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05.01.2013 :: Gunnar Björksten :: <gunnar.bjorksten a>

Sofinn Group company Aqua-Nova AB of Sweden and the worlds leading freeze dryer manufacturer Tofflon sign a strategic cooperation agreement

Press release

Tofflon and Aqua-Nova announce strategic co-operation agreement

Shanghai (China) and Kristianstad (Sweden) on the 10th of December 2012

Shanghai Tofflon Science and Technology Co. Ltd. and Aqua Nova AB jointly announced today that they have entered into a strategic co-operation agreement. Under the conditions of the agreement Tofflon will manufacture and market the Aqua Nova® water stills and pure steam generators in China. Aqua Nova will be responsible for the marketing of the Tofflon® freeze dryers in the Nordic countries.

Anthony Zheng of Tofflon said:The cooperation between Tofflon and Aqua Nova offers China pharmaceutical machinery manufacturer a great chance to learn from European advanced company to accelerate China’s pharmaceutical machinery industry development. The cooperation not only helps Tofflon to supply advanced technology for China’s booming pharmaceutical industry, but also promotes Tofflon’s growth towards global lyophilisation solution provider.

Gunnar Bjorksten of Aqua Nova said: We consider ourselves fortunate to have found a partner such as Tofflon. We are very impressed by the Tofflon management team as well as the company’s personnel and production facilities. The two companies represent in our opinion a perfect fit; no doubt the state of the art production facilities of Tofflon in combination with our unique and well-proven distillation-separation technology will yield excellent results. Now also customers in China will be able to profit from the advantages that the Aqua Nova® equipment offers. Further our organisation in Sweden will give Tofflon® an excellent basis for establishing itself as the leading supplier of freeze-dryers also in Scandinavia.

About Tofflon: Shanghai Tofflon Science and Technology Co. Ltd, is the largest freeze dryer supplier in China with globally the largest freeze dyer manufacturing capacity in the world. Since its foundation in 1993 , Tofflon has supplied over 2000 freeze dryers and freeze drying system for the pharma and biotech industry within 30 countries and regions. On February 1, 2011 it successfully grew up to a public company on the China Shenzhen Stock Exchange. In the future Tofflon is dedicated to grow into to a total solutions provider for the critical aseptic process of sterile injectables. Additional information on the company can be found on the Internet at:

About Aqua Nova: Aqua Nova AB is a leading European manufacturer of water stills and pure steam generators for use within the Life Science Industries and Health Care. The company based in Kristianstad in Sweden was founded in 1993. With deliveries to over 30 countries Aqua Nova counts among its customer a great number of the world’s leading pharma and biotech companies Additional information on the company can be found on the Internet at:

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