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Board of Directors


Dr. Dieter Trau from Germany

CTO and Founder

Prof. Dr. Dieter Trau, is the CTO and founder of Tip Biosystems. He is also Director and the main inventor of the company’s technology and leads research & development. Dieter holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). From 2004 to 2019 he was an Assistant Professor and later an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is now the Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the Asia Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand.


Michael Tillmann from Germany


Mr. Michael Tillmann is an early stage investor and Director of Tip Biosystems since its foundation. Michael has over 25 years of experience in senior executive positions for multinational companies in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry. As CEO, Michael founded Vela Diagnostics with the vision of establishing the company as a global provider of integrated IVD solutions in molecular diagnostics. Previously he was President & CEO for Roche Diagnostics in North America and before that in Asia Pacific and Europe.