About us

“We are addressing one of humanity’s urgent need: a quick access to highly versatile and efficient vaccines”

Dr. André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, President & CEO, Founder

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Why LinKinVax ?

LinkinVax’s ambition is to disrupt vaccine development using a unique dendritic cell-targeting vaccine platform.

Existing vaccines technologies prove to be efficient but slow to develop needing to start over for every new disease or even variant.

In a world facing fast evolving pathogens and growing risks of recurring epidemic outbreaks, we need a faster, more agile, alternative.

LinKinVax aims at creating a universal, safe, enduring, vaccines platform allowing the fast development of a wide range of vaccines against multiple pathogens.

Worlwide presence
Science

“Bringing the right antigen to the right activated cell, our solution generates a wide range of novel DC-based vaccines candidates, both preventive and therapeutic”

Pr. Yves Lévy, Vice-President, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Founder

Based on a Nobel Prize winning discovery, the vaccines platform is a proven, easy to produce, monoclonal antibody targeting dendritic cells to trigger an immune response. It addresses specific pathogens through antigens modulation.

Combination of a fixed vessel and a modulated antigen significantly hastens the development of a vaccine for new or mutated pathogens.

 

Four clinical trials of novel vaccines are already planned: two against HIV – a preventive and a therapeutic one – one against HPV linked cancer and another one against SARS-CoV-2.

Team & skills

“As a biotech startup fast-tracking vaccine development from basic science to market, LinKinvax unites the best of both worlds.”

Rémi Gaston-Dreyfus, Founder and serial entrepreneur

LinKinVax is at the crossroads of two worlds where Moore’s law meets biotechnology to bring breakthrough innovations to the market.

Born out of the meeting of André-Jacques Auberton and Yves Lévy, the project uses cutting-edge industrial and business models from the tech industry to boost vaccine research, development, testing and production.

A tech industry pioneer

Dr. Auberton-Hervé

André-Jacques

President & CEO, Founder

President & CEO, Founder

Cofounder and long-term President and CEO of Soitec, a world leading company in semiconductors technologies.

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A prominent physician-scientist

Pr. Lévy

Yves

Vice-President, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Founder

Vice-President, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Founder

General manager of the Vaccine Research Institute (VRI), MD, PhD and Professor of clinical immunology specializing in vaccines.

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An independent entrepreneur and investor

Gaston-Dreyfus

Rémi

Founder and serial entrepreneur 

Founder and serial entrepreneur 

Lawyer, serial entrepreneur and investor in the tech, biotech, cultural and real estate industries.

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Margot

Corinne

Chief corporate development officer

Chief corporate development officer

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Pincemin

Pascal

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Partner of Deloitte until 2018, Pascal Pincemin now serves as a trusted advisor to senior management teams and holds independent directorships…

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Kernevez

Nelly

Chief Public Affairs Officer

Chief Public Affairs Officer

Nelly Kernevez is a independent consultant in the field of public funding of innovation. 30 years’ experience in technology and innovation…

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Roussouly

Fabien

Chief Transformation Officer

Chief Transformation Officer

Fabien Roussouly has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic projects and program management. He is CEO of a project management engineering and consulting group that he founded in 2000…

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Dr. Centlivre

Mireille

Chief R&D Officer, Founder

Chief R&D Officer, Founder

Mireille Centlivre, PhD, is the Chief Operating Officer of the VRI. She is in charge of the scientific coordination and (national and international) projects’ follow up between the director of the VRI and the 17 international teams of the VRI…

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Hanot

Laurent

Chief Operations & Partnerships Officer, Founder

Chief Operations & Partnerships Officer, Founder

After 17 year’s experience in leading consulting firms dealing with organization, people, finance and business development…

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Partnering
& featured deal

A unique network of public and private partners

LinKinVax operates within a stable network of leading scientific institutions, pharmaceutical companies and university hospitals.

With a binding contract with the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) as institutional coordinator and the Vaccine Research Institute (VRI) as scientific leader, LinKinVax secured access to a unique patent portfolio; an international network of clinical facilities; and world leading industrial subcontractors.

LinKinVax operates within a stable network of leading scientific institutions, pharmaceutical companies and university hospitals.

With a binding contract with the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) as institutional coordinator and the Vaccine Research Institute (VRI) as scientific leader, LinKinVax secured access to a unique patent portfolio; an international network of clinical facilities; and world leading industrial subcontractors.

Company responsability

“We cannot pretend to protect life if we harm it in any other way. LinKinVax’s approach of ethics is strong and simple : do the right thing.”

Rémi Gaston-Dreyfus, Founder and serial entrepreneur

Along with our partners, we are committed to the highest standards of compliance, openness and responsibility regarding the way we conduct biological and medical research.

Clinical research involving animal and human subjects remain critical in developing new vaccines. We chose to go beyond respecting international, European and French legal rules to submit every research project to the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)’s Ethic Committee before going ahead.

Every step of our research program is conducted following good practice and regulatory standards ensuring scientific integrity and patient safety.

As a data intensive activity, our research also follows an ethical approach to the treatment and protection of personal information. We take pride in knowing that any person participating in our research fully understands her contribution to the greater good and the process involved.

Detailing our methods and publishing our work is key to remain accountable for every part of our activity.

Besides research ethics, we are also committed to building a sustainable, inclusive and emancipating company.

MILESTONES
1973

Dendritic cells Discovery by Ralph Steinman

1973
2011

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptative immunity by Ralph Steinman, Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffmann

2011
2011

Creation of the Vaccine Research Institute (VRI) on dendritic cell-targeting vaccines by Yves Lévy 

2011
2020

Discovery of a second-generation vaccine against SARS-CoV-2

 

2020
Decembre 2020

Creation of biotech start-up Linkinvax by André-Jacques Auberton, Yves Lévy and Rémy Gaston-Dreyfus

French Vaccine Laboratory
Decembre 2020
2021

SARS-CoV-2, HIV and HPV linked cancer vaccines going through clinical trial

 

2021

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