separations.  Woodbridge represents pION INC, Logan Instruments, Vortex Pharma Group and Soma Engineering.


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