Team of IMAVITA is composed of the following people sharing the same vision
(in order of appearance since 2013):
CEO / CSO, Founder, DVM, DU Pharmacokinetics
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.
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.
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.
MSc, Research Scientist
Jeanne is graduated from University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (Master Bioingéniérie 2015). Jeanne works in the in vitro lab and helps in applications of in vivo models for drug efficacy evaluation and joined the team in 2017.
MSc, Research Scientist
Maud is graduated from University of Claude Bernard, Lyon, France (Master Pharmacology / Animal experimentation 2007). Maud works in the in vitro lab and in vivo models for drug efficacy evaluation and has experience in qPCR, animals surgery and small animal imaging.
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 imaging.
MSc Apprentice, Project Leader Assistant
Claire is actually graduating 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.
The team is completed by external competences (consulting / collaborations) in various fields: