Bringing knowledge and
knowhow together

Medace offers a working environment where entrepreneurial researchers transfer into researching entrepreneurs. With our background as researchers and business professionals we understand your business and know what you need. Using our expertise and network we decrease the risks and the cost of your startup company and accelerate your success.

Medace arose from the experiences of the Chemelot Institute for Science and Technology (InSciTe). At InSciTe researchers and entrepreneurs work side-by-side to bring promising biomedical concepts out of the academic setting and translate them into new clinical products for First in Man studies. Their needs for support in the process from patent to patient led to the development of a tailor made service model, which was used as the foundation of Medace.

Located at a rapidly growing medical hub in the South of the Netherlands we are within reach of every European destination in just a matter of hours. With an unrivalled concentration of biomedical companies, a solid business climate and a long history of strategic partnerships between science, industry and government, the Netherlands is a perfect location for innovation in Europe. Many ground-breaking Medtech and Biotech companies have already established themselves in the Netherlands.

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Our committed team

Danielle Curfs

Chief Executive Officer

Danielle M.J. Curfs, PhD
CEO Medace

Ms. Curfs studied Environmental Health Sciences and holds a PhD in Toxicology and Cardiovascular Diseases. She continued as a postdoctoral research fellow in a public private partnership between the former pharmaceutical company Organon, Maastricht University and the Dutch government, setting up high-throughput screening methods. In 2009, she transferred to Royal DSM and started working as a project manager in the public-private BioMedical Materials Program, managing a project portfolio of M€50 in the fields of cardiovascular, nephrology and drug delivery. In 2014, she switched to DSM’s Innovation Center as the program director of DSM’s global competence program Health. Simultaneously she was involved in setting up the public-private Institute for Science and Technology (InSciTe).

As of 2016, she dedicates her time on developing a matrix concept to accelerate (bio)medical innovations towards market and patient. This matrix concept is the foundation of Medace: a full service company that trains and guides its customers (being academics or entrepreneurs), in an ISO-certified work-learning environment, how to set up and develop the technical dossier needed for clinical validation whilst producing their clinical grade product.

Kurt Gielen

Chief Business Officer

Sales, Marketing & General Business Management Professional with 20 years’ experience in the Life Science & Biomedical Research industry.

Background as Master in biochemistry. Working with early stage companies and academic groups to bring proven concepts to the patient studies. Currently focusing on GMP and ISO-certified Manufacturing Facilities to help accelerate the growth of Medical Devices, ATMPs and Regenerative Medicine companies.

Throughout his entire career Kurt has always delivered above average growth, often 5 to 10% higher than company and industry growth.

Specialties: Market Development, Marketing, Business development, Real Estate development for innovative companies, Coaching and People Management, General Management