3 French Bioentrepreneurs are Awarded for Being Stubborn

07/01/2016 - 3 minutes

Building a company is extremely difficult and obstination is sometimes needed to reach success. The organisation, France Biotech, has given a price to the founder of Innate-Pharma, OSE Pharma and Effimune for their respective success. Why?

From left to right, Hervé Brailly, CEO & Founder of Innate-Pharma, Denis Lucquin, Managing Director of Sofinnova Partners, Maryvonne Hiance, Founder & CEO Effimune, and Dominique Costantini, Founder & CEO OSE Pharma. Here’s a short profile for each of these French biotech companies, which have vast expertise in Immunotherapies for a range of indications.


Hervé Brailly – Innate Pharma

Innate-Pharma is a successful immune-oncology Biotech company based in Marseille, in the South of France. It counts 112 employees and is developing the next generation of monoclonal antibodies against cancer. It has signed massive deals with BMS, Novo-Nordisk and more recently, AstraZeneca.

I visited the company in 2012 during our first documentary in France and I was impressed by its campus in the middle of the “

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