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Friday 23 May, 2008


MattsonJack Appoints Thierry Devevey as Director

PARIS and ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - May 23, 2008) - Pierre
Anhoury, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Business Leader,
MattsonJack Europe, announced the appointment of Mr. Thierry Devevey
as Director, Europe, to be based in The Mattson Jack Group's Paris

Mr. Devevey brings to MattsonJack 20 years of experience in the
pharmaceutical and healthcare markets. Mr. Devevey's management
responsibilities have included Pricing and Reimbursement, Brand
Management, Business Development, Strategic Marketing, Financial
Planning and Group Product Management in prescription and OTC
markets. He will be responsible for EU consulting and focus on
French-speaking countries, and national and international
institutions, including but not limited to OECD, WHO, European
Commission, and the EU Drug Agency.

Dr. Anhoury stated, "Thierry Devevey has a unique understanding of
client and corporate needs at the country level in Europe and has
successfully managed multiple priorities and complex relationships,
which are particular to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. His
experience with key accounts, Key Opinion Leaders, and government
policy brings strong insight and added capabilities to service the
needs of our clients."

Richard W. Martin, President and Chief Operating Officer of
MattsonJack stated: "The addition of Thierry to our Europe team is
another in a long list of examples of our determination to continue
to provide outstanding business insight to our globally diverse
client base through the addition of exceptional talent around the
world. We are indeed fortunate to welcome Thierry to our team."

For information on MattsonJack in Europe, contact Dr. Pierre Anhoury,
Senior Vice President, Business Leader Europe, at + 33(0)1 53 10 53
24 (Paris) or [email protected]


Formed in 1986, MattsonJack focuses its client support in three areas
of Competency: Business Analytics, Brand Optimization, and Corporate
Development services in the pharmaceutical and biotech markets.
MattsonJack consultants have expertise in pricing and reimbursement,
custom epidemiology, technology assessment, business and strategic
plan development, due diligence and licensing support, market
modeling and forecasting, and primary market research. MattsonJack's
client list ranges from emerging companies to some of the most
recognized pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world, such as
Abbott, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Guebert,
Johnson & Johnson Companies, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Wyeth,
and many others.

MattsonJack's knowledgeware and client productivity tools include Epi
Database® and Forecast Architect®. Additionally, MattsonJack, as one
of the largest global oncology consulting firms, supports its
clients' cancer interests through its MattsonJack DaVinci multiclient
offerings, including CancerMPact®, CancerNSight(TM), Oncology
Marketing Strategies(TM), Supportive Care Perspectives(TM), Future
Focus(TM) Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS).

MattsonJack is part of Kantar Group, the Information and Consultancy
division of WPP, a $10+ billion global communications services firm.

For more information on The Mattson Jack Group, contact Paula
Paradise, Director of Marketing at [email protected]


Kantar is one of the world's largest research, insight and
consultancy networks. It helps clients make better business decisions
through a deeper understanding of their markets, their brands and
their customers.

Part of WPP, Kantar brings together a diverse group of outstanding
marketing insight and consulting companies -- each an expert in their
field who can work together seamlessly to help clients address
business issues in a holistic and strategic way.

Companies include: Added Value Group, AMRB, BMRB, BPRI, Cannondale
Associates, Center Partners, Everystone, Focalyst, Fusion 5,
Glendinning Management Consultants, Henley Centre HeadlightVision,
IMRB, Kantar Operations, KMR Group, Lightspeed Research, Management
Ventures, Mattson Jack Group, Millward Brown, Research International,
RMS and Ziment Group. The group operates in 160 offices across 60
markets worldwide.

For information on MattsonJack in Europe, contact:
Dr. Pierre Anhoury
Senior Vice President, Business Leader Europe
+ 33(0)1 53 10 53 24 (Paris)
[email protected]


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