AOP Orphan Contact

AOP Orphan worldwide

Wilhelminenstraße 91/IIf
1160 Vienna, Austria
office(at)aoporphan.com

Meet our people


Petra Schmid, PhD
Drug Safety Specialist

My path to AOP Orphan
Following years specialising in Pharmacovigilance for only one country within an international pharmaceutical company, I wanted to play a greater role in the implementation of processes and to manage more projects independently. For this reason, I happily accepted a job offer as Drug Safety Specialist in AOP’s internationally-active headquarters.

Daily life at AOP Orphan?
Every day is challenging and diverse. The ‘entrepreneur-spirit’ rules. This makes it possible to be involved at all headquarter levels and to shape processes myself. A monotonous routine is a foreign concept!


„I see AOP Orphan as a small, ambitious company where I can fully apply my skills and influence company processes.”

My responsibilities

  • Vendor-Management
  • PV-System (SOP-Management)
  • Representative EU Qualified Person responsible for PharmacoVigilance (QPPV)

Right now?
My current focus is on partner and contract management from a Pharmacovigilance perspective. In this context, I finalise Pharmacovigilance contracts in our export markets. The goal: guaranteeing patient safety and the availability of our products in these regions. This requires flexibility and enthusiasm to work together with all company departments.

Key-Skills
We work on a very inter-departmental level and this requires an open and collegial way of working. Attention to detail and knowledge of legal fundamentals come in useful. Note: it’s not easy to get by here without individual initiative!