Carsten studied biology and received his PhD in chemistry alongside an MBA from universities in Berlin and Cambridge. After working as a consultant for SMEs and scientific institutions, he became CEO of a high-tech transfer company. He co-founded COLDPLASMATECH GmbH in 2015 and became a pioneer in plasma medicine. This team developed a Star-Trek-like medical device for treating chronic wounds and killing multiresistant bacteria. Amongst various awards and prizes for business, innovation and technology, they received the IQ innovation award, the Leibniz Founder Prize and the German Innovation Award 2018. He recently entered the Hall of Fame at the Entrepreneur of the Year award (and was nominated 2016 and 2017), is one of the first LAB fellows of the Nobel Laureate Meetings and recently ranked #1 Health&Science in Business Punk’s Top100 Watchlist.