Dr. William H. van Ewijk, M.D. (M.A.), is an internationally renowned researcher developing original ideas. With more than 40 years of pharmaceutical background involving basic clinical trials, and who is highly experienced in clinical immunology, he regards his work to be the culmination of a career devoted to creating and pioneering work in new fields.
His greatest gift, and the quality that makes him unique, is his ability to intuitively sense, or see, connections that others may overlook. The best example, was his idea in 1989 to motivate pregnant women to store their own placenta for themselves and their baby for later re-use for medical and/or cosmetic reasons.
His Placenta Research Foundation, a non-profitable organisation, owns till 2005 the biggest Placenta Bank in the world. Sometimes the Foundation stored placentas of famous aristocrats, artists, and well-known television personalities. This activity has been cancelled due to new regulations on biological products/activities of the Dutch Ministry of Health in 2004.