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Dr. René Vleugels


Received a MA in Economics (University of Texas at Austin, 1984) and completed a PhD study at the Radbout University Nijmegen (Policy Sciences, 1990). He worked for the World Bank in Mexico (1985). He then worked as TTO for the Life Sciences departments of the Maastricht University, and was senior executive of the Maastricht University Holding. In 1996 he founded MUbio Products BV with prof. dr Frans Ramaekers (monoclonal antibodies for cancer research) where he was managing director till 2010. In 2000 he founded NovoVacs BV (vaccine technology), which merged with MUbio in 2006. In 2010 he worked as consultant in Life Sciences. In 2011 he founded CyTuVax with prof. dr Frank Falkenberg.




Prof. Dr. Frank W. Falkenberg

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Received a MSc in Biochemistry at the J.W. Goethe Universität in Frankfurt/Main and his Doctorate in Biochemistry at the Department of Biochemistry (Faculty of Chemistry) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 1971 – 1973 he was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Chemical Immunology of the Weizman Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. In 1981, after Habilitation, he became Privat-Dozent at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical Faculty of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In 1986 he became Professor of Immunology in the Medical Faculty of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and his scientific work focused on immunogenetics, cellular immunology, tumor immunology, renal toxicity, high-density cell culture and bioreactor technology. During the last 15 years he worked on the development of the CyTuVax tumor vaccine concept. Falkenberg holds German and international patents in the fields of bioreactor technology, tumor immunology and nephrotoxicity testing. In 2001 he founded CIRES cell + immune research services GmbH, a biotech contract research company in Dortmund. In 2011 he co-founded CyTuVax.




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