Advisors

Scientific advisors

Marianna Tryfonidou
Marianna Tryfonidou
Scientific advisor
Marianna Tryfonidou is professor in regenerative orthopedics at the Utrecht University. She is a certified veterinary surgeon for companion animals and has expertise in translational research. She coordinates the iPSpine consortium that was recently awarded €15 million under the Horizon 2020 program developing an advanced therapy for chronic low back pain.
Raymond Schiffelers
Raymond Schiffelers
Scientific advisor
Raymond Schiffelers is professor of Nanomedicine at the UMC Utrecht. He is specialized in drug delivery and drug targeting. Currently he coordinates two EU H2020 projects B-Smart & Expert and participates in several EU and national projects on nanomedicine.
Jos Malda
Jos Malda
Scientific advisor
Professor Jos Malda is Head of Research at the Department of Orthopaedics, University Medical Center Utrecht and at the Department of Equine Sciences, University of Utrecht. He also leads the Utrecht Biofabrication Facility.

Advisors

Alex Vaccaro
Alex Vaccaro
Advisor
Dr. Vaccaro has served as the president of the Rothman Orthopedic Institute in Philadelphia since 2014, and is professor and chairman in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, USA. He is the president-elect of the Cervical Spine Research Society 2019. Dr. Vaccaro also serves as co-director of the spine surgery residency/fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Delaware Valley where he instructs current residents and fellows in the diagnosis and treatment of various spinal problems and disorders.
Koen de Heus
Koen de Heus
Advisor
Koen de Heus is CEO and shareholding family member of the Royal De Heus Group, an international company with a global top-15 position in the animal nutrition industry. Currently, De Heus has operating activities in 18 countries with a total revenue of 3 billion Euro and 6000 employees. Additionally, De Heus has considerable interests in companies in the value chain to support animal nutrition activities and promote animal health.
Jeroen de Haas
Jeroen de Haas
Advisor
Jeroen de Haas is former CEO of sustainable energy company ENECO. De Haas holds several supervisory and advisory roles including chairman of the supervisory board of Royal Wagenborg, member of the supervisory board of Port of Amsterdam, chairman of the board of NPM Energy, and member in the supervisory board of RegMed XB. He is partner in private equity company Prorsum Capital in Zurich. Prorsum invests in three areas of the sustainable development goals: water, mobility, and energy. De Haas focuses in all his activities on the triangle sustainability-innovation-digitization.

Dr. Vaccaro has served as the president of the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute since 2014, and is the Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He is the President-elect of Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), 2019. He was the recipient of the Leon Wiltse award given for excellence in leadership and clinical research for spine care by the North American Spine Society (NASS) and is the past President of the American Spinal Injury Association and the Association for Collaborative Spine Research.

He has over 730 peer reviewed and 200 non-peer reviewed publications.  He has published over 346 book chapters and is the editor of over 55 textbooks and co-editor of OKU-Spine I and editor of OKU-8.  Dr. Vaccaro also serves as Co-Director of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley and  Co-Director of Spine Surgery and the Spine Fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he instructs current fellows and residents in the diagnosis and treatment of various spinal problems and disorders.

 

Raymond Schiffelers is professor of Nano Medicine at the faculty Clinical Chemistry and Hematology at the UMC Utrecht. He is specialized in drug delivery and drug targeting. Currently he coordinates the H2020 B-Smart program and participates in several EU and national projects on nano-medicine.

 

Professor Jos Malda is Head of Research at the Department of Orthopaedics, University Medical Center Utrecht and the Department of Equine Sciences, University of Utrecht. He also leads the Utrecht Biofabrication Facility. He is a long-standing Board member of the International Cartilage Repair Society and President of the International Society for Biofabrication.

 

Marianna Tryfonidou is professor of the Orthopaedics section of the department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals.

She is a specialist veterinary surgeon for companion animals and researcher into tissue regeneration. She coordinates theiPSpineproject that was recently awarded €15 million under the Horizon 2020 programme, towards researching a solution for chronic lower back pain.

 

Bas Oosterman is co-founder and CEO of SentryX.

Before he served as Chief Operating Officer of Julius Clinical and worked for Philips Electronics in various positions. He studied econometrics, received his PhD degree in Management and Organization, and is a (six sigma) Black Belt. His PhD thesis dealt with speeding up the time-to-market of new product innovation projects.

 

Jorrit-Jan Verlaan is co-founder and CTO/CMO of SentryX.

Sinds 2010 is dr. Verlaan werkzaam als orthopedisch chirurg in het UMC Utrecht. In hetzelfde centrum is hij (cum laude) gepromoveerd en opgeleid. Afwijkingen van de wervelkolom op basis van ongevallen, stofwisselingsziekten en, voornamelijk, oncologische aandoeningen behoren tot zijn terrein. Dr. Verlaan is actief in basale en toegepaste wetenschap en begeleidt meerdere PhD-studenten. Hij is (co-)auteur van meer dan 75 internationale peer-reviewed artikelen en vijftien hoofdstukken in internationale vakboeken. In de functie van opleider draagt hij zorg voor de ontwikkeling van assistenten in opleiding tot orthopedisch chirurg.