Octapharma Pharmazeutika Produktions Gesellschaft mbH Austria


Wanted: Interim Head of Pharmacovigilance with distinct experience in biopharmaceuticals.

The Client

Octapharma is a biotech company active in development and commercialisation of plasma products for human use. The core competence is the production of purified plasma derivates for use in hematology, immunology and intensive care.


The Task

Octapharma’s Head of Pharmacovigilance paused unexpectedly due to health reasons. At the same time, the company had to face tough challenges in the field of safety and pharmacovigilance, which had to be addressed with immediate attention.

The Solution

We identified a highly-qualified manager, a medical doctor and former Head of Pharmacovigilance at one of the leading biotech companies in the world. He stepped in within days, provided the required guidance and solved the pressing compliance questions hands-on. When he finished his assignment, the department was newly structured and all issues have been addressed.