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History & Founders

History

 

In 2003, J.M. François and J.P. Majoral have patented the dendrimer-based DNA microarrays technology for molecular diagnosis. This technology is based on the coating of phosphorus dendrimers on solid supports. This allows covalent linkages of oligonucleotide probes, which greatly optimizes DNA hybridization (i.e.10-fold higher signal than other commercial technologies). From 2003 to 2007, the proof of concept and technological readiness has been demonstrated in several publications.

In 2009, R. Fabre (Bio Pôle), J.M. François (PFBT, INSA) and J.P. Majoral (LCC, CNRS) decided to found Dendris in order to develop a new generation of in vitro diagnosis (IVD) kits. Therefore, Dendris SAS emerged from a scientific, technical and management cooperation and uses dendrimer-based DNA microarrays technology with an exclusive license from CNRS.

Corbarieu and A. Leonard joined Dendris in 2010, as business manager and member of the guidance and supervision service respectively.

 

DENDRIS FOUNDERS

Michel Corbarieu

Michel Corbarieu

President and CEO

Co-founder of Silogic in 1989, IT engineering company, a success story company which grew from 12 people at the foundation up to 600 in 2006. At Dendris, he is in charge of organization, management, contractual and financial matters.

Phd Richard Fabre

Phd Richard Fabre

Sales director

PhD in pharmacy and biology, expert in molecular biology and molecular diagnosis applying PCR technology. Owner of several medical analysis laboratories (Bio Pôle), vice president of the medical laboratories union and president of LABSTER group, a network gathering more than 170 private medical laboratories. At Dendris, he is in charge of customers and third parties (government, authorities, and providers) relationship and marketing strategy.

Jean-Marie François

Jean-Marie François

Scientific director

Exceptional Class professor and research director in bio-engineering & bio-nanotechnology at LISBP (Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et Procédés) INSA-CNRS, Toulouse. Author of 150 publications and owner of 10 patents. He is the bio-engineering expert of Dendris, in charge of Dendrischip design and bioprocess.

Alain Léonard

Alain Léonard

Member of the guidance and supervision service

Founder of Teknimed (company focused on biomaterials) and of BioDendrimers International (leader in dendrimers chemistry). He is a very experienced business man bringing his know-how to Dendris.

Phd Jean-Pierre Majoral

Phd Jean-Pierre Majoral

Scientific director

Honorary research director at CNRS, PhD in Chemistry and worldwide expert in nano-chemistry and dendrimers, with more than 470 publications to his credit and owner of 39 patents.

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