People: Carmat SA (ALCAR.PA)
19 Dec 2014
Prof. Alain Carpentier is the Scientific Director of Carmat SA and was also appointed as a Independent Director of the Company on May 7, 2010. He is also a Chairman of the Company’s Medical Advisory Board and Scientific Advisory Board. He is Emeritus Professor at the Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris, where he founded and manages the Heart Transplant and Prostheses Laboratory. He is also a Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. As a member of the French Academy of Science and a winner of the 1998 Foundation for Medical Research Prize, he also received the Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research in 2007 in recognition of his two main contributions to the field: invention of the first valve bioprostheses (Carpentier-Edwards valves) and the development of techniques for plastic and reconstructive surgery of heart valves. Prof. Carpentier also serves as a Director of Fondation Singer Polignac and Association Recherche Scientifique de la Fondation Alain Carpentier, and Chairman of Academie des Sciences.
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