Dr. Erik Miljan


Inhaber, Director, Senior Consultant, Simply Cells Ltd, www.SimplyCells.co.uk

Corsham, United Kingdom


Specialties and areas of expertise: • Stem Cell Therapies • Laboratory Set Up • Human Resources • Operational Management • Project Management • Problem Solving • Business Management • Strategic Planning • Budget Forecasting • Fundraising • Product Development • GMP Manufacturing • Preclinical Studies • Release Testing • Clinical Trial Planning • Quality Assurance and Control • Regulatory Submissions • Marketing stem cell products


Professional experience for Erik Miljan

  • Current 11 years and 10 months, since Aug 2010

    Director, Senior Consultant

    Simply Cells Ltd, www.SimplyCells.co.uk

    Simply Cells was recently founded by Dr Erik Miljan to address the interface between technology and commercialisation. Dr Miljan has over 10 years’ experience in the Stem Cell Biotech sector, from intellectual property (IP) portfolio management through product development to regulatory approval. Initiated, implemented and delivered the operational and management strategy leading to the first ever stem cell based product approved for clinical trial in the United Kingdom in addition to research products.

  • 8 years, Aug 2002 - Jul 2010

    Head of Stem Cell Research

    ReNeuron Limited

    Responsible for establishing and managing a multidisciplinary research team and facilities at ReNeuron, consisting of experts in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pre-clinical studies (in vivo testing), manufacturing, microbiology and histopathology. • Set up laboratory research facilities, tissue culture and class 10,000 clean-room suites • Responsible for human resources, staff recruitment, staff policy, contracts, appraisals, disciplinary actions, redundancies

  • 3 years and 1 month, Aug 1999 - Aug 2002

    Post-doctoral fellow

    Children's Memorial Hospital

    • Research focused on the regulation of growth factor receptors and signal transduction by a class of glycolipids called gangliosides. • Discovered and published a novel mechanism of growth factor receptor mediated signal transduction in J Biol Chem and was invited to write a review article for Science. • Skills gained in protein biochemistry, post-translational modifications (phosphorylation, glycosylation) and recombinant protein expression, purification and characterization

Educational background for Erik Miljan

  • 1995 - 1999

    Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine

    The University of Hong Kong

    • Ph.D., Dissertation: “Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Ganglioside-stimulated Protein Kinase” • Dissertation recognized “with distinction”

  • 1991 - 1993

    Biology and Chemistry

    The University of Western Ontario


  • English

    First language

  • French



Seeking consultancy and employment opportunities in regenerative medicine
stem cells
life sciences and biotechnology enterprises.


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Grade II

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