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Ernst Heinen

Ernst HeinenHead of Drug Evaluation and Development, Aratana Therapeutics

At Aratana, Ernst Heinen's responsibilities include the design and execution of the company’s drug development programs as well as the scientific evaluation of in-licensing drug candidates. He also oversees the professional and commercial positioning of the products.

Prior to joining Aratana, Heinen spent 22 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Bayer Animal Health. His most recent position was as vice president of research and development and veterinary technical services, companion animals. At Bayer, Heinen led initiatives that resulted in double-digit growth of flagship products.

He has served on several boards in the Kansas City life sciences community.

Heinen received a veterinary degree and a D.V.M. degree in Veterinary Microbiology from the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen Veterinary School in Giessen, Germany, and is a certified specialist in veterinary microbiology.