FABS - Life Sciences, Biotechnology


French-American Biotechnology Springboard (FABS) : 

  • Who we are French and American professionals with deep biopharma/life sciences experience in Massachusetts
  • What we do Guide French biopharma entrepreneurs to conduct business in New England

New England’s first stop support to accelerate the understanding of the life sciences landscape and institutions relevant to a company’s growth

  • Connect companies to relevant stakeholders in academia, industry & business and provide a personalized introduction based on company-specific needs
  • Raise key business questions related to France/US markets
  • Provide knowledge on cross cultural differences
  • Provide advice on strategic prioritization efforts
  • Improve pitch strategy to various audiences
  • Organize annual meetings on innovation key trends in health care

First Stop for French Biotech crossing over to the USA

  • Informing French Life Sciences companies on cultural differences in doing business in the US.
  • Mentoring, coaching, guiding, connecting companies aiming at doing business in New England with the Boston Life Sciences ecosystem.
  • Supporting the French Embassy/ Consulate in Boston in life sciences  competitions, delegations and other initiatives
  • Updating biotech professionals on trends in financing and innovation.
  • Providing guidance on company pitch, US market, and opinion leader identification.

Encourage US startups to explore the French Market

  • Participation to the jury of the YEI Program, to help US companies develop their business in France
  • Providing guidance on French ecosystem
  • Identification of academic, institutional, and government contacts

Get in Touch with FABS:



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




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
Jonathan F.X. O’Brien Corporate law



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