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We are inspired by Science, but always driven by Business.

BDC is a consulting firm specialised in corporate strategy and business development for life sciences companies.

Founded in 2002 by a group of forward-thinking experts, all former executives of the healthcare industry, our initial goal was to help innovative start-ups developing their business through strategic agreements and partnerships with industrial players.

BDC’s extensive international network and physical presence in Europe, Israel and USA enable and facilitate worldwide support to its clients.

Since its inception, BDC has advised more than 200 companies, and has grown into an international consulting firm. Following the expansion of its client portfolio BDC advises today a large spectrum of companies including start-ups, mid-size companies, big pharma, private and public organisations, VCs and financial institutions.

BDC is active in several fields such as biotechnology, pharmacy, diagnostics, platforms, instrumentation, e-health …

Why Us?

  • Global offer: from science to business, from ideas to strategic recommendations, up to negotiation and deal closing…
  • Multidisciplinary workforces
  • Scientific, industry and business knowledges: all senior partners were formerly executives from big pharma and created many biotech companies
  • Extended worldwide network, including executives in the industry, experts and KOLs
  • Advising, implementing and fighting by our clients’ side
  • Customising all our missions to clients’ needs
  • Strengthening of BDC’s offer by integration of our experienced advisors in legal and intellectual property

Because we are inspired by Science, but always driven by Business.

services

Business Development

Corporate Strategy

Intelligence

Sciences / Technology

Valuation & Financial advisory

Negotiation

Legal & Intellectual property

Private & public organisations

team

Christian POLICARD

Founding Partner

Max HERZBERG

Founding Partner

Corinne SZILAGYI

Senior Partner

Farid BOUZIDI

Senior Partner

Bastien LAFARGUE

Partner

Matthieu GOURJON

Partner

Christian POLICARD

Former member of the Global Executive Comitte and Executive Vice-President of Sanofi in charge of diagnostic, agro-veterinary and capital development. Former Executive Vice-President of Institut Pasteur in charge of technology transfer. Former chairman of Cellectis. Presently seating in France, Israel, Belgium and USA at the boards of several Life Science Companies and Health Charities.

Max HERZBERG

Founder and ex CEO of Orgenics Ltd, founder and former chairman of Israel National Biotechnology Committee, former chairman of the Technology Transfer Organization of EMBL in Heidelberg, sitting on the board of biotech companies in Israel and Europe.

Corinne SZILAGYI

Corinne has garnered deep expertise in R&D and Project management along with Strategic Alliances identification and Business Development in the health sector. She has more than 25 years’ experience in pharma – mainly at Pfizer – and biotech, at operational and strategic levels and more than 10 years in strategical consulting in healthcare and more largely in the biotech sector. Her area of expertise includes drug candidate development (NCEs and biologics), cell and gene therapy, biomarkers, nutraceuticals and bioprocesses.  She has also strong experience in change management, R&D processes harmonization, leadership of integration programs following M&A operations and leading matrix structures.

Corinne holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, a MSc in Human Physiopathology from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, and an Executive MBA from the French business school HEC Paris, France. She also completed training with the French Navy on the Management and Leadership in Crisis Situations.

Farid BOUZIDI

Former Head of Business Development at AC Immune. Before, he was at Institut Pasteur and Roche. Certified in critical reading and interpretation of clinical trials for the medical practice.

Farid holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biochemistry in Immunology from the French Atomic Agency and Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, MBA from EM-Lyon, France.

Bastien LAFARGUE

Biotechnology MS degree with a dual training in science and business. Bachelor degree in Biology from University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). Trained at BDC since 2013, Bastien is now an experience strategic consultant and project manager with a good experience in market analysis, business development, financial, and other subjects gathered through the numerous and varied missions he worked on with BDC.

Matthieu GOURJON

Biotechnology MS degree with a dual training in science and business. Bachelor degree in chemistry for industry and healthcare from University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). Formed internally at BDC since 2014. Matthieu has acquired various experience and knowledge in business development, financial, market and other subjects through the numerous and varied missions he worked on with BDC, he is an extremely competent strategic consultant and a diligent worker.

Arthur FLEURY

Analyst

Xiabing Tissandier

Office Manager

miRNA (pronounced Mirna)

Happiness Manager

Arthur FLEURY

After two Bachelor degrees, one in Biotechnology and one in Biology and Chemistry, Arthur became a biotechnology engineer. During his training, he specialized in marketing, management of products and entrepreneurship. Through the development of a green biotech project and thanks to his experience in a junior enterprise, both as operation manager and manager, he has developed a unique sensitivity to business intelligence, business development and company creation and strategy. He now brings his vision and energy to the team.

Xiabing TISSANDIER

With a Master degree in English and American literature and civilisation from University Paris-Diderot 7, Xiabing gained work experience in an international environment by operating formerly as an office manager at Paris based English company Intellilogica. She is thoughtful, organised and multilingual (in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, French, English and learning Spanish), and helps ensure BDC function as smoothly as possible on a daily basis at the financial and administrative level, partly by working closely with our appointed accounting firm, in providing data and material support.

miRNA

BDC’s mascot.
She likes human, hates almost all dogs, especially her own breed.
Stubborn, totally loyal to its master BUT you can bribe her, for a limited of time, with any food or cuddle.

Esq. Lionelle GIROD

Attorney at court

Maria SOULEAU

Patent Attorney

Esquire Lionelle GIROD

Industrial property and commercial law international lawyer since 2012. Specialized in the biotech, medtech and IA field.
Performs complex contracts for international partnerships (R&D, licensing, manufacturing, distribution, fundraising) between actors from different territories such as USA, Asia, Europe, Israel…

Maria SOULEAU

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Paris XI, European Patent Attorney (EPA), French Patent Attorney (CEPI).
Former VP Patents at Sanofi: in charge of IP strategy, worldwide litigations, evaluation of IP assets, IP transfers, collaboration agreements, licensing agreements and due diligence related to merger and acquisitions.
Specialized in pharmacy, biotechnology, diagnostics and agro-veterinary. Member of the board of Angel Santé Creation. Member of the board of a several Life Science Companies. Maria works closely with BDC since many years.

Christian POLICARD

Former member of the Global Executive Comitte and Executive Vice-President of Sanofi in charge of diagnostic, agro-veterinary and capital development. Former Executive Vice-President of Institut Pasteur in charge of technology transfer. Former chairman of Cellectis. Presently seating in France, Israel, Belgium and USA at the boards of several Life Science Companies and Health Charities.

Max HERZBERG

Founder and ex CEO of Orgenics Ltd, founder and former chairman of Israel National Biotechnology Committee, former chairman of the Technology Transfer Organization of EMBL in Heidelberg, sitting on the board of biotech companies in Israel and Europe.

Corinne SZILAGYI

Corinne has garnered deep expertise in R&D and Project management along with Strategic Alliances identification and Business Development in the health sector. She has more than 25 years’ experience in pharma – mainly at Pfizer – and biotech, at operational and strategic levels and more than 10 years in strategical consulting in healthcare and more largely in the biotech sector. Her area of expertise includes drug candidate development (NCEs and biologics), cell and gene therapy, biomarkers, nutraceuticals and bioprocesses.  She has also strong experience in change management, R&D processes harmonization, leadership of integration programs following M&A operations and leading matrix structures.

Corinne holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, a MSc in Human Physiopathology from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, and an Executive MBA from the French business school HEC Paris, France. She also completed training with the French Navy on the Management and Leadership in Crisis Situations.

Farid BOUZIDI

Former Head of Business Development at AC Immune. Before, he was at Institut Pasteur and Roche. Certified in critical reading and interpretation of clinical trials for the medical practice.

Farid holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biochemistry in Immunology from the French Atomic Agency and Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, MBA from EM-Lyon, France.

Bastien LAFARGUE

Biotechnology MS degree with a dual training in science and business. Bachelor degree in Biology from University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). Trained at BDC since 2013, Bastien is now an experience strategic consultant and project manager with a good experience in market analysis, business development, financial, and other subjects gathered through the numerous and varied missions he worked on with BDC.

Matthieu GOURJON

Biotechnology MS degree with a dual training in science and business. Bachelor degree in chemistry for industry and healthcare from University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). Formed internally at BDC since 2014. Matthieu has acquired various experience and knowledge in business development, financial, market and other subjects through the numerous and varied missions he worked on with BDC, he is an extremely competent strategic consultant and a diligent worker.

Arthur FLEURY

After two Bachelor degrees, one in Biotechnology and one in Biology and Chemistry, Arthur became a biotechnology engineer. During his training, he specialized in marketing, management of products and entrepreneurship. Through the development of a green biotech project and thanks to his experience in a junior enterprise, both as operation manager and manager, he has developed a unique sensitivity to business intelligence, business development and company creation and strategy. He now brings his vision and energy to the team.

Xiabing TISSANDIER

With a Master degree in English and American literature and civilisation from University Paris-Diderot 7, Xiabing gained work experience in an international environment by operating formerly as an office manager at Paris based English company Intellilogica. She is thoughtful, organised and multilingual (in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, French, English and learning Spanish), and helps ensure BDC function as smoothly as possible on a daily basis at the financial and administrative level, partly by working closely with our appointed accounting firm, in providing data and material support.

miRNA

BDC’s mascot.
She likes human, hates almost all dogs, especially her own breed.
Stubborn, totally loyal to its master BUT you can bribe her, for a limited of time, with any food or cuddle.

Esquire Lionelle GIROD

Industrial property and commercial law international lawyer since 2012. Specialized in the biotech, medtech and IA field.
Performs complex contracts for international partnerships (R&D, licensing, manufacturing, distribution, fundraising) between actors from different territories such as USA, Asia, Europe, Israel…

Maria SOULEAU

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Paris XI, European Patent Attorney (EPA), French Patent Attorney (CEPI).
Former VP Patents at Sanofi: in charge of IP strategy, worldwide litigations, evaluation of IP assets, IP transfers, collaboration agreements, licensing agreements and due diligence related to merger and acquisitions.
Specialized in pharmacy, biotechnology, diagnostics and agro-veterinary. Member of the board of Angel Santé Creation. Member of the board of a several Life Science Companies. Maria works closely with BDC since many years.

selected missions

SUPPORT & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / FUNDRAISING

2019

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quantamatrix
apohtechnologies

Strategic support & business development

2019

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SCOUTING, DUE DILIGENCES AND ASSETS EVALUATION

2017

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kkr
servier

SCOUTING / CONTACT AND MEETING

2018

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congress

news

20 mai 2019

HTID 2019 Paris – June 24-25

We will be present at HTID 2019, meet us there and let’s come together to discover new opportunities and partnerships.

20 mai 2019

BIO 2019 Philadelphia – June 3-6

We will be present at BIO US 2019, meet us there and let’s come together to discover new opportunities and partnerships.

contact-us

BDC LIFESCIENCES

HEADQUARTER

182, avenue Charles de Gaulle

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.