Medical Affairs

We provide medical and scientific services for different healthcare actors, such as pharmaceutical companies and healthcare units.

Our Scientific Experts can work in the companies either as part-time or full-time resources, or we can conduct scientific projects in accordance with the wishes and needs of the customers, e.g. mapping treatment pathways, stakeholder mapping and organising expert meetings.

The objective of all our activities is to tailor the best suitable service package for the customer. The length and scope of the assignment may vary from a few-hour project to cooperation spanning several years.

Read more about our other services:

Stakeholder Perception Mapping | Real World Evidence | Market Access | Healthcare Consulting

Our Medical Affairs services:

Scientific approach for marketing purposes

  • Literature reviews and scientific summaries
  • Biobank and register studies
  • Mapping treatment pathways in different therapy areas
  • Stakeholder mappings and analyses

Support for authority cooperation

  • Assessment of a product’s clinical value for price and reimbursement applications

Resources and expertise for Medical needs

  • Expert physician and MSL services
  • Education and training events for customers
  • HR services for Medical departments

 


Our Medical Affairs experts:


 

Jaana Ahlamaa

Director, Medical Affairs

Jaana Ahlamaa Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Jaana Ahlamaa

Director, Medical Affairs
MD (Specialist in Surgery), PhD

+358 50 5767 325

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Jaana began her career in the pharmaceutical industry as a Medical Advisor in different therapeutic areas, after which she became a Medical Affairs Manager. Jaana’s areas of responsibility have included, inter alia, sales permission, pharmacovigilance and marketing support functions. In 2006, Jaana became a Medical Director, assuming responsibility for all medical functions in the Finnish affiliate of the company she represented. After this, Jaana has worked in different Medical Advisor/Director positions in different companies.

Jaana established Medaffcon in 2009 after working in the pharmaceutical industry for almost ten years. Jaana’s most essential input in Medaffcon’s team is her wide-ranging experience and knowledge in different fields of the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the ability to think innovatively. Jaana’s key areas of interests include creating and maintaining cooperation between different activities and actors in the pharmaceutical industry. Jaana is also a member of the Board of the Finnish Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians.

Tatu Miettinen

Medical Director

Tatu Miettinen Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Tatu Miettinen

Medical Director
MD, PhD, Partner

+358 40 190 1888

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Tatu’s doctoral dissertation, defended in 1999, focused on gallstone disease and cholesterol metabolism. After that, he has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in different therapeutic areas, mainly as a Scientific or Medical Advisor, aiming to produce medical added value of high quality, benefiting all interest groups. Tatu has worked in the pharmaceutical industry or its interface for almost 20 years, in expert positions related to clinical research, drug development and Medical Affairs. He has experience in both national and international clinical trials, working as a Medical Researcher as well as in designing studies and in drafting protocols.

Tatu joined Medaffcon as a Partner in 2010. Tatu’s background enables effective analyses and solution processes of challenges in the field. Tatu is particularly interested in the development of drug preforms from the early-stage studies towards the markets. His interest for the bases at the molecular level and signal transmission routes is stunning. Tatu enjoys teaching and can explain even complex issues in a simple and understandable manner.

Krista Maurinen

Scientific Project Manager

Krista Maurinen - Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Krista Maurinen

Scientific Project Manager
M.Sc. (Biomedicine)

+358 50 354 47 04

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Krista Maurinen joined Medaffcon in May 2017, assuming the position of a Scientific Project Manager. Krista has worked at GSK for the past three years, mainly as an Area and Key External Expert Manager with pain management as her main therapeutic area. In addition, Krista has experience in research and sales.

In the field, Krista is interested in constant development, changing lines of action and new innovations. Moreover, the development of transparent and ethical cooperation between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry is of interest to Krista.

Krista holds a degree education in Biomedicine and has gained extensive experience in working at the customer interface. Krista’s strengths include her solid presentation and human relations skills as well as her determination: “Nothing is impossible as long as we get the right people around the same table”.

Maija Wolf

Scientific Advisor

Maija Wolf Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Maija Wolf

Scientific Advisor
PhD

+358 40 5720615

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Maija joined Medaffcon’s team in January 2017. She conducted her PhD studies at the University of Helsinki, after which she continued her studies as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Maryland, USA) and thereafter as a researcher at the VTT Medical Biotechnology and University of Turku. From 2008 onwards Maija has worked as a senior researcher at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, where she continues to work part-time.

Maija has a strong background in cancer biology and molecular medicine with emphasis on resolving how cancer evolves and identifying novel therapeutic opportunities. Maija has pedagogic and project leader skills and has already as a researcher worked as a project manager in several joint efforts with pharma industry. She is particularly enthusiastic about the potential of precision medicine and enjoys utilizing her experience from basic and translational research in tasks impacting human health.

Mariann Lassenius

Scientific Advisor

Mariann Lassenius Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Mariann Lassenius

Scientific Advisor
PhD

+358 50 3452 393

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Mariann joined Medaffcon’s Medical Team in June 2016.

Mariann holds a PhD in Science and has experience in medical research on diabetes and long-term complications at Folkhälsan Research Center and at the Nephrology Outpatient Clinic of the University of Helsinki.

Mariann has also gained experience in commercialising research innovations, after working as a part-time consultant at Biotech Start-Up Management.

Mariann completed her Master of Science degree at the Department of Biosciences of the University of Helsinki in 2007. She majored in Physiology and had Biochemistry as a minor.

In the field, Mariann is particularly interested in health-promoting changes enabled by digitalisation, both with regard to pharmaceutical companies and social services. Development of new medicinal products and  improvement of treatment provide the work with an extremely interesting dimension.

Mariann’s strengths at Medaffcon include her strong scientific expertise as well as the ability to analyse diverse health data in an appropriate manner and to work as a goal-oriented team player.

Emma-Leena Alarmo

Scientific Advisor

Emma-Leena Alarmo Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Emma-Leena Alarmo

Scientific Advisor
PhD

+358 40 539 7810

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Emma-Leena joined Medaffcon’s team in January 2016. She completed her Master of Science degree in cellular and molecular biology and holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Emma-Leena has more than ten years of experience as a researcher in cancer biology. Emma-Leena’s absolute strengths include her firm research background as well as the ability to analyse and recapitulate medical research data for different purposes.

In the field, Emma-Leena is particularly interested in working with drug innovations, whereby mechanisms at the molecular level can be effectively and productively harnessed to the benefit of the patient. Moreover, she has interest in the product development cycle, which is a multidimensional and fascinating process.

Lasse Oinonen

Senior Scientific Project Manager

Lasse Oinonen Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Lasse Oinonen

Senior Scientific Project Manager
M.Sc. (Pharmacy)

+358 40 1242 585

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Lasse started at Medaffcon in November 2014 as a Scientific Project Manager. Lasse has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 2001 in different positions: ca. 6 years in sales (medicinal products for prostatic cancer and erectile disorder, antimicrobial, painkiller, anti-obesity agent), ca. 3 years in development/project work (obesity treatment), 5.5 years as a Scientific Expert (urology, nephrology, anaesthesiology) and as the substitute for a liable director. Lasse has a Master of Science (Pharmacy) degree, and since 2014, he is a Doctoral Student at the University of Tampere (in a hemodynamic research group).

In the field, Lasse is particularly interested in the constantly changing operational environment and different interest groups and the individualised acknowledgement of their needs, the significance of the cost benefit-effectiveness analysis of medicinal products in healthcare decision-making, as well as working with significant scientific data.

Lasse’s strengths include his wide-ranging experience in the pharmaceutical industry covering different therapeutic and operational areas and in Cross-functional team work in a matrix organisation.

Kristiina Pelli

Development Director

Kristiina Pelli Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Kristiina Pelli

Development Director
M.Sc. (Food Science), MBA

+358 40 5100 838

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Kristiina joined Medaffcon as a Development Director in 2012. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years; first in a CRO company and later in two large pharmaceutical companies in expert and director positions. Kristiina has been responsible for clinical research projects and participated in designing local clinical and Real World Data trials. She has also worked as a Scientific Expert in different therapeutic areas. Although Kristiina has a strong scientific background, she has always been interested in creating strong cooperation between marketing and sales operations in the field.

In order to strengthen her business competence, Kristiina completed a Henley MBA degree in 2012. Kristiina’s background education consists of Master of Food Sciences degree. Kristiina’s input in Medaffcon’s team is her comprehensive understanding of a drug’s development cycle as well as her strong expertise in the processes in the field, combined with business-oriented thinking.

Ville Perälä

Scientific Project Manager

Ville Perälä Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Ville Perälä

Scientific Project Manager
M.Sc. (Pharmacy)

+358 40 774 2955

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Ville started to work at Medaffcon as a Scientific Project Manager in November 2015. He holds a Master of Science (Pharmacy) degree, specialising in Industrial Pharmacy. Ville has worked in the pharmaceutical field and has been involved in both community pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry. In the latter, he has worked in different positions, inter alia, with product development, pharmacovigilance and marketing. Due to his experience gathered in different fields, he can approach problems from different perspectives and can quickly change his approach to all sorts of challenges.

In the pharmaceutical industry, Ville is particularly interested in developing patient-centred treatment based on studied knowledge as well as in finding multi-professional and bold solutions. He strives to constantly gather new information and ideas from organisations in the pharmaceutical industry and other fields.

Elisa Tyynysniemi

Scientific Project Manager

Elisa Tyynysniemi Medaffcon Medical Affairs

Elisa Tyynysniemi

Scientific Project Manager
M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Science)

+358 40 8394 369

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Elisa started at Medaffcon in January 2015 as a Scientific Project Manager. Previously, Elisa has worked in drug safety unit at Novo Nordisk A/S in Copenhagen as well as sales permit related tasks in the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea. Working at the Department of Pathology of the University of Turku, Elisa has also gained several years of experience in medical research and in working in a hospital environment.

Elisa has completed a Master’s degree in a programme for international drug development at the University of Copenhagen. She completed her Master’s thesis at Novo Nordisk A/S headquarters in Copenhagen. Elisa also holds a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Turku in Biomedicine. Therefore, she has completed studies in Medicine, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy and Economics.

Due to her strong theoretical background and work experience, Elisa has wide understanding of the objectives of drug development both from the industrial and authority perspectives. Elisa is particularly interested in developing new medicinal treatment and improving therapeutic value. She is also excited about working with multifunctional teams and constructing seamless cooperation between different interest groups.