Dr. Dirk Dembski’s expertise is in General Management, Commercial Functions, M&A, Change Management and Turnarounds, both in biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. Before joining curasan as CEO in January 2021, he used to serve TOPCON Healthcare as Managing Director. Prior to this he was appointed as Executive Managing Director at Naton Medical, one of China’s largest medtech companies, where he completed several acquisitions and built the international business. He also served as board member of Bone Therapeutics SA and worked as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Olympus Biotech for EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America, where he successfully marked a portfolio of bone growth factors, cell technologies and innovative biomaterials.
Dr. Frank Plöger studied biology in Mainz and obtained his doctorate in Alzheimer’s research at Boehringer Ingelheim. After his postdoctoral period at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg, Dr. Frank Plöger worked in various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including Aventis, Biopharm GmbH, Sandoz/Hexal and Evonik AG. He is a certified project manager and has been working in research & development, business development and patent management for more than 20 years. Together with Dr. Dirk Dembski, Dr. Frank Plöger is responsible for the strategic direction and management of novaxomx GmbH adding a great value as he contributes his 10 years of expertise in the field of regenerative medicine to the company.
Leonie holds a Master’s degree in Industrial engineering with a specialization in materials and process technology. During her studies she build an expertise in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Before starting her position as Business Development Manager at curasan AG, she demonstrated her ability to work efficiently in fast-paced medical environments, when she accompanied the start-up Medical Magnesium GmbH in its foundation. She adds excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think outside the box, consistently finding creative solutions to challenging problems.