Michael Grunkin, PhD

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Michael Grunkin is founder and managing director of Visiopharm. He received his PhD in image analysis from the Technical University of Denmark in 1993. His post-doctoral work was carried out on Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School, where he combined a strong theoretical and practical background in image analysis with applications from the life-sciences. From 1996, he was the technical founder of two Danish companies developing advanced image analysis technology for diagnosing osteoporosis and various diseases manifesting themselves on the human retina. In 2001, he co-founded Visiopharm, which is focused on the development of general as well as application-specific image analysis solutions for the life-sciences.

Amanda Lowe

Senior VP, Operations, Americas Amanda Lowe is a Senior Vice President of Operations for Visiopharm, leading the US based team operating within  both North and South America. She received her BA from Michigan State University and the Eli Broad School of Business in 1999, and became Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean, and Black Belt certified for healthcare through Villanova University in 2011. In 2004 Ms. Lowe began her career in digital pathology as the National Sales Manager for Bacus Laboratories, Inc one of the first digital pathology companies on the market. Bacus Laboratories was acquired by Olympus America, Inc in 2006 and Amanda continued her digital pathology career with Olympus. In 2009, Amanda founded Digital Pathology Consultants; a consultancy firm who advised commercial digital pathology companies and digital pathology end users within the healthcare, research, and biopharmaceutical markets. Digital Pathology Consultants was acquired by Visiopharm in December 2012. At Visiopharm, Amanda has also held roles as a Director of Business Development and Director of Marketing.

Mikkel Rahbek, M.Sc

Sales Director, Digital Pathology Mikkel Rahbek has been at Visiopharm since January 2013. He has a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering with specialty in image analysis from the Technical University of Denmark. His master’s thesis was conducted in collaboration with Visiopharm to improve the Tissuealign™ module used for aligning serial sliced histological slides. His work formed the basis of the algorithm used in the module today. He is now working as an applications scientist and project manager, solving advanced image analysis problems in digital pathology and managing clinical test sites.

Martin Kristensson, M.Sc.

Senior VP Sales, Europe, Digital Pathology To me, a blog post is something between a diary and a one-to-one conversation. So as with any other conversation, I am going to start this one by introducing myself. My name is Martin Kristensson. I have been with Visiopharm for many years and held several positions where I have worked with almost all aspects of our business, except hard core programming. I started off in technical support, which evolved into a role in professional services. Later, I moved on to my current position in sales via a role as application scientist with a focus in project management. During my relatively short professional journey, I have had the pleasure of meeting scientists, pathologists, and others who are at various stages of research, drug development, and clinical diagnostics.  So far my journey has been an absolute pleasure and a great challenge!

Lars Pedersen, PhD

Sales Director, Digital Pathology & Stereology  Lars Pedersen joined Visiopharm in 2002 after completing his doctoral training at Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark. The strong academic background in digital image analysis and statistical pattern recognition combined with several years of experience in stereology allow Lars to provide highly qualified guidance and expertise to users of the Visiopharm’s software products. Lars has a high number of publication behind him, the latest one from a collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital.

Benjamin Freiberg 

Senior VP Sales, Europe, Digital Pathology To me, a blog post is something between a diary and a one-to-one conversation. So as with any other conversation, I am going to start this one by introducing myself. My name is Martin Kristensson. I have been with Visiopharm for many years and held several positions where I have worked with almost all aspects of our business, except hard core programming. I started off in technical support, which evolved into a role in professional services. Later, I moved on to my current position in sales via a role as application scientist with a focus in project management. During my relatively short professional journey, I have had the pleasure of meeting scientists, pathologists, and others who are at various stages of research, drug development, and clinical diagnostics.  So far my journey has been an absolute pleasure and a great challenge!