Scientific Advisory Board
Aptahem has set up a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) which will act as clinical support for Aptahem’s development team and serve as experts in the cardiovascular context. The members of the SAB have long and extensive experience in clinical work in the cardiovascular field.
Associate Professor and Licensed Physician Bylock is a well-known expert in the cardiovascular development field within pre-clinical, clinical studies as well as regulatory applications. Associate Professor Bylock specialised in thoracic surgery at Uppsala University Hospital and has since then had an international career in cardiovascular research and development in Europe and USA. He started working in the pharmaceuticals industry as Director of Clinical Research at MSD Sweden, but has since held several positions over the past 17 years at AstraZeneca, for example Director for the Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Drug Safety Departments. During the years 2011 – 2016, Dr. Bylock has been Senior Global Director of the department Global Clinical Development & Medical Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH & Co KG in Germany where he served as the medical head of a large number of cardiovascular projects in various stages.
Medical Doctor and Licensed Physician Bengt-Åke Henriksson has previously served as Associate Professor and Chief Physician at the central intensive care unit at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg. During his work there, which also included liver transplantations, he was responsible for coagulation related problems and the treatment of large haemorrhages. This experience lead Bengt-Åke into the development of both national and international action plans to address the field of major haemorrhaging. Throughout his professional career, Bengt-Åke Henriksson has been able to follow transplantation activities up close and observe, hands on, the importance of organ donation where he was the overall responsible for the donation activities until his retirement in 2014. He has been bestowed with Livet som Gåva’s Honour Award for efforts which promote the donation of organs and tissues. He has had several national assignments for the Government Offices of Sweden, the National Board of Health and Welfare as well as Sweden’s municipalities and county councils on issues relating to the donation of organs and tissues.