Team of IMAVITA is composed of the following people sharing the same vision
(in order of appearance since 2013):

CEO / CSO, Founder, DVM, MSc, DU Pharmacokinetics/PKPD

Eric is a veterinarian from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (ENVT) with a degree in pharmacokinetics / pharmcodynamics (DU: University Diploma). After his thesis (Molecular mechanisms of DNA virus-induced oncogenesis), he spent 2 years as Project manager at Hoechst Roussel Vet in Fortaleza, Brazil. From 1999 to 2008, he worked at Avogadro, France as Project Manager and during the last 4 years as Director of the Biochemistry/Biomarkers Laboratory. From 2009 to 2012, he was at the origin, founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Synelvia.
Eric brings his experience of laboratory, animal facilities management and his knowledge in biomarkers development and validation, PK/PD relationships, pre-clinical pathology models and pre-clinical imaging.
Eric is FELASA C certified in Laboratory Animal Science.

CFO, Founder

Bernard has an important career in financing of major and small companies in Americas. He brings his knowledge as senior in financing, accountability and strategical development.

Virginie ALBINET
PhD, Physiopathologist, Project Leader

Virginie is PhD graduated on 2012. She has spent 4 years at the laboratory of the Center of Oncology Research of Toulouse (Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Toulouse (CRCT) U1037 INSERM / UPS / CNRS) and has worked on the role of sphingosine 1-phosphate in melanoma-stroma interactions. She has joined the team in 2013.
Virginie is FELASA C certified in Laboratory Animal Science.

MSc, Project Leader
Claire is graduated from Master 2 (M2) Innovating Drug therapies and Biotherapeutics (“Biothérapies et Médicaments de Thérapie Innovante”) from University of Nantes, France.
Claire works now at Imavita in the in vitro lab and in vivo models for drug efficacy evaluation principally in the field of Osteo-Articular disease and Neurology/Neuro-Inflammation.
Claire is FELASA C certified in Laboratory Animal Science.

Pierre-Yves FORTIN
PhD, Project Leader

Pierre-Yves is a PhD graduated on 2011. He has spent 5 years at the laboratory of CNRS Bordeaux and has various experiences in different post-doctoral and platforms positions with an important background in preclinical imaging.
Pierre-Yves is FELASA C certified in Laboratory Animal Science.

MSc, Project Leader Assistant

Anouk is graduated with Master 2 (M2) Pharmaceutical and health product sciences from Université Clermont-Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France with past experience in various preclinical CROs and acting currently at Imavita in various in vivo projects including preclinical imaging.
Anouk is FELASA C certified in Laboratory Animal Science.

MSc, Project Leader Assistant

Amélie is graduated with Master 2 (M2) Drug and Health Product Sciences / Aging & anti-aging strategy from University of Montpellier, France with past experience in laboratory research labs in dermatology and oncology. Amélie is currently working in various in vitro models.

BSc Apprentice, Laboratory Assistant

Louane is graduating for BTSA Anabiotec (Advanced Technician’s Certificate) in Agricultural, Biological and Biotechnological Analysis from Agrocampus64 Apprenticeship Training Centre of Hasparren, France.
Louane is currently working at the lab as assistant.

Amandine PAULSEN
BSc Trainee, Laboratory Assistant

Amandine is currently bachelor trainee in life sciences and studying for graduation to University Bachelor of Technology / Biological Engineering – Agronomy from IUT Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III Auch, France.
Amandine is participating to internal R&D projects in various domains (dermatology / oncology).

The team is completed by external competences (consulting / collaborations) in various fields:

Team Imavita Preclinical Efficacy CRO