Selected Positions

Group Director Innovation

Parker Hannifin
Business Development
Manager Life Science, CE

Key Account Manager

More than 15 years of big corporate life in the biopharmaceutical sector trained Daniela to design and implement market and business development strategies as well as leading transformation and cross-functional collaborative projects. This experience led her to the conclusion that disruptive innovation is better placed in the agile and flexible environment of a startup.

As CEO and Co-Founder of Sarcura Daniela is responsible for setting and managing the strategic direction of the venture and ensuring that the team has the resources and capabilities to go beyond limits and hit the next milestone.

Blessed (or cursed- the team is still not sure about that) with a very open mindset and rather low agreeableness, „WHY“ is her favourite question to challenge her environment and any existing status quo.

Daniela received her MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from WU Executive Academy, Vienna, and holds an engineering degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Genetic.
Born in Vienna you may think her addiction of choice is coffee, but indeed Daniela will overcome any hurdle more or less patiently as long there is a decent supply of red reddish within her grasp.

Selected Positions

Program Lead Cell Therapy

Fraunhofer UK
Head of Department
Biomedical Technologies

Fraunhofer IBMT
Research Group Leader

Erwin is an experienced innovator with a scientific and industrial background in stem cell biology. At Fraunhofer he led interdisciplinary teams developing technologies and methods to expand, differentiate and genetically modify stem cells.

His broad experience in a wide range of human cellular systems makes him the perfect fit to lead Sarcura’s application development. The close interaction with users to evaluate cell manufacturing processes in detail is another core task for Erwin’s team. A deep understanding of existing and future customer needs is Sarcura’s foundation to develop flexible and reliable solutions.

Erwin received his doctoral degree from the medical faculty of the University of the Saarland and a diploma in Biology from the Technical University Darmstadt.

While Sarcura is growing and expanding its facility with new labs and office space, Erwin is pushing hard for a dedicated space to practice Yoga.

Selected Positions

University of Southampton
Centre for Hybrid Biodevices,
Independent Research Group Leader

University of Cambridge
Post Doc and Marie-Curie
Fellow, Microfluidics

University Leipzig
PhD, Self Assembly
of Bio-Nanomaterials

Martin has many years of extensive academic experience in linking science and engineering. His research interest focused on developing microfluidic solutions for biological and biochemical applications. Driven by curiosity Martin built an exceptionally broad technology knowledge, which allows him to engage on equal footing with experts from other disciplines.

Leading interdisciplinary research teams alongside a keen interest in practical solutions makes Martin an excellent leader of Sarcura’s technology development.

Martin holds a doctoral degree in Biochemistry from Leipzig University and studied Biotechnology in Vienna.

Else he always tries to do what he can, with what he has, where he is (this however does not apply in the bathtub, as Calvin & Hobbes suggest).