Andreas serves as VP Head of Global Manufacturing, bringing with him broad experience in the pharmaceutical industry with regard to planning and implementation of pharmaceutical facilities, aseptic processing and leadership of commercial pharmaceutical facilities around the whole supply chain. His vast skill and know-how supports CO.DON for manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products such as cartilage cell-based products (e.g. SPHEROX) or any other upcoming products in an industrial scale.
With over 21 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, such as qualification, validation, engineering, process development, process optimization, and management of large production units, he ensures that Manufacturing department is the heart of CO.DON.
Andreas previously served as Senior Director of IDT Biologika GmbH and headed the drug product department including compounding, aseptic filling and visual inspection. He successfully implemented a new visual inspection strategy, realigned and restructured the pharmaceutical production department.
From 2008 to 2012 Andreas was Director Production at ratiopharm (Merckle GmbH), leading a biopharmaceutical production unit including compounding, aseptic pre-filled syringe filling, visual inspection and packaging. At the same time he worked on a project to license a new product on the market and implemented it at a CMO (contract manufacturing organization).
Prior to that, he served as Associate Director of a biopharmaceutical development department at Johnson & Johnson. There he focused on planning, development, implementation and validation of products within pre-filled syringes. He also successfully realized and worked in projects to develop an autoinjector and a safety syringe device. In this responsibility he worked within a project to invent a stacked needle part and
this could be successfully patent by J & J.
From 1999 to 2005 Andreas joined Aventis Behring and worked as Senior Manager within the Qualification department and production department. During this time he also headed a qualification project in Vienna, Austria.
Andreas started his career as a consultant engineer for Qualification/Validation at LSMW GmbH.