About us

herantis_image_12New therapies for a better life

Millions of people all over the world suffer from diseases, for which there is no known treatment. At the same time, thousands of skilled scientists are working on early research projects, which might one day provide novel therapies for the people in need.

Herantis Pharma plc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company bridging the gap from bench to bedside, aiming to develop novel pharmaceutical products based on some of the leading scientific research in the world. Our focus is in indications of unmet clinical need such as Dry eye, Parkinson’s disease, and Secondary lymphedema, where we intend to develop selected drug candidates through late preclinical and early clinical stages to reach a clinical Proof-of-Concept.

Herantis’ shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki First North Finland.

Board of Directors

Pekka Mattila Currently CEO of Desentum, Pekka Mattila was the founding CEO of Finnzymes for 25 years until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2010.
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Jim Phillips Currently CEO of Midatech Pharma, Jim Phillips has a strong background in company leadership and business development in pharmaceuticals.
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Aki Prihti Currently CEO of Aplagon, Aki Prihti also holds Board positions in several Life Sciences growth companies and is a founding partner of Inveni Capital.
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Timo Veromaa Herantis board member since 2012, Dr. Veromaa was the CEO and President of Biotie Therapies from 2005 until its acquisition by Acorda Therapeutics in 2016.
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Frans Wuite Currently CEO of Acesion Pharma, Frans Wuite has a long international career with a track record of successfully launching and growing pharmaceutical and biotech businesses.
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Senior Team

Pekka Simula Chief Executive Officer
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Sigrid Booms Director of Clinical Development
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Henri J. Huttunen Chief Scientific Officer
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Jutta Poutanen Chief Pharmaceutical Officer
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Katarina Jääskeläinen Project Manager
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Jani Koskinen Project manager
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Päivi Vuorio Project manager
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