MIMETAS Appoints Patrice Denèfle as Scientific Advisor

Written by: Editor
Published on: 22 Apr 2021

Patrice Denèfle

Patrice brings over 35 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies

LEIDEN,  the Netherlands, April 22, 2021 / B3C newswire / -- MIMETAS, the global leader in organ-on-a-chip-based disease modeling, is happy to announce the appointment of Patrice Denèfle as their Scientific Advisor. Patrice brings in longstanding scientific expertise and an extensive network in the pharmaceutical industry. His involvement will support the therapeutic research strategy and spark new collaborations with leading pharmaceutical companies based on MIMETAS’ phenotypic modeling and screening capabilities.

Having authored more than 150 scientific papers and patents, Patrice has an outstanding scientific reputation and brings with him over 35 years of experience in large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. “As we still do not fully understand the biological mechanisms of most diseases, we need to start embracing this complexity by using appropriate translational models. MIMETAS is perfectly positioned to bring this paradigm shift to the drug development process,” according to Patrice Denèfle.

The appointment of Patrice comes at a time of rapid progress at MIMETAS. Besides offering products and services on the OrganoPlate® platform, MIMETAS is now engaging in partnerships towards joint drug development.

“I am very excited to join MIMETAS at this transformative stage,” adds Patrice Denèfle. “I am impressed by their track record with pharma and their phenotypic screening capabilities. I am looking forward to supporting the team with developing therapies against the unsolved diseases.”

“We are thrilled to have Patrice on board as a Scientific Advisor,” comments CEO Jos Joore. “He brings tremendous scientific knowledge and shares our vision of bringing back the human disease phenotype throughout drug development. His outstanding international network will help us to forge new collaborations that will ultimately bring urgently needed therapeutic benefits to patients.”