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Our History

Founded in 2013 by two entrepreneurs with complementary skills, Synergia Medical aims at developing and commercializing next generation neurostimulation devices. It relies on a seasoned management team with extensive experience in developing implantable neurostimulators.

In only three years time, the company became ISO13485 certified, created and sold an OEM external neurostimulator for a motorized amputee prosthesis arm and developed its first version of the NAOS platform.

Supported by private investors and public research grants, the company has quickly grown to a team of thirteen highly skilled multidisciplinary professionals.

Our philosophy

Our Philosophy

We are passionate people, and we love mountaineering…
When you climb a mountain, never look back or down
And It is our way of working: keep focus and look ahead

Ropes and harnesses don’t climb mountains – people do
It’s all about people: patients, team, management. Health care is a people endeavor

The best route up a mountain is often the simplest one
We always look for the most elegant solution to create the best product

There is a reason climbers rarely tackle a mountain solo
The teams and the partnerships are of paramount importance in our history

Meet the team

Attila Borbáth

Co-founder, CEO

Attila Borbath’s M.Sc. in Business Administration and Engineering from the UCLouvain followed by the CEMS Master’s in International Management naturally brought him to pave his professional way in a technological start-up in the finance sector for 10 years. In parallel, he obtained hi...
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Pascal Doguet

Co-founder, COO & CTO

Pascal Doguet holds a PhD in electronics from the UCLouvain. During his thesis, he was involved in the development of a visual prosthesis, designing the prosthesis electronics and application specific integrated circuits. He worked at Neurotech as Chief Technology Officer, in charge of the R&D d...
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Reinhard Krickl

Chairman of the Board - Independent Director

In nearly 20 years in the Medical Device Industry, Reinhard Krickl has gained extensive experience in developing Med-Tech innovation into successful businesses, in both the big corporate as well as the start up space. In various international leadership positions in Medtronic over 14 years, Reinh...
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Marc Nolet de Brauwere

Director

Marc Nolet de Brauwere was appointed CEO of PhysIOL in 1997 when he took over the company. He previously held different positions at Petrofina S.A. in the US and as an associate at McKinsey. He is currently an Independent Director at Cardiatis, Mymicroinvest, Endo Tools Therapeutics, Biotech Coac...
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Jean-Jacques Verdickt

Director

Jean-Jacques Verdickt holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Leuven Catholic University (UCL). He started his career in 1971 at the BNP Paribas Fortis Bank (Generale de Banque at thetime), and worked his way up from management roles in different countries (Argentina, Brazil...
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Yves Jongen

Independent Director

Yves Jongen, a Belgian national, born on October 27th, 1947, is a Civil Engineer in electronics with an additional certification in nuclear sciences. After having managed the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve’s Cyclotron Research Center, he founded Ion Beam Applications (IBA) in 1986. Cu...
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Pierre Detrixhe

Director

Pierre DETRIXHE is Investment Manager at INVESTSUD Group. Prior to that, he worked as Technology Transfer Officer and Scientist in biotechnology. He holds a master in Bioengineering (ULiège) and a master in Management (UCL).  At INVESTSUD Group, Pierre manages the “Financiè...
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Guy Heynen

Director

MD, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology. Experience: Medical Director (Pfizer International), Regulatory and clinical R&D. Present: Consultant for Newton Biocapital, Bone Therapeutics, NCardia,
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Yves Ribeill

Independent Director

Dr. Yves Joseph Ribeill, Ph.D. Founded Scynexis, Inc (NASDAQ: SCYX) and served as its President from November 1999 to July 2015 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from November 1999 to April 1, 2015. Prior to organizing Scynexis, Inc. in 2000, Dr. Ribeill served various positions during the 2...
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Pascal Doguet

Director

Pascal Doguet holds a PhD in electronics from the UCLouvain. During his thesis, he was involved in the development of a visual prosthesis, designing the prosthesis electronics and application specific integrated circuits. He worked at Neurotech as Chief Technology Officer, in charge of the R&D d...
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Attila Borbáth

Director

Attila Borbath’s M.Sc. in Business Administration and Engineering from the UCLouvain followed by the CEMS Master’s in International Management naturally brought him to pave his professional way in a technological start-up in the finance sector for 10 years. In parallel, he obtained hi...
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Yves Jongen

Independent Director

Yves Jongen, a Belgian national, born on October 27th, 1947, is a Civil Engineer in electronics with an additional certification in nuclear sciences. After having managed the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve’s Cyclotron Research Center, he founded Ion Beam Applications (IBA) in 1986. Cu...
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Jean Delbeke

Medical Advisor

Prof Dr Jean Delbeke holds an MD degree from the UCLouvain, and specialised in neuropsychiatry and neurophysiology.  He started a clinical neurological practice while taking a complementary degree in biomedical engineering. After a PhD in Medical Sciences, his interest turned towards ...
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Antoine Nonclercq

Professor

Antoine Nonclercq holds a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles  , (ULB) a M.Sc. degree in Control and Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from the ULB. He previously worked as a ...
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Pierre Mareschal

Scientist

Pierre is a nuclear physicist from UCLouvain turned into a computer software engineer.  His scientific curiosity constantly keeps him looking for new domains to explore and his creativity for new design to realize. They both led him naturally join Synergia Medical at early stage ...
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Jean Delbeke

Medical Advisor

Prof Dr Jean Delbeke holds an MD degree from the UCLouvain, and specialised in neuropsychiatry and neurophysiology.  He started a clinical neurological practice while taking a complementary degree in biomedical engineering. After a PhD in Medical Sciences, his interest turned towards ...
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Alexandra Collard

Medical Advisor

Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in 1995, Doctor Alexandra Collard obtained her specialization in neurosurgery in 2001.  After completing her training with Doctor Christian Raftopoulos in the Neurosurgery Service of the Academic Hospital of Saint Luc, she mainly practiced functional ...
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Riëm el Tahry

Medical Advisor

Prof. Riëm El Tahry has performed her medical studies at the AZ VUB Brussels, where after she performed her PhD and training as a neurologist at Ghent University hospital. Her PhD was focused on the study of innovative VNS treatment options. Prof. El Tahry performed a 6 month clinical fellowshi...
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Herbert Rooijakkers

Medical Advisor

Herbert Rooijakkers MD is neurosurgeon, specialized in brain surgery, spine surgery - minimal invasive techniques - epilepsia surgery, pediatric neurosurgery and pain. He works as a neurosurgeon in private practice in Chirec hospitals in Brussels and as a consultant neurosurgeon at University Hospi...
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