About Us

Our history

BIOMAPAS CRO Establishment in Lithuania Launch of Phase I-IV Clinical Research Services in Baltics First Clinical Trial in Belarus Clinical Trials with Biological/Biosimilar Products Launch of Full-Scope Pharmacovigilance Services Launch of Regulatory Affairs Services ISO 9001:2008 Certification Launch of Clinical Safety / Medical Monitoring Services Office Establishment in Russia and Georgia Office Establishment in Switzerland Office Establishment in Ukraine
ISO 9001:2015
Re-certification

Code of Ethics

Biomapas Code of Ethics is a company guide to appropriate conduct. Most of the Policies in this Code are based on laws, regulations and business, ethical and basic work rules and principles. We require all staff to comply with high standards of honesty and integrity and always act with accountability. The purpose of the Code is to set common ethical and lawful standards which must be adhered by the Company. The Code applies to all service areas of Biomapas and must be followed by all staff, which include but are not limited to members of board, employees, vendors and contractors. Read Biomapas Code of Ethics here.

Our Mission

To combine the strength of our expertise, experience, and high quality deliverables to advance clinical development, market access and post-approval support to the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries improving health of patients.

Biomapas is a full-service clinical research organization (CRO) providing Phase I-IV Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Writing and Pharmacovigilance services for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. Our expertise spans through various therapeutic areas, such as oncology, CNS disorders, cardiovascular diseases, rheumatology, pulmonology, cardiology, dermatology, etc.

 

Board members

Vidmantas Fokas, MD, PhD

Chief of the Board, Co-founder

Vidmantas Fokas has co-founded CRO Biomapas in 2001. Before becoming Chief of the Board, Vidmantas has been leading Biomapas as a Managing Director for over 10 years. His expertise includes clinical development strategies in EU and CIS, as well as extensive knowledge in business management. As a Chief of the Board, Vidmantas oversees business development, financial and commercial operations in order to provide his input in company's growth. With substantial knowledge in pharmaceutical industry, Eastern European and CIS markets, Vidmantas has highly contributed to the expansion of Biomapas into the CIS region. Being an urologist by training, Vidmantas also holds a Doctor degree of Medicine.

Prof. Audrius Sveikata, MD, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board, Co-founder

Audrius Sveikata has over 20 years of experience in clinical research and regulatory affairs, holding executive positions within competent authorities, academia, pharmaceutical industry and professional associations. His expertise includes design and implementation of clinical development plans and regulatory strategies in EU. Prior to co-founding CRO Biomapas, Audrius was Head of Clinical Assessors unit at State Medicines Control Agency of Lithuania. As a professor of pharmacology at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Audrius was involved in teaching and science with specialization in neuro-psychopharmacology. He is active as a lecturer in various life science conferences, a co-author of over 50 scientific publications.

Gytis Bendorius, MD, MM

Member of the Board

Gytis Bendorius has joined CRO Biomapas as a Member of the Board in 2014. Gytis has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, business management and strategic planing. Prior to joining Biomapas Board, Gytis has been holding lead positions and serving as a Commerce and Managing Director at Tamro Lithuania and Tamro Baltics (PHOENIX group company), General Manager at Neptuno Vandenys JSC, Chairman of the Board of Lithuanian Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Association. At present, Gytis is a Managing Director at MediFocus JSC. Gytis is a medical doctor by training and also holds a Master degree of Management obtained at ISM University of Management and Economics.

Vilius Fokas, BSc

Member of the Board

Vilius Fokas has joined CRO Biomapas as a Member of the Board in 2014. Vilius has more than 10 years of experience in financial management and strategy, spanning from working in the field of auditing for EY to fast paced technology companies, such as Adform. At present, Vilius is a Finance Manager Nordics at Avon Cosmetics. Vilius holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics obtained at the University of Essex.

Management team

Audrius Sveikata, MD, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Edgaras Kabecius, MEcon
Chief Financial Officer
Egidija Pauriene, MD
Quality Assurance Director
Egle Pavyde, MPharm, PhDc
Business Development Associate Director
Indre Dryziene, MBI
Clinical Operations Director
(Maternity leave since March, 2017)
Mindaugas Broga, MBA, LLM, MEth
Regulatory Affairs Director
Martynas Juzenas, MPharm
Pharmacovigilance Director
Simona Martinke, MEcon, PhDc
Vendor Manager
Nargiz Asgarova, BMath
Regulatory Affairs Manager, CIS
Aliaksandr Bakshtanovich, MD, PhD
Pharmacovigilance Manager, CIS
Lukas Sveikata, MD
Country Manager, Switzerland
Ioseb Qureli, MD, PhD
Country Manager, Georgia
Pavel Nikonov, MD
Country Manager, Russia
Olena Udovichenko, MD
Country Manager, Ukraine

Audrius Sveikata, MD, PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Prof. Audrius Sveikata, MD, PhD

Prof. Audrius Sveikata has over 20 years of experience in clinical research and regulatory affairs, holding executive positions within competent authorities, academia, pharmaceutical industry and professional associations. His expertise includes design and implementation of clinical development plans and regulatory strategies in EU. Prior to co-founding CRO Biomapas, Audrius was Head of Clinical Assessors unit at State Medicines Control Agency of Lithuania. As a professor of pharmacology at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Audrius was involved in teaching and science with specialization in neuro-psychopharmacology. He is active as a lecturer in various life science conferences, a co-author of over 50 scientific publications.

Edgaras Kabecius, MEcon
Chief Financial Officer

Edgaras Kabecius, MEcon

Edgaras Kabecius has over 10 years of experience in corporate finance. His expertise includes business development processes, implementation of various IT systems into company's activities, valuation of investment projects and analysis for manufacturing, retail and real estate industries. At Biomapas Edgaras is responsible for ensuring efficiency of the the companies finance function and implementation of Biomapas strategy. Edgaras holds a Bachelor degree in Econometrics, as well as Master degree in Economics.

Egidija Pauriene, MD
Quality Assurance Director

Egidija Pauriene, MD

Egidija Pauriene, MD, manages and ensures the quality systems. She helps guide the integration of the corporate strategies of Biomapas Group related to GxP Quality Assurance, regulatory compliance, including Good Pharmacovigilance Practice and ISO 9001:2015 standards. She has conducted and supervised GxP audits, as well as audits to CROs, and Suppliers. Edigija is a member of Research Quality Assurance, Investigator GCP trainer, Member of Society of Infectologist.

Egle Pavyde, MPharm, PhDc
Business Development Associate Director

Egle Pavyde, MPharm, PhD candidate

Being a Pharmacist by training, Egle Pavyde has continued her studies as a PhD candidate in stem cell research. She is a co-author of 5 scientific publications. After working for 7 years in scientific research and 3 years in academia, Egle took a great opportunity to join CRO Biomapas as a lead in Regulatory Affairs Department. Managing personnel and a number of different complexity projects, she has gained a valuable experience from the operational side. At the same time Egle was responsible for business development of Regulatory Affairs Department. Anticipating to be more involved in company's expansion, strategic planning and decision making, Egle has been transferred to Business Development Department, becoming responsible for BD activities of all 3 operational departments of Biomapas.

Indre Dryziene, MBI
Clinical Operations Director
(Maternity leave since March, 2017)

Indre Dryziene, MBI

Indre Dryziene has a strong expertise in Clinical Trials, with over 12 years of experience in the CRO setting and management of clinical research activities across the European and CIS markets. As an experienced business professional, Indre was involved in the business development and strategic management of Biomapas. Over the last 10 years she held various positions, such as a Managing Director and Member of the Board. Indre holds a Master Degree in Business Information Technologies. On the top of it she is certified in Strategic Management and Marketing Strategy from ISM University of Management and Economics.

Mindaugas Broga, MBA, LLM, MEth
Regulatory Affairs Director

Mindaugas Broga, MBA, LLM, MEth

Mindaugas Broga has over 7 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry in Baltic countries and Central Eastern Europe in one of the leading pharmaceutical companies. Mindaugas key areas of interests are Regulatory affairs, Legal and Ethical aspects of pharmaceutical industry and External Affairs. Further to the experience in pharmaceutical industry, Mindaugas was leading Cosmetics Industry Association in Lithuania. Mindaugas holds three master degrees in Law, Ethics and Business Administration.

Martynas Juzenas, MPharm
Pharmacovigilance Director

Martynas Juzenas, MPharm

Martynas Juzenas has over 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, with key areas of interest in Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Safety, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. Martynas has joined CRO Biomapas in 2007 and since then he has dedicated his expertise and skills to the establishment and management of Pharmacovigilance Department. Martynas has highly contributed to the geographical expansion of Pharmacovigilance service as well as to the addition of new services, i.e. Clinical Safety, Medical Monitoring. He is also an internal auditor at Biomapas since 2011. Martynas holds a master degree in Pharmacy.

Simona Martinke, MEcon, PhDc
Vendor Manager

Simona Martinke, MEcon, PhDc

Simona Martinke has joined CRO Biomapas as a Vendor manager in 2017 and currently she is responsible for building and maintaining successful relationship with company’s partners covering over 50 countries. She has more than 10 years of experience in project and financial management. Prior to joining Biomapas, Simona has been working with financial institutions and large corporates at one of the leading Swedish banks in Lithuania and as a business consultant. Simona holds a Master Degree in Economics obtained at Vilnius University and continues her studies as a PhD candidate.

Nargiz Asgarova, BMath
Regulatory Affairs Manager, CIS

Nargiz Asgarova, BMath

Nargiz Asgarova has joined Biomapas as a Regulatory Affairs Manager for the former CIS Region. She has over 9 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working in top Pharmaceutical companies, being responsible for Regulatory Affairs and Compliance. Nargiz is experienced in proactively leading projects in CIS region, developing and implementing regulatory strategy at the national level, as well as was being the main contact point for CIS. She holds a bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics obtained at Baku State University, Azerbaijan.

Aliaksandr Bakshtanovich, MD, PhD
Pharmacovigilance Manager, CIS

Aliaksandr Bakshtanovich, MD, PhD

Aliaksandr Bakshtanovich has joined Biomapas as a Pharmacovigilance Manager for the former CIS Region. He has over 5 years of experience in pharmacovigilance as PV Manager in top pharma company in Belarus as well as a clinical pharmacologist in Minsk Hospital. Holding the last position, he collaborated with Belarus Health Authorities in the frame of local PV projects dedicated to in-patient hospitalization due to Adverse Drug Reactions. Apart from PV, he has gained Quality Management System related expertise while holding a position as a Local Quality Responsible Person. Aliaksandr is a medical doctor by training.

Lukas Sveikata, MD
Country Manager, Switzerland

Lukas Sveikata, MD

Lukas Sveikata as a Country Manager of Biomaps CRO office in Switzerland is responsible for operational processes and business development. After obtaining a Medical Doctor degree in Lithuania, Lukas is currently finishing his post-graduate training in clinical neurology in Switzerland. His interests lies in clinical research in neurology and neurorehabilitation, good governance in healthcare and drug development.

Ioseb Qureli, MD, PhD
Country Manager, Georgia

Ioseb Qureli, MD, PhD

Ioseb Qureli as Country Manager/Director of CRO Biomapas office in Georgia is responsible for the operational processes and team management. He has over 30 years of experience in medicine, science and clinical research. Ioseb held different scientific positions in Scientific Research Institution, also performed administrative tasks as a Head of Pathomorphological Department and as a Head of the Center of Clinical Diagnostics. At the same time, he worked as the associated professor in several medical universities and colleges in Georgia. Ioseb is a co-author of 12 scientific publications. He is a clinical research expert with over 10 years of experience in the field. His main activities include study start-up management, regulatory affairs of clinical trials, site selection and clinical monitoring, GCP and local regulation advise, negotiation with vendors, staff management. Ioseb is a medical doctor by training and holds a PhD in the field of pathology.

Pavel Nikonov, MD
Country Manager, Russia

Pavel Nikonov, MD

Pavel Nikonov joined Biomapas as a Clinical Research Associate. Prior to joining Biomapas Pavel has been working in global full-service CRO as a CRA for 6 years. While being a CRA he was not only participated in more than 20 international Clinical Trials in a wide range of therapeutic areas, but also provided Local Lead CRA support to his colleagues in Russia and Ukraine. Anticipating to be involved in company's expansion in Russia, Pavel has been promoted to a Country Manager position with business development responsibilities. Pavel holds Medical Degree with post-graduate training in Internal Medicine.

Olena Udovichenko, MD
Country Manager, Ukraine

Olena Udovichenko, MD

Open positions

Chief Operating Officer

Biomapas is looking for proactive and experienced person to join our team as a Chief Operating Officer.