Employees

Mira H. Børstad

Mira H. Børstad

Director

Mira has a M.Sc in Molecular Bioscience and Immunology and joined the Diatec team in 2018. After 3 years as Key Account Manager she moved on to fill the position as Site Manager at our Diagnostics production site. When the company was aquired by Curida Biologics in 2022, Curida Diatec reorganized and Mira was asked to temporary lead operations at the two manufacturing sites in addition to business development. In May 2024 Mira was promoted to Director of Curida Diatec. Mira has a background from Basal Medical Research at Oslo University Hospital and a broad experience in sales and customer service from other industries.

Anna Huk

Anna Huk

Head of Quality

Anna joined Diatec in 2021.
She has an MSc in Chemistry from the Gdansk University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Life Science from Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.
Anna has extensive working experience in regulated environments such as research organizations, pharmaceutical, and medical devices industries.
Her scientific expertise covers analytical method development, validation, technology transfer, instrument qualification, quality control, and stability studies.
After being responsisble for Quality Assurance at the Diagnostics manufacturing site, she was in 2023 asked to lead the Quality Department for Curida Diatec

Gudrun Yr Richstad

Gudrun Yr Richstad

Head of Operations

Gudrun has a M.Sc in Molecular Bioscience for University of Oslo and has been with Diatec since 2018. She has previous experience in GMP manufacturing from Sykehusapotekene HF and startet at Diatec as a GMP operator. Gudrun was early on promoted to teamleader for the GMP production and later to Production Manager. From August 2023 she holds the position as Head of Operations

Johanna Carolina L. Frydendal

Johanna Carolina L. Frydendal

HR and administrations coordinator

Johanna has been with Diatec Monoclonals since 2014. She started as a laboratory assistant and later moved on to our logistics department. From 2017 to 2024 Johanna was our logistics coordinator responsible for inventory and suppliers.From May 2024 Johanna took on a new position as HR Coordinator

Jim Eero Lamppu

Jim Eero Lamppu

Facility Manager

Jim joined Diatec in April 2021. He has a M. Sc. in biotechnology and a B. Sc. in chemical engineering. Jim has a broad background with experience ranging from industrial mechanic to production manager.

Bjørn Einar Kihl

Bjørn Einar Kihl

CFO

Bjørn Einar Kihl (64) has more than 20 years of experience from corporate finance, asset management and investment banking from Hafslund Venture AS, Energy Future Invest AS and Contango Kapital AS. His experience includes board positions in more than 40 private companies. His current board positions include Energy Future Invest II AS, Nordic Cryo Vault AS, Nextnet AS, Zoom Grafisk AS and Kihl Invest AS. Mr. Kihl holds a Master of Science (Dipl.Ing.) from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH). Mr. Kihl has served as a director in the company since June 2014 and as the chair since November 2015. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway and is an independent director of the board. Mr. Kihl holds 27.777 shares in the company through Kihl invest AS.

Bjørn K. Pedersen

Bjørn K. Pedersen

Senior Advisor R&D

Bjørn studied Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of Oslo. Since 1974 he Worked in A/S E. Pedersen & Sønn, distributing laboratory supplies. In 1988 he founded Diatec Monoclonals. A/S E. Pedersen & Sønn was sold to Thermo Fisher in 2008 and Bjørn was a part of Fisher Scientific European Management Team until 2012. Bjørn has worked full time in Diatec Monoclonals since 2013.

Jan Egil Melvik

Jan Egil Melvik

Senior Advisor R&D

Jan Egil has a PhD in Biophysics within Cancer Research and Radiology. He joined Diatec in 2015 and has extensive experience as a scientist and project manager. At Diatec, Jan Egil has held several positions within production and business development, before he became responsible for the R&D department.

Lisa Lovén

Lisa Lovén

Project Portfolio Manager
Øyvind Røe

Øyvind Røe

Laboratory Engineer

Øyvind has a M.Sc in Biochemistry and first came to Diatec in 1997. He has more than 20 years of experience from Biotechnology industry, both in ISO and GMP production. Øyvinds main area of focus is process and protein modification. When it comes to conjugations, Øyvind is our technical expert, but he also does QA/QC work.

Trine Olsen

Trine Olsen

QC Manager Clinical

Trine joined the Diatec team in 2019 to develop the QC function at the Clinical site. She has a M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Oslo and has more than 20 years experience from the life science industry within QC and regulatory, technology development, project management and quality assurance according to ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO17025.

Truc Thi Røgeberg

Truc Thi Røgeberg

QA Manager Clinical
Nebojsa Perisic

Nebojsa Perisic

R&D Staff Scientist

Nebojsa joined Diatec in 2021.
He has an MSc in physical chemistry and a PhD in data analysis and bio-spectroscopy.
Nebojsa has long experience in highly-regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
His scientific expertise cover analytics of big data, scaling up, and development of methods, processes and products.