Leadership

Company Leadership

Mgr. Eva Adamusová

Mgr. Eva Adamusová

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Eva Adamusova graduated from the Faculty of Science at Charles University for Biochemistry in 2008. After graduation she continued the work from her diploma thesis at the Department of Cellular Neurophysiology at Physiological Institute at Czech Academy of Sciences. Her research focused on an influence of neurostereoids on NMDA receptors using transfected HEK cells and primary cultures from hippocampal neurons.

Since 2013 Eva has been working in the area of medical devices. During her career she worked for a manufacturer, distributors and also a Notified Body for medical devices.

As a Project Manager in Medicem Institute, she coordinated activities during preclinical phase of medical device development and planned clinical evaluations, product launches and post-market surveillance plans. Eva also has experience working with the Electrotechnical Testing Institute where she participated in technical file/design dossier assessments. Following this, Eva worked for several large device corporations such as Johnson & Johnson and Philips Healthcare. During this time, Eva was responsible for registration of  medical devices in eighteen (18) central and eastern Europe countries where she also developed and implemented a vigilance process that standardized and reduce reporting requirements and timelines.

In her most recent role prior to joining Primecell Eva was a subject matter expert leading EU MDR implementation for international markets.

Serhiy Forostyak, MD, Ph.D.

Serhiy Forostyak, MD, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Forostyak has graduated from a Faculty of Medicine at Ternopil’ State Medical University, Ukraine in 2005 (with honours). After receiving his first degree specialization in the field of general surgery (2008) Dr. Forostyak has continued his education at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague and Institute of Experimental Medicine at Czech Academy of Sciences.

He has defended his doctoral thesis in 2012 and received a title PhD in Neuroscience. During his doctoral and postdoctoral years he has received several prestigious fellowships and awards (CORTEX: Marie Curie Early Stage Training Net; FENS Young Investigator Training Program; Czech Neuroscience Society award for best publication published by a Young Neuroscientist; Development of Research Teams for the BIOCEV; EUROCELLNET travel fellowship etc.) and underwent internship in prestigious universities (Cambridge University, UK; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, Italy; University of Pittsburgh, USA). Dr. Forostyak’s research lays in the field of regenerative and translational medicine with a main focus on evaluation of regenerative potential of stem cells (mesenchymal stromal cells; embryonic stem cells; induced pluripotent stem cells etc.) and biomaterials, and their application to cure neurotrauma and neurodegenerative disorders. Current scientific record includes 22 publications (WOS) in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters and 3 papers are currently in press. Dr. Forostyak has been principal/co-principle investigator in several research projects. He is acting as a scientific evaluator of national and international grant agencies, but also contributes as a reviewer in prestigious scientific journals. He has been actively participating at numerous national and international conferences, but also acted as an organising committee member at several international meetings.

Petr Koška, M.Eng., MBA

Petr Koška, M.Eng., MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Petr Koška is Chief Executive Officer of PrimeCell Therapeutics Inc. and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cell and Tissue Centre Inc. (one of the subsidiaries of PrimeCell Therapeutics). He joined PrimeCell Therapeutics in January 2013 holding a variety of leadership positions over the course of his career. Mr Koska is a well-known professional within the healthcare industry in the Czech Republic. He is a respected manager, who boasts of many years of experience leading large medical facilities.

Prior to his position in PrimeCell Therapeutics, since 2008 he was Chief Executive Officer at one of the largest university hospitals in the Czech Republic, namely, St. Anne´s University hospital Brno. In his previous position he gained knowledge of transferring medical science and research into clinical practice. Additionally, he was the head of a unique team of professionals who were involved with the development of an international centre of clinical research within the premises of St. Anne´s hospital, namely, International Clinical Research Center (ICRC). This centre was developed in co-operation with Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

He started his professional career in 1996 at the University hospital Brno, where he held various leading positions until 2007, when he was elected General Director. In 1997 – 1998 he was one of the three key figures involved in the most unique plan in the healthcare industry in the Czech Republic up-to-date, which was the merger of university hospitals in the Brno region.

Mr Koška graduated at the Technical University Brno. Later, he obtained the MBA degree at Prague International Business School. Currently he is the candidate for PhD in business (DBA). In 2008 – 2012 he was a member of the scientific committee at the Medical faculty of Masaryk University in Brno.

Mgr. Iveta Schmiedová

Mgr. Iveta Schmiedová

Head of Amnio based products

Iveta Schmiedová has graduated in 2015 from the Faculty of Science at Masaryk University in Biochemistry.

During her studies, she worked as an intern at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno where she participated in research focused on hypoglycemic prevention for her Bachelor thesis and later also Master thesis. The main focus was on the formulation and testing of micro-pharmaceutical products with high glucose content and semipermeable membrane which provided a gradual release of glucose. With this research, she won “Science Slam”, a competition which popularizes current research and development. Afterward she took part in the competition European final in Vienna.

After graduation, she worked as an analyst in company Oncomed Manufacturing, which produces cytostatic injections.

Since 2017 Iveta works at Primecell as the responsible person for amniotics membranes. She cooperated on development of AMNIODERM and is an inventor in patent CZ307603 ZPŮSOB PŘÍPRAVY MATERIÁLU NA BÁZI AMNIOVÉ MEMBRÁNY A MATERIÁL PŘIPRAVITELNÝ TÍMTO ZPŮSOBEM and patent EP3505196 METHOD OF PREPARATION OF AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE-BASED MATERIAL AND A MATERIAL OBTAINABLE BY SAID METHOD.

Mgr. Igor Hlásenský

Mgr. Igor Hlásenský

Head of Lawyer Dept.

Legal matters of PrimeCell Therapeutics are in hands of a team of in-house lawyers led by Igor Hlásenský, young but well-experienced specialist in medical law as well as commercial and administrative law. Upon finishing his studies at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno in 2010 he worked for a respected law firm and later moved up to the Ministry of Health to became a main lawyer, inspector, and deputy head of Inspectorate of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

During his career Igor attended many conferences, trained people in legal consciousness and was a part of the European Commission delegation to Serbia for the purpose of bringing this country’s legislation into line with the European law. Igor is a major author of the text of the Czech Act On Drug Precursors and certain other general binding regulations and contributed significantly to terminate complicated and hyped cases.

Nowadays Igor is ranked among leading experts in legal obligations related to handling with tissues and cells and he strongly helps PrimeCell Therapeutics to conclude all the necessary contracts and conduct its activities in full compliance with the law.

Elen Šťastná, MD

Elen Šťastná, MD

Head of Public Affairs

Dr. Elen Šťastná graduated from Charles University in Hradec Kralové in general medicine. After obtaining a first degree specialization in the field of general medicine she worked in this field until 2000. She has been involved in the projects of preventive medicine and projects aimed at improving the quality of life. She has worked at the Danish pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company Pharma Nord at managerial position in the field of education. Dr. Šťastná also provides consulting and advisory services in marketing communications activities, strategic planning and PR. She is The President of Soroptimist International Prague-world, prestigious women’s organizations with direct access to the UN and other international organizations, such as UNESCO and the Council of Europe. Soroptimist International seeks to improve access to health care, doctors, midwives and applies to the fight against the spread of AIDS and transmission of the disease from mother to newborn and improvement of living conditions of women and children.

Dr. Štastná is the founder of the AA Homolka Club at the Department of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology Hospital Homolka, whose activities contribute to the improvement of awareness and better care for children with allergy and asthma.

Board of Trustees

Václav Jirků, MD

Václav Jirků, MD

Member of the Board of Trustees
Ivo Kristen, M. Eng.

Ivo Kristen, M. Eng.

Member of the Board of Trustees
Michal Zahradníček, M. Eng., MBA

Michal Zahradníček, M. Eng., MBA

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Michal Zahradníček, one of the founders of PrimeCell Therapeutics, is an investor and acts as a key figure in several high-tech companies in the Czech Republic and the Central and Eastern European region. He began his career in 1993, working as an economist for several international companies. Since 2001, he has been involved in investments in areas with high innovation potential. He acted as an advisor of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, also taking part in health reform preparations. In 2004, he was awarded the title Manager of the Year for a Medium-Size Company and he was listed among the TOP 10 most successful Czech managers. Michal Zahradníček graduated from the Brno University of Technology. He then continued his studies at the Technical University in Darmstadt in Germany and at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.