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Behring Diagnostics GmbH announces new structure of its global diagnostics business.



FRANKFURT, Germany--(HealthWire)--Jan. 13, 1997--Behring Diagnostics GmbH, today announced the new organizational structure This article has no lead section.

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 of the global diagnostics business within the Hoechst Group Life Sciences Business. As noted in a press release issued in late December by Hoechst, effective January 1, 1997, Behring Diagnostics GmbH is the new management company for the diagnostics business within the Hoechst Group's life sciences business. Hoechst Marion Roussel, Behring Diagnostics, Hoechst Roussel Vet, and AgrEvo make up the Hoechst Group's life sciences business.

Behring Diagnostics GmbH will be the shareholder of the company's existing and to be established diagnostics companies throughout the world.

The Board of Management, designated by the Hoechst Board of Management, for Behring Diagnostics GmbH includes: Uwe Bicker bick·er  
intr.v. bick·ered, bick·er·ing, bick·ers
1. To engage in a petty, bad-tempered quarrel; squabble. See Synonyms at argue.

2.
, MD, PhD, chairman; Friedhelm Blobel, PhD, chief technology officer and head of the global Product Supply Organization (PSO PSO - Oracle Parallel Server ); and Reiner Gleiss, who has been appointed chief financial and administrative officer. Mr. Gleiss has held various positions within the Hoechst organization.

"Our strengthened position within the Hoechst Group provides us an opportunity to better manage our global business while remaining focused on the needs of our customers, and the breadth of our product offering," stated Uwe Bicker, MD, PhD, chairman of Behring Diagnostics GmbH. "We will continue to concentrate on developing new ways to streamline and strengthen our business as we embark on a new era as a leader in global diagnostics."

Reporting to the Chairman, Uwe Bicker, are: Sue Andrews, head of global marketing and head of Europe region I; Charlotte Dexter, corporate communications Corporate communications is the process of facilitating information and knowledge exchanges with internal and key external groups and individuals that have a direct relationship with an enterprise.  officer; Heinz Heuser, head of Europe region II; Norbert Madry, PhD, strategy and business process development; John Sullivan
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John Sullivan (b. February 17 1740, Somersworth, New Hampshire – d.
, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Behring Diagnostics Inc. and head of worldwide business development, and acting head of the Americas region; and Bob Wolf, head of the Asia-Pacific/Middle East region.

Reporting to Friedhelm Blobel are heads of the business lines and global functions of the PSO including: Harmut Hampl, PhD, microbiology; Werner Hampl, OPUS(R); David Kuhn, Emit(R); Erwin Metzmann, PhD, plasma proteins; Hermann Pelzer, PhD, coagulation coagulation (kōăg'ylā`shən), the collecting into a mass of minute particles of a solid dispersed throughout a liquid (a sol), usually followed by the precipitation or ; Steve Abbott, PhD, global quality systems; Hans-Joachim Fink, PhD, instrumentation; Rita Hofberg, technical product management; Yorck Koehn, logistics; Jerry Rosenstock, Esq., in the United States, patents and licensing; Ted Ullman, PhD, acting head of research; and Guenther Veith, site management Marburg.

Reporting to the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Reiner Gleiss, will be the functions of: finance, controlling, treasury, human resources, legal and administration. The positions and reporting lines will be announced during the first quarter of 1997.

Behring Diagnostics GmbH, the in vitro diagnostics In vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests are medical tests conducted in a test tube, or more generally in a controlled environment outside a living organism. In vitro means in glass in Latin.  company of the Hoechst Group, is one of the four life sciences businesses of the Hoechst Group. Hoechst Marion Roussel, Behring Diagnostics, Hoechst Roussel Vet, and AgrEvo make up the life sciences business of the Hoechst Group.

With headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, Behring Diagnostics GmbH, manufactures and markets in vitro in vitro /in vi·tro/ (in ve´tro) [L.] within a glass; observable in a test tube; in an artificial environment.

in vi·tro
adj.
In an artificial environment outside a living organism.
 diagnostic systems used by healthcare professionals in hospitals and laboratories throughout the world. The company has five business lines: plasma proteins, coagulation and microbiology, based in Marburg, Germany; the OPUS(R) business line, located in Westwood, Massachusetts; and the Syva(R) business line, based in San Jose, California San Jose (IPA: /ˌsænhoʊˈzeɪ/) is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the county seat of Santa Clara County. . Behring Diagnostics acquired the former Syva Company in 1995. Behring Diagnostics had consolidated net sales Net Sales

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 of DM 1.027 billion, in 1995, and employs approximately 3,000 worldwide.

OPUS, Syva and Emit are registered trademarks of Behring Diagnostics GmbH.

CONTACT: Behring Diagnostics, Frankfurt

Charlotte Dexter, +44 (171) 384-3390 or

+1 (800) 223-7982, box 9778
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