Dr Stefanos Theoharis will lead apceth’s business development and business operations and promote the continued expansion of apceth’s GMP manufacturing business.
Munich, Germany, September 5, 2013 / B3C newswire / – Cell-therapy company, apceth GmbH, has announced the expansion of its senior management team with the appointment of Dr Stefanos Theoharis as Chief Business Officer.
In this newly created role, Dr Theoharis will lead apceth’s business development and business operations to maximize the value of the company’s world class clinical and preclinical pipeline. He will also promote the continued expansion of apceth’s GMP manufacturing business.
Dr Theoharis brings broad experience in the life science sector from roles in leading pharma companies, biotech, investment banking and academia. He joins apceth from Antisense Pharma, where he was Head of Business Development. Before that, he held the position of Business Development Director with Roche, where he focused on deals and alliances in Emerging Technologies. He was previously an M&A Analyst in the Life Science team for Lazard.
Dr Theoharis holds a PhD in Cell and Gene Therapy from Imperial College London, where he subsequently worked as a Research Fellow, as well as acting as a transfer consultant for the London Technology Network.
“Apceth is about to start the world’s first clinical trial with genetically modified mesenchymal stem cells in cancer indications, while our trial in Critical Limb Ischemia is advancing, so it’s a very exciting time for us to welcome Stefanos to the team”, said Christine Guenther, CEO of apceth. “His experience will complement our management team and help drive apceth forward.”
Caption: Dr Stefanos Theoharis
Chief Business Officer
apceth GmbH & Co. KG
apceth is one of the leading European pioneers in the development, GMP manufacturing and clinical implementation of innovative stem cell-based therapies for the treatment of malignant and non-malignant diseases. apceth combines the principles of stem cell biology with groundbreaking technologies, applying the highest standards for GMP manufacturing, safety regulations and quality control according to the European Regulation for “Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products” (ATMPs). apceth provides novel cell therapy solutions for the treatment of clinical conditions for which no satisfactory treatment options are available to date. The proven know-how in all aspect of ATMP pharmaceutical development and GMP production (GMP manufacturing license, §13 and §20b AMG) enable apceth also to offer the contract manufacturing services for diverse ATMPs.
apceth was founded in 2007 as a start-up company and is privately owned by its founders and private investors.
apceth GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Christine Günther, CEO
Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss, CSO
Phone: +49 (0)89-7009 608-0
Rosmarie Dammler, Anne Schardey
Tölzer Straße 12
Phone: +49 (0)8024 47013-0