Anna Karin Kallen New Vice President Communications For Biovitrum

Stockholm, SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Anna Karin Kallen has been recruited to the position of Vice President of Communications at Biovitrum. Anna Karin will be a member of the senior management team and will report directly to CEO Mats Pettersson. She will assume the post on April 4, 2005.

"With her thorough expertise and experience of strategic communications, Anna Karin Kallen will add significant value to the senior management team," says CEO Mats Pettersson.

Anna Karin has worked for many years as a senior consultant at Hallvarsson & Halvarsson, a communications company, in which she is a senior partner. She has previously held senior communication positions at leading listed Swedish companies. She has been an expert advisor at the Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication, has worked as a journalist at the Swedish financial magazine Affarsvarlden and prior to that was a management consultant at Bain & Co. in London and Boston.

Anna Karin is a graduate economist from the Stockholm School of Economics and has a Master of Business Administration degree from IMEDE in Switzerland.

 Contact at Biovitrum: 
 Rolf Gulliksen, acting Vice President Communications 
 Mobile: +46 70-262 0628

 Mats Pettersson, CEO Telephone:
 +46 8-697 23 27

 Anna Karin Kallen
 Mobile: +46 709 711 234


Biovitrum is a privately held Swedish biotechnology company with its operations focused on the discovery and development of innovative drugs, primarily for the treatment of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. The company has a number of potential new drugs in development internally and in strategic alliances with partners. Biovitrum also offers contract services and collaborations in process development and manufacturing of protein therapeutics, and markets a portfolio of products in the Nordic territory.

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Biovitrum AB, Lindhagensgatan 100, SE-112 76 Stockholm Tel: +46-8 697 20 00

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