The creation of BioMeca was evident, as the company was the meeting point for a multitude of factors. Even though we’ve had everything we needed to create a strong solution that corresponds to the market expectations and we were perfectly in tune with it, it is our dynamic of innovation that allows us to be more than just a fashion trend. This project fascinates me in all its facets, even accounting !
Schedule change every morning and require a lot of energy and rhythm, but there is life in this shack. It’s in that boiling atmosphere that I feel good. BioMeca has a little bit of a Spanish hostel feel to it! Everyone in the team comes with their own baggage, their own vision of the labor society. Young, older, tattooed bearded, etc. Here, we don’t care as long as there are competence and this affinity that we share on the fringes of science.
The applied research dimension has a practical use. By embarking on BioMeca, I have broken this infernal cycle in which I was going around in circles, and stopped simply repeating taks over and over again. Making our studies really serve people and their well-being is a social and moral reward that I will never regret having found. Even though what we do is very serious, at BioMeca we aren’t the quiet type and we laugh a lot but we never stop working and rolling up our sleeves. Entrepreneurship is like Fight Club… It takes this slight madness that pushes you to go where the punch is and be crazy enough to want to go back !
I’ve met BioMeca’s associates in laboratory, before being recruited to support the development with my skills in optical microscopy. This kind of opportunity doesn’t often come at the end of a Master’s degree. We’ve got along so well that the question didn’t even arise. The subjects covered are so diverse, ranging from proteoliposomes as well as to plants or skin explants. For a same project, you can comeback to it whenever and have to completely change the approach, but if biology were linear, you’d be bored.
My mission could be compared to opening a toolbox. Whether there’s a need for image analysis software, or a system to make measurements in atomic force microscopy, I lend a hand that loosens up! At BioMeca, I can’t remember if we ever said we’re stuck. At the same time, we’re great at the Escape Game…
Although I knew nothing about the company’s technologies, I’ve joined BioMeca as an intern because I was very keen to develop cosmetics division. It was my personal feeling that guided this choice, but also that everything had to be done ! I was afraid to understand nothing, but I was so well supported until I mastered atomic force microscopy and became head of skin biology. This position has been created for me and open up so many perspectives !
Analyses, manipulations, reports, technical meetings, everything is tailor-made… I am in a way the magician who has to constantly reinvent herself to create this “wow” effect for the client. At BioMeca, the spirit of discovery is very strong and the progress made is incredible. Everyone gives of themselves ! I can literally tear my hair out to test a new protocol !
After a year as consultant for BioMeca, and after a professional crush at the first meeting, I left a settled life in London to join the team and share my experience with this rough diamond ! On one hand, I hunt for prospects right up to congresses and scientific conferences. On the other hand, I transfer my skills, bringing structure, processes and my experience. I’m also the one who shakes things up because that it’s worth it !
BioMeca has science in its DNA : it comes at the right time, and has everything the market needs. And above all, two radically different partners ! Pascale’s enthusiasm, Julien’s responsiveness, the company’s vision, its objectives in healthcare field, and the growth of internal careers, etc… All of this never ceases to convince me !