Our Management Team

Pierre Saelen, LLMManaging Director
Lead investor (2012)
Over 15 years as Business Angel in biotech
Over 15 years in IP & Innovation; 9 years at Dexia
Pioneer of Pharma Diagnostics 2.0
Roberto Martinez-Neira, PhDCorporate Research Innovator Over 10 years of experience in nanobiotech
Business Angel & Co-pioneer of Pharma Diagnostics 2.0
Franky Van Herreweghe, PhDBusiness Developer Over 15 years of experience in biotech
Over 10 years at VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie)
Co-pioneer of Pharma Diagnostics 2.0
Vanessa Bonnard, PhDTeam Leader R&D
Nanomaterial Design & Manufacturing
Over 10 years of experience in nanobiotech
Co-pioneer of Pharma Diagnostics 2.0
Willy Deleersnyder, PhDResearch and Development Over 30 years of experience in biotech
Over 20 years at Innogenetics/Fujirebio Europe
Cédric Thiry, engTechnology Innovation Over 10 years of experience in project management
Over 4 years at Umicore
7 years of business experience in China & Hong-Kong
Mario Peeters, engInformation and R&D Engineering Over 25 years in soft- and hardware for life sciences
Over 10 years at Janssen Pharmaceutica/J&J
Over 10 years Managing Director at XiTechniX
Chris Shilling, LLBCorporate Research Coordinator
Regulatory, Subsidies, Communication
Over 20 years of experience in innovation management
Thor Photomedicine, Novartis, Pfizer
Vincent Ryckaert, ir, PhD, EPAIntellectual Property Coordinator Over 15 years of experience in intellectual property
Over 15 years at Imec; Over 10 years European Patent Attorney
in microelectronics & software; Court Expert
Yannick de Harlez de Deulin, eng, PhD, MBAFinance Coordinator Over 10 years of experience in financial mngmnt tools
Over 4 years assistant professor in performance measurement, IESEG School of Management
Michèle De CeuninckHuman Capital Developer Over 15 years of Management Development (IDO) &
Customer Satisfaction Improvements; 8 years as Life Coach (BAO);
4 years as Appreciative Inquiry Coach
Sigrid Gilis, LLMLegal & Intellectual Property Over 6 years of experience in contracts and intellectual property;
Over 3 years at Imec

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