Novo Nordisk (Princeton, New Jersey), a healthcare company specializing in diabetes care, reported plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Princeton to accommodate future growth. In the past five years, the company has experienced a 150% increase in employees at its U.S. headquarters.

The new building will have the capacity for more than 400 employees and feature an in-house training facility capable of training 100 employees simultaneously.

“Diabetes in the U.S. is an unfortunate and growing epidemic and we've had to expand to meet that challenge,” said Jerzy Gruhn, president of Novo Nordisk, Inc. "The expansion of our headquarters will provide our team of talented and dedicated employees a modern, spacious facility that will enable them to continue changing diabetes and realize our vision of defeating the disease.

“We consider the state of New Jersey and our local community key contributors to our vision, as they have been exemplary partners and have supported and encouraged Novo Nordisk's growth in the area.”

SpineMark and NeuStrategy start spine survey

SpineMark (San Diego) and NeuStrategy (Chicago) have joined forces to conduct the nation’s first comprehensive survey of medical and surgical spine programs. The results will provide an accounting of spine centers across the nation and uncover spine care program trends.

Titled the Spine COE (Centers of Excellence) Survey, the study will track the types of spine conditions treated by dedicated spine programs and measure critical infrastructure requirements, including staffing, training, technology, facilities, surgical capabilities and community education campaigns. Each participating center will receive a customized report card that will help them understand how their services compare to others across the country.

Highlands Acquisition gets Amex warning

Highlands Acquisition (Montvale, New Jersey) said it received a warning letter from the Amex that it is not in compliance with Sections 121(A)(1) and 802(a) of the Amex Company Guide because the company’s board is no longer comprised of a majority of directors who are independent. Amex gave the company until May 27, 2008 to regain compliance with the requirements set forth in such sections. The company is actively seeking an independent director to fill the vacancy on its board caused by the resignation of William Campbell, one of its independent directors, on Feb.11, 2008.

Highlands Acquisition is a newly organized blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, stock purchase, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with one or more operating businesses.