The International CoQ10 Association

Constitution And Statutes

The International Coenzyme Ql0 Association was constituted in Ancona in September 1997 and its head office is in the Institute of Biochemistry of the University of Ancona, Via Ranieri, 60131 Ancona, Italy, fax no. +39 71 2801932. The following are articles from the Statute which might be of general interest: The Association is a non profit association which aims to promote basic and applied research on the biomedical aspects of Coenzyme Q10 in order to diffuse knowledge on basic biochemistry and on the preventive and/or therapeutic effects of Coenzyme Q10.

The general motivations of the Association's activity are the great interest in the biochemical, medical and pharmaceutical field worldwide shown to the peculiar collocation of Coenzyme Q10 in cellular bioenergetics and in the field of antioxidant defence. It is therefore very important to coordinate international efforts aimed at furthering knowledge on these subjects and optimizing the use of Coenzyme Q10 in the preventive and therapeutic fields. Specifically the aims of the Association are:

The Association has two classes of members, Ordinary Members and Supporting Members. The Supporting Members will be classified as First Supporting Members and Ordinary Supporting Members. Members can include both individual persons and body corporates, corporations and societies.

Each member has the right to one vote. The General Assembly will be held every two years and whenever the Executive Committee deems it necessary. The First Supporting Members will receive from the Executive Committee an annual report on the financial situation and on the activities of the Association by June 30th of each calendar year.

The Founding Members are those whose names appear in the Constitution Act. Admissions to Membership. Persons or associations, corporates or companies who are not First Founding Members or First Supporting Members, but who are interested in the aims of the Association as specified in this Constitution, may apply for membership through a written request addressed to the Executive Committee and endorsed by at least one member of either class of the Association itself. Admission of new members will be subject to the favourable opinion of the Executive Committee and payment of the annual membership fee. The Executive Committee may propose to the Assembly the nomination of persons or associations as Honorary Members.