Dr Karin Lübbers
(Managing Director and Partner of YES Medical Device Services GmbH)

Since April 2013, Dr Karin Lübbers has been Managing Director of YES Medical Device Services GmbH. After obtaining her doctoral degree in biology/biophysics in the collaborate research centre 171 ‘Membrane-bound cellular transport processes’ of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Dr Karin Lübbers went on to work at a number of well-known firms. From 1994 to 2001 she was Manager Clinical & Regulatory Affairs and Public Relations Manager at POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics in Dieburg, where she was among others responsible for the quality management system, and international registrations of class III soft tissue implants. In addition, she also worked at the firm as safety officer and auditor.

Until 2005 she worked as Manager Regulatory Affairs in the Out Patient Market branch of B. Braun Melsungen AG. Her area of responsibility was in global registrations of medical devices (class I, Im, Is, IIa, IIb, in vitro diagnostics). At B. Braun Melsungen as well, she worked as an auditor. Subsequently, she worked for five years in Lübeck at Dräger Medical AG & Co. KG as Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs. Once again, her area of responsibility included global medical device registrations (especially anaesthesia and ventilation devices). She was team leader for the Regulatory Affairs Team, “official correspondent” with the FDA, and internal lead-auditor. Since 2010, Dr Karin Lübbers has been Head of the YES Medical Device Services GmbH.

Dr Lübbers is a member of the BPI (Pharmaceutical Comittee of the German Pharmaceutical Industry Association) committee for medical devices.