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Mrs. Eva Paulsen, Ferring co-Founder, dies at 86

Lausanne, Switzerland - October 20, 2004

Ferring founder, Mrs. Eva Paulsen died last week; at the age of 86.

Eva Paulsen graduated in civil engineering from 'Polyteknisk Læreanstalt' in 1942 with chemistry as her specialty. Together with her husband, Dr. Frederik Paulsen, Eva Paulsen founded Ferring, which from small beginnings has grown into a well established multinational group.

While her achievements were numerous, she will be particularly remembered as a scientist for the invention of production techniques for ACTH from porcine pituitary glands and the development of the bowel disorder medication, PENTASA and the heartburn medication, GAVISCON.  

Eva Paulsen was highly regarded as Chairman of Ferring A/S both for her creativity and the values she established there.

By virtue of her pioneering spirit, ethical principles and great commitment, Eva Paulsen was respected and liked by all and will be deeply missed.


Ferring is a Swiss research driven, specialty biopharmaceutical company active in global markets.  The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology, infertility and urology.

In recent years Ferring has expanded beyond its traditional European base and now has operating subsidiaries in over 40 countries.

To learn more about Ferring or our products please visit us at www.Ferring.com


For more information, please contact:
Corporate Communication
Ferring International Center
Email: ficpress@ferring.com  

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