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Management Board

Klaus Hajszan

Member of the Executive Management Board, Chief Quality Officer

Klaus Hajszan as a member of the Executive Management Board is responsible for adherence to and continuous improvement of the quality processes within VelaLabs. Additionally, he is employed by the company as an independent Qualified Person.

Klaus has been part of VelaLabs since 2007 and has occupied multiple positions related to quality management such as Head Quality Control and Head Quality Assurance. During his career at VelaLabs, he got considerable experience in regulatory, protein analytics, protein development, protein characterization, and (pre)clinical studies. He is also frequently lector on international educational conferences (topics: GMP, analytics, method transfer).

Albert Lauss

Member of the Management Board, Chief Operating Officer

Albert started his career at Velalabs as Head of Laboratory and after a short period got already promoted to be a member of the Management Board with specific responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer. Furthermore, he is responsible for finance and human resources.

Prior to that, he worked for Shire (formerly Baxter / Immuno) in different roles as Head of Engineering Validation, Manager Microbiological Quality Control and Laboratory Head Cell Culture with increasing responsibilities. Considerable responsibilities for employees was also a part of these positions. Furthermore, he got profound experience in cell culture methodologies with emphasis on quality control aspects, as well as microbiological quality control testing including bioassays, cell cultures, and virus tests. His GMP experience is completed by responsibilities for validations in different areas, e.g. engineering, clean rooms, computerized systems, sterilization, and transportation. Moreover, he has expertise in GMP relevant topics such as third party audits, regulatory inspections, and planning of laboratories. 

Markus Roucka DI (FH)

Member of the Management Board, CBDO

Markus is a member of the Executive Management Board and also responsible for Business Development and Marketing.

He started his career at Biomin GmbH in R&D (fermentation optimization and Quality Control in microbiology). During his studies at the University of Applied Sciences for medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology (IMC Krems) he searched at the UMCG Groningen. At VelaLabs he worked as Senior Technician and further as Head of Laboratory, and COO for many years. He has more than 15 years of work experience in biotechnology industry including protein characterization under GMP regulations (biosimilars, biopharmaceuticals, biologics) with a focus on assay development and optimization. His main experience is within protein analytics, bioassays/cell culture, flow cytometry, and SPR (Biacore) methods.

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