Geert-Jan Mulder, MD, co-founded Forbion in 2006 and currently serves on the Board of several Forbion portfolio companies: AM-Pharma (USD 600 million option deal with Pfizer), Promedior Inc. (provided exclusive right to be acquired by BMS, total deal value up to USD 1.25 billion), Exosome Diagnostics Inc., Sanifit and Ario Pharma.
In 2004 Geert-Jan led the firm’s successful investment in bluebirdbio (NASDAQ: BLUE), which went public in 2013, where he supported the company in clinical development and served as the chairman for several years. Other investments include Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR), which went public in 2006 where he was part of the AMPYRA®(dalfampridine) board panel to evaluate a new clinical endpoint in Multiple Sclerosis; PanGenetics B.V. leading their Series B and sold to Abbott for USD190 million in 2009; and Transave, where he supported the company’s clinical development for ARIKAYCE®(liposomal amikacin for inhalation) partly as interim CMO and serving on the Board of Directors till the merger with Insmed (NASDAQ:INSM) in 2010.
Prior to joining ABN AMRO Capital Life Sciences (Forbion’s predecessor) in 2001, Geert-Jan received his Medical Degree from the University of Utrecht (NL) and spent two years as a clinician in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Medical Center of Utrecht (UMC). He then joined Searle (now Pfizer) working in the field of Arthritis & Pain, involved in clinical development as well as in the European Advocacy Development for the pre-launch of Celebrex®.
After transitioning to Byk Gulden (now Takeda) he became Clinical Research Manager, where his department was responsible for the design and execution of numerous early and late stage clinical trials that formed the basis for two global product registrations, i.e. Daxas® and Alvesco® in the field of Respiratory Medicine (asthma and COPD). He was a member of the Global Medical Marketing group of their Respiratory Franchise and was involved in the line extension program for Pantozol®.