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Your key partner for the management and storage of your biological and chemical samples.

Cell&co is a services company specialized in the management of biological and chemical samples

Cell&co is a services company specialized in the management of biological and chemical samples

Our role is to provide the highest quality of service for your collections and related data throughout their life cycle: collection, production, transport, receipt, preparation, analysis, storage, dispatch and disposal. Cell&Co is a trusted partner of manufacturers and laboratories involved in a variety of markets: human and animal health, dermocosmetics, agri-food, nutrition & health, and the environment. By maximizing the quality of the samples and related data entrusted to us, we optimize their value for your current and future projects.

Cell&Co combines state-of-the-art technology with dynamic, professional and specialist personnel, underpinned by a unique work philosophy. Mindful of the importance of security and standardization in our industry, we are committed to offering you services of the highest quality and to developing innovative solutions to support your work in the fields of R&D, quality control, clinical trials, and bioproduction.

It is also our goal to simplify your activities, saving you valuable time. Whatever the nature of your project, we are able to provide a bespoke and flexible solution to satisfy your requirements, enabling us – together – to successfully meet your challenges!

Alexandre Léglise

Co-founder & Associate

Alexandre Léglise

Alexandre Léglise

Co-founder & Associate

Alexandre Léglise graduated from Polytech’ Clermont-Ferrand, specializing in information systems and completed his training on an IBM graduate programme. In 2010, he formed his own Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) consultancy firm. Alexandre is a member of Cell&Co’s founding team and acts as a facilitator for matters relating to the company’s information systems.

Aurore Sainte Martine

Biobank Operator

Aurore Sainte Martine

Aurore Sainte Martine

Biobank Operator

Since qualifying as a laboratory scientist in 2005 at Clermont-Ferrand IUT, Aurore has worked in various biomedical sectors: in preclinical pharmacology with the CRO CERB, in microbiology with the testing laboratory ICARE, and in medical devices for VITROBIO. Since 2017, Aurore has applied this varied experience to her work with Cell&Co as a biobank practitioner.

Florent Belon

Chief executive & Sales and Marketing Director

Florent Belon

Florent Belon

Chief executive & Sales and Marketing Director

Florent Belon holds a Biological Engineering degree from Polytech'Clermont and is an expert in logistics and supply-chain techniques for the pharmaceutical industry. After spending a year in the US in the Chemical Engineering Laboratory of the University of Michigan, he joined Servier’s clinical supply coordination department and later Alliance Healthcare’s supplies department. Florent is one of the founders of Cell&Co Bioservices.

Karine Gontard

Quality Assurance Director

Karine Gontard

Karine Gontard

Quality Assurance Director

Karine Gontard is a Quality Assurance Engineer specialized in medicinal products, with a wealth of experience with major players in the pharmaceutical industry (Creapharm, MSD, Unither) and with a consultancy firm well known in the healthcare industry for its expertise in IT validation (Qualilab). She joined Cell&Co in February 2013, where her experience in implementing quality systems will be a valuable asset.

Sophie Marquet

Biobank Operator

Sophie Marquet

Sophie Marquet

Biobank Operator

Sophie holds a master’s degree in cell biology and physiology and has worked as a laboratory scientist for a number of companies, including ADIV, Ampligène (CARSO Group), ICARE, and SLVA, mainly in the field of testing and quality control. She joined our operations team as a biobank practitioner in 2017.

Fabien Sol

Information systems manager

Fabien Sol

Fabien Sol

Information systems manager

With a scientific background, having studied biology, pharmacy, optics, and chemistry, Fabien worked in pharmaceutical detailing for 12 years, in the sectors of antibiotics, immunology, cardiology, and gastroenterology. He then embarked on his IT career, initially as a data engineer with SFR, followed by 8 years’ experience as an IS Manager after training as an IT project manager. Fabien joined Cell&Co in late 2017.

Sofien Dessolin

President & Financial and Scientific Director

Sofien Dessolin

Sofien Dessolin

President & Financial and Scientific Director

Sofien Dessolin obtained a Biological Engineering degree from Polytech'Clermont, then specialized in basic research in the fields of gene therapy and neurobiology. After spending two years in Canada at the National Research Council Biotechnology Research Institute (NRC-BRI) at Montreal, then the Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory at the University of Sherbrooke’s science faculty, he took over the immunodeficient mice facility of the Immunology, Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Laboratory (UMR7211 CNRS/Pierre and Marie Curie University, U959 INSERM) at Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital, Paris. Sofien is a co-founder of Cell&Co and one of the original investigators involved in the innovative design of the company’s infrastructure. He notably brings to this venture his knowledge of the academic and scientific sector.

Jean-François Félix

Co-founder & Associate

Jean-François Félix

Jean-François Félix

Co-founder & Associate

Jean-François Félix graduated from HEC Paris and obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is one of the founders of Cell&Co. Jean-François is a private equity expert and also founded the Paris office of Vestar Capital Partners where he participated in many corporate transactions. He was notably on the board of directors of Sab Wabco AB and AZ Electronic Materials.

Pierre-Yves Cousin

Project Manager

Pierre-Yves Cousin

Pierre-Yves Cousin

Project Manager

Pierre-Yves Cousin obtained a professional bachelor’s degree in the Chemical and Biotech Industries in 2004 from the University of Paris 6 and has almost 10 years of experience in organizations such as INSERM (the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research) and Genewave.

Margaux Marcoux

Project Manager

Margaux Marcoux

Margaux Marcoux

Project Manager

Margaux has a Master’s degree in drug sciences from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Clermont-Ferrand. She worked as a clinical research associate at the Jean Perrin Center of Clermont-Ferrand. Margaux joined the Cell&Co team in July 2019.

Eloïse Perbet

Operations Manager

Eloïse Perbet

Eloïse Perbet

Operations Manager

Eloise Perbet holds a professional bachelor’s degree in Quality Assurance and has experience as a quality assistant and laboratory technician.

Clément Le Guyadec

Director of operations

Clément Le Guyadec

Clément Le Guyadec

Director of operations

Clement holds a degree in Biological engineering from Polytech’Clermont. He has previously held positions has quality engineer, accounts manager and project manager in different companies. Clement has been a member of Cell&Co’s executive management team for six years. He manages the operations team while supervising the continuous improvement of our company’s operational activities with regards to quality, hygiene, safety and industry-specific regulations.

Gaël Clairefond

Biobank Operator

Gaël Clairefond

Gaël Clairefond

Biobank Operator

Since qualifying as a laboratory scientist at Clermont-Ferrand IUT, Gael worked for 5 years as part of a translational research team at the local medical school then in the field of medical devices, before joining Cell&Co as a biobank practitioner in 2017.

Michel Pautrat

Co-founder & Associate

Michel Pautrat

Michel Pautrat

Co-founder & Associate

Michel Pautrat holds an MBA from Harvard and has had a long career in the pharmaceutical industry, holding various executive positions, including in the Health division of Rhône Poulenc. He founded the company Creapharm Europe in 1998 and he stayed its CEO until 2013. Michel is a co-founder of Cell&Co Bioservices and is involved in its business development, bringing to the role his valuable entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical market.

Patrice Domas

Associate

Patrice Domas

Patrice Domas

Associate

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduated from ESC Clermont-Ferrand (finance management control learning cycle and human resources Master), he has spent more than 25 years in business world, especially in health industry field. Patrice, in the light of his experience gained in different types of firms (from SMEs to multinational) and through wide range of responsibilities held (scientific, manufacturing and supply chain, sales and marketing, general manager…) has to make a significant contribution to Cell & Co development.

Régine Tromas

Executive assistant

Régine Tromas

Régine Tromas

Executive assistant

After qualifying with a DUT in Business and Administrations Management, Régine worked for 12 years in logistics as an administrative and operations assistant for France’s leading pharmaceutical distributor, CSP. She joined Cell&Co in 2017.

Emeric Desiage

Biobank Operator

Emeric Desiage

Emeric Desiage

Biobank Operator

With several qualifications under his belt, including a master’s degree in the physics of ionizing radiation, Emeric gained valuable experience and skills in a range of fields, such as metrology and industrial systems design. He appreciates the dynamic environment at Cell&Co, having joined the team in June 2017 as a biobank practitioner.

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