Claudia Fromond Joins Inventiva as Head of Biology and Pharmacology
10/11/2013 9:46:28 AM
Daix, October 11 2013 – Inventiva, a French biotech company specialized in drug discovery
partnerships in addition to developing its own proprietary pipeline, announced today that Dr.
Claudia Fromond has joined the company and will be based at Inventiva’s research center in
Daix, near Dijon, France. As head of the biology and pharmacology department her
responsibilities will include managing the target validation activities, the screening team and
the pharmacology group.
Claudia Fromond is a pharmacologist by training with a strong background in the field of
cancer, inflammation, immunology and respiratory diseases. After completing her
postdoctoral fellowship at Pasteur Institute, she worked for Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi,
Thrombogenics in various senior positions and contributed to the discovery of both NCE and
NBE. Claudia has also widely published in highly rated journals including Science, Nature
Medicine, Nature Reviews, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and
Journal of Immunology.
Dr Pierre Broqua, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Inventiva, said: «We are
extremely pleased to add Claudia to our management team. Her expertise, especially in the
field of oncology and auto-immune disorders will be extremely valuable both for our partners
and our internal programs
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
Frédéric Cren, CEO
Tel: + 33 (0)3 80 44 75 00
Tel: + 33 (0)1 53 96 83 83
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