Munich, Germany – July 15, 2001 – Bicoll announced today to carry out a public-private-partnership-
project. Bicoll’s public partner in that special environmental protection project will be the Deutsche
Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG). The DEG has a coordination function for the
Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ). The costs of this 350 000 USD
project are shared 55/45 between Bicoll and the BMZ. Bicoll will invest in a unique training and
education program in China related to modern drug discovery. The PPP-project will support Bicoll to
speed up its growth in China.