After qualifying as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1994, Hadewych Van Hauwermeiren worked as Clinician and Surgeon in an equine referral hospital. In 2001, she became responsible for the preclinical work of large test models for a cell therapy company. Soon after, she joined the cardiovascular research lab of Prof. Flameng, who trained her in preclinical cardiovascular surgery. In 2003, Hadewych started Medanex BV, a consultancy company supporting private and academic research groups in all aspects of preclinical in vivo research. This led to the foundation of Medanex Clinic in 2010, a highly specialized preclinical testing laboratory for cardiovascular medical devices which was acquired by NAMSA in 2022.
Hadewych received her Master Degree in laboratory animal science in 2003.
- Preclinical interventional and surgical research, including thorough knowledge of large test models for safety and functional evaluation of new medical devices
- Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) studies
- Bone & joint cell therapy models
- Transplantation models