About Sanquinnovate

Sanquinnovate is Sanquin’s exploitation arm, creating new value-adding products and services/assets to tackle challenges in the hematology, immunology and oncology. 

Through top-notch scientific research, dedicated business development and project management we are committed to generate and further develop early ideas into meaningful therapeutics, blood products and diagnostics products for patients with unmet medical needs.

Sanquin is an internationally highly respected foundation with an excellent research division active in the fields of blood, transfusion, medicine and immunology. Sanquin applies this knowledge to the development and manufacturing of a range of pharmaceutical and diagnostic products and services. Its core activities also comprise the safe and efficient production and distribution of blood and plasma products for the treatment of patients.

With >200 researchers and key opinion leaders working at Sanquin there is a wealth of technologies, research programs, tools and knowledge available.


Sanquinnovate team

Meet our dedicated team of professionals:


Roel Melsert                                                             Sarah Hafith

Managing Director/CEO                                         Vice-President Business Development


Syeda Quader                                                          Elsemieke Hackenitz

Business Development Manager                         Business Developer


Vanessa Tarta                                                          Sagrario Arias Rivas

Business Developer                                                Project Manager


Brenda Luken                                                          Tanja van der Meulen

Project Manager                                                      Management & Communications