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leon-nanodrugs Appoints Dr. Hans Frickel as Chief Executive Officer

leon-nanodrugs GmbH (“LEON”), the leading enabler of nano technology for the pharmaceutical industry, announced today the appointment of Dr. Hans Frickel as CEO, effective July 1, 2023.

Dr. Hans Frickel, CEO of leon-nanodrugs GmbH. Image Credit: LEON

Dr. Hans Frickel, a trained pharmacist and industrial manager, brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic and operational leadership roles across the entire value chain of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Prior to joining LEON, he served as Managing Director at R‑Biopharm and held several senior operational management roles at BioNTech, Evonik, Midas Pharma, Procter & Gamble and Merck.

Dr. Hubert Birner, Chairman of the LEON Supervisory Board, said: “On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I am delighted to welcome Dr. Hans Frickel to LEON. With his extensive expertise in different areas of modern drug manufacturing, including plant management and QC, as well as a strong track record in strategy and governance, he is an ideal fit to take LEON to the next stage. On behalf of the Supervisory Board I also would like to thank our interim CEO and CFO Christian Nafe, our CSO Dr. Setu Kasera and their team for their tremendous work in driving our technology towards commercialization and for the great progress that has been achieved to date.”

“I am excited to join LEON as we work to transform nanomedicine manufacturing,” said Dr. Hans Frickel, CEO of LEON. “I am impressed with the team’s knowledge and dedication in working to create added value across the nano formulation processing chain. I truly believe that LEON’s NANO devices will significantly improve development and manufacturing for current and future standardized and personalized cell & gene therapies at CDMOs, biotech and pharma companies.”


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