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About Ernst Geutjes
Ernst has over 10 years of experience in cancer research, oncology drug development and venturing. Ernst holds a PhD in molecular cancer genetics from the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI-AvL) after which he continued his career as business developer at the research- and technology organization TNO, where he has a role in spinning-of biotech companies. As associate at Aglaia he is responsible for analysis of investment proposals, scouting of new investment opportunities and offers strategic and operational support to Aglaia’s portfolio companies. He is acting managing director for Sapreme Technologies and board observer for Macrophage Pharma.
About Aglaia Oncology Funds
Aglaia has been in operation since 2004. The team has decades of experience in cancer research and oncology drug development, having been involved in the development of more than 100 oncology products. Aglaia has invested in 12 early stage companies, of which 6 were founded by Aglaia. Aglaia’s vision is that when stellar science is translated into great medicines for cancer patients, financial rewards for those involved in this process will ultimately follow. The continuous strategic and operational involvement of the team with portfolio companies has contributed to a marked success rate in transitioning early-stage portfolio companies to clinical-stage companies. By doing so, Aglaia has de-risked and matured these companies up to the level at which they became attractive candidates for licensing, acquisition or IPO. Examples are Merus, which became listed on the NASDAQ and Syntarga, which was sold to Synthon. More importantly, 800 cancer patients have been treated so far with investigational drugs developed by Aglaia’s portfolio companies.
Jumpstart your career
Join BioBusiness Summer School to jumpstart your career in Life Sciences by gaining knowledge of business aspects such as product development, IPR, finance and business models. The next edition of the summer school will be organised online from 22-26 June 2020.
The BioBusiness Summer School is a programme tailored to bridge the gap. By immersing yourself in the business aspects of Life Sciences during this programme, you will learn the basic knowledge of BioBusiness, gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business leaders and increase your international network.