Atacama Labs Oy Appoints Dr. Robert Lammens as Chief Technology Officer

April 14, 2010

HELSINKI, Finland, April 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Atacama Labs Oy today
announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Lammens as Chief Technology Officer,

Dr. Lammens is responsible for the further development of the company’s
proprietary Pneumatic Dry Granulation technology, PDG Technology(TM). Dr
Lammens also develops the company’s own product portfolio and supports
clients in developing pharmaceutical products with the PDG Technology(TM).

“The appointment of Dr. Lammens strengthens our scientific and technical
capabilities significantly. The combination of his knowledge and our unique
PDG Technology(TM) is an enormous opportunity for Atacama and our customers.
Dr Lammens’ proven track record in development of pharmaceutical processes
will raise Atacama to the next level,” said Mr. Jari Ovaskainen, Chairman of
the Board of Directors, Atacama Labs Oy.

Dr. Robert Lammens is an experienced and acknowledged expert in the
Pharmaceutical Technology, especially in dry granulation. He has received his
Ph.D. in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Leiden
(the Netherlands) in 1981. After that he joined Bayer AG in Leverkusen, where
he worked for 23 years mainly in the field of solid dosage forms. In addition
to his new position as the CTO of Atacama Labs, he will continue as Senior
Lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology of University of
Bonn, where he is coaching several Ph.D. projects in the field of granulation
and tableting in close cooperation with the director of this department,
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Jurgen Steffens. He is also an adviser to Gerteis Maschinen +
Processengineering AG, the leading compactor vendor in the world

About Atacama Labs Oy

Atacama Labs Oy is a privately owned specialty pharmaceutical company
that offers:

    - galenic development from test granulations to full galenic development

    - contract manufacturing services from tablets to fully packaged

    The company is located in Helsinki, Finland.

SOURCE Atacama Labs Oy

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