University of Paris Sud
Patrick Couvreur is a Full Professor of Pharmacy at Paris-Saclay University, member of the Académie des Sciences and holder of the chair of “Innovations Technologiques” (2009-2010) at the prestigious « Collège de France ». Prof Couvreur's contributions in the field of drug delivery and nanomedicine are highly recognized around the world with over 550 publications (Google Scholar H-index 127 and 69,000 citations). He founded three start-up companies (Bioalliance, entering the stock market in 2005, Medsqual and Squal Pharma) and developed an anticancer nanomedicine reaching phase III clinical trial. His scientific contribution is recognized by numerous international awards. Apart from the Académie des Sciences, he is also member of 3 other national Academies in France (Medicine, Pharmacy and Technology) and is appointed as a foreign member of 4 other Academies (the US National Academy of Engineering, the US National Academy of Medicine, the Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia in Spain and the Académie Royale de Médecine in Belgium). By a decree of the President of the French Republic, Patrick Couvreur is appointed as “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”.