I am a register polymer scientist with a passion for my discipline and I like to work together with other disciplines to broaden his horizon.
I have more than 15 years of industrial experience. I have worked for companies like: Organon (pharmaceutical, implants), Synthon (degradable polymers) and Fujifilm (membranes, ion transport). I worked on different products, but all projects had in common that I was involved from idea to concept upwards to production. Keeping always in mind that the product must be a commercial success and therefore, demands certain requirements of a product and its production process. This is what I like to do. To be in touch with the lab/production facilities on one side but on the other hand work on a product which will successfully make onto the market.
I am a Medical Biologist (molecular microbiology) with more than eight years of research and development experience in the red, white and green biotechnology sector and nine years in life-science IP. I have worked for companies like: Devgen N.V. (now Syngenta Innovation Center Ghent), FujiFilm and Bayer. I have substantial knowledge and experience in patent portfolio management, IP-, technical- and competitor- intelligence, predominantly in the field of (bio)materials and medical devices.
I am driven to give best possible support to our clients, by providing a helicopter view of the IP landscape, (bio)technological and (bio)scientific trends and the activities of competitors in the field of interest. This gives me the capability to provide strategic advice to clients by pointing out possible pitfalls and opportunities, during every phase of a product development project. Because of my own broad biological R&D experience am also able to provide project management support (e.g. the planning, management and evaluation of biological research, done by CROs).