Rolf Bass is an expert for regulatory affairs.
In 1979 he joined the German Health Authority (BGA) as Head of the Pre-Clinical Department at its Drug Institute.
In 1984 he became Chairman of CPMP´s Safety Working Party, where he was in charge of the preclinical ICH program; he created the tripartite ICH guideline on “Testing for Reproductive Toxicity“ and was responsible for the development and implementation of a full set of European toxicological guidelines.
From 1995 to 2000 he was Head of the Human Medicines Evaluation Unit at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London and was responsible for the development and the running of the EMA’s business concerning medicines for human use.
From 2000 to 2006 Rolf Bass was member of the CPMP (now CHMP) and set up the new Department for European and International Business of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM).
He is visiting Professor for Pharmaceutical Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland where he is responsible for the postgraduate Master curricula for Regulatory Affairs within Pharmaceutical Medicine.