CINCINNATI & BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Girindus, a service provider to the pharmaceutical industry for APIs and a leading manufacturer of therapeutic oligonucleotides, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marc Lematre as CEO of Girindus America, Inc. starting December 1st, 2009. In this role, Dr. Lematre will lead Girindus' US operation and will have direct managerial responsibility for all business development and R&D activities.
Dr. Lematre holds a diploma in Organic Chemistry and received a Doctorate of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Lige in Belgium. After post-doctoral work in Montpellier, France, and two years at the Institute Pasteur (Paris) working in the lab of Dr. Luc Montagnier (2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine), Dr. Lematre began his industrial career at Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer (now part of Sanofi-Aventis). He then moved to Eurogentec and further to Glen Research. Dr. Lematre has been engaged in the fields of biotechnology research and production, QC, quality management and business development for over 20 years. During that time, he has maintained a strong focus on oligonucleotides, publishing over 50 technical papers in the areas of antisense oligonucleotides, q-PCR, siRNA, antiviral nucleosides and other related technologies.
'Marc brings with him broad experience in the oligonucleotide arena as well as a deep understanding of our industry. I am pleased that we were able to bring to Girindus a person with such a unique background and look forward to his leadership of both the technology and business aspects', said Martin Weiland, Speaker of the Management Board of Girindus AG.
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