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BIO-Europe Spring
Save the dateMarch 17–19, 2025 | Milan, Italy

Ben Illigens
CMO at BC Platforms


As CMO at BC Platforms, Dr. Illigens oversees the company’s rapidly expanding global patient data network and develops and maintains peer-to-peer relationships with key medical experts. Leveraging RWD, medical, scientific and translational expertise Dr. Illigens leads key research, development, and medical activities at BC Platforms to advance scientific and commercial innovation with the goal to transform and impact human health. Dr. Illigens is a neuroscientist with profound industry and academic experience, who has held leading positions including VP of Medicine US at NOVA Discovery, VP of Data Science at Germany’s Odysseus Data Services, CEO of Germany’s UniMedIT and Instructor of Neurology at the Beth Israel Lahey Health, Harvard Medical School (HMS). He has also been a long-standing lecturer on clinical research for Dresden’s International University, and for HMS. Dr. Illigens trained in biostatistics and biomedical informatics. He conducted clinical practice and research at HMS, and has over 60 high impact peer-reviewed publications, including a core medical textbook on Clinical Research. He has received his MD degree from the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany, one of Europe’s leading research universities, in addition to qualification from HMS in Applied Biostatistics, Neurology and Neuroscience, Cardiac Surgery, and a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Informatics from HMS.