Dr. Erich Platzer - Chairman
Former Associate Professor of Medicine, board certified for Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Since 2010 active as a Business Angel in Switzerland, member of the board of StartAngels and BioBAC. Since 2001 Investment Advisor and co-founder of Venture Capital company, HBM Healthcare Investments (formerly HBM BioVentures). Over ten years of experience in drug development and marketing at Roche. Former Business Director Oncology at Roche, responsible for various strategic corporate partnerships. Over 12 years in academic medicine and research; key member of team that purified human G-CSF (recombinant form: Neupogen®). MD from the Medical School of the University of Erlangen, where he also received his ~MDPhD. Over the years, chairman or board member of various privately and publicly held biotech companies in Europe and the US. Currently chairman of AOT, credentis, LMD and ProBiodrug, and board member of Viroblock SA. Board member of Swiss business angel groups, StartAngels and BioBAC.
Dr. Peter Burckhardt - Vice-Chairman
Peter Burckhardt is CEO of „EVA – the Basel life sciences start-up agency“ since 2006. In addition he is CEO of the BASEL INKUBATOR. He has an education as a chemist and achieved his PhD at the University of Basel. In 1984 he joined Ciba-Geigy where he started his career as a research chemist in Pharma Research. Later he held various management positions in research, development, manufacturing, and communications in Ciba-Geigy / Novartis. From 1996 – 1999 he was CEO of Novartis Animal Health Germany. From 2001 to 2006 he worked as a consultant in human resources. As CEO of EVA he is member of the board in several portfolio companies. Since 2009, Peter Burckhardt is president of the BioValley Business Angels Club BioBAC.
Dr. Werner Berner
Since 2008 he is the sole founder and president of Berner Partners AG, an Investment, Consulting and Engineering Company. He is a board member of various companies in the medical field and president of some Foundations. Previously he held various functions in international companies. Among others, he built a production plant for orthopedic implants and its international supply chain. Until 1991 he was responsible for R&D and manufacturing of an optical device company. Dr. Berner studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Applied Science Brugg-Windisch and gained a Ph.D. in Physics from the Faculty of Science University of Berne (Switzerland).
Prof. Dr. Hans-Florian Zeilhofer
He represents the Founders in the Board. As KOL, he shares his clinical experience and contacts in advanced osteotomy fulfilling thus the role of “Scientific Clinical Advisor” considering that the company has decided not form a dedicated Committee for this purpose.
Dr. Bernhard Schirmers
SHS founder, partner and managing partner. Prior to founding SHS, six years as management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Inc., most recently as senior engagement manager. Prior to McKinsey, board assistant and executive office manager at HDI, Hannover (now Talanx).
Law degree from Ruhr University of Bochum. Assistant professor at Ruhr University of Bochum and University of Passau, trainee lawyer in Bavaria, doctorate in antitrust law.