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Press Clipping / Mar 22, 2018

Five Minutes with Marco Gil - DCAT WEEK’18

TKS, TeckoScienze Publisher, March 22, 2018

Marco Gil picture Hovione Senior VP Sales and Marketing

Marco Gil

Senior VP - Sales & Marketing
Marco Gil has a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Technical University of Lisbon.

In 2007 he joined Hovione as an Associate Engineer in the R&D Particle Design area. In May 2011 he was appointed as a Director of R&D Process Chemistry. He has held several management responsibilities, including Site General Manager of the Hovione site in New Jersey, US. From 2017 to 2022, Marco held leadership positions in Sales.

Since May 2022 he is the Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at Hovione.

PH: How is business right now?

Gil: Business is going well. The CDMO industry is quite busy, not just Hovione. It comes naturally from the good environment that investors found in the biotech sector overall, so there are many programmes ongoing in development. Business is well funded, there is a lot of activity and CDMOs benefit from that. Also, large pharma continues to divest manufacturing assets. The trends of recent years remain and I think they will continue for the next months. The off-patents business is growing too. There is a lot of interest in niche, specialised APIs with specific properties from a physical standpoint.

PH: What specialised technologies are you investing in?

Gil: Spray drying is one of our core technologies,...

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