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Article / Nov 07, 2016

The fine chemicals sector remembers Peter Pollak

C&EN, November 7, 2016

Former Lonza executive signed the first contract and wrote the book  

Riding in a minibus back to Manhattan from Hovione’s East Windsor, N.J., technology center in 2003, I felt slightly overwhelmed. Having taken on the pharmaceutical chemicals beat at C&EN, I needed guidance on why a family-owned company from Portugal needed a technology center in New Jersey. The man in the seat in front of me turned around to ask me what I thought of the Hovione venture.

This would be the first of many discussions . . .

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