« PrediSurge is the perfect balance between societal mission, technology challenges and economic ambitions. »
Bruno Virieux, CEO
From top tier academic research
to digital medicine products
PrediSurge is a spin-off company from the Biomedical and Healthcare laboratory of top tier engineering school Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne.
PrediSurge was founded in May 2017 in Saint-Étienne (France) to spread the innovative technology of predictive and patient-specific numerical simulation in to the cardiovascular communities, both physicians and devices manufacturers.
Patient-specific Digital Twin
Our idea has come up from the meeting of engineers, researchers and clinicians, to solve difficulties encountered during the process of aortic endovascular interventions.
Consequently, more than 8 years of academic research between the engineering school of Mines and Saint-Étienne University Hospital have resulted in a prototype of predictive patient-specific simulation – the digital twin. Since PrediSurge inception, this technology was improved, extended and validated to different anatomies.
Predictive simulation for precision medicine
Based on these promising results, PrediSurge had been founded to spread this highly valuable work among cardiovascular communities and for the benefit of the patient on a wide scale. Our strong collaborative setup is now dedicated to develop digital solutions for the medicine of the future.
PrediSurge obtains the “EU Quality Management System Certificate (MDR)” under the NEW European Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on Medical Devices.
PrediSurge among the 74 Europe’s high potential start-ups funded by the EIC (European Innovation Council).
The company offices moved from « Centre Ingénierie & Santé » to la « Grande Usine Créative » to be able to hire more collaborators.
Deeptech label by BPIFrance
FENSIM II Clinical study.
FESIM I Clinical study confirming technology performance.
PrediSurge is awarded innovation prize « Concours i-Lab 2018 » of 200 k€. A clinical study is conducted on fenestrated stent-grafts.
Jean-Noël Albertini, David Perrin, Stéphane Avril and Alban Molle found PrediSurge.
PrediSurge wins national awards « Prix PÉPITE » and « Concours Docteurs Entrepreneurs ». We raise private equity and public funding.
The entrepreuneurial project is incubed.
Stéphane Avril meets Jean-Noël Albertini and they start academic research projects on numerical simulation of aortic endovascular repair.
The Leadership Team
Co-founder, Chairman, CMO
Jean-Noël is vascular surgeon and one of the international key opinion leader on aortic endovascular repair. Academic research was conducted thanks to his impulse to benefit clinicians and patients in fine. Nowadays, he continues to lead Predisurge strategy and bring his clinical expertise.
David is engineer and defended his PhD thesis in 2015 on patient-specific simulation of aortic endovascular repair. He is the author and inventor of several publications and patents in this field. He acquired entrepreneurship and managerial skills to launch PrediSurge spin-off in 2017. Since 2020, he is CTO and manages product development teams to design decision-support software for cardiovascular interventions based on the numerical simulation technology.
Bruno is the CEO since December 2022. He joined PrediSurge after more than 20 years of experience in the medical technology sector. Specialist in Machine Learning and graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, he has worked on various cutting-edge projects in the health sector. His expertise and skills drive PrediSurge development and growth day by day.
Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs
Camille is the QA & RA Manager since 2019. With more than 15 years of experience as quality QMS, QA & QC and regulatory affairs manager, she drives PrediSurge to obtain certification and regulatory approvals.
Raphael is Product Manager. He joined PrediSurge in 2021, after 8 years working in a multinational healthcare company, where he had different roles in sales and engineering organizations, both in Europe and the USA.
R&D engineer & Scrum Master
Solenne is R&D engineer specialized in biomechanics during her PhD thesis. She joined PrediSurge in 2018 to apply her skills to serve patients, with predictive digital twin technology. She is at the heart of innovation development and has recently taken over the day-to-day management of the aortic project as Scrum Master.
R&D engineer & Scrum Master
Florian is R&D engineer and holds a PhD in image processing, having completed his thesis in 2019 on signal estimation within X-ray imagery, for which he secured a patent. Currently, he addresses image processing and artificial intelligence matters, while also overseeing the company’s cardiac division as Scrum Master.
PrediSurge is organised around 2 squads (or multidisciplinary teams) focused on 2 different clinical problems: the vascular squad and the structural heart squad.
These 2 squads are organised in a similar way and work according to the Agile method. They are composed of IT developers, R&D engineers and production engineers. A Core Team completes these two squads for quality, regulatory, project and product management, business development and clinical affairs.