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Press Release / Jul 21, 2010

Hovione scientists bring PAT and inhalation expertise to USP

Loures, Portugal, July 21, 2010. Hovione is announcing the nomination of two of its scientists to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), for the period 2010-2015. Jason Suggett, PhD has been named to the General Chapters – Dosage Forms Expert Committee and Nuno Matos is joining the Chemical Analysis Expert Committee.

Jason Suggett joins as an expert in the field of inhalation products and will contribute his knowledge in the area of new testing procedures for inhalation products. Nuno Matos is an expert in the field of process analytical technology (PAT), near-infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics.

Peter Villax, Vice-President said “Hovione has been active in the standard setting process for three decades now. We are delighted that two of our scientists are joining USP committees, and hope that their work brings a significant contribution, particularly in the areas of PAT and inhalation.”

The USP is a non-governmental, official public standards-setting authority responsible for overseeing standards for prescription medicines and other healthcare products manufactured or sold in the United States. USP's activities have a significant impact on promoting quality and protecting the public health worldwide.

About Hovione

Hovione is an international company with 51 years’ experience in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient development and compliant manufacture, from molecule to unit dose. With four FDA inspected sites in the US, China, Ireland and Portugal the company focuses on serving the most demanding customers in the most regulated markets. The company also offers integrated API, particle design and formulation development and manufacturing. In the inhalation area, Hovione is the only independent company offering such a broad range of services.

For further information about Hovione, please visit the Hovione site at or contact Corporate Communications (Isabel Pina, + 351 21 982 9362, e-mail:



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