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Dr. Melanie Rüger, MBA

Dr. Melanie Rüger is a customer-centric and solution-focused expert in the field of Medical Affairs. She offers interim management and consultancy in the fields of Medical Affairs, Medical Marketing, and Pre-launch strategy for the orphan disease market.

Melanie holds a PhD in chronobiology and had more than 10 years of experience in circadian and sleep research at top academic centres as NYU Medical and Harvard Medical School before switching to industry in 2013. Since 2015 she held various roles in medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry before starting her own company in 2022, Rüger Healthcare Consulting GmbH.

Combining her academic background, her industry experience, and an MBA in innovation, enables Melanie to find unique strategic solutions to identify, plan, and execute business development in Medical Affairs for her customers.
Melanie has successfully launched various orphan disease drugs by building the market from scratch to the AMNOG process and price negotiations. She strongly believes in cross-functional teamwork and creating synergies with internal and external stakeholders for successful market entries, lasting customer relationships, and continuous financial success. 

Melanie Rüger

Expert's Profile

Chapter: DE Members

Stakeholder Expertise

Biotech | Pharma – Orphan | Science / Associations

Functional Expertise

Market Access | Marketing | Medical

Process Expertise Tools

Business Development | Strategy

Market Expertise



Rüger Healthcare Consulting GmbH 
Blücherstrasse 1
40477 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 151 4185 5466


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