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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 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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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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SANDRA MORICEAU

> Head of quality & Regulatory Affairs

| Regulatory & clinical affairs |

BIO

SANDRA MORICEAU

Head of Quality & Regulatory affairs

Sandra, MSc, is in charge of ensuring the compliance of development, production and commercialization of our products.
She is also responsible for the implementation, the improvement and maintenance of the quality management system (QMS)
She was instrumental in getting our first IVD test CE marked and shaped the QMS of the company to be ISO 13485:2016 certified.
Sandra holds a degree in Cell Biology, specializing in Biomedical Research and Immunology and a Diploma in Quality Health and Safety Environment which allowed her to leverage her dual professional experience in biology and quality management, both in the academics and private sectors.

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KAMILA CZECHOWSKA

> Head of Developement & diagnostic solutions

| Developement & Diagnostic solutions |

BIO

KAMILA CZECHOWSKA

Director of developement & diagnostic solutions

Kamila, is excited to join Metafora family and drive diagnostic products development. She acts as a liaison between business and development teams to deliver the products that address customers’ demands. She is responsible of guiding and managing the solution development process and ensure that the product team understand the direction and vision.

Kamila holds M.Sc. in Applied Biotechnology (focus on Biochemistry) and Ph.D. in Life Sciences (focus microbial cytometry). During her postdoctoral fellowship mentored by Dr. Barbara Kazmierczak at Yale University Medical School, she discovered a social cheating phenomenon that provided new insight into social dynamics of P. aeruginosa in CF lungs.

Kamila has experience in design, execution and audit of clinical trials for top 5 pharma companies at global CRO and in medical device development in startup environment. She is well versed in flow cytometry and active member of cytometric societies such as ISAC also recently of ESCCA and AFC. She co-authored publications in the field of cytometry with focus on microbial stress response, host-pathogen interaction or standardization in multi-site clinical studies. Kamila also served as associate editor of special issues of Cytometry Part A that gathers the most important findings of workshops at CYTO conferences.

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DOMINIQUE BLANCHARD

> R&D Chief officer

| Reasearch & Development |

BIO

DOMINIQUE BLANCHARD

R&D Chief Officer

Dominique joined METAFORA in November 2019 with the conviction that METAFORA’s technology will participate to the better monitoring of cell metabolism and will translate into innovative products to improve patients lives.

As Chief R&D Officer, his ambition is to foster the interaction between biology, technology and data science teams to promote innovation and deliver efficient solutions.

Dominique has 20 years of experience in the Pharma Biotech sector translating early scientific discovery into innovative products.

He holds a Ph.D  in Immunology from University Paris Saclay. He developed his carreer at the intersection of Immunology and Oncology.

He occupied positions with increasing responsabilities starting from a post doctoral at DNAX Research Institute (USA), Exelixis (USA) , Genentech (USA), Cellectis (FR) and  more recently as Director of Immunology at Avacta (UK).

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BAPTISTE LABARTHE

> Data science team leader

| Data science |

BIO

BAPTISTE LABARTHE

Data science team leader

As a data scientist, our role is central in the organisation :

Direct collaboration with biologist and medical researchers to innovate and develop data analytics solution for accurate medical diagnosis.

In charge of innovation transfert to our SaaS platform cellMETA-analyzer

In charge of data management at Metafora

Baptiste main achievements are the development of a surface water/groundwater flow modelling software still used in routine basis at Mines Paristech lab

The use of Geostatistics, AI to develop an optimisation procedure for large scale models (several millions of computational cells)

The development of SaaS for predictive maintenance

Project manager for Research and Development program including colaboration with international research labs (Inria, CALCE, Ryenrson)

He holds a Phd in computer science and geostatistics at Mines Partistech and have 3+ years of experience as Data scientist in Pronostics and Heath Management departement at Alstom

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JOSEP BONET

> Global Medical Manager MSL

| Medical science liaison & Sales |

BIO

JOSEP BONET

Global Medical Manager

Being the Global Medical Manager, Josep is a key medical expert focused on engagement with healthcare providers to provide scientific education on METAglut1.

He is also responsible for identifying the best suited specialty lab partners locally to offer our innovative test to the market.

Josep has been working for the last 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, mainly in the medical and marketing departments.

He has worked across many therapy areas and he has been responsible for a number of global launches.

Josep has a degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Barcelona.

He also holds an interuniversity MBA degree from the University of Barcelona; the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Polytechnic University of Catalunya.