Founder ATERA Bart De Wever

Founder, PhD Chief Executive officer
& Chief Scientific Officer


Doctor in Medical Sciences, Ph.D on reconstructed skin and cornea as alternatives to animal experiments, Univ. Maastricht, NL

25 years experience in in vitro tissue engineering R&D & Business Development of human tissue models for product evaluation:

  • 8 years: Johnson & Johnson Research Foundation, Beerse, B
  • 4 years: Advanced Tissue Sciences, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • 7 years: SkinEthic Laboratories, Nice, F (IPO 2004, acquired by L’Oréal in 2006)
  • 5 years: Phenion/Henkel, Düsseldorf, D
  • 3 years: CARDAM-VITO, Mol, B
  • 3 years: Fraunhofer IPA/IGB, Stuttgart, Würzburg, D
  • 2 years: Evonik Healthcare, Frankfurt, D
  • Since 2005: Executive Officer of the largest in vitro testing industrial platform IVTIP, NL
  • Since 2009: Member of the European Commission validating body for alternative methods
  • Since 2011: President (& Founder) of the ALEXANDRA Association, Monaco, an NGO