Business models III: Personalised medicine company

Wednesday June 26th, 12:00 - 13:00

About Markwin Velders

Vice President Operations & Managing Director, Kite Pharma
Dr. Markwin Velders brings over 25 years research experience in the field of tumor immunology and over 15 years of management experience in Biotechnology companies. He obtained his PhD from Leiden University in 1996. After a postdoc and associate professorship at Loyola University in Chicago, he was involved in several start-up companies and became Chief Scientific Officer at AM-Pharma in 2004. After bringing two compounds from bench to bed at AM-Pharma, Markwin moved to TNO Biosciences as a Business Unit Manager, managing a group of 150 people. Since 2011 he has been independently active as Prime Life Science, assisting various start-up and early life science companies with their strategy, financing, business development and interim management. He has been involved in the start-up of several new ventures, and secured funding for 4 Life Sciences start-ups.
At th end of 2013 Markwin became involved with a potential start up from NKI that was incorporated in 2014 and called T-cell Factory (TCF) and he was instrumental in the M&A deal where Kite Pharma Inc. acquired TCF to form Kite Pharma EU B.V. Since March 2015 he is Vice President Operations and Managing Director of Kite Pharma EU B.V. in Amsterdam.

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 from 24-28 June 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Why participate

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.

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Is your organisation interested in early-career talents in Life Sciences? BioBusiness Summer School can get you in touch with business oriented PhDs, postdocs or Master students. More info can be found here.