Blood, Tissues and Cells

From 1988 until 2013 he was responsible for the strategic affairs Blood, Tissues, Cells, Organs in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health. Official duties at MoH included contributions to European Council Health Group (i.e. ATMP, Commission DG SANTE Regulatory Committee, EMA - Cell based Medicinal Products Working Party, PICS - Expert Circle for Blood & Tissue, WHO (Notify).
After retirement, he has been actively involved in several European initiatives: SIGHTSoHO, GAPP, VISTART, EU Commission (IES; Service Contract - Good practices in the field of blood transfusion), TAIEX & twinning projects.