Prof. Christian Birr, CEO & President
Prof. Dr. Christian Birr has founded ORPEGEN GmbH in 1982. He transferred his entire research activities from the Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research into the Contract Research Department of ORPEGEN Medizinisch-Molekularbiologische Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H, the forerunner of ORPEGEN Pharma, parent of ORPEGEN Peptide Chemicals GmbH.
In 1984, the founder was awarded the Technology Transfer Prize by the Federal Minister for Research and Technology in honor of his successful know-how transfer from science into economy. In 1995, Professor Birr became appointed by the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Helmut Kohl, to serve in his Council for Research, Technology and Innovation.
Prof. Birr has been successfully serving the company as CEO from its foundation up to date for more than 30 years now supported by a most dedicated team of academic colleagues and an extremely talented group of technicians.