Expertise & management

The company is based on an extensive and diverse background in life sciences:
    • Commercial, business and general management expertise
    • Thorough understanding of the science
    • Working experience at life sciences companies of different sizes and stages of development (start-up, medium-sized and multinational), providing know-how of their specific characteristics, opportunities and problems
    • An extensive network at the level of decision makers

Jan Pen (1955) - Founder and General Manager

    • PhD. in biochemistry
    • More than 20 years of experience in agricultural, industrial and pharmaceutical life sciences companies of different sizes in science, project management, business development, commercial -, strategic - and general management
    • Special expertise in working with Japanese companies as business development manager and as CEO of an English-Japanese joint venture
    • Part of the team that sold the biotechnology start-up MOGEN to Zeneca
    • Active involvement in the establishment of two joint ventures
    • General manager of PlantZyme, a joint venture of MOGEN and DSM
    • CEO of Orynova, a joint venture of Zeneca and Japan Tobacco