ELANA TEAM

Claartje Beks-Ypma, LLM Managing Director

Claartje Beks-Ypma, LLM

Managing Director

Claartje studied law at the University of Amsterdam. She specialized in corporate law and intellectual property. She started her career as a general corporate lawyer at a law firm in The Hague. In 1998 she switched to a renowned trademarks office in Amsterdam and worked as a European trademark attorney for 7 years. After having moved to the USA she founded the subsidiary of Elana bv, Elana, Inc. in 2007. Upon her return to the Netherlands  she became managing director of Elana bv in 2012 and founded it's parent organization, the Brain Technology Institute. 

Sander van Thoor, Ing. Product Manager & Quality / Regulatory Affairs Manager

Sander van Thoor, Ing.

Product Manager & Quality / Regulatory Affairs Manager

Sander studied Technical Physics at the Fontys hogescholen in Eindhoven where he specialized in Medical Engineering. He worked one year at the department of Clinical Physics at the UMC in Utrecht. Sander is since 2006 working for Elana as Product Manager and since 2013 as Quality Manager. 

Saskia Redegeld, Bsc Research & Lab Manager

Saskia Redegeld, Bsc

Research & Lab Manager

Saskia studied Life Sciences at the Hogeschool Utrecht were she specialized in Laboratory Animal Sciences. She did an intership at Elana bv and graduated in July 2009 and has since then been working for Elana bv. 

Bogusia Vaessen, BA Office Manager

Bogusia Vaessen, BA

Office Manager

Bogusia, born in Poland, completed her studies in the foreign trade economics at the University of Gdansk. Since 1984 she has been living in Holland. During her long business career she mostly worked for international trade companies doing business with Poland. She has eleven years experience in logistics and in the field of office management. She also has a work experience in the business promotion sector. Bogusia has been working as office manager for Elana since 2006.

Andre van Dieren, Ing. Technical & Laboratory Support

Andre van Dieren, Ing.

Technical & Laboratory Support

Melanie Bouw, BsC Laboratory & Research assistant

Melanie Bouw, BsC

Laboratory & Research assistant

Melanie studied Life Sciences at the Hogeschool Utrecht, with the specialisation Laboratory Animal Sciences (zoology). In 2015 she did her internship at Elana and her graduation program at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN). Melanie graduated in 2016 and since then started working for Elana.

Board of Directors BTI

The board of directors of BTI:

- Prof. Gabriel Rinkel, MD (UMC Utrecht, NL)
- Prof. Bart van der Zwan, MD (UMC Utrecht, NL)
- Prof. Luca Regli,  MD (University Hospital ) Zurich, CH)
- Prof. Michael Tymianski, MD (University Health Network, Toronto, CA)
- David Langer, MD(North Shore University Hospital, New York, USA)
- Claartje Beks-Ypma, LLM (Elana bv, Utrecht, NL)

For more information on BTI, please visit www.bt-i.org

Clinical Advisor

C.A.F. Tulleken (1940) is emeritus professor at the department of Neurosurgery at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. Professor Tulleken has carried out extensive research in the field of neurovascular surgery and is the founder of the ELANA technique which makes it possible to create a bypass without occluding the brain arteries.
 

Prof. C.A. F. Tulleken

Prof. C.A. F. Tulleken