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Franz-Werner Haas (LimmaTech Biologics AG)

Haas, Franz-Werner (LimmaTech Biologics 202307– CEO before CureVac + Sygnis Pharma + Lion BIoscience + Sirona Dental)


Organisations Organisation LimmaTech Biologics AG
  Former/major organisation CureVac AG
  Today CureVac SE
  Group CureVac (Group)
Product Product vaccine

LimmaTech Biologics AG. (7/20/23). "Press Release: LimmaTech Biologics Appoints Franz-Werner Haas as CEO to Lead Company into Next Stage of Corporate Growth". Schlieren.

LimmaTech has leveraged a novel technology platform to produce a pipeline of vaccines against multi-resistant bacterial infections that present global health threats

LimmaTech Biologics AG, a clinical-stage biotech company developing vaccines for the prevention of life-threatening diseases, today announced the appointment of experienced biotechnology leader Franz-Werner Haas, LL.D., as its Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Haas joins LimmaTech after 11 years as an executive at CureVac SE, where he most recently served as CEO following his tenures as Chief Corporate Officer and Chief Operating Officer. With a remarkable career spanning over 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Haas joins a highly experienced team of vaccine technology pioneers at LimmaTech and will work together with them to accelerate the company’s development as it advances a growing pipeline of novel antibacterial vaccines designed to save lives and protect against antimicrobial drug resistance.

“The LimmaTech team has developed two robust vaccine technologies, the first acquired by GSK in 2015 and the second resulting in LimmaTech’s current clinical and pre-clinical pipeline of vaccines to protect against bacterial infections. Building on the recent in-licensing from GSK of the jointly-developed Phase I/II Shigella program, LimmaTech is poised to achieve several important near-term milestones,” commented Franz-Werner Haas, LL.D., CEO of LimmaTech. “Drawing from my past experience in growing organizations with new technologies addressing significant medical needs, I look forward to working together with the LimmaTech team to further develop the company, enhance its unique capabilities in complex carbohydrate engineering for antibacterial vaccines and bring our lead vaccine program toward the market.”

“Franz’s appointment strategically aligns with our current growth trajectory and validates LimmaTech’s achievements in the development of an innovative antibacterial vaccine pipeline,” said Philippe Dro, Co-Founder and Chairman of LimmaTech’s Board of Directors. “His experience, particularly on the frontline of vaccine development during the COVID-19 pandemic, makes him an excellent fit for LimmaTech. With Franz expanding our leadership team, we’ve reinforced our commitment to translating our innovative scientific concepts into life-saving vaccines.”

Dr. Franz-Werner Haas joins LimmaTech with significant experience as an executive at leading biotechnology companies. In 2012, he joined CureVac SE as Chief Corporate Officer and continued his leadership at CureVac as Chief Operating Officer and finally, CEO. Before Dr. Haas joined CureVac, he held the position of Vice President Operations and Chief Compliance Officer of SYGNIS Pharma AG, where he was responsible for the execution of M&A and capital market transactions. Previously, Dr. Haas held several management positions in the life sciences industry, including Vice President and General Counsel of LION Bioscience and General Counsel of Sirona Dental Systems. He holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree and studied at the University of Saarbruecken, Catholic University of Leuven, and the University of Edinburgh.

About LimmaTech Biologics AG

LimmaTech Biologics AG is applying its deep know-how of engineering complex carbohydrate molecules to develop next-generation vaccines to prevent life-threatening diseases. Spun out from GlycoVaxyn after that company’s acquisition by GSK, LimmaTech Bio is advancing its own proprietary clinical pipeline to halt the increasing threat of global infections due to emerging antimicrobial resistance and sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea, alongside partnered programs with GSK. LimmaTech is committed to translating novel scientific concepts into commercially available vaccines that benefit humanity.

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LimmaTech Biologics
Franz-Werner Haas, CEO

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LimmaTech Biologics AG, Grabenstrasse 3, 8952 Schlieren, Switzerland I phone +41 44 733 85 85 I fax +41 44 733 85 74

Record changed: 2023-12-20


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