Adesis Announces Joanne Johnson as Vice President of Business Development

NEW CASTLE, Del.--()--Adesis, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq:OLED), today announced that Joanne Johnson, Ph.D. has been appointed Vice President of Business Development.

“I am delighted to welcome Joanne to the rapidly growing team at Adesis,” said Andrew Cottone, Ph.D., President of Adesis, Inc. “Joanne brings a wealth of international experience across various aspects of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology business arenas. With her deep technical, marketing and leadership expertise, Joanne will help enhance our current collaborative relationships, develop new business opportunities, and expand our partnership engagements. I am confident that she will be a valuable asset in fostering our best-in-class customer management and fueling revenue and business growth for the Company.”

Prior to joining Adesis, Dr. Johnson was Vice President of Business Development at Asymchem, Inc. During her 9-year tenure, she gained broad and significant experience in building out global sales and support teams, and managed significant revenue growth. Dr. Johnson also brings technical and business-related experience from AMRI, Biofocus-DPI, the Cancer Research Campaign (CRC) and Acambis. Dr. Johnson received her Ph.D. from the University of Wales (UK) and her Bachelor's degree from Durham University (UK). She completed postdoctoral research at both Southampton and Cambridge.

“It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Adesis,” said Joanne Johnson. “As a leading organic synthesis CRO (contract research organization) with a rich history of scientific excellence and the full support of its parent company, Universal Display Corporation, Adesis is uniquely positioned for its next phase of growth. To support its bustling customer pipeline, the Company is expanding its portfolio of discovery, development, and commercialization services as well as its headcount and footprint. I am thrilled to be part of the world-class team at Adesis and look forward to helping broaden its diverse customer base, and grow through strategic partnerships.”

About Adesis, Inc.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation, Adesis, Inc. is a contract research organization (CRO) supporting the pharma, biotech, catalysis and a number of other industries. The CRO specializes in organic and organometallic synthesis, in milligrams to multi-kilogram quantities. Adesis has a business model of providing clients with organic chemistry services in three areas: early stage research, scale up and development, and specialty manufacturing. With over 20 years of success and approximately 60 chemists with extensive industry and professional experience, Adesis supports companies in various industries with small molecule organic chemistry expertise. Adesis provides a range of services that can supplement research and development efforts. It can also act as a specialty manufacturer to reinforce supply chains. To learn more about Adesis, please visit

About Universal Display Corporation

Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED) is a leader in developing and delivering state-of-the-art, organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies, materials and services to the display and lighting industries. To learn more about Universal Display Corporation, please visit

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Adesis, Inc./ Universal Display Corporation:
Darice Liu, 609-671-0980 x570

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Adesis, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Display, today announced that Joanne Johnson, Ph.D. has been appointed VP of Business Development


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Adesis, Inc./ Universal Display Corporation:
Darice Liu, 609-671-0980 x570