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Multidisciplinary consultancy: Expertise & Functions

Market Access

■ Health Economics
■ Pricing
■ Reimbursement
■ Development of global & regional pricing and reimbursement strategies
■ Submission of pricing & reimbursement dossiers to payers and negotiation with payers
■ European Market Access Management
■ Real World Evidence (RWE)

Market Research &
Business Intelligence

■ Business Intelligence
■ Competitor analysis
■ SWOT-analysis of mission critical business (risk analysis)
■ Financial valuation

Business Development &
Sales

■ Identification and qualification of new customers/ partners
■ In- & out-licensing
■ Marketing and distribution agreements
■ Divestments and acquisitions
■ Drafting and negotiating business terms
■ Portfolio analysis, project evaluation and competitive intelligence

Corporate Development &
Start-ups

■ Identification and qualification of strategic partners worldwide
■ Strategy development and alignment corporate strategy
■ Divestments and acquisitions
■ Strategic alliances (M&A) and partnering
■ Alliance management
■ Portfolio strategies
■ Deal making
■ Due diligence

■ Generation of business plan, investment cases
■ Generation of presentations and relevant docs
■ Start-up and launch strategies (for innovative technologies)
■ Science-to-business strategies
■ Non-Executive Director Board Appointments

Investor Access

■ Capital raising
■ Fundraising advisory
■ Access to investors, public funds and grants
■ Negotiation of terms to closure
■ Analysis and financial valuation of projects, portfolios and companies

Finance &
Controlling

■ Strategic & financial advisory
■ Investment advisory
■ Corporate finance
■ Corporate planning and controlling
■ Accounting, reporting and bookkeeping
■ Project administration
■ Optimization of financing
■ Advice on exit strategies
■ SWOT analysis
■ Risk management
■ Valuation analysis

Intellectual Property

■ Defining IP strategies, incl acquisition and
divestment
■ National and international IP filing
■ Prosecution of patent applications
■ Court proceedings relating to patents
■ FTOs, due-diligences
■ IP valuation
■ IP Scouting & placement

Legal

■ Preparation, negotiation and review of licence, cooperation and distribution agreements
■ Handling of patent, copyright and trademark issues
■ Corporate law
■ Legal advice in due diligence and M&A
■ Data protection, cloud computing and internet law
■ Labor law

Preclinical Management

■ Preparation of R&D and clinical study documents
■ Set-up, support and/or run R&D projects, teams and budgets
■ Scientific, organizational and strategic consulting
■ Scientific information management
■ Advise and assistance with CROs, universities and KOLs

CMC &
Quality Management

■ Chemistry, Manufacturing & Control (CMC) Development
■ Technical Project Management
■ Chemistry and Formulation with proven CRO/CMO
■ Regulatory Support (S and P parts of CTD, DMF, FDA-, EMA- & Japan - Inspections)
■ Cost calculation
■ Due Diligence

Clinical Development

■ Preparation of clinical study protocol, investigator’s brochure, clinical SOPs, and clinical trial guidelines, clinical submission documents
■ Advice on clinical trial management
■ Selection and management of CROs
■ Publication support

Regulatory Affairs

■ Strategic consultancy & services in drug regulatory affairs
■ All phases of drug development, product life cycle & drug maintenance of medicinal products
■ CE Mark for medical devices
■ Implementation of QM-Systems acc. ISO 13485

Marketing &
Product Management

■ Sales strategies (Go-to-market)
■ Marketing strategies
■ Access and management of experts, KOLs, media
■ Branding strategy
■ Multi-channel, data-driven marketing strategies
■ Online campaigns
■ Digital strategies
■ Marketing communication
■ E-commerce & social media marketing

■ Product Launch Strategies
■ Development and project plan, target product profile
■ Product placement
■ Pricing establishment
■ Advise and manage sales and marketing campaigns
■ Provide access to experts, key opinion leaders, media

Communication &
Translation

■ Communications strategy
■ Public Affairs
■ Governmental Affairs
■ Investor relations
■ Writing and distribution of press release
■ Organisation of conference events
■ Publication support

■ Certified translation services (in over 180 languages)
■ Document, Online and Website Translation
■ Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP)
■ Consecutive and Simultaneous interpretation
■ Software Localization

Multimedia &
Design

■ Web design
■ Video
■ e-learning
■ Corporate design
■ Artwork/ Illustration
■ Virtual & augmented reality
■ Photo shooting

Recruiting

■ Executive search
■ Interim management
■ Managed services
■ Resourcing solutions
■ Coaching & training

Strategic Consultancy

■ Strategy Development
■ Strategy analysis
■ Supply chain analysis and planning
■ Organizational development

Interim Management

■ Interim management solutions
■ Implementation & alignment of organization/ business unit
■ Advice on interim-management solutions

Coaching &
Mentoring

■ Executive Coaching
■ Management Coaching
■ Mentoring

Project Management

■ Best practice project management
■ Process managemen & optimization
■ Reporting & communication
■ Planing and managemen of ressources, timelines, milestones, activities etc
■ Delivering within timeline & budget
■ Generation of business plan, investment cases
■ Generation of presentations and relevant docs

LSCN provides consultancy and services for all project and company stages





LSCN delivers results by taking a holistic approach:

  • We can manage projects from concept to exit
  • We assess, evaluate in depth, and develop robust strategies
  • We are focused and result-driven in the short and long term


Interim management

  • Business development and licensing
  • Finance and administration
  • Marketing and sales
  • Preclinical and clinical project management
  • Regulatory affairs management
  • Change management


Industrial focus

■ Pharma

■ Medtech

■ Biotech

■ Diagnostics

■ Healthcare

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Market Access, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Dr. Alrik Koppenhöfer
Managing Director


Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management, Coaching & Mentoring

Alrik Koppenhöfer is the founder and Co-managing director of the Life Science Consulting Network. He offers consulting services to executives and investors in the Life Science industry since 2004.

Services

  • Business & marketing strategy
  • Business development & IP licensing
  • Strategic alliances & partnering
  • Market assessment & competitive intelligence
  • Project and interim management

Background

  • 19 years of experience in business and start-up consulting, interim management, business development & management roles on the executive level (LION bioscience AG; Axaron Bioscience AG)
  • Deal Experience (more than 40 closed agreements)
  • Deep international network throughout Life Sciences industries, especially in pre-clinical R&D, medtech, white biotech

As a Marie-Curie-Fellow Alrik Koppenhöfer earned his PhD in biochemistry at the University of Oxford and holds a degree in chemistry from Freiburg University, Germany. His working languages are German and English.

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Market Access, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Intellectual Property, Legal

Dr. Thomas Wirth
Managing Director


Thomas Wirth is a certified IP-lawyer and together with his partners at Wirth Rechtsanwälte offers legal services world-wide. The core competence of his practice is the drafting and executing of licence- and distribution contracts as well as support regarding all questions related to the protection and enforcement of industrial property rights. Furthermore, he focuses on copyright issues in particular related to software, databases, file sharing systems and digital rights management.

He started his professional career in 1991 as an in-house lawyer at Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg specialising in European competition- and distribution law. He worked for Seat S.A. in Barcelona and was responsible for international cooperation contracts, research and development contracts, as well as for technology-transfer of the Volkswagen Group. In 2001 he became director for legal and patents for the biotech company LION bioscience AG, Heidelberg, prior to setting up Wirth Rechtsanwälte, Mannheim.

Thomas Wirth is a member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the European Institute for Media-law (EMR) and the Gesellschaft für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR). As a councillor for the European Commission he works on the harmonisation of European contract law. His working languages are German, English, French and Spanish.

Intellectual Property, Legal

Market Access

Dr. Manfred Caeser

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management

Manfred Caeser works as a consultant to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industries since 2007. He offers strategy consultancy and services in the areas of market access, pricing, reimbursement and health economics. Till end of 2011 he has worked for Easton Associates LLC, USA, as strategy consultant and pricing and reimbursement specialist for 4 years.

Areas of expertise and services:

  • Global pricing and reimbursement strategies and adaptation for local market requirements
  • Pricing and reimbursement expertise in portfolio evaluations and due diligence
  • Qualitative pricing and reimbursement research, resource use and cost studies
  • Integration of pricing and reimbursement requirements into product development activities
  • Execution, analysis, reporting and publication of pharmaco-economic and health outcomes data
  • Involved in AMNOG cost-benefit assessments, editing and submission of dossiers to GBA in Germany
  • Focus on the markets in Germany and other main EU5 countries, U.S. and Canada.

Manfred Caeser has broad experience in the pharmaceutical industry with ALTANA/Nycomed, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (SB), Diversified Healtcare Systems (DHS), Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD). He has worked in the areas of disease management and integrated healthcare, pharmaco-economics, pricing and reimbursement in corporate and local roles for 12 years and in preclinical research for 4 years.

He holds a Ph.D. in neurosciences from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. His working languages are German and English.

Market Access

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Marketing, Product Management, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Dr. Volker Ungermann

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management

Volker Ungermann has more than 20 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics industry, with most of his career dedicated to global corporate and business development as well as marketing. Most recently he founded Volker Ungermann - Business Development in Life Science advising Health Care companies in all aspects of business development operations from identification of projects to contract drafting and negotiation. He offers strategic advice to executives and interim management on a corporate level.

He has held senior management positions - Vice President Business Development at immatics biotechnologies, Global Senior Director Corporate Licensing at ALTANA Pharma and at Nycomed Group, Head of Project Coordination and Business Development at Sanofi and Product Manager and Project Manager at DIFCO Laboratories (Becton Dickinson). In these roles he successfully accomplished more than 20 international License and Partnering agreements covering projects at all stages of the pharmaceutical value chain from pre-clinical projects to marketed products. He also played a key role in several Mergers & Acquisitions transactions. During the merger of Sanofi and Synthelabo he served as an Integration Manager successfully securing the re-organization of the companies and the respective change management processes.

Volker Ungermann studied biology in Frankfurt and Tuebingen and completed his studies with a PhD in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Tuebingen. His working languages are English and German.

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Marketing, Product Management, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Clinical Development, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Dr. Eckhard Schwenner

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management, Coaching & Mentoring

Corporate Development Expert

Services

  • Strategy and Business Development
  • Internationalization in Diagnostics and Medtech
  • Strategic Alliances, Partnering, Investor Acquisition
  • Program and Interim Management
  • Management Coaching

Background

  • Over 30 years general management experience in international Healthcare leadership positions in Business, Program management, strategy and R&D roles in Bayer (Pharma, Corporate, Diagnostics (VP), Siemens (Diagnostics) and Philips (CEO Healthcare Incubator Emerging Markets)
  • Start up and deal making experience as CEO of diagnostic (pes GmbH) and medtech (enverdis GmbH) companies
  • Lived and worked in Germany, the USA, Japan, worked in China and India.
  • Consulting start ups and providing interim management since 2013

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Clinical Development, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Market Access, Marketing, Product Management

Dipl.-Eng. Jürgen Schipper, MBA

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management

Business and Sales Development Expert

Services

  • Business & Sales strategic planning in Diagnostics
  • Market Access and Reimbursement in Diagnostics
  • Market Assessment and Market Research
  • Strategic Alliances & Partnering
  • Project and Interim Management in Diagnostics

Background

  • 20 years of experience in General Management, Business and Commercial Development
  • Founder and Managing Director of Microbionix GmbH and Diagnostics & Life Science Consulting
  • Interim Management at companies such as Luminex and Omega Diagnostics
  • Strong international network in Medical Diagnostics

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Market Access, Marketing, Product Management

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Marketing, Product Management, Recruiting, Regulatory Affairs, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Dipl.-Bw. Steffen Kahdemann

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management

Focus

  • Med Tech
  • Dental Regeneration
  • Dental Implantology

Services

  • Strategic business development with focus on marketing and sales strategy
  • Market assessment & competitive intelligence
  • Project and interim management
  • Product development and Regulatory Affairs support

Expertise

  • More than 20 years marketing, sales, R&D, RA experiences in Med Tech/ Dental business
  • Distinctive experiences of successful development of sales and distribution organizations
  • Successful development of start ups
  • Development of product specific marketing concepts and corporate identity
  • Strategic restructuring and turnaround in international business
  • Broad international network to opinion leaders, innovators, manufacturers, public media

Background

  • 2011 - 2015: Sen. Manager, leading Global Regenerative business unit of Dentsply Implants
  • 2005 – 2011: Founder and CEO of Ziterion GmbH. Inventor and developer of an unique ceramic implant product concept. Successful market launch. Takeover of Dentsply Friadent GmbH.
  • 2003 - 2005: Founder and owner of Dental Coach Event Management
  • 1996 - 2003: Sales & Marketing Manager Northern Europe for Regen Technologies, W.L. Gore & Ass.

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Marketing, Product Management, Recruiting, Regulatory Affairs, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Business Intelligence, Market Access, Marketing, Product Management

Dr. Katja Schröder

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management

Senior Consultant at
Kalms Consulting GmbH



Services

  • Market Access, Reimbursement and Health Economics for Medical Device Companies
  • Development of Reimbursement and Marketing Strategies
  • Evidence Based Market Access Strategies
  • Reimbursement Applications and Dossiers
  • European Market Access Management
  • Focus Areas: Urology, Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Molecular Medicine

Background

  • More than 20 Years of Experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry (AstraZeneca, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Vitaphone)
  • Strong Operational Experiences as Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, European Marketing Director
  • PhD in Molecular Cell Biology
  • Working Languages: English, German

Business Intelligence, Market Access, Marketing, Product Management

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Change Management, Marketing, Product Management

Dr. Bela Kelety

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management

Bela Kelety offers strategic advice and interim-management services to the Life Science industry. As a business consultant Bela Kelety helps to plan and implements sales organizations and sales support. He advises life science companies in their start-up phase, market introduction and strategic planning. He also supports the search for early stage capital as well as the realization of business concepts. In the role of an interim manager Bela Kelety is introducing new products for the European market on behalf of a leading German biotech company.

Bela Kelety is a coach and evaluator in business plan competitions (Science4Life) and registered coach of the High-Tech Gründerfonds. He has more than 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. As a co-founder of IonGate Biosciences GmbH he led the successful development of a fundamentally new screening technology before focusing on customer support strategy and sales support. During his work at Hoechst Marion Roussel and Intervet he gained substantial experience in the area of preclinical drug discovery for human and animal health.

During his PhD work at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Bela Kelety worked on functional analysis of electrically active proteins. He studied chemical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt. His working languages are German and English.

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Change Management, Marketing, Product Management

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Marketing, Product Management, Recruiting, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Dr. Frank Sehlmeyer

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management, Coaching & Mentoring

Consultant, Coach & Interim Manager

Services

  • Interim management
  • Business strategy development & execution
  • Sales, marketing & business development
  • Business matchmaking (sales & distribution channels)
  • Coaching (CxO, BD & sales managers)

Focus markets

  • Reagents, consumables, instruments, services & technologies for:
  • Research & development (R&D)
  • Molecular diagnostics (MDx)

Background

  • over 20 years of experience in life sciences with extensive network worldwide
  • Expert in molecular biology; and life science business strategies
  • Worked with manufacturers, developers & distributors, e.g. ThermoFisher

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Marketing, Product Management, Recruiting, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Business Development, Investor Access, Recruiting

Richard M. Adams

Strategic Consultancy, Project Management, Coaching & Mentoring

Richard Maxwell Adams & Associates Ltd provides a range of services:

  • Business Development, including scouting for assets for strategic growth by product, platform or geography. Identifying and securing distribution partners
  • Capital raising. Advisory on investment readiness, introduction to investors and assistance with negotiation to closure
  • Executive Coaching
  • International Executive Search, including NED and Advisory Board positions

Richard Adams has gained broad experience in the pharmaceutical industry based on an international career of 25 years with blue chip pharma companies, including Glaxo, Rhone Poulenc and Ciba–Geigy (Novartis). He has served in general management, sales, marketing and business development roles at local regional and headquarters levels. His main experience has been in the Rx sector but also has worked in OTC, Generics and Animal Health before extending to medical devices, diagnostics and biotechnology over the last 16 years in consulting.

In 1996 Richard started a second career in International Executive Search and Consulting and in 2013 set up his own company. He has co-founded enlightMedical Ltd, is an Advisor to Molecular Warehouse, Roundcape and Industrifonden and since 2015 a business angel, including member of London Business Angels Syndicate 2015 and 2016.

Richard has a close and regular contact with Australia, where for strategic business reasons he has helped transfer assets to newly formed companies in the UK.

Further information is available from Richard richard@richardmaxadams.com or tel +44(0)7799264033

Business Development, Investor Access, Recruiting

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Change Management, Corporate Development, Market Access, Marketing, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Salman Bokhari

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management, Coaching & Mentoring

Salman Bokhari, managing director of Sidrapex Pte. Ltd., provides a range of services, primarily focused on the Asia-Pacific Region.

Salman is an entrepreneurial and a hands-on leader who delivers competitive advantage and market share gains for internationally-driven and regional companies in start-up, turnaround, and growth environments. He has a proven expertise in formulating lean operations and executing market-winning strategies.

Salman drives above-average growth and profitability by repositioning businesses, establishing strategic alliances and licensing agreements, building high performance teams, and reorganizing distribution channels. He is an international manager who combines Eastern cultural sensitivity with Western business practices to accelerate growth while ensuring integrity.

Salman's extensive background with blue-chip pharma companies (Ciba-Geigy/Novartis, Schwarz Pharma/UCB, Lundbeck, Perrigo) in the Asian and Middle Eastern contexts includes:

  • Setting up and leading country and regional operations
  • Establishing organizations in China, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.
  • Devising market-entry strategies for India and China.
  • Completing strategic consolidations of existing operations in Korea and Pakistan.
  • Handling marketing and product management in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

An innovative and energetic leader and a skilled negotiator, Salman also mentors start-ups and senior executives, not confined only to life sciences.

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Change Management, Corporate Development, Market Access, Marketing, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Business Development, Corporate Development, Investor Access

Jan Turek

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management

Partner, Technology Commercialization Group, LLC

Primary Areas of Expertise: Pharma and Biotech Companies

Interim Leadership

  • CEO of private Biotech companies
  • Portfolio strategy development and implementation
    Geographic expansion plans and execution
  • Strategic Transactions:
  • In- and out-licensing/ asset sales
  • M&A advisory services
  • Fundraising advisory services

Experience

  • 30+ years in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry
  • Global experience in general management, product/market development, product launches and commercialization
  • Expertise in recombinant and small molecule drugs and technologies in CV, CNS, AI, oncology, anti-viral, hematology and immunology therapeutic areas
  • CEO of Biolex (private US biotech company) and held senior management roles at Bayer and BMS
  • BS, Biochemistry, McGill University

Business Development, Corporate Development, Investor Access

Corporate Development, Investor Access

Hilmar Platz

Strategic Consultancy, Project Management, Coaching & Mentoring

Hilmar Platz is founder and managing director of Concepts4Value GmbH. His focus is on Life Science, Photonics & Cleantech. Fundamental corporate concept is integration of industrial expertise and corporate finance. He has a special expertise in the DACH-region, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. His work involves in depth cooperation with VC, PE, FOs and industry. Support of VC- and PE-grade medium-sized companies. Identification of financial and industrial investors, establishing of industrial alliances.

Services

  • Corporate Finance based services
  • Project based management functions and mentoring
  • M & A based services
  • Industrial services

Hilmar and his team has been involved in a large number of IPOs in the core sectors mentioned as well as an advisor for industrial players and professional investors. After 25 years of business experience, he has a proven track record in the chemical sector, Medtech, Red & White Biotech, Photonics, and Cleantech

Corporate Development, Investor Access

Business Intelligence

Dr. Marcus Seibold, MBA

Strategic Consultancy

Services

  • Scientific due diligence: chemistry,
    medtech, pharmacology, white biotech
  • Business plan evaluation and sparring partner
  • Operational support for chemical engineering
  • Reframing of operational knowledge management

Background

  • 11 years biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing: PM, QA, QC
  • 7 years experience in equity stock advisory
  • PhD in molecular biology; scientific reviewer for various journals
  • MBA with Anglo-Saxon curriculum, elective subject: knowledge management
  • MSc in technical chemistry

Business Intelligence

Finance & Controlling, Investor Access, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Dr. Björn Mamat

Project Management

Services

  • Public R&D funding for German tech companies
  • Comprehensive service package: grant selection, preparation of proposal documents, project administration, accounting and reporting
  • Strong track record in (but not restricted to) Life Science
  • Largely success-based fee model

Experience

  • 19 years of experience with R&D projects
  • Supported >100 funded R&D projects across sectors & industries during last 3 years
  • Advised several hundred Life Science clients with corporate finance & strategy at Deutsche Bank

History

  • Founder & Owner, ifectis Innovationsförderung
  • Senior Consultant specialized in public R&D funding
  • Life Science Industry Expert at Deutsche Bank
  • Team Leader in Drug Discovery at deCODE genetics (Reykjavík, Iceland)
  • Ph.D. in biochemistry (Frankfurt/Marburg)

Finance & Controlling, Investor Access, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Finance & Controlling

Joachim Dröscher

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management

Joachim Dröscher is the founder and manager of Chef Consult. He has been working as an independent business consultant in various mid-range industrial companies for more than 15 years.

Since 1998 his clients are mainly start-up and early-stage-companies in the med-tech, bio-tech and industrial high-tech fields. He is specialized in coaching consultancy for company founders, in business management and creating decision-making processes.

Joachim Dröscher has also substantial experience in turn-around management and restructuring. He is working partially as an interim manger in the fields of controlling and accounting. Before becoming business a consultant he worked for 14 years as an IT-manager in several industrial companies (Jungheinrich AG, Eppendorf AG, Nukem GmbH).

He studied economics and political science at Hamburg University of Economics and Politics, Germany, and received an MBA. His working languages are German, English and French (conversational).

Finance & Controlling

Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Investor Access

Dr. Tomas Kahn

Strategic Consultancy, Project Management, Non-Executive Director

Services

  • Overall strategic positioning and business development support
  • Strategic alliances and partnering, geographic expansion plans
  • Market research and competitor analysis, medical need and patient potential
  • Optimization of financing and exit strategies

- Background
Over 35 years of academic, industrial and healthcare finance experience in biotech, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical devices, member of two advisory Boards and one supervisory Board

  • 19 years healthcare finance experience at Deutsche Bank AG. Deal team member – often as Originating Director - in +200 transactions including debt and equity financing, M&A and IPOs for clients in all sizes from start up to mid cap companies including + € 1 billion sales corporations
  • Previous positions as Director and Head of the Expert Team Life Sciences at Deutsche Bank AG, at the German Cancer Research Center at the team of the 2008 Nobel laureate Harald zur Hausen, the BioSidus foundation team (Buenos Aires), and Behringwerke
  • PhD in microbiology and molecular biology
  • Working languages: bilingual in German and Spanish, English

Business Intelligence, Corporate Development, Investor Access

Corporate Development, Finance & Controlling, Investor Access, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Kring

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management

High Tech Corporate Services GmbH

Founder and managing director of High Tech Corporate Services GmbH; complete realization of operative and financial services in start-up companies. This includes the establishment, structuring and management of the administrative divisions corporate finance planning and controlling in young start-up and high-growth companies.

Portfolio:

  • Interim and Project management (acting CFO)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Planning and controlling
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Administrative and personnel services

Since 2005 High Tech Corporate Services GmbH combines a number of high qualified free-lancers and employees who have gathered many years of operative experience in more than 100 companies and are thus in a position to provide support in all aspects of commercial issues and projects.

In addition, High Tech Corporate Services GmbH offers a network to investors, lawyers, auditing firms and other service providers.

Corporate Development, Finance & Controlling, Investor Access, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Legal

Dr. Philip-André Zinn
External Attorney


Since 1999 Philip Zinn has been based in Mannheim where - together with his two partners - he built up a renowned law firm, ZinnBoecker Rechtsanwälte, focussing on corporate and international mandates. He is specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Joint-Ventures, corporate and labour law as well as cross border issues.

He has more than 15 years experience in providing comprehensive legal support for small and mid-sized companies. After his studies and work experience in the United States and Singapore he joint one of the biggest law firms in Frankfurt, Germany.

Philip Zinn is a member of the Corporate Lawyers Association (VGR) and of the M&A and International Business commissions of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats). He is also a member of the board of the German-Mexican lawyers association and member of the German-American lawyers association. His working languages are English, Spanish and German.

Legal

Intellectual Property, Legal

Dr. B. Bettenhausen
Patent Attorney


Berthold Bettenhausen is co-founder and managing partner of Dehmel & Bettenhausen, a patent law firm with a main office in the city center of Munich and a branch office in the BioPark Regensburg. Since about 20 years he advises national and international clients in all intellectual property issues. He is widely experienced in the care, advice and coordination of strategic patent portfolios of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical engineering as well as nutritional and environmental technology.

Conducting and coordinating patent litigations is another specialism. Moreover, he is regularly involved in the drafting of patent infringement and validity opinions as part of freedom-to-operate (FTO) and due-diligence analyses. He is equally widely experienced in the drafting and negotiation of all manner of contracts that are needed in the field of protection of intellectual property for the economic exploitation of property rights.

Berthold Bettenhausen studied molecular biology at the University of Cologne (Germany) and worked as a Ph.D. student and Post-doc at the Max-Delbrück-Laboratory in Cologne. He then started his career as a Patent Attorney in 1996 in a renowned Munich based patent law firm and co-founded Dehmel & Bettenhausen in 1999.

Intellectual Property, Legal

Business Intelligence, Communication, Marketing

Dr. Holger Bengs

Strategic Consultancy, Project Management, Coaching & Mentoring

Holger Bengs is the founder of BCNP = Biotech, Chemistry, Nanotech, Pharma

Marketing Management

  • Strategic Communications and
    public relations advisory services

Market Intelligence

  • Analysis of competition and growth options

Background

  • Since 2010 BCNP Consultants GmbH; CEO and Managing Partner
  • Since 2002 Biotech Consulting; Founder and Managing Director
  • 2000 - 2001 Biotech Media GmbH; Co-Founder and Managing Director
  • 1993 - 1999 Hoechst AG / Aventis S.A.; Project Manager Biocatalysis
  • PhD in chemistry (Hannover, Mainz); studies in economics (Hagen)

Business Intelligence, Communication, Marketing

Marketing, Translation

Angela Wende

Strategic Consultancy, Project Management

CETRA Language Solutionswas founded in 1997 by Dr. Jiri Stejskal, a Czech émigré, with a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Pennslvania and an MBA from Temple University. Headquartered in Elkins Park, PA, CETRA has offices in Alexandria, VA, San Diego, CA, Limerick, Ireland, Accra, Ghana, and Heidelberg, Germany. The company provides services in 120 languages to corporate and government clients worldwide. CETRA is ISO 9001 and 13485 as well as EN 15038 certified.

CETRA offers language services to the life science sector:

  • Document, Online and Website Translation
  • Multilingual DTP
  • Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Software Localization

Our team of multilingual project managers brings a wealth of diverse, worldwide experience to each request, offers prompt and responsive assistance, insightful cultural consulting, and a proactive, partnering approach. Our translators and interpreters are native speakers and professional linguists with subject matter expertise in the life sciences terminology. Further information is available from Angela Wende + 49 6221 825820 or +49 17647276924 angela.wende@cetra.com

Marketing, Translation

Business Development, Communication, Marketing, Product Management, Spin-offs & Start-ups, Translation

Angela Scott

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management, Coaching & Mentoring

Angela Scott has over 30 years international business and marketing/marcomms experience in the life science supply, biopharma, diagnostics and medtech industry, including to board level in seeking funding and preparation for IPO. She has a wealth of international experience in complex markets, developing and implementing global strategies, and developing marketing organisations. Her specialist areas include development of business strategy, corporate identity, investment promotion, organisational change, as well as marketing and sales.

Angela is a seasoned interim manager and offers a wealth of commercial and research experience. She has worked in a number of capacities in leading marketing and business development groups at a number of companies, including Promega, Dynal Biotech (now part of Life Technologies), QIAGEN, Roche Applied Sciences, Abcam and LGC Standards. Angela also spent 7 years in cancer research and molecular virology, offering profound scientific and technical understanding of molecular biology and biomedicine. She has a degree in Biochemistry and worked and lived in Germany and Scandinavia for 18 and 10 years, respectively. She is now based in the UK and founder of Cohelix Ltd which offers leadership coaching and training, interim management and strategic and tactical marketing services.

Business Development, Communication, Marketing, Product Management, Spin-offs & Start-ups, Translation

Communication, Marketing, Multimedia & Design

Fabian Kaske

Strategic Consultancy, Project Management

Managing Director of Dr.Kaske - the Multi Channel Data-Driven Pharma Marketing Agency

Services

  • Creating and implementing Rx and OTC marketing strategies
  • Rx:
    • Digital KOL Strategies
    • HCP Influencer Portals (websites capitalizing on emerging digital information need of HCPs)
    • Patient Awareness Campaigns (HWG-compliant1 - Multi Channel patient-activation)
  • OTC:
    • Multi channel media planning, media buying, execution and Public Relations
    • Online portal setup and optimization
    • Online pharmacy strategy and optimization

Background

  • Professional experience (excerpt): Oliver Wyman GMC, Procter & Gamble
  • Ph.D. (University of Augsburg, ongoing): Impact of Social Media Crises on Firm Value
  • Grande École Master (ESCP: Paris, Hong Kong)
  • B.Sc. (EBS: Oestrich, Singapore)

Communication, Marketing, Multimedia & Design

Communication, Marketing, Multimedia & Design

Thomas Rauch

CEO & Art Director

Founder and CEO of creativecats

Services

  • Brand-creation/Branding
  • Corporate Development & Design
  • Web-, App- & Interactive Solutions
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Film-production & 2D/ 3D Animation
  • Photo-production
  • Artwork

Background

  • Experience in creative business since 2007: chemical Industry, energy provider, product development, entertainment and lifestyle industry.
  • Implementation of over 340 creative solutions and projects since 2007
  • Communication design (B.A.) HS Mannheim

Communication, Marketing, Multimedia & Design

Business Intelligence, Clinical Development, Preclinical Development

Dr. Petra Heine

Interim Management, Project Management

Founder and manager of Petra Heine Life Science Consulting (PHLSC)

Services include:

  • Strategic R&D consulting
  • Interim project management for R&D programs and clinical research projects
  • Preparation of R&D and clinical study documents, e.g.:
    -- Development and project plan, target product profile
    -- Clinical study protocol, investigator’s brochure, clinical SOPs
    -- Clinical trial guidelines, clinical submission documents
    -- Publication support

Petra Heine studied chemistry and has over 12 years of experience in pharmaceutical R&D industry with in-depth and hands-on experience in preclinical and clinical development of drugs, diagnostics and medical devices comprising all phases up to filing preparation and pre-Submission/ pre-BLA meetings (EMA/FDA).

She combines a broad scientific, clinical and regulatory expertise with managerial experience in big pharma, CRO and biotech companies covering many aspects of project management, outsourcing, licensing and pharma/biotech collaborations.

Business Intelligence, Clinical Development, Preclinical Development

Market Access, Quality Management & Audit, Regulatory Affairs

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Wiatrek

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management

Werner Wiatrek is founder and managing director of WQS Management Consultants (Hamm, Germany), a service provider for the development and approval of medical devices.

The WQS team consists of 8 people, who offer a wide range of expertise and services for the medical device industry:

  • CE Mark for medical devices
  • European Representative for medical devices
  • Implementation of QM-systems according to ISO 13485
  • Reimburement for medical devices in Germany

Werner Wiatrek has more than 20 years experience in the medical device industry. He has served more than 100 organizations as a Consultant. He acts as an external safety officer for medical devices in more than 10 companies. He is a quality engineer for electrical stimulation devices and is a member of scientific advisory council in a major enterprise. In addition, Werner is a staff trainer for innovative medical devices.

Market Access, Quality Management & Audit, Regulatory Affairs

Clinical Development, Recruiting

Klemens Schütte

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management

Since 1971 Talentmark has been dedicated to recruitment within the life-sciences industry and has delivered solutions across 40 countries. Our consulting team, many of whom have held senior posts in the industry, have specialist experience to offer expert advice across all major functional areas.

Talentmark has four independent units:

  • International Executive Search
  • Interim Management Solutions
  • Specialist Resourcing for middle management hires or team builds
  • Consulting: Resource planning & process, talent management and Board/Management team evaluation

While all our projects are managed from our London office in order to allow a very focused and team based approach, most of our work is based outside of the UK. Further information is available from Klemens, cel. + 49 172 651 3697

Clinical Development, Recruiting

Business Development, Communication, Corporate Development, Investor Access, Marketing, Product Management

Christopher Jackson

Interim Management, Project Management

  • Japan-centric business specialist and technology consultant
  • Advising and supporting R&D intensive companies either going into Japan or coming out of Japan, chiefly in meddev/biopharma (Key themes – disruptive, transformative, convergent, leading-edge)

Services

  • Formulation and implementation of R&D/business strategies
  • Securement of partners/investors/ licensees/distributors
  • Identification of/liaison with key opinion leaders, regulatory consultants, etc.,
  • On-going business development and marketing activities
  • Background & Some Recent Client Examples
  • 23 years in Japan – Fluent Japanese & basic level Korean
  • Kyphon (now part of Medtronic) – Responsible for all aspects of Japan market entry strategy and implementation
  • Tokyo Electron Limited – Globalisation strategy for novel cell therapy platform utilising semicon know-how. Secured multiple partners and established R&D lab in UK
  • Tokyo Electron Venture Capital LLC: Scouting of life science investment opportunities
  • Asahi Kasei Corp – Securing development partners/customers for application of novel smart materials in new fields incl. wound-care and diagnostics
  • Foundation for Biomedical Research & Innovation, Kobe – Business development

Business Development, Communication, Corporate Development, Investor Access, Marketing, Product Management

Business Intelligence, Market Access

Tosh Nagate, DVM PhD

Strategic Consultancy, Project Management

Japan-Based Market Analytics & Business Development Specialist

Services

  • Local market analysis: supporting market entry decision making by summarizing detailed local marketplace information
  • Sales forecasting: fact based/data driven quantitative assessment of both local and global product performance
  • Competitive intelligence: identifying emerging players in the therapeutic arena and predicting their moves in order to understand the competitive landscape
  • Pricing and Market Access research: developing P&MA strategy by discerning the payor perspective and local health technology appraisals
  • BD Partnering arrangement: from local company screening, arrangement of visiting tours, to introduction to key players in the local market

Background

  • Director of Sales Forecasting and Analytics at Takeda, Product Manager at Abbott/Abbvie, BD Manager at Kissei Pharma
  • PhD in medicine, MBA w/ honors at University of Chicago

Business Intelligence, Market Access

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Change Management, Corporate Development, Market Access, Marketing, Spin-offs & Start-ups

Thomas A. Dunlap, MBA

Strategic Consultancy, Interim Management, Project Management, Non-Executive Director

Services

  • Strategic Planning, Operational Business Mgmt & Implementation
  • Global/Regional Market Entry Strategies & Commercialization Plans
  • Business Development, Strategic Alliances & Partnering
  • Interim Executive Management & Project Management
  • Multi-cultural Change Management Initiatives
  • Global Branding & Strategic Communications

Background

  • 35 Years Experience in Ophthalmic Medical Device Businesses
  • Current Supervisory Board Member, Former Global CEO, General Management, Marketing and Sales Management Roles, Industry Advisory Boards and Strong Ophthalmic Physician and Industry Networks
  • Experience in Start-ups, Emerging and Multinational Eye Care companies
  • Senior Executive Roles at HOYA Surgical Optics, Allergan Medical Optics, Bausch + Lomb, and Sand Hill Consulting Associates

Business Development, Business Intelligence, Change Management, Corporate Development, Market Access, Marketing, Spin-offs & Start-ups