Meet the entrepreneur


Whether you are a (PhD-)student, a postdoc, or even an established professor, perhaps you have identified a problem that you feel driven to solve, but your plan is not to start your own business. Indeed, why creating a startup? Can you see yourself as a founder? Should you go alone? Why should you take the plunge? So many questions...

During this talk, Samuel Constant, former PhD student in Organic Chemistry at the Faculty, will share his own experience of entrepreneurship. You will also have the opportunity to discuss with him and ask him any questions you may have about this venture.

Speaker: Samuel Constant, Epithelix co-founder and CEO

About the speaker:

Dr. Samuel Constant is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Epithelix ( a Swiss biotech company specialized in tissue engineering.

Epithelix is a leader for in vitro assessment of drug efficacy and toxicity on human respiratory tract. Epithelix has developed unique 3D in vitro human airway tissues and testing services for studying pathologies like Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, Bacterial and Viral infections. Samuel is in charge of global management and business development of the company; he also deals with the external collaborations with private and public research groups.

Samuel and his teams have won 18 prizes for their scientific achievements, technological innovation and business development.


Apr 7, 2021