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Introducing the Scientific Committee for the Astra Tech World Congress 2012

Monday, March 28, 2011

Introducing the Scientific Committee for the Astra Tech World Congress 201207:00 EDT Monday, March 28, 2011 MÖLNDAL, Sweden (Business Wire) -- Astra Tech is proud to present the members of the Scientific Committee and Scientific Award Committee for the Astra Tech World Congress 2012. Jan Lindhe, Tomas Albrektsson and Christoph Hämmerle constitute the Scientific Committee Steering Group. They are accompanied by the members of the Scientific Committee – Denis Cecchinato, Kerstin Gröndahl, Stefan Haßfeld, Rhonda Jacob, Hans-Christoph Lauer, Gert J. Meijer, Masahiko Nikaido, Richard Palmer, Pascal Valentini, and Homa Zadeh. Together they will play an important role in the development of the scientific program. The Scientific Award Committee consists of three world-renowned implant dentistry professionals, namely Lyndon Cooper, Michael Norton, and Clark Stanford. They will select a winner, who has made a significant contribution to dental implant-related research. The third Astra Tech World Congress will take place May 9-12, 2012, and will feature an inspirational three-day scientific program with over 100 world-renowned lecturers, complemented by workshops and product demonstrations. The delegates will also get to know Gothenburg, the city by the sea on the west coast of Sweden, renowned for its natural beauty and picturesque surroundings. About Astra TechAstra Tech AB, a company in the Astra Zeneca group, is a global leader in dental, surgical and urological products, services and support. An innovation-driven company since the start in 1948, Astra Tech has continually developed market-leading solutions to meet health care needs based on user and medical community input. Ongoing research and development is aimed at finding new ways to support caregivers and improve quality of life for patients worldwide.Astra Tech headquarters are located in Mölndal, Sweden, with production facilities in Sweden and North America. The company is represented globally by 16 subsidiaries and selected local distribution partners. Astra Tech has 2,200 employees worldwide and the revenue in 2010 was SEK 3.9 billion. The company invests five percent of its revenues annually in research. For information on the Astra Tech World Congress, visit For information about the city of Gothenburg, visit Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: Astra Tech Inc., North AmericaJanie Shen, 800-531-3481Director, Corporate