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 strong 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.

Didier PAULY
Chief Financial Officer

Didier graduated in Business & Accounting from the University of Versailles and has been working for more than 15 years as CFO in SMEs. Didier participated in fundraising activities and was in charge of relationships with investors (SPEF, ABN AMRO, XANGE). Didier’s expertise aims to take care of optimizing operational expenditure and implementing the right financial organization to ensure the development of the company. He advises the management board in their investment strategy and has the managerial skills to develop and federate teams.

Olivier QUENAUDON
Chief Technical Officer

As an electronics engineer with a degree from ENSSAT, Olivier has acquired, during his professional career, multidisciplinary technical skills and significant experience in the management of high-tech projects from the prototyping phase to the market launch.

He has extensive expertise in managing the development, industrialization and manufacturing of highly regulated complex products, mainly in the aeronautics and medical sectors. Olivier was in particular technical manager of ultrasound medical devices for the detection of hepatic fibrosis and actively contributed to their launch on the US market (FDA).

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 the effects 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.

Jérémy GOMEZ
Assistant Engineer

Jeremy recently obtained his electronic license degree in communication and embedded system at Cachan IUT (France).
He held a position of technician in an engineering and development Office, where he had in charge to develop the electronic and software part of an automated assembly line.
As an engineer assistant for Aenitis Technologies he support the physic department staff  to electronics modeling and conception, IT, and automation of devices developed by the firm and in processes improvement.

Déborah FRANCOIS
Biology Engineer - PhD

After finishing valedictorian of the Master in Cellular biology of Paris 7 University, Déborah worked at INSERM to pursue her thesis. She highlighted the protective role of a Serpine (Protease nexine-1) against pulmonary fibrosis by regulating coagulation and inflammation. After her PhD, she took part to a project aiming to stabilize the mutated CFTR receptor responsible for cystic fibrosis using highly specific antibodies called nanobodies, by driving the cellular biology experiments (Brussels). Déborah has a strong expertise in cellular and molecular biology.

Baptiste PIALOT
Acoustic Engineer - PhD candidate

Baptiste holds an engineering degree in Electronics and Computer Science (ISEP, Paris) and a Master’s degree in Acoustics (UPMC, Paris). After working as a research and development engineer for Aenitis during one year, he is now pursuing a PhD degree for the company in the PhysMed Paris lab (previously POM team in Langevin Institute). His researches are focused on developing new ultrasonic quantitative methods for blood.

Ludovic BELLEBON
Biophysics Engineer - PhD candidate

Graduate of a Master's degree in «Fluid Dynamics and Energetics» at Paris-Saclay University in 2017, Ludovic worked in the PMMH Laboratory at ESPCI - Paris on the behaviour of stem cells subjected to an acoustic field and particularly the formation of aggregates in levitation. This experience allowed him to develop a good knowledge in acoustophoresis as well as in experimental manipulation.

Today, Ludovic develops new stem cell sorting strategies.

Xavier TELOT
Engineering assistant

Xavier obtained his senior technician certificate on analysis and biological control in 2014 in ESTBA (Paris). Then he worked as a 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. Afterwards, he worked as a production assistant for Theradiag (France) for 6 months, during which he managed a team of three people for the conditioning kits department.

Advisory board

Philip MATHUIS
Strategic Board Member

Cofounder and previous CEO of Ovizio Imaging Systems, Philip is a success entrepreneur with good knowledge of Cell therapy markets and start-up development issues.

Passionate about science and technology, Philip holds an engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications and started his career in the high-tech sector where he held management positions for large companies in several European countries, developing strong business and commercial skills, completed by an MBA from ESCP, Paris. Throughout his career, Philip has always been driven by a will to transform his technological, market and financial knowledge in sellable and innovative products, services and solutions. After 10 years in corporate environments, Philip decided to follow the entrepreneurial path and launched his biggest professional challenges starting his first ventures.

Philip is an entrepreneurial expert who likes to get things done, support businesses with energy, enthusiasm and trust.

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.

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 strong 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.

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.

Scientific Advisory Board

Miquel LOZANO
Scientific Board Member

Miguel Lozano, MD, PhD is Hematologist. He is currently Hemotherapy Section Head at the department of Hemotherapy and Hemostasis of the Clínic University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain. He is also President of the European Society for Hemapheresis, European Regional Director of the ISBT Board and chair of the AABB Press Editorial Board. He has been scientific member of BEST Collaborative since 2002.

He is the author or co-author of over 200 papers, monographs and book chapters dealing with topics related with Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis. He has co-edited books for AABB Press about Globalization in Transfusion Medicine, Blood Component Preparation and Platelet Transfusion Therapy.

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.

Yves BLAIS
Scientific Board Member

Yves Blais is Ex-VP 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. 

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).

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.