Prior to joining BioConnection in 2008, Sjaak worked for over 25 years for several international(bio) pharmaceutical companies at various senior (mainly marketing) positions. During this time he was responsible for revenues, P&L, licensing, strategy, marketing & sales, field force & product management. From 1982 until 1997 he worked for Sandoz Pharma (now Novartis) among others at their HQ in Basel, Switzerland. In the period 1998-2008 he worked for life sciences companies such as DSM Biologics (Director Sales Europe) and Rhein Biotech (Marketing & Sales Director).
Sjaak studied Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. At this University he also worked in parallel until his graduation in the faculties of human anatomy, physiology an kinesiology as a teacher.
After being 10 years active as Director of Business Development at BioConnection (which resulted in an impressive track record with many satisfied clients for clinical trial material productions), Sjaak’s new function within BioConnection as of 2018 is Director of Commercial Productions. In this new assignment his challenge will be to support new clients for long term commercial supply contracts that will be manufactured on the new production line of BioConnection for which Sjaak will act as the prime contact.
The new production line (250L compounding plus a 10 m² freeze drier) will significantly increase the production capacity of BioConnection and will be an important growth factor for the sustained growth of BioConnection. The new production line is anticipated to be ready for GMP productions in H1/ 2021.
Please be invited to browse through our website and discover how BioConnection can support your sterile production needs (either liquid or freeze dried) from a few hundred vials per batch up to over 70,000 per batch.