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EUCODIS Bioscience Appoints Bhupinder Hundle to Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales


10/12/2009 10:37:48 AM

VIENNA, Austria, October 12 /PRNewswire/ -- EUCODIS Bioscience, a company developing, customizing, manufacturing, and marketing enzymes for the chemical industry, announced today that it has appointed Bhupinder Hundle, PhD, to the newly created position of Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales. Dr. Hundle will be responsible for the worldwide sales of EUCODIS Bioscience' products. In 2009 the Company has started bringing to market its own enzymes portfolio. The Company had previously established its technology and its enzyme development expertise in commercial collaborations with industry partners.

"We are excited about the wealth of experience that Bhupinder brings on board in establishing and leading an effective sales force", said Rudy Pandjaitan, PhD, CEO of EUCODIS Bioscience. "At EUCODIS Bioscience Bhupinder will be responsible for building the sales structure that optimally serves our target industries in Europe, the US, and Asia."

"I am proud to join a biotechnology company like EUCODIS Bioscience, with its proven capabilities in developing and bringing industrial enzymes to the market", commented Dr. Bhupinder Hundle. "With its industry experience and its powerful technology, EUCODIS Bioscience has the potential to become a key enabler of white biotechnology applications, both in established industries and in future technologies such as the generation of fine chemicals from biomass."

Dr. Hundle comes to EUCODIS Bioscience from Lonza, Switzerland, where he headed the sales team for the Lonza Cell Discovery product range in UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Northern Europe. Prior to joining Lonza Bhupinder served as European Sales Director for Amaxa AG for 6 years. He has more than 10 years of experience in working with B2B customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in Europe and the US.

Dr. Hundle has a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Molecular Biology, an M.Sc. degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Loughborough University, UK, and received his PhD degree in Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Chemical Biodynamics Laboratory, Chemistry Department, University of California, Berkeley and as a Senior Research Fellow at University of California, San Francisco.

About EUCODIS Bioscience

EUCODIS Bioscience GmbH develops, customizes, manufactures, and markets industrial enzymes.

EUCODIS Bioscience' products help customers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food and feed industries to make manufacturing processes more efficient and cleaner, and to generate products with superior properties.

EUCODIS Bioscience originally focused on developing enzymes for industrial partners, including GlaxoSmithKline, Henkel, and Lohmann Animal Health. Since 2009, the Company also markets its own products.

Led by an experienced management team, EUCODIS Bioscience is backed by Austrian and German institutional venture capital funds, founders, and private investors. The Company is headquartered in Austria, Europe, with subsidiaries in France and Germany.

SOURCE EUCODIS Bioscience

CONTACT: Company contact EUCODIS Bioscience: Rudy Pandjaitan, PhD, CEO,
EUCODIS Bioscience, Campus Vienna Biocenter II, Viehmarktgasse 2 a/ 2 OG,
A-1030 Vienna, AUSTRIA, +43-1-8900804, office@eucodisbioscience.com; Media
contact EUCODIS Bioscience: Frank Butschbacher, Investor Relations &
Communications, http://www.butschbacher.net, +43-650-7844940,
office@butschbacher.net



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