Supervisory board

Renke Lührs – Chairman

Renke Lührs (born 1960) is a lawyer and partner at the international law firm Buse Heberer Fromm. He advises german and international clients in stock and corporation law, capital market law as well as in equity acquisitions and disposals.

After admission as a lawyer in 1991, he worked as a corporate laywer and was Head of the Legal Department of a listed investment holding until 2000. Between 2001 and 2010 he worked for another law firm specialized in corporate law. He has many years experience as a member of Supervisory Boards of both listed and non-listed companies.

Dr. rer. nat. Ute Kilger – Vice Chairman

Dr. Ute Kilger (born 1966) is European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and Partner at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT since 2009. Best Lawyers 2016 counts her among the most important patent lawyers in Germany in the field of Biotechnology.


She studied Chemistry at the University of Merseburg and completed her doctorate in Biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin. She has worked in the patent departments of large pharmaceutical companies, such as Boehringer Mannheim GmbH and Roche Diagnostics GmbH, for over 10 years. In 2002, she joined the patent department at Schering AG and since 2004 she was appointed Head of Global Patent Business Area Molecular Imaging.


Siegmund Karasch

Siegmund Karasch (born 1965) studied biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. 

After obtaining his engineer degree in 1993, he worked at Henning Berlin, where he was head of the cell culture department and responsible for the production of monoclonal antibodies. 

He later worked as the group leader of GMP downstream processing at a leading German CMO, before  becoming CEO/COO of InVivo Biotech Services GmbH in 2011.