John Marugg

John Marugg

Director Drug Delivery at DSM Biomedical

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In my 20+ years in the healthcare industry, I have built and created several innovative businesses within the life science field and successfully implemented many business models including complex co development and licensing models. I have negotiated many multi-year technology license and manufacturing deals with large pharmaceutical and biotech companies, divested businesses and assets, and settled disputes matters with suppliers and customers with high-risk exposures.

My personal motivation is driven by creativity in what I do, coaching and developing my team, continuous learning and delivering on a promise.

Since, 2013 I was appointed director center of excellence Drug Delivery in the DSM Innovation Center (DIC) organization. In this role I am leading the Drug Delivery Venture and managing the strategy its business and technology development . Next to that I am also member of the DSM Biomedical –BU-NL management team.

Most recently I served as Business director for Medical Coatings, a high growth business at DSM Biomedical which under my leadership, was initiated and developed into a successful business . Prior to that I was Director of Marketing and Sales/VP of Business Development for DSM Biologics, where I was responsible for worldwide business development, project management and licensing . Prior to his role as Sales/VP of Business Development, I was the Director of Business Strategy and Acquisitions at DSM Fine Chemicals, where amongst others I was responsible for strategic planning for various business units, divesting assets and member of acquisition teams.

I am an bio-organic chemist and polymer chemist by training and holding a Phd degree from the University of leiden, The netherlands