BDC Lifesciences

Consulting firm

We bridge between business and science, start-ups and established companies, between East & West.

About us

Biotech Développement Conseils, BDC, was founded in 2002 by a group of forward-thinking experts with initial goal to help young innovative start-ups developing their business through high value strategic agreements and long term partnerships with top-notch industrial players.

Since its creation, BDC’s has grown to become an international consulting firm along with the worldwide expansion of its client’s portfolio. The sectors in which BDC is active go from biotechnology to pharmacy, diagnostics, human and animal health. BDC’s clients range from start-ups to established companies, VC’s and financial institutions that can either be private or public.
About us

Field of expertise

BDC supplies services for life sciences companies and investors.

Start-up companies

Asset evaluation and valuation

Business Development

Corporate development

Strategic Alliances


Mature businesses


Technological evalutation of innovations

Deal valuation

Due diligence

New market assessment



Christian Policard


Former executive vice-president of Sanofi in charge of diagnostic, agro-veterinary and capital development. Former executive vice-president of Institut Pasteur in charge of technology transfer, presently seating at the boards of several Life Science companies

Corinne Szilagyi


PhD in Biochemistry, MBA from HEC Business School, former lecturer in Advanced enzymology at Sherbrooke University, then Project Leader in pre-clinical development at Pfizer and Head of the Cellular screening unit, also VP R&D of Sepal Pharma, an oncology dedicated biotech.

Farid Bouzidi


Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biochemistry in Immunology from the French Atomic Agency and Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, MBA from EM-Lyon, France. Former Head of Business Development at AC Immune. Before, he was at Institut Pasteur and Roche. Certified in critical reading and interpretation of clinical trials for the medical practice

Bastien Lafargue


Biotechnology MS degree with a dual training in science and business. Bachelor degree in Biology from University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). Bastien acquired a good experience in project management and market analysis through the missions he handled during his multiple trainings and gathered expertise in business development, financial, and other subjects through the numerous and varied missions he worked on with BDC.

Matthieu Gourjon


Biotechnology MS degree with a dual training in science and business. Bachelor degree in chemistry for industry and healthcare from University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). Matthieu acquired many experience and knowledge in business development, financial, market and other subjects through the numerous and varied missions he worked on with BDC; in parallel he is currently working on an innovative Start-up creation project with objective to build and commercialize a breakthrough medical device.

Xiabing Chen Tissandier

Executive assistant

With a Master degree in English and American literature and civilisation from University Paris-Diderot 7, Xiabing gained work experience in an international environment by operating formerly as an office manager at the Paris based English company Intellilogica. She is thoughtful, organised and multilingual (in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, French, English and learning Spanish), and helps ensure a good daily and administrative functioning of BDC, by closely working with our appointed accounting firm, especially for the provision of data and material support.

Hernani Leitao

Juniot analyst

Engineer in Industrial Biology, Hernani has developed throughout his studies and trainings a unique sensitivity to business intelligence, business development and company creation and strategy. He joined BDC in 2016 to reinforce his skills, gain experience and overall brings his vision and energy to the team.

Max Herzberg

Associate in Israel

Founder and ex CEO of Orgenics Ltd, founder and former chairman of Israel National Biotechnology Committee, presently chairing the Technology Transfer Organisation of EMBL in Heidelberg, chairman of Sepal Pharma PLC UK, sitting on the board of biotech companies in Israel and Europe team

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182 avenue Charles de Gaulle Neuilly-sur-seine, France

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