FABS - Life Sciences, Biotechnology


The French-American Biotechnology Springboard (FABS) is a team of experienced, French and American volunteers with diverse life science backgrounds and skills. This forum aims to guide French bioentrepreneurs in the highly-specific scientific, business, and cultural environment of New England. FABS is New England’s first stop support to accelerate the understanding of the life sciences landscape and institutions relevant to a company’s growth!

What We Do

- Connect companies to relevant stakeholders in academia, industry and business and provide a personalized introduction based on company-specific needs
- Raise key business questions related to France/US markets and competitive value proposition
- Highlight cross cultural differences that can impact businesses coming from Europe
- Provide advice on strategic prioritization efforts
- Improve pitch strategy to various audiences
- Organize an annual meeting on innovation key trends in health care with leading experts on the industry, the Life Sciences Panorama


Laure Berliner Marketing Strategic, Market Research
Gigi Shafai Medical Affairs, Health Economics, Business Strategy, and Digital Therapeutics



FABS Last Events


Jim Shanahan (FABS CO-FOUNDER) - Start-ups fund raising, Organization, Resourcing, Value proposition development and Messaging, Sales
Alain Eudaric Market insights – Strategic Planning / Operational Execution – Process Improvement
Valérie Philippon Ph.D (FABS CO-FOUNDER) - Medical Affairs and Communications
Jean-Noël Pellegrin Valuation and Finance Support to M&A and Business Development
Michael Hanson Entrepreneurial ecosystem and technology business incubators
Lucie Rochard Ph.D - External Engagement Program Lead
Jonathan Cottet Ph.D - Scientist, Academics
Sandrine Hulot Ph.D - Scientist, Strategic Alliances and International Partnerships
Marie-Astrid Sevilla Healthcare Trade Advisor
Cécile Pastel-Levy MD. - Medical Affairs & Communication
Alexandre Blanchot Pharm.D - Innovation – France


Romain Marmot Digital Health, Strategy, Fundraising, Business Development, Operations
Jean Jacques Yarmoff Ph.D - Innovation & International Strategy
Jonathan F.X. O’Brien Corporate law
Shahin Gharakhanian MD (FABS CO-FOUNDER) - Clinical Drug Development & Medical Affairs
Adeline Boulanger Esq - Business Immigration
Aude Ouensanga Market Access, Commercial Due Diligence, Corporate Strategy, and M&A




Thank you to our sponsor!

Thank you to our partners!

Share this page Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Linkedin