Mario Lebrun: Newly appointed Managing Director for BIOQuebec

    MONTREAL, Aug. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr Patrick Montpetit CA CF, BIOQuebec's
Chairman of the Board, announces the appointment of Mario Lebrun as Managing
    Until recently, Mr Lebrun was Vice-President at Investissement Québec,
first in Foreign Prospection, then in Communications. Previously, Mr. Lebrun
was Political Director for three ministerial cabinets in Quebec including
Ministère de la santé and Ministère du développement économique. Earlier in
his career, he worked in the pharmaceutical and health care industries
(Abbott, Pharmacia and Schering) and was General Manager of a Financial
Network Association.
    "We are proud to have Mr Lebrun head our network. His experience in the
public and private sectors, combined with his expertise in public affairs and
government relations will be undeniable assets and will consolidate the
development and prestige of BIOQuebec", explains Patrick Montpetit CA CF.
    "My priorities are to intervene on three axes: to continue the networks
intervention efforts on behalf of our members with government authorities to
ensure that the needs of the industry are met ; increase concertation between
various networks and organizations working in Life Sciences ; and, solidify
our Member Services", adds Mr Lebrun.

    About BIOQuebec

    BIOQuebec is a biotech and life sciences association representing over
240 companies and research centres in Québec. It pursues its efforts with
government authorities to advocate the wealth creation potential and growing
importance that our industry represents for Québec's economy. BIOQuebec
continues to develop a closer relationship with public decision-makers in
order to draw attention to the indispensable nature of the biotech industry,
the contribution that our member companies make to the health care system, as
well as the role that biotech plus in the whole area of economic development.
In addition, BIOQuébec has pursued its mission to act as a catalyst to prompt
biotechnology and life sciences companies to raise their profile abroad.

For further information:

For further information: Marie-France Martel, Communications and Events,
(514) 733-8411, ext. 204, Cell : (514) 464-9966,,; Source: BIOQuébec

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