Reporters Notebook

Supplier News

Bionorica announced its products’ representatives are featured in two episodes of the series “Healing Quest,” airing on select PBS stations nationwide.

“We’re delighted to spread the word about the benefits of safe and effective plant-based remedies, especially when it comes to children’s health,” stated Wolf Aulenbacher, president of U.S. operations for Bionorica. “These ‘Healing Quest’ programs will help assure parents and doctors that there are new options now available in the United States—gentle and natural alternatives to help ensure good health for the whole family.”

Guests include Robert “Dr. Bob” Sears, a pediatrician and co-author of the “Sears Parenting Library;” Marcus Laux, a licensed naturopathic physician and co-author of “Natural Woman, Natural Menopause;” and “Healing Quest” contributor Narinder Duggal, a practicing pharmacist and internist who teaches at the University of Washington.

The shows began airing in January.

Executive News

Advanced Vision Research last month named Neil Donnenfeld the company’s new CEO and director.

Donnenfeld succeeds Jeffrey Gilbard, the company’s founder, who passed away in August. Donnenfeld most recently served as SVP global sales and marketing, a position he held since 2005. Donnenfeld, 48, joined AVR in May 1998, shortly after the company was formed as an over-the-counter eye care company to market and distribute TheraTears products.

“We are eager to introduce revolutionary new products that are already in the pipeline, and look forward to the development of new advances in eye care treatment that improve patients’ lives,” Donnenfeld stated.