Edwin Spaans, partner of CURARE, has over 20 years of experience in industrial (and academic) R&D. Previously, Edwin held positions with increasing responsibility at former Organon (now MSD, the Netherlands), the Dutch Poisons Control Center, Actelion Pharmaceuticals in Switzerland and Kinesis-Pharma in the Netherlands providing over 20 years of leadership in delivering early clinical development projects. Under his accountability he advanced over 25 compounds successfully into the clinic and through Proof of Concept phase.
Recent positions include a.o. CMO/CDO for Khondrion BV combating rare inherited mitochondrial diseases, Program leader for Oncurious, focusing on pediatric solid brain tumours, and clinical leadership for AM-Pharma focusing on sepsis associated Acute Kidney Injury.
Edwin is also a specialist in pediatric drug development and pediatric clinical pharmacology and a visiting Clinical Pharmacologist to the Neonatology and the Pediatric ICU department of Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital with improvement of pediatric drug treatment high on his agenda.
Edwin holds a PharmD since ’97 (Utrecht University) and holds registrations as a Clinical Pharmacologist (2003) and as a specialist in Pharmaceutical Medicine (2011). He is an invited lecturer in Drug Development at Utrecht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam and several commercial drug development courses.