Dr. Peter Lichtlen was Chief Medical Officer at Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. until the company’s acquisition by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals earlier this year and has 18 years of leadership experience in the field of biotechnology.
Prior to joining Sucampo, Dr. Lichtlen was at ESBATech AG (acquired by Alcon/Novartis in 2009), which he joined in 2000. At ESBATech, Dr. Peter Lichtlen served as Medical Director/Head Clinical Research and Development and was a member of its senior management team, from 2004 to 2010. Dr. Peter Lichtlen also co-founded Numab AG, a Swiss biotechnology company that develops antibody-based therapeutics, where he remains a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Peter Lichtlen also currently serves on the scientific advisory board of Apidel SA, a drug delivery company.
Dr. Peter Lichtlen is a member of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) and the Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals (SwAPP), the author of various peer-reviewed articles, and the holder of several patents.
Dr. Peter Lichtlen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, and doctorate degrees in medicine and molecular biology at the University of Zurich.