Dr. Bianca Buechner is an attorney admitted to the bar in Germany. She earned her Ph.D. in law from Frankfurt University in 2009. Her dissertation focused on legal and ethical issues connected to research and biobanking with human biological material in Germany. Since 2007, Dr. Buechner has worked as a consultant to the international pharmaceutical industry. She has significant experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating and approving various types of contracts involving business transactions between Germany and the United States healthcare companies. She specializes in clinical trials agreements, informed consent forms, service agreements with clinical research organizations (CROs), material transfer agreements, research funding and templates for European clinical trial agreements.
Currently, Dr. Buechner works as a researcher at the Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (Indianapolis), and the Indiana University Center for Bioethics. Her work here involves developing ethical and legal standards of research with human biological material, focusing on (embryonic) stem cell research in a transnational/cross-border context and the exchange of research data between the United States and Germany as a reference state of the European Union.