Lekhram Changoer, Director
Lekhram Changoer was born in Surinam (South America). Lekhram holds a Bachelor Degree in Analytical/Organic Chemistry and Masters Degree in Organic Chemistry. He has over 20 years of experience in the area of Sales & Marketing, R&D, product development, and quality assurance of technical, consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products – all servicing European and other international markets.
In 1992 Lekhram first joined IWC Chemical products BV where he was responsible for the development of functional coatings and corrosion inhibitors for the chemical industry: Yara, Kemira, and others. In his second corporate role, Lekhram joined Scott Specialty Gases BV where he was responsible for managing the R&D, QC and QA of functional calibration gases for the petrochemical and automotive Industry for companies such as Mercedes Benz, Rolls Royce, Dera, Shell, Exxon, and General Electric.
In the area of consumer healthcare products, Lekhram worked on the development of cosmetics and medical device products for various retail chains and consumer healthcare companies. At Codi International BV he was responsible for managing product development in the field of wet wipes and successfully developed products for companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Sara Lee, Henkel and Reckitt Benckiser. In 1999 Lekhram’s career took him to Royal Sanders BV with the position of R&D & QC manager – here, he was responsible for the development of cosmetics, medical devices and other healthcare products for clients: Sara Lee, Colgate Palmolive, Virgin Cosmetics, Keune Cosmetics and private labels for various retail chains: Ahold, AC Watson, DM and Rossmann.
In 2002 Lekhram joined the Ardoz/NGen group of companies as a Managing Director. During his tenure his achievements included the filing new patents in the field of active oxygen therapy. This incorporated the accreditation of the products by the Dutch Skin Foundation and the British Dental Health Foundation. He developed new oral healthcare drug applications for periodontitis, peri-implantitis / bone repair and oral mucositis. The OTC products with active oxygen, amongst others also a new chewing gum application (for Perfetti van Melle in Italy), were successfully launched under his directorship in markets at: Boots, Ahold and El Corte Ingles Pharmacy retail and pharmacy chains under the cosmetic 76/768/EEC and medical device 93/42/EEC directive.
In 2010 Lekhram co-founded APeT BV (www.apetholding.com) which focuses on a first of its kind patented therapy for psychiatric diseases like ADHD and Autism as a replacement for methylphenidate and analogs. This therapy involves an in-house developed diagnostic and treatment with the human body’s own internal compound(s). The impact on national healthcare has been so important that he has been able to get the largest Dutch insurance company to fund the clinical trial, after which it will most probably become the new standard of care. A new patented pharmacotherapy was filed, which will guarantee protection of the therapy as well as patient therapy loyalty.
In association with Prof. George E. Anastassov MD, DDS, FAC and Dr. Philip A. Van Damme, DMD, MD, PhD, the Sanammad Foundation (www.sanammad.com) was established in 2010 – the Sanammad Foundation holds internationally patented technology on chewing gum compositions comprising Cannabinoids.
Lekhram is also involved and co-founder in: CFM Pharma BV (www.cfmpharma.com) which holds patented technologies and focuses on the prevention of secondary injury in indications such as deep burn wounds, myocardial infarct and general trauma. GCP Dental BV (www.gcp-dental.com) has developed a 100% patented biocompatible material for restorative dental applications (where Glass Carbomer® Technology allows the tooth to heal itself) with a global market approach.