Founder & CEO
Prof. Andreas Diacon is a consultant in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Intensive Care at Tygerberg Hospital, as well as a professor at Stellenbosch University. His main research interests are laboratory techniques and clinical methods for the evaluation of novel anti-tuberculosis agents and regimens.

Amongst other achievements, he was awarded a Rector’s Award for Outstanding Research at Stellenbosch University, the Swiss TB Research Award and the Scientific Prize from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease for his exceptional contribution towards research. Link to publications.

Director
Dr Florian von Groote-Bidlingmaier is a specialist physician in Internal Medicine and Pulmonology. He is responsible for the MDR-TB trials at Brooklyn Chest Hospital.

Director

Norma Hughes is in charge of the operational management for our sites. She has an extensive laboratory background and many years of experience in clinical trials in various fields.

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Jaco Swart oversees finances and data management.

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Melissa Mitchell oversees the company’s business architecture, including strategy implementation and human resources.