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Our compagny

At METAFORA, we combine the best of life sciences and mathematics, in compliance with the strict Healthcare regulations. Our goal of providing our tests to the largest number of patients, requires flawless execution.

Our team

A multidisciplinary team, with a perfect blend of entrepreneurs, cell biologists and expert mathematicians.

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VINCENT PETIT

> CEO

| Founder | Execution excellence |

BIO

VINCENT PETIT
DVM – PhD – Co-founder & CEO

  • Vincent intensively worked on the incubation phase of METAFORA, both on basic science, translational research and company incorporation.
  • Previously Research scientist at the CNRS (France)
  • Vincent is Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France) completed by a PhD in cell biology and microbiology from the Pasteur Institute and Paris VII University (Paris, France)
  • Author of 8 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 5 patents
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LUC D’AURIOL

> Ch. Strategic Advisory Board

| Founder | Execution excellence |

BIO

LUC D’AURIOL
PhD – Co-founder & Chairman of the strategic advisory board

  • Luc has dedicated his career to science and bring novel advancements to real market applications.
  • Co-founder of two IPOed biotech companies
    – Genset, listed on Nasdaq and Euronext, then acquired by Serono in 2001
    – METabolic EXplorer (France) listed on Euronext
  • Co-founder of Genopole® Evry (the leading French biotechnology park)
  • Former expert reviewer for FP6 calls (EU)
  • Member of the Jury for the Altran Foundation for Innovation Award
  • Luc holds a PhD in cellular & molecular biology from Saint Louis hospital (Paris) and Paris VII University, with specialization in molecular virology.
  • Author of 60 scientific publications and 4 patents
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ROMAIN KASPEREIT

> General Manager / CFO

| Execution excellence |

BIO

ROMAIN KASPEREIT
MBA, MSc, COO & CFO

  • Romain is a seasoned professional with ten years of experience in corporate finance and M&A.
  • Leaded the accounting and finance team of Laser, an international leader in the healthcare service industry (London)
  • Worked in the M&A practice of Grant Thornton (Paris)
  • Experienced in acquisitions and disposal, MBO, fund raising from private equity investors
  • Romain holds an MBA from Oxford University, a Master of Sciences and a Master degree in Biochemistry.
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CHRISTELLE COUSIN
> Development Manager
| Cell biology |
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MARC SITBON

> Ch. Scientific Advisory Board

| Founder | Cell biology |

BIO

MARC SITBON
PhD – Co-founder & Chairman of the scientific advisory board

  • Marc is a leading expert in the field of retrovirus envelopes and their cell receptors, as well as in nutrient transporters and cell metabolism.
  • Since 1995, Marc is Research Director at the INSERM, working at the Institute of Molecular Genetics (Montpellier, IGMM-CNRS-France).
  • Member of several scientific councils for French public-sector organizations (CNRS, ANRS) and private-sector (FRM), and has consulted for several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • Marc holds a PhD in Virology, Oncology and Immunology from the University of Denis Diderot (Paris VII, France).
  • Author of over 80 scientific publications and several patents
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ÉLODIE DESPORT
> Cell biology Engineer
| Cell biology |
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CHRISTOPHE BÉESAU

> CSO / CTO

| Mathematics |

BIO

CHRISTOPHE BÉESAU
Mathematics MSc – CSO & CTO

  • Christophe is a Mathematician and Modeling Engineer at the University of Rennes.
  • 25 years of career at Altran, where he carries out more than 150 projects as World Global Expert in modeling.
  • He was Chief Mathematician on the Solar Impulse project (2004-2016).
  • He is the author of a dozen global “firsts” in modeling.
  • Christophe was laureate of the M. Rivière de l’Université du Maine contest for the discovery of the family of shrink-functions and their analytical expression.
  • He is a member of the Société Mathématique de France (SMF) and the French Society of Statistics (SFdS)
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FLORIANE BITAUDEAU
> Advanced Lab Technician
| Cell biology |
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CHRISTIAN PINSET
> Scientific advisor
| Cell biology |
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NUPUR BATHNAGAR
> Cell biology Scientist
| Cell biology |
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SANDRA MORICEAU

> CQO / COO

| Regulatory & clinical affairs |

BIO

SANDRA MORICEAU
CQO / COO

  • Sandra joined the company as Chief Quality Officer
  • She is also in charge of regulatory affairs and operations
  • Sandra has dual professional experience in biology and quality management, both in the academics and private sectors
  • She holds a degree in Cell Biology, specializing in Biomedical Research and Immunology and a Diploma in Quality Health and Safety Environment (QHSE).
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MANON NIZOU
> Clinical study Manager
| Regulatory & clinical affairs |
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RAPHAËL REPOSO
> Industrialization Manager
| Mathematics |
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LOUISE GAILLARD
> Cell biology Engineer
| Cell biology |
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DONATELLA GIOVANNINI
> Cell biology Scientist, PhD
| Cell biology |
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ÉMELINE LEBRETON
> PharmD student, internship
| Regulatory & clinical affairs |
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FRANÇOIS CAUCHY
> Surgeon – PhD student
| Cell biology |