Is Europe competitive enough in Life Sciences innovation ?
Laurent holds a doctorate in physical chemistry, specialized in nanomaterials, from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris) and from the CEA (Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives) and a DEA (advanced studies and diplomas) in physics of condensed matter from the UPVI-ESPCI (Paris). He has extensive experience in sciences and techniques related to nanotechnologies, a field in which he worked for more than 10 years. His research at the frontier of biotechnology and nanotechnologies has resulted in the development of a number of concrete applications such as NanoXray, which could open a new method for cancer treatment.
For many years, Laurent was a consultant in the development of application of nanotechnologies with large companies such as Sanofi (pharma), Guerbet (medical imaging), Rhodia (chemistry), as well as for biotechnology start-ups. Laurent is the author of 35 international scientific publications and communications, has applied for several patents and completed his training by a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, SUNY (State University of New York), Buffalo, USA.