Marco Jaspers, PhD, MSc
Director Program Management & Business Development

Joins the team in June 2014

Before joining BioConnection, Marco worked for TNO, a Dutch Commercial Research Organization, where he was a Project Manager for complex multidisciplinary Life Sciences projects, e.g. Preclinical development of Antibiotics and DNA chip Microbial Flora Analysis. In the past years he was also Portfolio Manager responsible for large projects within TNO's Food & Health Business Line. Before TNO, Marco worked as Management Consultant at the Quality Management group of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Here he analyzed the primary processes of companies and identified ways to improve these in cooperation with client teams.

Marco graduated cum laude at Wageningen University (MSc, Molecular Sciences), and achieved his PhD in Molecular Microbiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich for which he was awarded the Otto Jaag Prize. During his career he followed various specialist and (project) management courses to advance his managerial skills (i.e. IPMA-C, Prince 2, NIMA).

"Our modus operandi is to work in multidisciplinary teams composed of our customers and our Manufacturing, QA and QC Specialists. Close cooperation in teams and strong project management skills are key success factors. In this way we can overcome the challenges we are often facing in our projects, ensuring timely delivery of Clinical Trial Material or commercial Drug Product in compliance with regulatory standards and according to our customers' needs. Other key success factors are of course our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and our experienced expert teams.", Marco says.
"This type of work requires strong adaptive skills to effectively deal with sudden changes within a project. I am happy that our customers recognize the value that Bioconnection brings to them through our flexibility." Marco continues, "Of course our flexibility already starts in the early phase with listening carefully to our customer's needs and translating them into strong project proposals taking into account technical and regulatory aspects, project budget and timelines. For each customer we are driven to design a customized solution."
"I am proud of being part of the BioConnection team, realizing we can make a difference for our customers by fulfilling their exact needs in (bio)pharmaceutical drug development and manufacturing and by doing so in a fast, cooperative and reliable way."