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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 o...
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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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Carole Monterrat

CFO

Carole Monterrat has a scientific background in the field of physiology, having received her PhD in molecular mechanisms of insulin release. After postdoctoral studies at UC Louvain in Belgium, Carole received an MBA, and continued her education in finance at the Solvay School in Brussels. She has e...
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Fabrice Jendly

VP of Manufacturing

Fabrice Jendly gained his BSc in mechanical engineering and postgraduate education in numerical analysis & information technology in Switzerland. He has amassed wide experience within the industry in medium, large, and start-up organizations. He has been involved in the medical devices s...
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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. ...
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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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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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Denis Gestin

Independent Director

Denis Gestin has over 30 years of experience in the management of medical device companies. He worked for more than 20 years at Abbott Laboratories (previously St. Jude Medical), where he occupied the positions of President of the International Division and then Senior Vice President of Glob...
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Enrique Vega

Independent Director

Enrique Vega holds a Master's Degree in industrial engineering from ICAI (Spain) and ESIEE (France). He started his career developing algorithms for CPAP devices to monitor and treat Sleep Apnea patients. After an MBA at INSEAD, he worked in the cardiology and heart...
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