Acoustic Sorting & Manipulation of Suspension

Team

Collaborators

Emmanuel VINCENT
Co-founder and CEO

After obtaining a Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Nantes (FR) and the University of Sussex (UK), Emmanuel completed his training with a Specialized Master in Management of Biotechnology Companies in Grenoble Ecole de Management (Grenoble Business School). He also holds an Executive Master of Business and Administration (eMBA) from the University Paris-Dauphine (FR) and the University of Quebec in Montreal (CA). Emmanuel has a sound professional experience in international business development, in analysis of business models and in consolidation of strategic intelligence in the biotechnology sector. He also has a good knowledge of the biotech ecosystem in France, and of the major world bioclusters.

Sandra SANFILIPPO
Head of the Department of Biology - PhD

After obtaining a Master's degree in Genetics and Developmental Biology at the University of Auvergne, Sandra dedicated her thesis to the development of an innovative technique to preserve female fertility in the context of cancer treatment. Eager to pursue research with therapeutic purposes, Sandra completed a 2-year post-doctoral training at the CNRS in Paris in order to study the mechanisms blood stem cells expansion in vitro. In 2014, Sandra was recognized for the quality and the clinical significance of her research by a prestigious award from the L'Oréal Foundation in partnership with the French Commission for UNESCO and the Academy of Sciences.

Jérémie GACHELIN
Biophysics Engineer - PhD

Coming from the field of Applied Physics, Jérémie Gachelin holds a Master’s degree in Complex Systems (Denis Diderot University, Paris). After a PhD in Physics, he worked for three years in the PMMH laboratory in Paris and the Departemento de Physica at the Universidad de Chile on an experimental and digital study of the interactions between micro-swimmers (i.e. E. Coli bacteria). This study included the analysis from a physicist point of view of theeffects of the presence of a surrounding flow using microfluidic devices. Jérémie has therefore developed expertise in microfluidics, microbiology, and digital simulations for applications in physics.

Nicolas BERTIN
Biophysics Engineer - PhD

Nicolas earned both a master's and PhD degree from the University of Bordeaux, France in acoustics, laser, and fluid mechanics, more specifically working on the effects of radiation pressure on liquid interfaces. He designed experiments as well as developed a new theory on the self-guiding of acoustic waves in liquids. He then joined the Complex Fluids team at the University of Melbourne, Australia for a post-doctoral fellowship on polymers and particles in shear-flow, broadening his skills in experimental soft matter and 3D printing. 2 years later, he joined the BubbleBoost project at the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique in Grenoble, France, working for 3 years on generating flows with acoustically-driven microbubbles. This project made use of his expertise in acoustofluidics and 3D printing, applying them to microfluidic applications. It led him to collaborate fruitfully with theorists, chemists and engineers.

Baptiste PIALOT
Acoustic Engineer - MSc

Thibaut obtained his DUT (two-year technical degree) in Physical Measures in 2008 with a specialty in materials science and physico-chemical controls in IUT Le Creusot (France). After studying physics for three years at the university, he decided to specialize in instrumentation, and worked on LabVIEW development between 2011 and 2013 in a CNRS biochemistery laboratory in Montpellier (France), which led him to get a strong experience in interfacing and controlling experimental devices.

Thibaut MUTIN
Assistant Engineer

Thibaut obtained his DUT (two-year technical degree) on Physical Measures in 2008 with a specialty in materials science and physico-chemical controls in IUT Le Creusot (France). After three years of university studies in physics, he decided to specialize in instrumentation, especially in LabVIEW development where he get a strong experience in interfacing and control experimental devices between 2011 and 2013 in a CNRS biochemistery laboratory in Montpellier (France).

Xavier TELOT
Lab technician

Xavier obtained his senior technician certificate on analysis and biological control in 2014 in ESTBA (Paris). Then he worked as lab technician for Novalix in the Synchrotron Soleil (France) during 14 month, he was in charge of the crystallography platform and also of the microbiology platform. Then he works like as production assistant for Theradiag (France) during 6 month, he was managing a team of three people for the conditioning kits department.

Advisory board

Philippe TRAMOY
Strategic Board Member

Philippe Tramoy earned degrees in Biochemistry (MSc) and Genetics & Immunology (MSc) from the University of Burgundy and from the Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon and later graduated from the IAE Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne (Master of Finance) and HEC Paris (Master in Marketing). Philippe’s responsibilities have been wide-ranging and included being Project Manager and Business Development Manager in Europe and Israel on the biotechnology market at Rhodia Corporate, Rhodia Chirex, and Rhodia Pharma Solutions.

In 2004, he founded and managed a market and business intelligence company with offices in France, Switzerland and Israel: CBDMT – Market & Business Intelligence. During his career, Philippe developed an extensive network of contacts and core competences including business development, strategy, marketing and finance. Philippe joined Seventure in November 2013. He is a Partner at the Lifesciences investments of Quadrivium 1.

Mohammed CHARKI
Strategic Board Member

Mohammed Charki joined Sanofi as a project manager on a tele-monitoring and decision support program for Diabetes patients and HCPs. He is also a cardiovascular Portfolio Medical Manager for Europe and Canada with a focus on patients’ services using new technologies. His passion for innovation led him to join Sanofi R&D as a Scouting and Partnerships Director. Mohammed has always been convinced that healthcare industries need to establish strategic alliances and partnerships with industries from different horizons (Bioconvergence) in order to answer patients’ and growing populations' needs. Therefore, he is a strong advocate for Open Innovation in the group and in the life science industry in general as reflected by his position as Global Head of Innovation & New Products in the O.C.P. Group.

Jean-Luc AIDER
Co-founder, Scientific Advisor

CNRS Research Director at the Laboratory of Physics and Mechanics of Heterogeneous Environments (PMMH), UMR7636 CNRS, and at ESPCI, Jean-Luc is a specialist in fluid mechanics and flow control. Jean-Luc worked for 7 years in the Aerodynamics research unit of the Research and Innovation Department of PSA Peugeot -Citroën as the head of a research and innovation project. He joined the CNRS in October 2005 where he developed research programs in the field of flow control, external aerodynamic instabilities, and transition to turbulence and micro-flows. Jean-Luc demonstrated the potential of the acoustic manipulation of particles for metrological applications (micro-PIV). Jean-Luc also discovered that acoustic streaming in micro-channels can be used beyond the conventional resonance condition in order to create a "sound tweezer" that enables the fine handling of species in suspension.

Emmanuel VINCENT
Co-founder and CEO

After obtaining a Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Nantes (FR) and the University of Sussex (UK), Emmanuel completed his training with a Specialized Master in Management of Biotechnology Companies in Grenoble Ecole de Management (Grenoble Business School). He also holds an Executive Master of Business and Administration (eMBA) from the University Paris-Dauphine (FR) and the University of Quebec in Montreal (CA). Emmanuel has a sound professional experience in international business development, in analysis of business models and in consolidation of strategic intelligence in the biotechnology sector. He also has a good knowledge of the biotech ecosystem in France, and of the major world bioclusters.

Scientific Advisory Board

Mauricio HOYOS
Co-founder, Scientific Advisor

CNRS Researcher at the Laboratory of Physics and Mechanics of Heterogeneous Environments (PMMH), UMR7636 CNRS, and at ESPCI, Mauricio is a specialist in dispersed colloidal environments, in separation sciences and in ultrasounds. Mauricio is the Winner 2014 of the Henri-Langlois price for the quality of his work in the PMMH Laboratory. Mauricio worked for more than 20 years in the field of technical separation of polymer particles and blood cells using force fields (centrifugal, thermal and magnetic). He has been developing ultrasonic separation technologies for biological applications for many years.

Jean-Luc AIDER
Co-founder, Scientific Advisor

CNRS Research Director at the Laboratory of Physics and Mechanics of Heterogeneous Environments (PMMH), UMR7636 CNRS, and at ESPCI, Jean-Luc is a specialist in fluid mechanics and flow control. Jean-Luc worked for 7 years in the Aerodynamics research unit of the Research and Innovation Department of PSA Peugeot -Citroën as the head of a research and innovation project. He joined the CNRS in October 2005 where he developed research programs in the field of flow control, external aerodynamic instabilities, and transition to turbulence and micro-flows. Jean-Luc demonstrated the potential of the acoustic manipulation of particles for metrological applications (micro-PIV). Jean-Luc also discovered that acoustic streaming in micro-channels can be used beyond the conventional resonance condition in order to create a "sound tweezer" that enables the fine handling of species in suspension.

Dr. Mickael Tanter
Scientific Board Member

INSERM research director at the Langevin Institute ESPCI Paris, Mickaël developed with his team new therapy techniques and medical imaging, including, for example, non-invasive treatment of brain disorders with transcranial focused ultrasound (Equipex Ultrabrain) or a new brain imaging technique: the "fUltrasound" (functional brain Ultrasound). This imaging technique based on the study of blood flow can detect changes in cérébrale activity. His works led to the creation of a French company, Supersonic Imagine, which markets a scanner that can distinguish the tissue elasticity and variations and identify cancerous tumors. He also founded in 2015 Cardiawave that develops a revolutionary non-invasive medical device to treat a heart condition called aortic stenosis.

Mickael Tanter is a member of the scientific council of the Ile de France, deputy director of the Langevin Institute, winner of Equipex with his team. He won the grand prize of Medical Research Jean Hamburger of the city of Paris in 2012, co-winner with Mathias Fink, Jacques Souquet and Jeremy Bercoff the Yves Rocard Prize the French Society of Physics 2011, winner of the Léon Brillouin the electricity Company, electronics and information and communications technology (EES) and the Institute of electrical and electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2010, Montgolfier Prize winner of the Corporation encouragement for the domestic industry in 2010.

Dr. Yves BLAIS
Scientific Board Member

Yves Blais is Vice President Research and Development at Héma-Québec since 2008. As so, he directs and manages a group of 45 people involved in fundamental and operational research in fields related to blood products. Mr. Blais has cumulated over 20 years of experience in several biotechnology and human product manufacturing organization. Prior to his current appointment at Héma-Québec, he was Vice President, technologies for Xanthus Life Sciences, where he directed development of diagnostic immunological assays and while at Geneka Biotechnology, he managed the laboratory in Cellular Engineering. Mr. Blais holds a PhD in Physiology-Endocrinology from Laval University (Ph.D., 1996) and an MBA in biotech industry management (2004) from the University of Québec in Montréal. 

Dr. Chouaqi MISBAH
Scientific Board Member

Chaouqi is an exceptional category CNRS research director at the Interdisciplinary Physics laboratory of Joseph FOURNIER University in Grenoble (France). Chaouqi developed over the year a world expertise on complex fluids with a large focus on blood in vivo and in microchannels (over 200 publications and books).