AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals AG


Wanted: Head of Clinical Development

The Client

AOP Orphan was one of the first companies to enter the sector of Rare Diseases in Europe. As a specialist in Orphan Diseases, AOP Orphan researches, develops, produces, and distributes innovative solutions in the following therapeutic areas: hematology and oncology, cardiology and pulmonology, neurology and psychiatry, and metabolic diseases. AOP Orphan is active at an international level with an export ratio of about 70% and has become a leading company in its home market.

The Task

AOP Orphan was in need of a Head of Clinical Development but was facing difficulties in hiring the appropriate manager in due time. 2 development projects including several clinical trials had to be managed in parallel. Therefore the hiring of an interim manager had been initiated.

The Solution

We have been able to present the right person within short, a medical doctor with an impressive track record in clinical development of rare diseases. The lady joined two ongoing projects where she accomplished several time critical tasks with focus on data quality, analysis and interpretation and with that provided guidance on the future path to licensure. During the course of the project she handed her tasks over to the newly hired fulltime manager and AOP Orphan was able to submit the dossiers for licensure within the expected time frame.