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Christian Montalbetti Joins Inventiva as Head of Chemistry


5/22/2013 2:19:40 PM

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Daix, May 21 2013 – Inventiva, a French biotech company specialized in drug discovery partnerships in addition to developing its own proprietary pipeline, announced today that Dr. Christian Montalbetti has joined the company and will be based at Inventiva’s research center in Daix, near Dijon, France. As head of the chemistry department his responsibilities will include managing the medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, CADD and parallel synthesis groups.

Christian obtained his PhD at Université Pierre et Marie Curie. After completing his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, he joined Evotec in 1998, where he successfully led numerous medicinal chemistry projects in collaboration with major pharmaceutical and biotechs companies, covering diverse therapeutic areas.

Dr Pierre Broqua, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Inventiva, said: «Christian has collaborated with a large number of pharmaceutical and biotech companies during his tenure at Evotec. Inventiva will therefore benefit from his experience in setting up and managing discovery partnerships in addition to his medicinal chemistry expertise. This recruitment reflects our ongoing commitment to our partner’s success through the investment in the right people”

About Inventiva

Inventiva is a drug-discovery company specializing in research partnerships with pharmaceutical firms in diverse therapeutic areas such as Parkinson’s disease, immuno-inflammatory disorders, fibrosis and cancer. Inventiva advances research programs to pre-clinical stage by leveraging its longstanding expertise in nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetics. With a research centre based at Daix, near Dijon (France), Inventiva has more than 90 employees.

For more information on Inventiva, please visit the company’s website: www.inventivapharma.com

Media contacts

Inventiva

Frédéric Cren, CEO

Tel: + 33 (0)3 80 44 75 00

frederic.cren@inventivapharma.com

Brunswick

Benoît Grange

Tel: + 33 (0)1 53 96 83 83

inventiva@brunswickgroup.com



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