Employees

Bjørn K. Pedersen

Bjørn K. Pedersen

Managing Director

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.

Marthe Bjune Heldal

Marthe Bjune Heldal

Production Manager

Marthe is a bioengineer and came to Diatec in 2008. She started as a laboratory engineer and is now in charge of both ISO and GMP production at Diatec Monoclonals.

Elisabeth P. Frydendal

Elisabeth P. Frydendal

HR & Finance Manager

Elisabeth has a background from laboratory supplies and has experience in accounting, logistics and personnel from  working in A/S E. Pedersen & Sønn and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Since 2012 Elisabeth has worked full time in Diatec Monoclonals with accounting, logistics, HR and administration.

Mira H. Børstad

Mira H. Børstad

Key Account Manager

Mira has a M.Sc in Molecular Bioscience and Immunology and joined the Diatec team in 2018. Mira has a backround from Basal Medical Research at Oslo Unitversity Hospital and a broad experience in sales and customer service from other industries

Jan Egil Melvik

Jan Egil Melvik

R&D Manager

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.

Kent Ghose

Kent Ghose

Quality Manager Fornebu

Kent has a B.Sc degree in chemical engineering. He joined Diatec in 2016 as Senior Advisor QA/QC. Kent has 19 years of experience from various quality functions within the pharmaceutical industry. Starting from 01.10.2018, Kent fills the position as Quality Manager.

Johanna Carolina L. Frydendal

Johanna Carolina L. Frydendal

Logistics Coordinator

Johanna has been with Diatec Monoclonals since 2014. She started as a laboratory assistant and later moved on to our logistics department. Since 2017 she has been our logistics coordinator and is responsible for inventory and suppliers.

Virginie Follin-Arbelet

Virginie Follin-Arbelet

R&D Scientist

Virginie has a M Sc. in food industry and nutrition from a French engineering school. After moving to Norway she obtained a PhD in cell biology within cancer research at the University of Oslo. She has been with Diatec Monoclonals since 2014 and worked both in ISO and GMP. Now, Virginie is our R&D Scientist and team leader at the Fornebu Site.

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.

Gudrun Yr Richstad

Gudrun Yr Richstad

Teamleader GMP facility

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. Now, Gudrun is our teamleader for GMP production.

Andreas Dietzel

Andreas Dietzel

Project Manager

Andreas holds a M.Sc in Molecular Genetics from UiO and a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Through his work at boutique management consulting firm Scientia Advisors in Boston, MA, Andreas has performed strategy work for companies in the healthcare and life sciences space, spanning small European startups to global players. Before joining Diatec in 2019, Andreas did IP management work for various companies and organizations in the healthcare and life sciences space.