Special series with EUCOPE-Part one featuring Victor Maertens


Victor Maertens

Episode Description

Part 1 featuring Victor Maertens, Government Affairs Manager at EUCOPE

In this episode Victor and Aparna will be focusing on Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs). We will start by looking at the main challenges for manufacturers in the ATMP approval process and what is required from an HTA perspective. We then discuss EUCOPE’s position paper on the different payment models, including the motivation for the report and key learnings. We look at sustainable patient access and whether the report addresses the affordability issues surrounding ATMP’s drug pricing, and lastly the future of ATMPs for manufacturers and patients.

About Victor Maertens:


Victor Maertens is the Government Affairs Manager for the European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE)  Victor leads EUCOPE’s policy work on the Pharmaceutical Strategy and in the area of Cell and Gene Therapy. Prior to joining EUCOPE, Victor worked for Brussels-based consultancies, providing pharmaceutical companies, trade associations, and NGOs advocacy, strategy, and communications advice. His experience and interests include ATMPs, antimicrobial resistance, Orphan medicinal products (OMP), blood policy, and neglected tropical diseases.

About Eucope:


For more than a decade, the European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE) has been the voice of small to mid-sized health technology companies in Europe. As a trade association, we advocate for sound public policy that supports innovation, while fostering a community built on a shared purpose: improving and saving the lives of European patients through innovative therapies and medical technology.



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