“One of the many important elements of the biotechnology business I learned from Henri Termeer during my time at Genzyme and as CEO of Prosensa, with Henri as an inspiring mentor, was the notion of understanding the needs of patients everywhere and applying our research in the development of treatments to address those needs no matter the location.”
Members of the Massachusetts – Netherlands Transatlantic Life Sciences Partnership Steering Committee include: Belinda Termeer (Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, The Termeer Foundation), Alan Walts (Treasurer, Secretary, Mentor, Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, The Termeer Foundation), Hans Schikan (Member Board of Directors, Health-Holland), Bob Coughlin (President/CEO, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council), Clémence Ross-van Dorp (Ambassador Life Sciences & Health Sector), Annemiek Verkamman (Managing Director, HollandBIO), John Maraganore (CEO and Director, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals), and Daniel de Boer (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ProQR Therapeutics).
“I am delighted to support this award that will provide an incredible opportunity each year for two deserving life science entrepreneurs,” said Daniel de Boer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ProQR Therapeutics. “Reflecting on my personal experience, Henri’s influence has been invaluable and he was instrumental in helping me to navigate my entrance into the biotechnology industry as a CEO. We co-founded ProQR together, which is now based in the Netherlands and Massachusetts, embodying the spirit of this initiative and his legacy.”
About The Termeer Foundation
Building on the bold legacy of Henri Termeer, who pioneered groundbreaking treatments for rare diseases, The Termeer Foundation connects life science innovators and catalyzes the creation of new medicines. The Foundation’s network of emerging and established healthcare innovators cultivates tomorrow’s leaders and leverages their collective expertise to solve complex problems in drug development and accessibility. The Foundation also integrates its network with academic institutions, nonprofits, regulatory agencies and other organizations across the global healthcare ecosystem to provide expert counsel, stimulate innovation, eliminate barriers to progress, and ultimately connect the world of healthcare until every patient has a cure. Visit us at www.termeerfoundation.org or on LinkedIn @TermeerFoundation.