Founder & Leadership Team:

Dr. Michael Herbig, MBA, Co-Founder and CEO RaDes GmbH

Dr. Michael Herbig is a pharmacist, holds a PhD in “Drug Delivery & Formulation” from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and an MBA from OUBS, UK. He began his career in formulation development at Novartis AG in Basel and was most recently Head of Pharmaceutical Development at Almirall Hermal GmbH.

Dirk Evers, Engineer (Dipl.-Ing. [FH]), Co-Founder and Head of Analytical Development

Dirk Evers is a chemical engineer with 25 years of experience in the analytics of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. He has implemented a number of methods to optimize the analysis of semi-solid dosage forms and most recently worked as Leader Analytical Science & Preformulation at Almirall Hermal GmbH.

Dr. Melanie Köllmer, Co-Founder and Head of Formulation Development

Dr. Melanie Köllmer is a pharmacist and holds a PhD in drug delivery from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. She has over ten years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development and was most recently formulation scientist at Almirall Hermal GmbH.

Sascha Gorissen, Engineer (Dipl.-Ing. [FH]), Co-Founder, Head of Laboratory & Project Management

Sascha Gorissen is a biotechnology engineer with extensive experience in preclinics, pharmaceutical analytics and project management. He has led international development projects and was most recently group leader of Analytics and Quality Control of Pharmaceutical Development at Almirall Hermal GmbH.

Dr. Petra Lohmann, head of quality assurance

Dr. Petra Lohmann is a chemist and pharmacist with a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry. She fulfils the requirements as a qualified person (QP) according to Directive 2001/83 EC with over 20 years of industrial experience in the field of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, most recently in leading positions in quality control and quality assurance.

Scientists and laboratory technicians:

Dr. Julia Puschmann, Senior Scientist

Dr. Julia Puschmann is a specialized pharmacist in pharmaceutical analytics and has achieved important new insights into the distribution behavior of active ingredients and excipients in creams during her PhD project. These findings have a high practical relevance for the successful development of semi-solid formulations.

Janek Giebel, Laboratory Technician

Janek Giebel is a chemical laboratory technician; thanks to his apprenticeship, which he completed with distinction in 2019 as one of the best of the year, he is already very familiar with the analysis of semi-solid dosage forms. His main focus at RaDes is sample preparation of semi-solid formulations, chromatography with UV/Vis and mass spectrometric detection, as well as rheology.

Sabine Fielhauer, Laboratory Technician

Sabine Fielhauer is a trained chemical laboratory technician and has over 35 years of practical experience in the galenic development of semi-solid formulations. She has been involved in many process transfers from development to production scale and is co-inventor of several patents and co-developer of various market products. Her main focus at RaDes is the manufacturing and characterization of formulations as well as their process development.

Mandy Rosenberger, Laboratory Technician

Mandy Rosenberger is a chemical laboratory technician with several years of experience in handling analytical technologies from microbiological testing to chromatographic determination of narcotics. Her main focus at RaDes is sample preparation of semi-solid formulations, chromatography with UV/Vis and mass spectrometric detection, as well as support in the manufacturing of formulations.