Dr. Hartmut Juhl is an entrepreneur, surgical oncologist, and world-renowned researcher dedicated to the science of tissue quality and its application to precision medicine in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. Hartmut holds a professorship at the Medical Faculty of Hamburg University, is an adjunct professor at the Lombardi Cancer Center of Georgetown University, and has served as an advisor to the U.S. National Cancer Institute on matters of tissue quality for clinical and research applications.
From 1987 to 1992, he worked as a research associate and resident at the Hamburg-Eppendorf Surgical University Clinic. In 1992 he moved to the Surgical Clinic of the Christians Albrecht University in Kiel, where he worked as a surgical oncologist and, simultaneously, led a molecular oncology research group until 1998. He became a specialist in general surgery (“Facharzt”) in 1995. In 1999, he became Associate Professor at the Lombardi Cancer Center of Georgetown University.
In 2002, Hartmut became co-founder of Indivumed GmbH in Hamburg and was awarded the “Hamburg Foundation Prize” in the category of “Founders of new Businesses” in 2003, as well as the German Foundation Prize in the category of “New Visionary” in 2005.
In 2004, he founded Indivumed Inc, a subsidiary of Indivumed GmbH, to cover the US business. In 2008, Hartmut initiated the foundation of Inostics GmbH, a subsidiary of Indivumed GmbH, jointly owned with scientists from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
In 2011 Hartmut founded IndivuTest, a specialized diagnostic lab to individualize cancer therapy, as a subsidiary of Indivumed. He successfully closed six rounds of financing to build up and grow Indivumed GmbH and its subsidiaries, respectively, and in 2013, he successfully managed the sale of Inostics GmbH to Sysmex Corporation.
Hartmut studied medicine at the Hamburg-Eppendorf University Clinic from 1979 to 1986. He received his doctorate of medicine (Dr. med.) in 1989, and his “Habilitation” in Surgical Oncology in 1996.
Michael Gutsmann brings over 25 years of administrative and business experience in scaling companies and implementing value-driving based on a systematic approach paired with clear processes to Indivumed.
Prior to joining Indivumed, Michael served as the CFO or COO for companies like Bigpoint, Dreamlines, AOL, Blockhouse Group, and Iconmedialab. At Bigpoint and Dreamlines he implemented system-based processes which became an essential part of the value chain, forming the backbone for the tremendous growth that they experienced. In total, he secured more than €700 million in funding for both companies.
Michael started his career at Jungheinrich, a forklift company, before moving to Staples as head of controlling, before joining Iconmedialab. He holds a master’s degree from Hamburg University.
Fernando Andreu has been working in the Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostics fields for more than 25 years and brings to the table his considerable amount of knowledge and experience. His focus lies on using technology to improve healthcare processes and patient outcomes. Throughout his career, he has led from management positions the development and commercialization of several innovations such as, among others, a platform to remotely connect people with diabetes and their doctors, the decentralization of therapies with anticoagulant drugs, a breast cancer database for translational research purposes and the first liquid biopsy IVD test for colorectal cancer.
Before joining Indivumed in 2018, Fernando was a Senior Executive Officer at Sysmex Europe and CEO at Sysmex Inostics, the liquid biopsy affiliate of Sysmex. He has also held management responsibilities at companies like Roche Diagnostics and Chiron Diagnostics (formerly Ciba Corning).
In parallel to his professional development, he has been part of the Strategy Department at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, teaching courses on Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship for more than ten years.
Frank Clausen brings to Indivumed more than 25 years of execution, administrative, and leadership experience negotiating and securing cross-departmental collaborations between healthcare business and internal IT.
Prior to coming to Indivumed, for 20 years he served as director of IT with Sysmex Europe GmbH, Europe’s top laboratory diagnostics and healthcare company, and the global leader in hematology diagnostics and service. Frank has expansive experience with various IT systems and Japanese and American inter-cultural exchange. As the project manager, he was part of the team responsible for the implementation of SAP R/3, a Datawarehouse, Microsoft SharePoint, and self-developed CRM solution.
He holds a degree from a Hamburg business school and a foreign large business apprenticeship.
Dr. Susanne Arbogast brings to Indivumed more than ten years of experience in implementing research and development programs with a strong focus on (immuno-) oncology projects. This is paired with her extensive expertise in global management of the interface between pharma and diagnostics, as well as a broad external scientific network.
Susanne is a full board certified anatomical and surgical pathologist. She studied medicine at the University of Freiburg, Harvard Medical School, and the LMU Munich, receiving her doctorate of medicine (Dr. med.) in 1992.
She worked at the Pathology Institute of the LMU Munich for more than 15 years, most recently as assistant medical director. In 2007, Susanne joined Roche as Global Head of Pathology and Tissue Biomarkers, responsible for setting up and running a global team (Europe/US/China) to drive all tissue-related discovery and clinical biomarker programs to enable personalized health care.
Nils Schumacher brings over 20 years of in-house legal experience to Indivumed, with a particular emphasis on contract, corporate and IP law.
Nils’ diverse work experience includes having served as a legal advisor, HR director and corporate secretary. Prior to joining Indivumed in 2017, Nils worked at a venture capital and private equity-financed multinational start-up, for an internationally operating developer and distributor of software solutions and IT media, for an IT business consultancy and for a US law firm.
As a qualified lawyer (diploma from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen and Bavarian state examinations) and an admitted solicitor, Nils holds a master’s degree in business mediation from IUKB Sion, as well as a diploma in business administration from Hagen University.
IndivuTest - Innovative Cancer Diagnostics for Individualized Therapy
IndivuTest, a subsidiary of Indivumed, aims to decipher the biological basis of cancer using state-of-the-art scientific analysis methods. By doing so, it promotes the individualization of cancer therapies for those in advanced stages of the disease. IndivuTest website.
Indivumed has established close and long-standing partnerships with leading hospitals and clinics in Europe, North America, and Asia. The collaboration with these institutions is the basis for maintaining and expanding Indivumed’s high-quality biobank with biospecimen of all major malignant tumor entities. Indivumed is continually expanding its clinical network in order to provide even better biobank products and services for oncological drug discovery and development programs.
Indivumed was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 2002 with one main driver – the individualization of cancer therapy through the generation, characterization, and analysis of biologic samples from human cancer patients.
Since then, the company has expanded globally, with a subsidiary in the USA, partnerships with leading cancer clinics in Europe, the US and Asia and more than 50 oncology practices located in Germany, and, finally, more than 100 biopharma industry partners – and a global reputation for product and service quality.
Explore highlights of the journey below:
2018 - January
The Salk Institute and Indivumed have established a strategic partnership to advance research in precision oncology and personalized medicine by utilizing the highest quality molecular and clinical data in cancer.
2018 - January
Investment Plan for Europe: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a loan of EUR 40m to Indivumed GmbH.
2017 - August
Indivumed will collaborate with MedStar Health to advance our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through collection and analysis of biospecimens and clinical data, making possible new individualized diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
2017 - February
Indivumed announces a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras to help develop the organization's cancer biobank and database for use in precision medicine research.
2017 - January
Indivumed announces a partnership with Northwell Health in New York, USA, to expand cancer biobanking activities with the health care provider.
2016 - March
Indivumed begins a research partnership with the Medical University of Bialystok.
2016 - February
Indivumed announces a partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, USA, to create a new human tissue and tumor biobank.
2014 - July
Indivumed and Geisinger Health System, USA, partner for personalized medicine initiative in the US.
2013 - October
Indivumed sells Inostics to the Sysmex Corporation.
2011 - December
IndivuTest GmbH is founded as a wholly owned subsidiary of Indivumed to provide individualized diagnostics to oncologists and cancer patients as support to select the next beneficial therapy.
2010 - April
Indivumed becomes certified according to ISO 9001:2008.
2009 - October
Indivumed becomes a clinical research partner in the newly founded Otto J. Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown University, USA.
2009 - November
Indivumed is awarded and funded by the NCI as a research partner to study factors impacting tissue quality.
2008 - November
Indivumed moves to its new facility located at the Center for Innovative Medicine (CIM) in Hamburg, Germany.
2008 - September
Together with renowned cancer researcher and HHMI investigator, Dr. Bert Vogelstein (Johns Hopkins University), Indivumed founds the diagnostics company Inostics GmbH.
2008 - July
Indivumed and Georgetown University Medical Center, USA, enter into a collaboration to develop a cancer research database.
2006 - December
Indivumed wins the competition to become a "Place in the Land of Ideas".
2005 - June
Indivumed is named “Germany’s Best Company” in the Visionary Category, winning the German Foundation Award 2005.
2004 - April
Indivumed's US subsidiary is founded with offices in Kensington, MD.
2003 - May
Indivumed is awarded “Best New Company” in Hamburg, Germany.
2002 - April
Founding of Indivumed in Hamburg, Germany, by Dr. Hartmut Juhl, Dr. Carsten Zornig, Dr. Peter Layer, and Frank Oertel. Bioagency AG provides start-up funding.
Indivumed has approximately 200 employees in Germany, Poland, the USA, and India. We are a future-oriented company with an ambitious growth strategy, proud of our innovative team of leading scientists, and of our international reputation. At Indivumed you have the chance to pursue your professional goals and benefit from quick decision processes – thanks to flat hierarchies and ample creative freedom.
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