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Coenraad K. van Kalken | MD, PhD | Chief Executive Officer

Coen holds ample experience in managing the technological development and commercial roll-out of innovations in the health and life sciences. He is a medical doctor by training and after working in the clinic for several years, he was appointed director of the New Drug Development Office (NDDO), a research institute specialized in the development of drugs against cancer. During his career his passion shifted towards the prevention and early diagnosis of diseases and later he decided to dedicate his time and money to this goal. In 2005, after the acquisition of NDDO by INC Research, he founded the Dutch Institute for Prevention and E-health Development (NIPED). With NIPED, he introduced an innovative, personal approach for detecting health risks and stimulating a healthy lifestyle. The strategic and active management style of dr. Van Kalken resulted in the successful development of the ‘Personal Health Check’ and the widespread support for the roll-out of this product by the major Dutch health organisations (Public Health Service, the Dutch College of General Practitioners, Heart Foundation, Kidney Foundation, Lung Foundation Netherlands, Diabetes Foundation).

Henk Viëtor | MD, PhD | Chief Technology Officer

Henk is entrepreneur in the Life Sciences. He obtained his PhD studying the fetal immune system (LUMC – Leiden) and specialised in transfusion medicine (LUMC), immunology (LUMC) and clinical genetics (Radboud UMC – Nijmegen). In 2000 he became active as an entrepreneur in the Life Sciences industry. He was involved in the founding of 20 biotechnology startups, most of which were in the field of personalized medicine. These companies include Drug Discovery Factory, Oncodrone, Hercules Pharmaceuticals, Essential IP, Skyline Diagnostics, DCPrime, Immunaffect, Recharge, DC4U, and Mylife Technologies. He fulfilled numerous governance positions in, among others, the Centre for Translational Moleculair Medicine (CTMM), Biofarmind, HollandBio, Skyline Diagnostics and Lygature.

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Henk Viëtor
MD, PhD
Chief Technology Officer

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Henk is entrepreneur in the Life Sciences. He obtained his PhD studying the fetal immune system (LUMC – Leiden) and specialised in transfusion medicine (LUMC), immunology (LUMC) and clinical genetics (Radboud UMC – Nijmegen). In 2000 he became active as an entrepreneur in the Life Sciences industry. He was involved in the founding of 20 biotechnology startups, most of which were in the field of personalized medicine. These companies include Drug Discovery Factory, Oncodrone, Hercules Pharmaceuticals, Essential IP, Skyline Diagnostics, DCPrime, Immunaffect, Recharge, DC4U, and Mylife Technologies. He fulfilled numerous governance positions in, among others, the Centre for Translational Moleculair Medicine (CTMM), Biofarmind, HollandBio, Skyline Diagnostics and Lygature.

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Leonie de Best | MSc | Chief Operations Officer

Leonie has more than 20 years of experience in the biotech industry as researcher, project leader, team leader, and Chief Operations Officer. She worked at Kiadis, Octoplus and Skyline-Diagnostics. Under her direction at Skyline-Diagnostics, various in-vitro diagnostic tests for genetic profiling of Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma were CE registered in Europe. Moreover, diagnostic service and IVD test kits were marketed, and FDA approval and 510(k) clearance routes have been deployed.

Roderick Kraaijenhagen | MD, PhD | Chief Medical Officer

Roderik is a cardiologist with a PhD in the field of vascular medicine (AMC-University of Amsterdam). He is co-founder and medical director of NIPED, a knowledge institute for prevention and eHealth. He also founded CardioVitaal and TromboVitaal, two national healthcare services with a focus on self-regulation and self-management who make use of eCoaching and Telemonitoring. Roderick is also co-creator and owner of the web-based Personal Health Check and the Health-ePortal, having a scientific knowledge and decision-making support system for risk analysis and personal follow-up. Besides these activities, Roderick is the national coordinator Prevention from the European organization of Cardiology, chairman of the Committee for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Dutch Society of Cardiology, and chairman of the LMDOH – the national multidisciplinary council for cardiac rehabilitation.

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Roderick Kraaijenhagen
MD,PhD
Chief Medical Officer

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Roderik is a cardiologist with a PhD in the field of vascular medicine (AMC-University of Amsterdam). He is co-founder and medical director of NIPED, a knowledge institute for prevention and eHealth. He also founded CardioVitaal and TromboVitaal, two national healthcare services with a focus on self-regulation and self-management who make use of eCoaching and Telemonitoring. Roderick is also co-creator and owner of the web-based Personal Health Check and the Health-ePortal, having a scientific knowledge and decision-making support system for risk analysis and personal follow-up. Besides these activities, Roderick is the national coordinator Prevention from the European organization of Cardiology, chairman of the Committee for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Dutch Society of Cardiology, and chairman of the LMDOH – the national multidisciplinary council for cardiac rehabilitation.

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Christian van Tellingen | EMFC, MSc, LL.M | Chief Financial Officer

Christian van Tellingen holds an Executive Master degree in Finance & Control (registercontroller) as well as Master degrees in International Business Studies and one in Dutch Law. Christian has a variety of working experience at NXP Semiconductors, Royal Philips Electronics and Heineken International. Prior, he was involved in pharmaceutical start-up company Cristal Therapeutics B.V. as Finance Manager. Christian loves his current role at Qurin Diagnostics since it enables him to combine finance expertise with his prior work experience. In particular, Qurin Diagnostics’ novel approach and bold research agenda is very inspiring. Outside of work, he devotes time to Roundtable (de Nederlandsche Tafelronde), a non-profit organisation with around 3K members, where Christian is appointed National Treasurer. Other volunteer experience relates to his membership of the Maastricht University Faculty of Law Alumni Advisory Committee.

Floris T.G. van den Brink | PhD | Program Manager Technology R&D

Floris is an electrical engineer who is specialized in micro- and nanotechnology. He obtained his PhD degree in the field of Lab on a Chip, studying the use of microreactors for electrochemical conversion in the application areas of drug screening and proteomics (University of Twente). He closely monitors scientific developments and it is his goal to solve present-day challenges in healthcare and life sciences using new high-potential technologies.

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Floris T.G. van den Brink
PhD
Program Manager Technology R&D

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Floris is an electrical engineer who is specialized in micro- and nanotechnology. He obtained his PhD degree in the field of Lab on a Chip, studying the use of microreactors for electrochemical conversion in the application areas of drug screening and proteomics (University of Twente). He closely monitors scientific developments and it is his goal to solve present-day challenges in healthcare and life sciences using new high-potential technologies.

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Mark L. Verheijden | PhD | Project Manager Nanotechnology

Mark studied chemical engineering with a master in material science. His PhD has been at the interface of supramolecular chemistry, material science and biology. He studied the interactions of, for example, cells, viruses and peptides at functionalized sensor surfaces. This type of research is exciting especially now, because developments in biosensing and nanotechnology open up new possibilities at a rapid pace. But the challenge is not just to be smart in combining these fields, but also to bring these developments to the public. Within Qurin, that is what he is trying to achieve.

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