Team

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Prof. Go van Dam, MD, PhD CEO & Founder

A pioneer in the optical imaging field with ground breaking research to his name.

Co-founder Prof. Van Dam, surgeon oncologist and professor of Surgery at Groningen University, trained at Harvard, the Mayo Clinic and NCI. He has published the 1st in-human application of targeted fluorescence imaging in 2011 (Nature Medicine) and published more than 140 papers predominantly on the subject of clinical translation of innovative targeted optical molecular imaging. More recently, he has published on the importance of standardization for validation of clinical fluorescent imaging studies towards an industrial standard.

Ari Aminetzah, MBA, PhD candidate CBO & Founder

A life science veteran with over 25 years of international experience in the industry.

Co-founder Ari is a senior life sciences veteran, with executive business development roles among others at J&J and Crucell, a vaccine company sold to J&J for $2.7B. Ari also serves as advisor to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, McKinsey & Co and multiple ventures in Europe and the USA.

Onne Ganel, MBA VP Business Development US

A business development expert specialised in funding and strategy for healthcare ventures.

A Wharton Business School MBA, Onne is a seasoned business development executive, with previous roles at multibillion publicly traded healthcare companies as well as innovative healthcare startups, and has led transactions in excess of $500M.

Tessa Aminetzah Director of Marketing & Communications

A creative and analytical brand storyteller with an international business background.

Tessa has a double degree in International Business and Management both from Eastern Kentucky University and Avans Hogeschool in Breda, the Netherlands. She has presented at the Academy of Business Research conference and excels in strengthening marketing efforts of startup ventures both in Europe and the USA.

Maarten Brom, PhD Director Translational Nuclear Imaging & Technology Assessment

A seasoned scientist, specialised in chemistry and nuclear imaging techniques.

Maarten is a senior scientist with a focus on the development and characterization of radiolabeled and fluorescent tracers. He had various roles as a scientist at the Radboud Univeristy Medical Center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, where his research in in vivo imaging techniques had a strong translational character.

Sander Kiesouw, CPA Financial Controller

A senior international finance executive with over 25 year of experience.

Sander holds a CPA degree and is a senior executive that excels at finance, company scale-ups and business process improvement. He has over 25 years of international experience in finance- and business management, as well as an extensive track record in business transformation and change programs.

Pieter Steinkamp, MD, PhD candidate Project Manager

Pieter received his Medical Doctor degree in 2016 at the University of Groningen. He worked as a resident of surgery in the Martini Hospital. Since 2018, Pieter is a PhD candidate in fluorescence-guided and optoacoustic imaging at the Optical Molecular Imaging Group and Project Manager at TRACER.

Floris Voskuil, MD, PhD candidate Visiting Physician-scientist

Floris is a Medical Doctor who is currently obtaining his PhD-degree at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His thesis is focused on (molecular) fluorescence imaging of solid tumors and is involved in multiple clinical phase I/II studies, both investigator initiated and industrial driven.

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