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Adrian Kinkaid

CEO

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Alain Aimonetti

CEO

28+ years of experience in Vascular Intervention including : coronary, peripheral and Neuro-Intervention procedures but also Transcatheter Valves replacement (Aortic, Mitral and Tricuspid) as well as Robotic applications for coronary and peripheral angioplasties. Has held various roles from Sales Director, Vice-President of Business Development to Chief Operating Officer in a number of small and larger companies in the Vascular field. Significant experience in many projects dealing not only with Sales and Marketing but with R&D, Regulatory and Clinical teams. Passionate with the Vascular field and focusing on next technologies to improve current treatment options for better patients care and survival.

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Alex Griffiths

Inventor

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Alex Vernooij

CTO and Co-inventor

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Alexandra Winant

Venture Developer

Alexandra is a Master’s student in Bio Inspired Innovation at Utrecht University, with a background in biomedical sciences. Alexandra is both Dutch and American, and spent time in Beijing learning Mandarin. She joined NLC in September 2020 as a venture development intern, and strives to combine innovation and life sciences in a sustainable, circular, and accessible way to improve patient outcomes.

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Anemone von Blomberg

NLC Venture Developer

Anemone supports NLC as a Venture developer, holding a medical degree and a Bachelor in Business Administration. An open-minded and enthusiastic team-player driven by her interest in healthcare and improving patients’ lives.

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Anne-Wietje Zwijnen

Venture Developer

Anne-Wietje is a Master’s student in Nanobiology at Delft University of Technology/Erasmus School of Medicine. She is passionate about contributing to a fair future with regard to people and planet. As part of the Venture Development team, she strives to apply her scientific background and technical skills to accelerate healthtech innovations.

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Annemieke Draaisma

Venture Developer/ Business Developer

Passionate about making an impact by improving healthcare for everyone. Annemieke has over six years of experience in healthcare strategy consulting. She holds two master’s degrees, combining science with business management.  At NLC, she focuses on venture development and business development.

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Antoinette van Lier

Supervisory Board

Currently partner of Ownership Capital. Over 20 years of experience in investment management and responsible investing and private equity. (Senior investment director at PGGM, various senior positions at ABN AMRO)

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Anton Pruijssers

CEO

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Arjan te Pas

Inventor

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Arno Godding

CEO

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Associate Professor DDr Bernhard Winkler

Inventor, PI

Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon Associate Professor in cardiac surgery

Bart Hendriks

CEO

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Bernard Maillard

Venture Developer

Bernard has always been driven by his curiosity and eager to learn how inventions work and how they can be improved. After graduating as a mechanical engineering he sought out a way to expand his technical knowledge to create more value. He left his home country, Brazil, to start his master’s in Entrepreneurship and Business Design at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, where he has had first-hand experience with venture creation, training in intellectual property strategy, open innovation and knowledge-based business development. Now, he aligns his technical and entrepreneurial background with his interest in healthcare improvement and helps NLC to bring innovative solutions to the patients.

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Bert Arjan Millenaar

Founder & CEO

Founder of NLC with a personal aim to advance health. He has over twenty years of experience in business development and growth strategies. His love for pushing boundaries and stretching the possibilities of an organization allows Bert-Arjan to steer NLC's unique business model and to support the team.

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Björn Valentijn

Clinical Training Manager

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Bob Guilleaume

CEO

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Brechje Riphagen

Inventor

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Brendan Bank

Advisor Data Strategy

Brendan Bank helps NLC to develop our data and decision platforms, which are an important foundation for scaling up NLC’s venture building. Brendan was (among other things) CTO of Booking.com, where he grew the technology team from 30 engineers and product managers to around 1700.

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Chiara Ferrari

Venture Finance

After gaining a BSc in International Economics and Management at Bocconi University, Chiara is currently completing her MSc in Finance and Investments at RSM with a thesis on M&As in the pharmaceutical industry. Dedicated to make a positive impact, she will provide her contribution to help NLC ventures grow and ultimately bring science to life.

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Danyl Lebediev

IT Developer

Currently a student at Saxion Hogeschool, following Business and IT bachelor study. He has a completed bachelor study in Finances. Strives to help business achieve optimal IT support, improve ICT workflow, translate business requirements into IT solutions, and optimize business processes. Strives to develop effective and efficient IT support, so that the enterprise achieves its goals and objectives.

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Dave Koolbergen

Inventor

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Denis Hansjacob

NLC Venture Partner

Cardio and Neuro Vascular expert, with 30 years experience in executive roles in the medical device industry in Europe.

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Dennis Mulder

ICT

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Diana Gherman

Data Science

Diana is a recent graduate of a master in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Sciences at Tilburg University and has completed another Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive - Behavioral Psychology. She has extensive experience in recruitment and has just started her career transition towards data science. She joined NLC as a Data Science Intern and hopes to bring a valuable contribution in a project related to automated patent classification.

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Dide Dijkstra

Venture Developer

Dide is a Master’s student in Science and Business Management with a background in Biomedical Sciences and a passion for innovation based entrepreneurship. As part of her graduation program, she will join the Venture Development team for about five months. Her goal is to connect her biomedical expertise and research experience with the business world to cause radical steps in medical healthcare.

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Dirk Pekelharing

Supervisory Board

Broad international management background in Medtech and Consumer healthcare solutions: understands what it takes to turn ideas into practice. Dirk is an advisory board member of several life sciences companies and has his own consultancy firm.

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Dominique de Kleijn

Inventor

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Dr. Christine Hafner

Inventor

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Dr. Claas Falldorf

Inventor

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Dr. Gijs van Soest

Inventor

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Dr. Klas Kossel

Inventor

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Dr. Sander van den Driesche

Inventor

Edmund White

CEO

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Egbert Smit

Lead Biomarker Ventures

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Ernst Elhorst

CEO

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Eva Diephuis

Product owner and Clinical Trials

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Eva van Rooijen

Lead Venture Teaming

Entrepreneurial, positive and result-driven team player with a decade of experience in talent management and executive search, including founding and exiting a life sciences recruitment agency. Passionate about high-impact innovation and strong believer of ‘You can invent alone, but you can not innovate alone’.

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Evert Küppers

NLC Venture Partner

Pharmaceutical executive with over 18 years of successful practice in different, international work settings (large pharma, biotech start-up, pharma management consultancy) performing hands-on corporate tasks (Operations, BusDev./licensing, fundraising, org).

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Fan Huang

Inventor

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Fer van de Ven

Supervisory Board

Extensive experience in international banking and finance as well as investment banking (ABN AMRO and Mees & Hope). Over 20 years working for LMS International NV, a software engineering company - being engaged in finance and related matters

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Floris van Leeuwen

Venture Finance

Currently completing his Bsc in Life sciences and Innovation management with the specialisation in economics at the University of Utrecht, Floris has always been interested in entrepreneurship in life science. He will provide his contribution to help NLC ventures to grow and ultimately bring science to life.

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Folkert Roossien

Chief Product Development

Giampaolo Uglioni

Inventor

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Gina Melchner

NLC Venture Developer

Gina holds a Masters in biotechnology with a focus on synthetic biology from ETH Zurich and worked in management consulting as well as venture capital before joining NLC. She joined NLC as a Venture Developer in February 2020 to help startups succeed and ensure the wealth of innovation surrounding us gets its chance to make a real impact.

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Gonzalo Berrocal

Business Developer

Finishing his M.Sc. in Management & Technology at the Technical University Munich, Gonzalo is passionate about early-stage venture development. He has a background in Finance and Project Management. Prior to NLC Gonzalo has worked for corporates and startups in the Automotive industry and the Electronics/Communications industry. With this multidisciplinary background, he will assist the corporate team in finding significant partnerships and strategies for the development of NLC’s portfolio.

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Haley Baptist

Venture Developer

Dedicated team player with a masters in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences. With a passion for helping others in need, she likes the combination of using her background and entrepreneurship to bring new technologies to patients.

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Henk Marquering

Inventor

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Hidde ten Brink

Lead Venture Finance

Hidde has extensive experience in mergers & acquistions, corporate and structured finance, company valuations, debt advisory, venture capital and treasury management. He gained this experience at EY’s M&A department, at Zanders as well as at an Amsterdam based M&A boutique. He will use this experience to help NLC’s ventures with finance related issues throughout their lifecycle under NLC’s management, ultimately leading to achieving successful exits, maximizing the ventures’ positive impact on society.  

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Hilgo Bruining

Inventor

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Inventor

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Igor Barros

Legal Counsel

Business legal counsel with multidisciplinary/dynamic profile and more than 9 years of experience in corporate law, real estate law, tax law, and general contracts, having worked in structured deals in the real estate market, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. Igor is a team player who holds a master's degree in International Business Law from Tilburg University and strongly believes in the growth of businesses focused on making a high positive impact on society and the environment as a fundamental tool for social transformation and also for the development in the way people do business around the world.

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Ilker Soydan

CEO

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Ineke Rijnhout

CEO

Isacco Montroni

Inventor

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Iselde van Beurden

Venture Teaming Expert

An experienced international executive recruiter with five years of experience within Healthtech.

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Ivo de la Rive Box

CEO

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Jaap Delange

CEO

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Jack van Lint

CEO

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Jan-Hendrik Egberts

Supervisory board

Over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector. Several functions at Merck and Johnson & Johnson. CEO (Novadel, OctoPlus, besides  this investments advisor for 3i (private equity) and held over 10 executive and non-executive supervisory board positions.

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Jeroen Janssen

Inventor

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Jeroen Kodde

CEO

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Ji Zhang

Business Developer

Ji Zhang holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Material Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology Beijing and MBA from Rotterdam School of Management. Ji had 10 years experience in entrepreneurship, consulting, business development, sales and marketing, and now he joined NLC as a business developer to help it bring science to life and explore its China Strategy.

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Jikke de Jong

Technology Sourcing

Responsible for guarding the quality of inflow of new technologies. She holds a Msc in Life Sciences and Innovation management.  With her multidisciplinary interests, she is always keen to spot opportunities and select technologies ready for venture building. A team player determined to strengthen the venture development team and venture building process.

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Johanneke Maenhout

Lead Venture Creation & Venture Partner

Pro-active, dedicated and an analytically strong teamplayer, with a decade of experience in strategic and operational health care consulting and health economics. Interested in accelerating the role of technology and innovation in improving health and the health care landscape. At NLC, she carries main responsibility for a smooth venture building process and personal development of the people within.

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Joost Kruytzer

COO

Leads NLC’s operations, using his hands-on experience with developing young, fast growing companies. Joost holds an MSc. in Theoretical Physics and provided board level consulting for 20 years, among others as managing partner of healthcare specialist Plexus (later KPMG Plexus, after the acquisition he negotiated).

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Kay Raum

Inventor

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Kees Wittens

Inventor

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Keito Ito

Inventor

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Khaled Rafiqpoor

Inventor

Klass Kossel

Co-inventor

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Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen

Inventor

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Lars Olthof

Venture Finance Expert

Driven by the goal of making a positive societal impact through entrepreneurship, Lars joined NLC after finishing my master's degree at the London School of Economics. Together with the rest of the Venture Finance team, he is responsible for designing and validating business models of our new healthtech ventures, managing financing rounds for ventures in the NLC portfolio (both dilutive and non-dilutive), and developing novel financial propositions to ensure all our portfolio companies are financed according to need. This is all done with one single goal in mind: to accelerate the growth of NLC's venture portfolio and bring more groundbreaking medical innovations to the patient.

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Leo Koenderman

Inventor

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Leo Timmers

Inventor

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Liset Noltes

NLC Venture Developer

An enthusiastic team player with the ambition to bridge the gap between technologies and healthcare. She has a masters in Technical Medicine, Imaging and Interventions. Eager to bring fantastic innovations to the patient and drive fundamental change and improvements in healthcare. She is going to achieve this by supporting NLC as a Venture Developer.

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Lou Venturin

Legal Counsel

Lou is a business minded corporate legal counsel with extensive international experience in major law firms in Luxembourg and New York. She enjoys working in a thriving environment and aims to contribute her legal expertise to make a significant impact on healthcare.  She will be providing legal support to both NLC and its ventures.

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Luca Morandi

Inventor

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Lucia Salinas

Venture Developer

Lucia joined NLC in December 2019 as a Venture Developer Intern, after having finished her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.  She studied at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) in Spain, where she is from. She completed the last semester of her studies at Michigan Technological University and did an internship at the Center for Arrhythmia Research at University of Michigan. Very enthusiastic about gaining experience, she’s willing to learn the most from NLC and help to bring closer the scientific and clinical worlds.

Luigi Ricciardiello

Research team/MD

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Maaike de Jong

Inventor/CTO

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Maarten Merkx

Inventor

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Manfred Hartbauer

Inventor

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Manon van Engeland

Inventor

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Marcel Wassink

Venture Partner

Entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience in building global businesses, developing and executing growth strategies mainly in healthcare including mergers and acquisitions. Built businesses within corporates (Fujitsu, Philips Speech Processing,  Nuance Communications) as well as through co-founding or investing in start-ups such as Superevent, Telecats Austria, ESR iGuide, contextflow and NLC.

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Margret Huenerbein

CEO

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Marie Stelzmueller

Inventor

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Marieke Visser

Consultant networking and data strategy

Over 20 years experience in online and database strategies, including multipe years on board level. Driven to bridge the gap between technical solutions and business needs. Excited to help NLC use their extended network to bring science to life.

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Marijn van Os

CEO

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Mark Bloemendaal

CEO

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Mark Lomax

CEO

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Massimo Misschi

Inventor

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Mattia Lauriola

Research team/PhD

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Meghan Leaver

Inventor

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Mendal Ottow

Co-inventor

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Merel Boers, PhD

Founder & CEO

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Michiel Mussies

Lead Venture Support

Driven, internationally oriented generalist aiming at having a positive impact for people and society. As lead Venture Support, he is providing services to scale NLC’s ventures to bring innovation to healthcare and to improve people’s lives. He holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Groningen and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Milad Tannazi

NLC Venture Developer

Pharmacist by training and with various entrepreneurial endeavours during his studies he acquired the skills to bring projects forward. Therefore, he is very eager to use these skills to bring technology, health and business together to drive change and innovation for the patient.

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Nerea Grisalena

Product Engineer

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Nicolas Geûens

Advisor Belgium

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Nina Lameule

Venture Finance

Nina gained experience working as a venture fundraiser in Paris, advising entrepreneurs on their financial strategy as well as connecting startups with a wide range of private investors and public funding. Now a member of NLC’s Venture Finance team, Nina will use this experience to support NLC’s ventures on their finance related issues throughout their lifecycle to ensure their success.

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Nina Rijnders

Lead Corporate Partnerships

Responsible for NLC’s corporate partnerships. She believes constructive collaboration is a true prerequisite for value creation. Nina loves to build new concepts and stories together with people and feels privileged to work in an environment where people not only dare to envision the future, but also help shape it.

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Oscar van den Brink

Inventor

Paul Krell

CEO

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Peter Bonutti

Inventor

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Peter Csikos

CEO

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Peter Desain

Inventor

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Pieter Wijffels

NLC Venture Partner

Prior to joining NLC as a Venture Partner, Pieter spent 15 years at Philips, bringing innovation to life across the globe. He enjoys working in fast paced environments and supporting initiatives that truly improve the lives of people.

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Pommeline Korstanje

Venture Developer

I am an enthusiastic Innovation Sciences master student at the Utrecht University. I will be a venture development intern at NLC for 7 months (june-december 2020) while writing my thesis for one of the ventures. I am both Dutch and Belgian, studied one year International Business at the University of Iowa, and finished a Bachelor in Innovation Sciences at the Utrecht University. I have a large interest in innovation processes and life sciences. I am eager to learn more about NLC, and super excited to help bring more healthtech innovations to the patients.

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Prof. Bruno Podesser

Cardiac Surgeon

Professor in cardiac surgery. Head of Center for Biomadical Research Medical University Vienna

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Prof. Friedrich Eckstein

Inventor

Cardiac Surgeon Professor in cardiac surgery University Hospital Basel

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Prof. Heimo Breteneder

Inventor

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Prof. Hessel Wijkstra

Inventor

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Prof. Michael Vellekoop

Inventor

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Prof. Podesser

Inventor

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Prof. Stefan Jockenhövel

Inventor

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Prof. Ton van der Steen

Inventor

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Prof.dr.ir Bart ter Haar Romeny

Inventor

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Raymond Ypma

IT Systems Manager

Highly motivated technology enthusiast with a passion for making processes more fluent and integrated, Raymond will be managing the ICT Systems and working with a small team to improve our current ICT related workflows.

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Remi Corlin

CEO

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Renan Sales Barros

Inventor/CTO

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Rianne Rotink

CEO

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Richard Monkel

CEO

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CEO

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Rick Wielens

Inventor

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Rob de Vroet

CEO

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Robin van Bruggen

CSO

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Roland Zegger

NLC Venture Partner

Trained as a Pharmacist, he worked in several pharmaceutical companies and has broad experience in marketing and sales functions as well as general management.  As Venture Partner his focus is on building innovative companies and strengthening NLC’s abilities to bring innovations to healthcare.

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Ruben Mikkers

CFO

Before joining NLC, Ruben spent 6 years at Robeco Asset Management and almost 14 years in KPMG’s Deals practice, of which the last 6.5 years as a Partner. Ruben brings along a lot of expertise in general financial management and M&A. He is looking forward to use his experience to support NLC with its expansion plans.

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Ruben Mikkers – NLC

Support

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Ruud Peters

Advisor IP

Former Chief IP Officer and Executive Vice President at Philips. IP business leader and entrepreneur, widely recognized as one of the current thought leaders in IP.

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Sabine Brans

Office Manager

Hands on with extensive experience in office management, project management and marketing support in the healthcare sector. Gets energy from arranging everything down to the last detail.

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Sabna Rodjan

Legal & Finance Assistent

Highly motivated, passionate proactive team player with a great sense of responsibility. She likes the combination of Finance and Legal tasks that contribute to the development of the company and bringing science to life.

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Sandra Lammerding

Lead Legal Counsel

Corporate counsel with around 18 years of international experience in the life sciences and chemical industry, who is driven by “making things happen” at innovative companies, with the aim to make a social impact. She has held various inhouse positions at DSM (Life Science & Innovation Cluster) and recently at Avantium’s joint venture Synvina. At NLC, she will be providing and managing legal support to both NLC and its ventures, and as such contributing to bring science to life.

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Simon Mifsud

CEO

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Sjaak Deckers

Venture Partner

Experienced MedTech executive with ample experience in fund-raising and creating and growing MedTech companies for complex Class III medical devices (including Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation, acquired by Medtronic, and GTX medical). Over 25 years of experience in R&D project management, product management, creating and managing alliances, and early stage venturing, mainly for MedTech and Healthcare products.

Stefan Jockenhövel

Inventor

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Taco van der Feltz

NLC Venture Partner

A highly international and networked entrepreneur trained as Medical Doctor and Medical Biologist, he is a visionary strategist conversant within and across disciplines. As Venture Partner, his focus is on building innovative companies and strengthening NLC’s abilities to bring innovations to healthcare.

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Theo Kort

Finance Manager

Financial, legal and entrepreneurial generalist

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Tim Antonius

Inventor

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Tim Horeman

Inventor

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Tom Nijsten

Venture Finance Expert

Tom has extensive experience in raising debt & capital funding for mid-market Private Equity, Private Corporates, and fast-growing ventures (e.g. scale-ups). He gained this experience over the past 8 years at Deloitte’s Debt & Capital Advisory practice in Amsterdam and London. He will leverage this experience to support NLC’s ventures with finance related issues throughout their lifecycle under NLC’s management, ultimately leading to achieving successful exits, maximizing the ventures’ positive impact on society.  

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Ton van den Hoven

CEO

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Vincent van den Brekel

CEO

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Wilfried Wisser

Inventor

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Willem Fontijn

Technology Strategist

Responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of NLC at an operational and strategic level. Guarding the quality of inflow and driving supporting technologies. PhD with both corporate and venturing experience, as principal scientist and prolific inventor at Philips Research turned serial entrepreneur.  IP-expert. Fascinated by nature, technology and their synergy.

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Willem Nerkens

CTO

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Wouter Markus

CEO