Our team

Qarad has excellent, in-depth knowledge of IVDs and the related regulations. We have an exceptional team with knowledge in diverse fields such as immunoassays, next gen sequencing, PCR test, flow cytometry and much more. 
Our consultants have many years of experience in the field and are all highly qualified to protect your regulatory interests. 

We also cooperate with a wide network of selected professionals and professional organizations, who contribute to Qarad’s high quality services in different ways.


Dirk Stynen, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Dirk Stynen obtained a Ph.D. degree in Biology and completed Postgraduate Studies in Enterprise Economics. Before he founded Qarad in 2000, Dirk spent many years gaining experience in scientific research, diagnostic assay development, quality system implementation, clinical studies and regulatory affairs.



Maurizio Suppo, Ph.D.

Co-owner and Vice-President

Maurizio Suppo obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Turin. He held executive positions at several world-renowned IVD companies and was director of the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA).
Maurizio joined Qarad in 2012 and became co-owner in 2016.



Agnes Goris


  Quality Director IVD Projects

Pieter Bogaert, Ph.D.


Device Compliance Expert


Annelies Rotthier, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant and Device Compliance Manager

Miranda Van Hoof

Device Compliance Expert

Sara Van Wouwe

Device Compliance Assistant

Joke Doutreloigne


Performance Evaluation Studies Manager

Sara Peeters, Ph.D.


Performance Evaluation Studies Expert


Annelies Rombout


Performance Evaluation Studies Manager

Alessandro Fiori, Ph.D.

Scientific Affairs Manager

Bram Stynen, Ph.D.


Scientific Affairs Manager

Kirsten Van Garsse


Regulatory Affairs Manager & 
Director Authorized Representative Operations

Chris van Buul, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Dimitri Jordens

eIFU Services Manager and Information Security Manager


Luc Van Steyvoort 

Sales and Marketing Director


Sue Schiepers, MBA

Business Operations Manager
Privacy Manager



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