Executive Management

Hardy Hoheisel, CEO

Hardy Hoheisel is a successful athlete, innovator and entrepreneur. After completing his education in micro- and macroeconomics, he worked in sports marketing. He founded his first company, which was dedicated to the development, production and marketing of sports equipment, in 1992. He discovered Kite Surfing in the U.S., a popular water sport today, and then positioned and marketed it in Europe using effective sports and event marketing techniques. After the sale of this company, and then winning a business competition, the ambitious triathlete founded Opsolution with the objective of generating an optical analyses of biomarkers system. Based on his scientific developments, he started a joint venture between Opsolution and Vodafone. From 2004 until 2009, he was a member of the supervisory board of a Vodafone company.

Dr. Björn Magnussen, CTO

After studying electrical engineering and computer science, Dr. Björn Magnussen doctorate with honors from the University of Karlsruhe in robotics. As part of his research, he worked for Siemens in Munich, Tokyo and Berkeley (CA, USA). After winning the Siemens “Business Plan Competition”, he found in 2001 a technology companie to manufacture and market miniature piezoelectric motors. From 2007 he headed the communications technology division of the solar technology manufacturer SMA. In 2014 he took over responsibility for the products of Opsolution.

Scientific Board

Dr. Wolfgang Köcher

Dr. Wolfgang Köcher received his PhD at the University of Kassel in 1986. In 1987, the university appointed him as a chief engineer for system design. In this role, he assumed leadership of development projects for combined home heating and power based on Stirling engines, Stirling air-condition systems and systems applying CO2 as a refrigerant. He won international attention for developing a new method for guiding R&D according to customer benefits and preferences. He was also a reviewer for DBU, one of Europe’s largest foundations for innovative and exemplary environmental projects. In addition, Köcher spent 20 years as a consultant for a Japanese automotive company’s R&D institute. After shifting his scientific work to optical applications, he co-founded Opsolution, applying reflection spectroscopy to the development and production of small handheld systems.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lademann

Prof. Lademann is one of the leading experts on non-invasive measurement of biomarkers in human skin. He is head of the Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology at the Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology of Charité Berlin. Charité Berlin is one of the largest hospitals in Europe, home to more than half of German Nobel Prize winners. He is editor of the international journal “Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology,” and a member of the editorial board of the journals “Laser Physics Letters,” “Cosmetic Dermatology” and the “Journal of Biomedical Optics.” Dr. Lademann is also the President of the “International Society of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology” and Member of the Experts Team for Risk Assessment of Nanoparticles in Cosmetic Products with ECETOC AISBL, Brussels.

Prof. Lademann applied and tested the Opsolution scanner over more than 5 years, first in studies and now clinically.

Prof. Dr. Leonhard Zastrow

Dr. Zastrow holds 99 patents and has authored more than 100 scientific articles. He is a consulting scientist with the Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology at Charité Berlin. In the past, Dr. Zastrow held research positions in the cosmetics industry. He was Senior Vice President of Research and Development for international cosmetics giant, Coty Inc., from 1993-2011. Prior to his work in industry, he headed the Institute for Fatty Chemistry at the German Academy of Sciences’ Central Institute for Organic Chemistry. His areas of research include radiation and the interaction of radiation with biological systems as well as the development of protective and neutralizing systems against free radicals in biological systems.

Prof. Dr. Hasan Mukhtar

Dr. Mukhtar is Professor of Cancer Research and Director and Vice Chair of the Research Department of Dermatology University of Wisconsin Medical Science Center. Prof. Mukhtar is a leading scientist in the development of novel, mechanism-based dietary agents for prevention and treatment of skin diseases and cancer. The Mukhtar laboratory was the first to establish the potential role of green tea polyphenols for prevention of skin (both chemical and photo-carcinogenesis models), lung and prostate cancers. It was also the first to define potential cancer chemopreventive effects of a wide variety of dietary agents.The Mukhtar laboratory has expertise in molecular and cellular biology, biomarker assessment and considerable experience with the use of various animal tumor bioassays of induced and transgenic models. Prof. Mukhtar is member of editorial board and associated editor of 38 scientific magazines and has published more than 500 papers.