Agency

Closer to medicine with more scientific accuracy in medical communication: This has been our goal since the company was founded in 2010 and is increasingly convincing growing numbers of leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

What matters to us

Better medicine

Innovative drugs and new medical devices contribute most to medical progress when they are well understood. This is why co.medical communicates the data, facts and advantages of your product scientifically correct and easy to understand – to improve medicine.

Complete transparency

Our clients should be able to fully trust us. We at co.medical therefore believe in clear communication and complete transparency, from our quote and the first step of the project right up to the feedback session after successful project completion – to ensure that you have a complete understanding of what we do at all times.

Maximum benefit

As a service provider our long-term existence depends on the value of our services for our clients. We work agile, service oriented and in line with your processes – to achieve the best possible results for you as a client.

Our team

At co.medical we have a multi-professional team of dedicated physicians, scientists, communication experts and medical graphic designers. With a high level of medical expertise and communication skills, we know how to effectively support our clients in achieving their goals.

Dr. med. Marc Esser

Dr. Marc Esser, MD
CEO CV

Dr. Juliane Schreier

Dr. Juliane Schreier
Senior Medical Writer

Dr. rer. nat. Bastian Thaa

Dr. Bastian Thaa
Senior Medical Writer

Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Boreham

Dr. Alexander Boreham
Senior Medical Writer

Melody Watson

Melody Watson, B.Sc.
Senior Medical Writer

Christiane Ring

Dr. Christiane Ring
Medical Writer

Carina Fischer

Carina Fischer, M.Sc.
Medical Writer

Dr. med. Lisa Schäufele

Dr. Lisa Schäufele, MD
Medical Director

Hannes Fuß

Hannes Fuß
Digital Expert (external)

Verena Straub

Verena Straub
Art Director

Almut Susanne Wilmes

Almut Susanne Wilmes
Public Relations Manager

Publications of our team members (selection)

  • Bamberger M, Leverkus F, Hellhammer J, Esser M, Breitkopf S. Klinische Prüfungen mit Psychopharmaka aus Sicht der frühen Nutzenbewertung. Fachzeitschrift für pharmazeutische Medizin und Qualitätsmanagement 2020; 22(2):86-90
  • Hoffmann M, Kaufmann SV, Fischer C, Maurer W, Moldenhauer AS, Pöhlmann S. Analysis of Resistance of Ebola Virus Glycoprotein-Driven Entry Against MDL28170, An Inhibitor of Cysteine Cathepsins. Pathogens. 2019;8(4):192
  • Esser M, Boreham A. Patient Journeys im Pharmamarketing. Patient Relations 2019;3(19):14-15
  • Esser M, Schreier J, Thaa B. Gesundheitsbezogene Lebensqualität in der frühen Nutzenbewertung: Stellenwert, Evidenznachweis und Auswertung aktueller Verfahren. Pharmazeutische Medizin 2018;20(2):68-75
  • Thaa, M, Esser, M, Schwenke C. Indirekte Vergleiche in der Nutzenbewertung. Market Access & Health Policy 2018; 8(6): 22–24
  • Villmow J. Außendienstpräsentationen für Pharma und Medizintechnik: Weshalb Sie spätestens jetzt auf digitale Präsentationen umsteigen sollten. Pharma Relations 2017; 6(17):34-35
  • Esser M, Schreier J, Thaa B. Lebensqualität in der frühen Nutzenbewertung. Market Access & Health Policy 2017; 7(5):26-28
  • Esser M, Boreham A. Ärztliche Meinungsbildner im AMNOG. Market Access & Health Policy 2017; 7(3):28-29
  • Esser M, Schreier J. Visuelle Nutzenkommunikation. Market Access & Health Policy 2017; 7(1):28-29
  • Watson M, Esser M. Writing, publishing, and disseminating a medical review. Medical Writing 2016; 25(4):31-33
  • Esser M. Placebo- und Nocebokommunikation in der Ästhetischen Chirurgie. Journal für Ästhetische Chirurgie 2016; 9(2):74-76
  • Esser M. Storytelling: Mehrdimensionale Inhalte statt eindimensionale Werbung. PM-Report 2016; 35(4):18-19
  • Varghese F, Thaa B, Amrun S et al. The antiviral alkaloid berberine reduces chikungunya virus-induced mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling. J Virol 2016; 90(21):9743-9757
  • Esser M, Guyomard C. Patientenkommunikation: Wie Pharmaunternehmen Patienten erreichen. Patient Relations 2015; 15(7):20-21
  • Schreier J, Esser M. Wie Sie vom Beratungsgespräch beim G-BA profitieren. Market Access & Health Policy 2015; 5(3):28-29
  • Boreham A, Pikkemaat J, Volz P et al. Detecting and quantifying biomolecular interactions of a dendritic polyglycerol sulfate nanoparticle using fluorescence lifetime measurements. Molecules 2015; 24; 21(1):E22
  • Witting M, Boreham A, Brodwolf R et al. Interactions of hyaluronic acid with the skin and implications for the dermal delivery of biomacromolecules. Mol Pharm 2015; 12(5):1391-401
  • Thaa B, Biasiotto R, Eng K et al. Differential PI3K–Akt–mTOR activation by Semliki Forest and chikungunya virus is dependent on nsP3 and connected to replication complex internalization. J. Virol. 2015; 89(22):11420-11437
  • Panas MD, Schulte T, Thaa B et al Viral and cellular proteins containing FGDF motifs bind G3BP to block stress granule formation. PLoS Pathogens 2015; 11(2):e1004659
  • Esser M, Umbach G. Die Planung der Klinikkommunikation mit dem Vierstufenmodell. Management & Krankenhaus 2014; 33(3):6
  • Schreier J, Esser M, Umbach G. Organisation von Advisory Board Meeting und Expertenrunden: Erfolgreich mit der 7-Punkte-Methode. Pharma Relations 2014; 14(12):17
  • Esser M, Guyomard C. Bessere Patientenführung durch gezielten Einsatz von Nozebo- und Plazebokommunikation. Frauenarzt 2013; 54(1):58-59
  • Guyomard C, Esser M. Nozebo- und Plazeboeffekt – Nutzen für die Kommunikation mit Diabetespatienten. Der Diabetologe 2013; 9(5):356-358
  • Esser M, Lang S. Brand Language: Worte mit Wirkung. PM-Report 2013; 1(32):18-20
  • Guyomard C, Esser M. Patientenkommunikaton zwischen Nozebo- und Placeboeffekt. Der Pneumologe 2013; 10(2):134-136
  • Esser M, Lang S. Patientenansprache mit Empathie. Arzneimittelzeitung 2012; 23(7): 20
  • Esser M, Umbach G. Patienteninformation in Zeiten von Informationsinfarkt und Cyberchondrie. PM-Report 2012; 31(10):14-16
  • Esser M, Lang S. Improving patient communication by writing with Empathy. Medical Writing 2012; 21(4): 305-307
  • Thaa B, Tielesch C, Möller L et al Growth of influenza A virus is not impeded by simultaneous removal of the cholesterol-binding and acylation sites in the M2 protein. J Gen Virol 2012; 93(2):282-292
  • Esser M, Fuß H. Mobiles Healthcaremarketing: 10 entscheidende Punkte für Konzeption und Umsetzung. Healthcare Marketing 2011; 10(8):64-66
  • Esser M, Riehn J. Storytelling für Healthcare als neuer Trend: Wie Sie die Geschichte Ihres Produkts erzählen und damit Markenbindung aufbauen. PM-eReport 2011; 1(1):1-4
  • Boreham A, Kim TY1, Spahn V et al. Exploiting Fluorescence Lifetime Plasticity in FLIM: Target molecule localization in cells and tissues. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2011; 2(10):724-728
  • Esser M. Medical Education für Patienten: Ein Update. PM-Report 2010; 7(29):18-19
  • Esser M, Lang S. Texte in der Pharmakommunikation. Healthcare Marketing 2010; 7(7):28-30
  • Lang S, Esser M. Writing in science and marketing – Are they really separate worlds? The Write Stuff 2010; 19(3):178-179
  • Thaa B, Herrmann A, Veit M Intrinsic cytoskeleton-dependent clustering of influenza virus M2 protein with hemagglutinin assessed by FLIM-FRET. J Virol 2010; 84(23):12445-12449
  • Esser M, Gianni G. Medical Education auch für Patienten. Healthcare Marketing 2009; Sonderdruck aus 4(6):2-4
  • Esser M. Medical Education: Markttrends und Erfolgsfaktoren. Arzneimittelzeitung 2009; 22(1):9
  • Esser M. 20 Jahre Kontrastmittel in der MRT. Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Röntgenstrahlung und der bildgebenden Verfahren (RöFo) 2009; 1(181):105
  • Lang S. Ein Plädoyer für den Abstract. Laborjournal 2009; 10(15):98-99
  • Esser M. Wirtschaftlichkeitsprüfung von Arzneimitteln: Chance für die Pharmakommunikation. Pharma Relations 2008; 2(8):44-45
  • Lang S. Können Naturwissenschaft und Literatur voneinander profitieren? Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 2008; 61(4):178-180
  • Knopp MV, Balzer T, Esser M et al. Assessment of utilization and pharmacovigilance based on spontaneous adverse event reporting of gadopentetate dimeglumine as a magnetic resonace contrast agent. Investig Radiol 2006; 41(6):491-498
  • Schlierf B, Lang S, Kosian T et al. The high-mobility group transcription factor Sox10 interacts with the N-myc-interacting protein Nmi. J Mol Biol 2005; 353(5):1033-1042
  • Niendorf HP, Esser M. The Magnevist experience. In: JF Debatin, H Hricak, HP Niendorf, M Esser (eds): MRI − from current knowledge to new horizons. 2003; 5-14
  • Esser M, Brunner H. Economic evaluations of granulocyte colony stimulating factor in the prevention and treatment of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. Pharmacoeconomics 2003; 21(18):1295-1313
  • Lang S, Hartner A, Sterzel RB et al. Requirement of cyclin D1 in mesangial cell mitogenesis. J Am Soc Nephrol 2000; 11(8):1398-1408
  • Schocklmann HO, Lang S, Kralewski M et al. Distinct structural forms of type I collagen modulate cell cycle regulatory proteins in mesangial cells. Kidney Int 2000; 58(3):1108-1120
  • Haas CS, Schocklmann HO, Lang S et al. Regulatory mechanism in glomerular mesangial cell proliferation. J Nephrol 1999; 12(6):405-415
  • Schocklmann HO, Lang S, Sterzel RB. 1999. Regulation of mesangial cell proliferation. Kidney Int 1999; 56(4): 1199-1207