Claus Christiansen

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Claus Christiansen

Education: University of Copenhagen - MD, DMSc.

In addition to co-founding Nordic Bioscience, Dr. Claus Christiansen, MD, is chairman of the board of directors.

Claus finished medical school at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1971, and received his DMSc degree in 1976 and his degree in Clinical Pathology in 1978. From 1978 to 1992, he held the position as Chairman and Head of the Department of Clinical Pathology and Clinical Chemistry at Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen. In 1991 he and Dr Bente Juel Riis founded what was later known as Nordic Bioscience and in 1992 they founded Center for Clinical and Basic Research (CCBR) where he served as CEO until 2013.

Claus published his first peer reviewed paper in 1971 and has since published more than 950 papers and book chapters in several disease areas. Claus is particularly famous for his work in the area of calcium metabolism in postmenopausal women and has an H-factor of 120 (OCT 2015).

Dr. Christiansen organized ‘The International Symposium on Osteoporosis’ in 1984 (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1987 (Aalborg, Denmark), 1990 (Copenhagen, Denmark) and 1993 (Hong Kong). He has been an invited speaker on calcium metabolism and related topics at almost all international meetings in the field and has served in the editorial boards of several scientific journals.

Bente Juel Riis

Board member, Senior Medical Advisor

Bente Juel Riis

Education: University of Copenhagen - MD, DMSC

Bente Juel Riis co-founded Nordic Bioscience A/S and is currently serving as medical advisor and member of the board of directors.

Bente finished medical school at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1981 and received her DMSc degree in 1989. The same year she founded Osteometer AS where she served as CEO until 1996. In 1991 she and Dr. Claus Christiansen founded what was later known as Nordic Bioscience and in 1992 they founded Center for Clinical and Basic Research (CCBR) where she served as Clinic Manager and Principal Investigator from 1996 to 2006. From 2006 she built the clinical department at Nordic Bioscience where she served as the CEO until 2014.

Bente published her first peer reviewed paper in 1984 and has since published more than 180 papers and book chapters in several disease areas, particularly in calcium metabolism. Bente has an H-factor of 49.

Bente was in the organizing committee of ‘The International Symposium on Osteoporosis’ in 1987 (Aalborg, Denmark), 1990 (Copenhagen, Denmark) and 1993 (Hong Kong). She has been an invited speaker on calcium metabolism and related topics at a number of international meetings in this field and has served in the editorial boards of scientific journals.

Henrik Bernt Sanders

Board member, Attorney-at-Law

Henrik Bernt Sanders

Education:
University of Copenhagen - Master of Laws
The Danish Bar and Law Society - Attorney-at-Law

Henrik Bernt Sanders is a member of the board of directors which he joined in 2011.

Henrik is an equity partner in the Danish lawfirm Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen where he advises primarily on mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Henrik has more than 20 years experience with insolvency law in relation to which he has advised some of the largest Danish financial institutes and other creditors and is appointed permanent administrator by the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court since 2008.