STUTTGART, Germany, September 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Biologics has appointed Movianto to provide exclusive logistics and distribution services to support the launch of the drug Ethyol(R) in several European markets. As one of the leading European providers of distribution and logistics services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industry, Movianto through its pan-European network of ten subsidiaries offers an ideal infrastructure and services portfolio along the whole supply chain.

Pinnacle Biologics, a US based company will benefit from Movianto's expertise and solution competence in the European healthcare market. "This collaboration between Pinnacle and Movianto creates an alliance that we can jointly expand over time. I am very excited about the future possibilities of working with Movianto," said James R. Miller, President and CEO of Pinnacle Biologics.

Movianto will distribute the product to hospitals and wholesalers in numerous European countries and will manage complete order-to-cash-collection.

Conor Roche, Managing Director of Movianto Group commented, "We fulfilled the significant requirements of Pinnacle's novel business model, and implemented a distribution infrastructure that can expand as they grow. In addition, business models like the one developed with Pinnacle will provide ideal support for specialised pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies."

About Movianto

Movianto provides the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industry with innovative logistics and distribution solutions across a network of ten European countries. Movianto's 400 international clients, including the world's ten largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, benefit from a broad range of pharmaceutical logistics services and the variety of distribution models at national, regional and European level. Providing consistently high levels of quality and securing transparency of the supply chain are Movianto's highest priority. Movianto is a business unit of Celesio AG.

Contact Ottilie Krug, Tel: +49(0)711-900-597-912 / Fax: +49(0)711-900-597-910 Movianto GmbH, Neckartalstrasse 155, 70376 Stuttgart, Germany E-Mail: Internet:

Contact: Ottilie Krug, Tel: +49(0)711-900-597-912 / Fax: +49(0)711-900-597-910, Movianto GmbH, Neckartalstrasse 155, 70376 Stuttgart, Germany, E-Mail: