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Our History

Founded in 2014 by two entrepreneurs with complementary skills, Synergia Medical aims to develop a technological platform which could benefit the next generation neurostimulation devices. It relies on a seasoned management team with extensive experience in developing implantable neurostimulators.

In just a few years' time, the company became ISO13485 certified and tests its first prototypes in preclinical studies.

Supported by private investors and public research grants, the company has quickly expanded to a team of eighteen 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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Guillaume de Viron

CFO

Guillaume followed the cursus of Commercial Engineering at the Namur University. He then combined 6 years of consulting with Deloitte Strategy and Operation and more than 10 years as CFO for different start-ups in Biotech (Univercells, Masthercell, OncoDNA, etc). He has a strong experience in strate...
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Sophie Baratte

Chair of the board and Independent Director

Sophie Baratte was the General Manager of Johnson & Johnson France and the Sorin Group, before becoming the CEO of CitoxLab in 2009. She then continued her career as EMEA S&M VP for Lifecell and as CEO of Cellnovo Group. She has a good experience in the US Market and a good understanding of ...
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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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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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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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Els Hubloux

Director

Els Hubloux is a Partner at Newton Biocapital Partners. She has over 23 years of experience in the life sciences sector, of which 17 years as a venture capital professional. She has also acted as CFO of a diagnostics start-up and has been a director of a number of life sciences and medtech companies...
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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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