Colorcon, Ltd. has opened a new technical service laboratory in Turkey. Located in Atasehir, the southern area of Istanbul, the new laboratory contains fully equipped processing suites for laboratory-scale immediate and modified release film coating trials. The facilities are available for customer use, operating under the highest standards of confidentiality and safety. They provide a convenient resource for formulators to test aqueous or organic solvent coatings and identify the most effective system and production process for their pharmaceutical or food supplement dosage formulations. According to Martti Hedman, president of Colorcon Ltd., the investment in the Istanbul technical service facility will save customers development time and cost. "Colorcon plans continued capital investment and expanded services in the region," he said. "We look forward to conducting our first Colorcon Coating School at the new facility in early November and are pleased that the new labs will accommodate hands-on, practical sessions to enhance the learning experience for attendees." Headquartered in Harleysville, PA/USA, Colorcon manufactures formulated film coating systems, modified release technologies and functional excipients for the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries. The new lab represents the seventh Colorcon technical service laboratory in the EMEA region, and brings the number of facilities Colorcon offers worldwide to 18.