Dr. Dirk Wildemeersch studied Medicine at the Ghent University and later Gynecology in the Netherlands and South Africa in the late 70s. Subsequently, he started his own practice in Belgium. In collaboration with the research group of Professor Michel Thiery, a world authority and pioneer in the field of “Intrauterine Drug Delivery”, Dr. Wildemeersch developed GyneFix®, the first non-hormonal frameless intrauterine contraceptive device.
For over 25 years, Dr. Wildemeersch has continued working on new intrauterine approaches and treatment systems basis on polymeric drug delivery. In 2008, he was honored the degree of Doctor in Medical Sciences for his work on intrauterine delivery of hormones suitable for contraception and gynecological treatment.
Dr. Wildemeersch is active as medical advisor in APCOR Research & Manufacturing. He formed a dedicated team to continue research work in the field of intrauterine drug delivery as well as in other fields.
Dr. Geert Jackers obtained his Master Degree in Chemistry in 1996 at the Ghent University. After studies in Birmingham and Dundee, he finished a PhD in polymer chemistry in Ghent, where he developed a patented technology based on bioresorbable polyester-composites designed for bone tissue regeneration. After that, he gained more than 15 years of professional experience in the plastics industry, in developing tailored plastic compounds, processing of plastic materials and in business development. He worked in several multinational chemical companies. In 2013, he started up A-Resins together with Kristof Callewaert, a company that develops and commercializes specialty plastic compounds for niche markets.
Dr. Kristof Callewaert graduated as Chemical Engineer in Plastics Technology (1997, Hogeschool Gent), to proceed with a Master in Chemistry and a Ph.D in Polymer Chemistry (2003, Ghent University). He started his professional career as a consultant for Flanders Plastics Centre, handling material issues, formulations and was project manager for SMEs as well as multinational corporations. Together with Dr. Geert Jackers, he founded A-Resins in 2013. He is also the initiator of a research group at the University of Leuven (KULAK) that is working on the development of biobased compounds with innovative properties.
Dr. John A. Ziemniak, PhD (Philadelphia, USA) is advisor for the team. He established Gwynedd Pharmaceutical Consultants (GPC) which specializes in providing technical and scientific consulting services to the pharmaceutical, medical, and dental industries. GPC, Inc. has extensive industrial experience on various aspects of drug development having participated in the filing of over 15 NDA’s and their commercialization worldwide. GPC, Inc. is focused on providing its clients with the best managerial and technical leadership available in order to insure success of the project. On numerous occasions GPC, Inc. has been called upon to aid companies with the development of commercially viable projects.