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Who we are

We offer a wide range of service to support the various stakeholders on their pathway towards compliance.

AKRA TEAM is a consultancy company which was founded in 2021 by Dr. Bassil Akra to support various healthcare system stakeholders in achieving their target in a highly regulated business area. The focus of AKRA TEAM is to support medical device, in-vitro diagnostic and combination device innovators, companies, notified bodies and regulators finding a practical and reasonable approach to fulfill legal obligations. AKRA TEAM was established to make a difference and ensure that patients receive safe and effective devices in a timely manner.

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Our Team

The AKRA TEAM consists of regulatory, clinical and quality experts with decades of experience and expertise in the healthcare industry. Our deep industry connections and the passion for bringing safe products to the market shape our consultancy work.

Dr. Bassil Akra

Founder - Executive Consultant
bassil.akra@akrateam.com

Dr. Andrew Gibson

Team Leader - Senior Consultant
andrew.gibson@akrateam.com

Prof. Dr. Markus Balkenhol

Team Leader - Senior Clinical Consultant
markus.balkenhol@akrateam.com

Dr. Fabienne Neibecker

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Muna Kebede

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Matthias Fink

Senior Clinical Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Dr. Susanna Kerschl

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Dr. Leslie Hammermüller

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Dr. Ulla Gertig

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Ema Omeragic

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Dr. Anna Spehl

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Norchéne BenMadhi

Junior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Monica Ceruti

Management Assistant
monica.ceruti@akrateam.com

Hilola Hakimova

Junior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Dr. Susanne Gerbl-Rieger

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Dr. Amith Vijayakumar

Senior Clinical Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Jillan Hussein

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Lawrence Yeh

Quality Manager - Senior Consultant
lawrence.yeh@akrateam.com

Andrea Beaujean

Marketing Manager
andrea.beaujean@akrateam.com

Anna Kristina Cachia

Senior Consultant
info@akrateam.com

Andrea Beaujean

Marketing Manager
andrea.beaujean@akrateam.com

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Our Partners

Obelis

Obelis is the largest center in Europe for CE Marking, European Representation and European Authorized Representative services (EC REP). With 35 years of business experience, we have helped more than 3,000 manufacturers from over 70 countries to safely place their products on the EU market. We are ISO 9001 & ISO 13485 certified, and we are members of EU Associations and EU Commission Working Groups.

Obelis und AKRA TEAM exchange expertise and knowledge in the field of the MDR & IVDR, enabling medical device manufacturers to safely transition and become compliant with the medical device legislation.

MDlaw

MDlaw, Information Platform on EU Medical Device Regulations offers a system that helps you identify and monitor all the relevant regulatory requirements and changes, as per ISO 13485:2016. MDlaw is the one place where you can find all regulatory documents, guidelines, case-law and updates, gathered and published right after their release.

meddevo

meddevo eTD is a regulatory software solution for automating technical documentation, country registrations and digitalization of regulatory processes for medical devices and IVDs. Create a single source of truth and manage your technical documentation with the latest regulatory affairs technology to accelerate market access and control your document lifecycle. The combination of AKRA TEAM's expertise and meddevo's latest technology creates innovative solutions.

DistillerSR

DistillerSR® Inc. is the market leader in AI-enabled literature review automation software and creator of DistillerSR. Today, more than 300 of the world’s leading research organizations, including more than 70 percent of the top 10 pharmaceutical and medical device companies, trust DistillerSR to produce transparent, audit-ready, and regulatory-compliant literature reviews.

The partnership combines DistillerSR‘s market leading literature review management platform with the AKRA TEAM‘s extensive expertise in literature search methodology; the outcome is faster and more accurate regulatory submission reports.

InSilicoTrials

InSilicoTrials is an emerging startup founded in 2018 by a team of life science, cybersecurity and digital innovation experts, which aims to revolutionize Healthcare through an innovative digital simulation platform, where complex computational models run in an easy and cost-effective way to hyper- accelerate drug & medical device development. We offer Pharma and MedTech companies state-of-the-art simulation tools that can increase the quality of life of millions of patients by allowing cheaper treatments and bringing innovative drugs to the market faster.

InSilicoTrials and the AKRA TEAM share a common vision to make a difference in patients’ lives and to boost the world’s transition to accessible therapies.

Meditrial

Meditrial is a full services Clinical Research Organization (CRO) focused on the medical device industry's needs, and we are proud to serve the world's most innovative life sciences companies. Meditrial drives expected performance and acceleration by employing our digital platform to reach milestones with simplicity, speed, and efficiency, backed by our proprietary cloud-based software solutions designed to minimize complexity, manage large trial results, and ensure medical device development, launch, and adoption efficiency.

Together with AKRA TEAM, Meditrial is dedicated to providing the latest innovators with the guidance needed to achieve their definition of success.

Dr. Ebeling & Assoc. GmbH

Dr. Ebeling & Assoc. GmbH is a service provider for the health care industry with a focus on medical writing and vigilance. We offer pharma and medical device companies a wide range of services in the scientific, medical, regulatory, quality and compliance sector. Our medical device expert team offers support and consulting for manufacturers of substance-based/not substance based MDs and IVDs to ensure compliance with the MDR/IVDR.

AKRA Team GmbH and Dr. Ebeling & Assoc. GmbH cooperate in the field drug/device combination products to allow a synergistic optimisation of (e)CTD – MDR/IVDR-related documents with respect to developmental and regulatory strategies.

Use-Lab GmbH

Use-Lab has been an independent service company since 2001 and offers professional and individual consulting in the field of usability engineering and user interface design for manufacturers of medical devices, laboratory equipment and in vitro diagnostics. Our interdisciplinary team provides targeted and objective support in the development and evaluation of products for the healthcare sector. Our service portfolio ranges from requirements analyses, formative and summative study organization and implementation to special training seminars and document checks.

With AKRA TEAM´s extensive regulatory expertise and Use-Lab´s years of hands-on experience, we contribute to our common vision of ensuring the safe and effective use of medical devices and thus maximize patient safety.

Explic8

Explic8 Consulting is a management consulting company offering specialty expertise focussing on medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Explic8 have a track record of providing objective, hands-on, highly skilled, and holistic consulting support to senior leaders in leading, managing, and executing innovative projects in life sciences that deliver value efficiently for our clients.

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