Eric Riguet

Director, Medicinal Chemistry

Eric Riguet

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new”

— Albert Einstein

PhD, Organic and Organometallic Chemistry, Pierre and Marie Curie University
Current Affiliation
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After earning my European PhD in Paris and Marburg, I spent one year in London at Imperial College for postdoctoral research. After this academic experience I went into the pharmaceutical industry in 1999 at Laboratoire Lafon as a Senior Scientist in a CNS business unit. Then in 2004 I had an opportunity to join Addex Pharmaceuticals as a project leader in a CNS business unit. After two and a half years with my team was able to deliver two clinical candidates. In 2008, I was promoted to group leader in newly formed business units in metabolic and inflammatory disorders, where my team was able to get a very nice proof of concept in two in vivo diabetes type 2 mice models.

At the end of 2010, I launched my own business as a consultant in medicinal chemistry, where I was able to work with different structures on different projects in diverse domains. I was able to optimize activity and properties of compounds at different stages of the drug discovery process. Most of my experience comes from the biotechnology world. I know what the concept “starting from scratch” means.

I was drawn to Dewpoint’s exciting new approach and technology, the potential to develop future new compounds that we will be able to optimize, and the exceptionally friendliness and dynamism of the team. I like to make original things, and Dewpoint’s approach to drug development without preconceptions attracted me so much.

Away from work I like rugby, diy, and golf, and still compete with my kids 😊

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