Executive Committee

Frank Béraud

Frank Béraud,
Chief Executive Officer of Montréal InVivo

Holding more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences sector, Mr. Béraud has particularly acquired a solid expertise in business development. With a background in sales and marketing within multinationals in the field of clinical diagnostic, his career path has led him to assume responsibility for business development for an SME in the domain of biotechnology, in addition to working as a consultant within the industry as well as a technology transfer organization. Mr. Béraud has also worked on managing the policies and strategic development of an industrial association in the life sciences sector before joining Montréal InVivo’s team. Highly socially engaged with schools and the health community, he currently chairs on the board of a community organization working towards the social and economic reintegration of individuals in situations of homelessness in Montreal (Le Sac à Dos). He is also on the administrative board of BioQuébec, a non-profit organization in the life science and technologies sector in Québec.

Cédric Bisson

Cédric Bisson,
Member of the Board of Montréal InVivo

Cédric Bisson has extensive experience across Canada, USA and Europe creating, building and advising businesses in biopharmaceuticals, healthcare and the innovation sector in general. He is passionate about growing Canada as a premier environment for innovation, and during his career has structured and executed over $3 B in transactions in funds and companies. Mr. Bisson is currently partner at Teralys Capital where he focuses on healthcare and life sciences investments, as well as growth opportunities. Teralys Capital is Canada’s largest private innovation-focused investor, financing funds and companies in IT, life sciences, and clean or industrial innovations, from early stage start-ups to expansion, growth and technology buy-outs. He was previously managing partner for life sciences at iNovia Capital in Montreal, Calgary and the USA, a private venture capital firm aimed at entrepreneurship and company building. Prior to this, he spent many years internationally at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he was a leader in the biopharma, healthcare and innovation practices in New York City, Paris, Montreal, and Toronto.

Pierre Falardeau

Pierre Falardeau,
Member of the Board of Montréal InVivo

Since May 2018, Pierre Falardeau has been the Innovation Leader at Bio-K plus International, a biotech company engaged in the development, production, marketing and distribution of value-added probiotic products on a sound scientific basis. From 2010 to 2018, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at Verlyx Pharma, a private, clinical-stage company that develops products for the treatment of inflammatory liver diseases. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Falardeau was President and Chief Executive Officer at Ecopia Biosciences Inc. In 2007, the merger of Ecopia Biosciences with Caprion Pharmaceuticals resulted in the formation of ThaLion Pharmaceuticals, of which he was Chief Operating Officer until 2009, before joining Ecopia, he was Vice President of Scientific Affairs at Aeterna (now Aeterna-Zentaris) for more than 5 years. From 1991 to 1999, he directed a research laboratory at the CHUL research center in Québec as an associate professor in the pharmacy department at Université Laval. He graduated from Université Laval with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology followed by 5 years at the Howard Hugues Medical Institute at Duke University in North Carolina with Dr. Marc Caron and Dr. Robert Lefkowitz (2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine). In addition, Dr. Falardeau sits on the Board of Directors of several companies and organizations in the Life Sciences sector.

Jacques Gagné

Jacques Gagné,
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Montréal InVivo

Very active in the Québec scientific environment, Dr. Jacques Gagné has been Chairman of the Boeard of CQIB, the incubator in life sciences. He has also been President of Prix Galien Canada and President of the Scientific Committee of La Fête champêtre of the Armand-Frappier Foundation. He has had a long and fruitful career. He has been Administrator and Vice president of the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, President of the Associstion of the Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada as well as President of the Association of Deans of Pharmacy of Canada. He was Director general and founder of the Institute forv Research in Industrial Pharmacy. He served as a consultant for the Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec. He has been a founding member and Secretary of Pharma Vision Québec. He also was the founding Executive Director of the Frosst Healthcare Foundation and Chairman of the board of Pharmagène and URRMA. He was a Director of Warnex Inc.. He holds a B.Sc. (Pharmacy), an M.Sc and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Université de Montréal. He was granted a Fellowship from the Medical Research of Canada for a post-doctoral training at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco. He has been Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Université de Montréal. He is an active member of several professional and scientific organizations. He actively participated in the organization of national as well as international meetings. He acts as a consultant to public and private societies, especially in the areas of biotechnology and pharmacy.

Diane Gosselin

Diane Gosselin,
Member of the Board of Montréal InVivo

An accomplished scientist and leader, Diane Gosselin holds a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Université de Montréal, as well as an Executive MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Université Paris-Dauphine. She has been very involved in the financing of innovative biomedical research for over 20 years. Previously working for Fonds de solidarité FTQ and PROCRÉA BioScience, Diane Gosselin work, since 2012, as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CQDM, she worked on the inception of CQDM when she joined the company in 2008 as Vice President, Research and Business Development. In fulfilling her mandate at CQDM, Diane Gosselin has demonstrated the relevance and value of CQDM’s model by building an impressive portfolio of 75 outstanding technologies that impact biopharmaceutical research ($89M committed), engaging a national network of over 1200 researchers from 69 research institutions (38 public and 31 private) and involving 140 mentors from CQDM’s pharmaceutical partners. She has raised $70M in funding from 13 of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, as well as from the Governments of Quebec and Canada. Moreover, she has been actively expanding CQDM’s reach and vision across Canada and internationally. Diane Gosselin currently sits on the Board of Montreal lnVivo, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Ontario Genomics, CATALIS Quebec and CQDM. She has also Chaired the Board of Directors of CATALIS Quebec (2017-2019) and was a Board member of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) (2018-2019).

Martin LeBlanc

Martin LeBlanc,
Chairman of the Board of Montréal InVivo

Martin is co-founder, President and CEO of Caprion Biosciences, a leading provider of specialized proteomics and immune monitoring laboratory research services to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He is also a director of numerous private company and not-for-profit boards. Prior to Caprion, Martin was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company as well as co-owner and senior executive of another successful biotech venture, Advanced Bioconcept. Martin earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Moncton prior to completing an M.A. in Economics and Politics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

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