Dr. Armelle Cuvillier
President, Chief Scientific Officer: Co-founder of the company, Armelle is the president of the company since July 2015. Moreover, she is also Chief Scientific Officer since the creation of the company. In 2004, she was in charge of the financial and technical feasibility studies for B Cell Design’s creation, supported by both CNRS and the Limoges Start-up Incubator.
Graduated from Victor Ségalen Bordeaux University, she completed her basic research training by a PhD in Health and Biology . She made a post-doc in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil between 2000-2001, then in Limoges in CNRS-UMR 7276 laboratory between 2001-2002 and to finish in Harvard University, Boston, USA from 2002 to 2004.
To develop the company, Armelle followed a complementary training (Challenge + program) focused on high technology startup managing at H.E.C (Haute Ecole de Commerce) in Paris.
She also sits on the board of directors of the Fondation de l'Université de Limoges.
Dr. Gaël Champier
Chief executive officer : co-founder of B Cell Design, Gaël is the chief executive officer since July 2015. He is graduated with a biotechnology master degree and a PhD in Biology-Sciences-Health, completed by a business training (Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
He joined B Cell Design’s team in 2006 before the foundation of the company and took part in the economic and technical feasibility study with the CNRS as valorization Engineer. Since 2007, he served as technical director and Operations director. He has matured a project for the Limoges Business Incubator which led to the opening of the national reference center for Human Cytomegalovirus in Limoges, coordinated by Pr Sophie ALAIN.
Gaël is also an administrator of “Centre de valorisation des agroressources de l’Université de Limoges (CVA)”, a member of the board of management of the sciences faculty, member of the jury of “Challenges Destination entreprises” and director of the jury of “Campus entrepreneur” (competition for company foundation, IAE Limoges). He also sits on the Development Board of the Limoges French Tech project and is Chairman of the cluster INVIVOLIM (cluster of biotechnology stakeholders in Limousin).
B Cell Design operational team
After her master in "Biotechnology, genomics and biotherapy" in Limoges University, she worked as engineer assistant in Limoges hospital then engineer in CNRS during three years. She provided her expertise in flow cytometry to B Cell Design since 2017 to develop the preclinical non regulatory studies of drug candidates.
ArkAb operational team
With a professional degree in animal production, she joined B Cell Design project from 2005 during her internship to obtain her DUT biological engineering degree. Passionate for sciences, she now manages ArkAb innovation and development projects.
She joined B Cell Design in 2008 during her internship for the master "Genetics, physiology and biotechnology" obtained in Limoges University. Methodical and organized, she manages the technology platform and ArkAb development projects.
After her master "Genetics, physiology and biotechnology", she joined B Cell Design in 2011. Rigorous and methodical, she manages ArkAb development projects and production.
He joined B Cell Design in 2016 during his internship to obtain his DUT Biological engineering degree. Then he did a work-linked training to obtain a professional degree "Molecular, cellular and integrated studies of bioactive molecules" in Clermont Ferrand. He takes part in ArkAb development projects.
Administrative and Business Development team
Administrative secretary and Accountant
Graduated with an accountant degree and thirty years of experience in accounting and administration, she joined B Cell Design and ArkAb at the end of 2018 to manage both companies accounting.
Graduated with a biochemistry engineer diploma (INSA Toulouse), completed by a business training (Toulouse Business School), she first worked during eight years internationally in the cosmetic ingredient industry as sales manager. She joined B Cell Design in September 2016 to develop ArkAb project at the international level.