Atonco announces today that Sylvain Fanier, Msc. EMBA, will succeed Professor Jean-François Chatal as President as of March 16, 2020.

Sylvain Fanier has spent his career overseeing and leading the development of several global medical innovations in the healthcare sector. He brings to the company his leadership in strategy, global business perspective and financing, acquired over the past 30 years in large corporations such as Johnson and Johnson and CR Bard and in medical startups. Specialized in disruptive medical innovation, he has accompanied the success of innovative companies such as Lemerpax, Cardioinsight, Sonoscanner, Soundbite Medical Solutions, Surgivisio and Med-Innov through his consulting company, Novariver.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a master’s degree in biology with a physiology option from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse. He also holds an EMBA from ESSEC, Paris, France.

Sylvain is a member of the Board of Directors of Soundbite Medical Solutions Inc (Montreal, Canada), and of Ecential Robotics SAS (Grenoble, France).

Jean-Pierre Cabocel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “I am delighted that Sylvain is taking on the position of President. I am confident that he will play a key role in the development and success of Atonco. I am also delighted that Jean-François Chatal will remain involved in our developments as co-founder and Medical Director.

“It is an honor to be named President of Atonco,” added Mr. Fanier. “With the support of the management team and talented and experienced advisors, we will optimize our development, strengthen our organization and partnerships to ensure the growth of Atonco.”


ATONCO is a privately held French company developing molecularly targeted radiopharmaceuticals for oncology applications. Stemming from the world-class nuclear medicine cluster in Nantes, ATONCO and its partners are committed to the clinical use of alpha-emitting radionuclides, in particular astatine-211 (²¹¹At).

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