Rudy is managing partner of the LSP Health Economics Fund II, a €280 million fund investing in medical device, diagnostic and digital health companies in Europe and the U.S. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sequana Medical, Curetis, reMYND, Celyad and EMBLEM and has served on many other biotech boards such as Ablynx (acquired by Sanofi), Devgen (acquired by Syngenta), CropDesign (acquired by BASF), Actogenix (acquired by Intrexon) and Multiplicom (acquired by Agilent).
Prior to joining LSP, he was one of the co-founders of VIB and co-managing director of this leading life sciences research institute for 17 years, during which he was also responsible for its business development. Under his leadership VIB has built a patent portfolio exceeding 200 patent families, signed 800 R&D and license agreements, spun out twelve companies and laid the foundation for bio-incubators, bio-accelerators and the biotech association FlandersBio. Rudy holds a Ph.D in molecular biology from the University of Ghent where he was also professor of innovation management until 2012.
Erik is the chairman and founder of NeoMed Management in 1997. Prior to that, he was Chairman and controlling shareholder of NeoMed AS, providing investment advisory services, specializing in small and medium sized companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic industries.
From 1993 to 1997, NeoMed AS co-managed two private equity investment companies, KS Nordic Healthcare Partners and Viking Medical Ventures Limited. He has served as a board member of Clavis Pharma AS, GenoVision AS/Qiagen AS, Thommen Medical AG, Vessix Vascular Inc. and Sonendo Inc., and currently serves on the Board of Directors of JenaValve Technology Inc. CorFlow Therapeutics AG and Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc. He is a founder and former Chairman of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association. He holds a Dr. scientific degree in organic chemistry from the University of Oslo and a Master of Science degree in Management from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, U.S.A.
Diego has over 20 years of experience in life science, medical devices and pharmaceuticals in Europe and the U.S. Prior to his entry as General Partner for VI Partners, a leading Swiss venture capital firm, he has held various managerial positions in the pharmaceuticals and medical devices sectors. In addition to his role in Sequana Medical, Diego presently represents VI Partners in various biotech start-ups companies.
Diego holds a M.Sc. in Microbiology from the Biocenter of the University of Basel and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Swiss Cancer Research Institute (ISREC) in Lausanne.
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