Markus Weissbach MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr Markus Weissbach has more than 25 years working experience in the international pharmaceutical, biotech and CRO industry. His previous appointments include Chief Medical Officer Europe at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics; Executive Chairman, CEO and President of Averion International Corp; President of ICON Clinical Research Plc., Europe; Director Clinical Research and Development at Takeda Euro R&D and International Medical Director at Knoll AG.

Dr. Weissbach has served as advisory/supervisory board member for companies such as CytoTools Biotech AG, Vasopharm, Cardiorentis, BernaBiotech, Sunesis, Merck KGaA, and Otsuka. He has been instrumental in the successful NDAs and market launch of several NCEs and biologics in different indications.

Dr. Weissbach is very well connected to academia & KOLs in different therapeutic areas such as, cardiology, vaccines, oncology, CNS, infectious and autoimmune diseases and has profound experience in dealing and negotiating with regulatory authorities in Europe and the USA.

In addition to being Chief Medical Officer of Afimmune, Markus is also Chief Medical Officer of related company, DS Biopharma.