MANAGEMENT TEAM


COMPLEMENTARY PROFILES

Marc Augustin

– President
  • Seasoned entrepreneur
  • >20 years experience in Finance and International Development (PSA, IBM)
  • Member of a private healthcare insurance (UNEO) Management Board
  • Consulting and support for fundraising
  • Master in Finance and International Affairs (Stern School of Business, NY)

Philippe Bastide

– CEO
  • > 15 years experience in Medtech and Pharmaceutical industry  (Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson)
  • Lead ENT Business Unit at Acclarent (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Expertise in Market Access, Business Development and Professional Education
  • Master in Health Economics, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne

Sarah Zahouani

– CTO
  • Expert in physico-chemistry, polymers science, biomaterials and biotechnology 
  • Polymer engineer
  • PhD INSERM U1121 “Biomaterials and bioengineering“, Strasbourg, France
  • PhD Award winning of the Research Commission of  Strasbourg University, France

STRATEGIC BOARD

Sandra Spiritelli

  • > 10 years experience in medical devices in cardiology and Human Resources Management
  • In charge of international investments strategy for Livanova
  • Pharmacist, MBA HEC

Jean-Christian Kipp

  • CEO of DirectMedica (Webhelp Group), provider of solutions to optimize relationships between healthcare professionals, patients, industry and payors
  • SupAéro, Sciences Po

Jean-François Auffret

  • > 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer)
  • Cofounder of Keocyt (pharma, 2006), acquired by Riemser (2014)
  • Ad hoc support for startups
  • Pharmacist

David Johnson

  • 4D Global energy
  • Private equity and M&A
  • Change management, entrepreneur, deep knowledge of startups as well as Corporate world
  • Harvard

SCIENTIFIC BOARD

Pr Wytske Fokkens (ENT surgeon)

  • ENT surgeon at Academic Medical Center (Amsterdam)
  • World renowned specialist in the field of sinus and skull base surgery
  • Member of the key international Scientific Societies  (ERS, EPOS, ARIA, GA2LEN).
  • Author of more than 350 scientific articles

Pr A (ENT surgeon)

  • ENT surgeon  (France)
  • Specialist of rhinology and skull base surgery
  • Reviewer in key ENT Journals (B-ENT, Am J Rhinol, Rhinology, Eur Ann of Otolaryngology, Intensive Care Medicine)
  • Permanent member of the French Rhinology Association (AFR)

Pr O (ENT surgeon)

  • ENT surgeon (France)
  • Expert in rhinology, head and neck surgery and Public Health
  • Member of Inserm Research Unit xxx (“Materials…. xxxx”) 
  • Member of the French Society of Head and Neck Oncology

Pr Eric Vicaut (Health Technology Assessment expert)

  • HTA expert, Statistician and clinical trials methodologist (Paris, Fernand Widal, APHP)
  • Former member of Marketing Authorization Commission and Medical Devices Commission (CNEDIMTS)
  • Founder of the Medical Devices Evaluation Center (CEDM)
  • Member of the Galien Awards jury

Pr Sébastien Froelich (Neurosurgeon)

  • Neurosurgeon, Lariboisière Hospital, APHP (Paris)
  • Internationally renowned expert in the area of endoscopic skull base surgery, pituitary tumors, complex brain tumors
  • President of the « Skull base » Committee of the Worldwide Federation of Neurosurgery (WFNS)
  • Executive member of the European Skull Base Society (ESBS)

Pr Christian Debry (ENT surgeon)

  • ENT Surgeon, University Hospital of strasbourg, France
  • Rhinology and skull base surgery expert
  • Co-Director of the INSERM 1121 Research Unit (“Bioengineering and biomaterial)
  • Co-Director of the experimental laboratory for skull base surgery (IRCAD)
  • Member of the Board of the French ENT Society (SFORL), French College of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery (CF ORL & CCF) and the French Association for Pediatric ENT (AFOP)
  • Founder of Protip Médical (World first implantation of an artificial larynx, 2012)