OUR COMPANY

Dedicated to the development and commercialization of a unique biopolymers platform

Created in 2013 Gecko Biomedical is a privately owned medical device company based in Paris, France that is dedicated to the rapid development and commercialization of a unique biopolymers Platform.

Those polymers, biodegradable and biocompatible elastomers are derived from world-class research and intellectual property from the laboratories of Pr Robert Langer (MIT) and Pr Jeff Karp (Brigham and Women’s Hospital), who co-founded the company alongside Christophe Bancel and Bernard Gilly from the iBionext Network.

Gecko’s platform is based on proprietary biopolymers with unique chemical and physical properties, including high viscosity, hydrophobicity and fast “on demand” curing for precise local delivery and in situ adhesion. The platform is fully industrialized and highly versatile, with potential novel applications in other fields of tissue reconstruction, such as guided tissue repair and localized drug delivery.

 

Management

Board of Directors


Scientific advisors


Investors

Sofinnova Partners is a leading European venture capital firm specialized in Life Sciences. Based in Paris, the firm brings together 12 highly experienced investment professionals from all over Europe, the US and China.

Bpifrance, a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts and the French State, a trusted partner for entrepreneurs, supports companies from start-up to their listing on the stock market, through credit, guarantees and equity.

CM-CIC Capital Innovation is specialized in investment and support for high-potential growth companies, with strong technology expertise, in the first stages of their development. It finances firms positioned on sectors such as life sciences, and industrial innovations or environment.

Omnes Capital is a major player in private equity, with a commitment to financing SMEs. With €1.9 billion in assets under management, Omnes Capital provides companies with the capital needed to finance their growth. Omnes Capital, was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole until it March 2012.

CapDecisif Management is a management company investing in high-potential innovative companies in the sectors of information and communication technology, life sciences, energy and the environment, mainly in the Paris region. Its team was brought together in 2001 and has remained intact since.