Company News: Curetis AG Strengthens Commercial Team and Expands Distribution Network


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

- Appointment of Helmut Hilbert as Head of Business Development

- Distribution Agreement with ELITech in Belgium and Luxembourg

Curetis AG today announced the appointment of Helmut Hilbert as Head of Business Development and the expansion of its distribution network into Belgium and Luxembourg by closing a distribution agreement with ELITech BNL (former Lucron Bioproducts), an ELITech Group company.

In order to strengthen its global commercial operations, Curetis has hired Dr. Helmut Hilbert, formerly Associate Director Corporate Business Development at Qiagen, as Head of Business Development. Helmut Hilbert has more than ten years of business and corporate development experience and built a strong track record in licensing, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and innovation management. At Qiagen, he was responsible for scouting novel technologies as well as evaluating potential acquisition targets and investment opportunities, including contract negotiation, due diligences and post-merger integration.

Moreover, Curetis has selected ELITech BNL as its Belgian and Luxembourgian distribution partner. ELITech BNL (former Lucron Bioproducts) has a long-standing track record as a distributor of quality diagnostic products and research supplies in the Benelux. Among others, the company supported the market entry of Cepheid into these countries. Acquired by the global in vitro diagnostics distributor ELITech Group in 2010, ELITech BNL is part of an extensive commercial network covering France, Italy, the UK and the rest of the world.

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