It’s not always easy being one of the leading experts in the field of biochemistry and biotech but, somehow, Carsten Thiel has done a great job of making it look easy. Over the years, there have been many people who wondered about how he manages to do such a good job in all of the projects he has worked on throughout his career.
So he mentioned the Xenical project where he was in charge of promoting this new weight loss drug. As he began working on this marketing campaign, Thiel uncovered a conspiracy that they were attempting to make promises they had no intention of actually keeping. So he counteracted this by modifying the campaign to ensure they maintained the integrity of their product.
Afterward, he was assigned to the Vectibix project. This new assignment entailed promoting the launch of this drug designed to help people who are currently suffering from colorectal cancer. As he was working on this new campaign, he discovered something known as a biomarker located inside this new product.
This typically enables medical professionals to determine whether or not a particular drug would work for each patient depending on their genetic makeup. However, it soon became apparent that these manufacturers had no intention of providing this information to the general public so Carsten Thiel made sure that they informed the consumers of this data before the drugs ended up in supermarkets and pharmacies.
Over the years, he has been praised for his ethics and integrity throughout his career but not many people are sure of how he got where he is today. As a kid, he proved to be an exceptional student and received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Bristol before matriculating at the Max Planck Institute where he would receive his PhD.
An article with Medical Daily Times entitled “Carsten Thiel: Impactful Medicine”, talks about Thiel’s leadership, expertise, professional experience and contribution to the world of Biotechnology.