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BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid leadership position in Spain, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America, the Sunbelt Region of the United States and Turkey.



Kaneka Pharma America LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaneka Americas Holdings, Inc. Established in 1997, KPA has a head office in New York, N.Y. with a sales office in Torrance, C.A.  KPA is the exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada for the extracorporeal LDL-apheresis system, Liposorber, manufactured by Kaneka Corporation. It also markets vascular interventional devices in North & South American countries. A new device in the ophthalmology field is scheduled for its market launch in 2012. In addition, emerging devices in the field of cardiology, neurology, nephrology, and regenerative medicine are under development with the aim of patients’ improved outcome.



Nestle, is a leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company. Nestle enhances lives with science-based nutrition and health solutions for all stages of life, helping consumers care for themselves and their families.



Mtuity is a part of Paradigm IT, a company that consists of multiple business units managing different lines of business and currently has with over 2500 people on it rolls. At the core of it is knowledge driven IT and associated services. Paradigm has offices in India and USA servicing clients around the world. Paradigm IT has an annual turnover of $80 Million USD with more than 1000 employees at various locations in the world.



Huawei exists to serve customers, whose demand is the driving force behind our development. We continuously create longterm value for customers by being responsive to their needs and requirements. We measure our work against how much value we bring to customers, because we can only succeed through our customers’success.



Janssen, is part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, which strives to discover and develop transformational medicines to help people around the world live longer, healthier and more productive lives. They work with partners and stakeholders in health care to ensure broader access to medicines today, while sustaining the biomedical research ecosystem that is the best hope for defeating disease and transforming the lives of tomorrow’s patients.




Nofima is one of the largest institutes for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food research in Europe. Nofima supplies internationally renowned research and solutions that provide competitive advantages along the complete chain of value. The head office is located in Tromsø, with research activities in Alta, Bergen, Stavanger, Sunndalsøra, Tromsø and Ås. The institution was established on 1 January 2008 and has approximately 360 employees.



The core mission of Research and Technology Organisations is to harness science and technology in the service of innovation, to improve quality of life and build economic competitiveness.