Tissium ( formerly 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.
Gecko’s first product (GB-02) is an innovative polymer for tissue healing, targeting cardiovascular reconstruction as an initial indication. The structure of GB-02 is tunable, allowing customization for various applications and tissues. Gecko’s biopolymers 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.
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.
Antoine Papiernik is a Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners, which he joined in 1997. Antoine has been an initial investor and active board member in public companies like Actelion, ProQR, Shockwave Medical, NovusPharma (then sold to CTI), Movetis (then sold to Shire), Mainstay, Pixium Vision and...