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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Antisense, Oligonucleotides
    • Large Molecule
    • Liposomes
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Drug Delivery
      • Macromolecule
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Non-Specific
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Europe
      • Western Europe
        • Germany
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Novosom AG
  • Senior Management
  • Elias Papatheodorou, CEO
    Steffen Panzner, PhD, CSO
    Sebastian Kehres, Dir., Fin.
  • Contact Info
  • Novosom AG
    Phone: (49) 345 55 59 836
    Weinbergweg 22
    Halle, 06120
    Germany
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