About us and the ID-NEST Medical inception.
ID-NEST grew out of an observation made in 2010 by Prof Nabil Chakfé that the available endoprostheses were not suited to the treatment of Aortic Arch aneurysms in the weakest patients.
In particular, the available endoprostheses were difficult to put in place at the branches. In addition, the systems used to interconnect “parent” endoprostheses and “branch” endoprostheses were not very effective and even fragile on occasion.
In 2010, Prof Nabil Chakfé designed a device that resolved the connection problem, using different approaches for the “parent” endoprosthesis and the “branches”.
Prof Bernard Durand, his scientific associate from more than 20 years, brought his mechanical expertise to bear to create an initial T-shaped stent prototype, made of two separate parts that could be connected in situ.
This system was easier to implement and the connection made presented far superior compliance.
In 2013, Dr Philippe Nicolini saw an excellent solution in the T-Shaped concept to treat indications of venous compressions with no effective solution: May-Thurner and nutcracker syndromes.
ID-NEST was incorporated in 2014
The decision to create ID-NEST Medical was made in 2014, after the concept had been refined during an incubation phase at SEMIA (incubator in Alsace).
Several players joined the project :
Christophe Tézenas du Montcel, who has been active in the project since 2010, brings more than 20 years of experience of the vascular implants markets acquired in a US group.
William Wiecek contributes as a specialist in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, with more than 25 years of experience in the Medical Device Industry.
In addition to these Operational Partners, the ID-NEST Medical team currently has two salaried employees :
Aude Petitjean, QA/RA Manager
David Contassot, R&D Manager.
Pr Nabil Chakfé
Founder of ID-NEST
Head of Vascular Surgery and Renal Transplantation Department
NHC Strasbourg, France
Dr Philippe Nicolini
Head of Vascular Surgery Departments
Clinique du Grand Large in Décines (France)
Clinique du Parc in Lyons (France)
Christophe Tézenas du Montcel
MBA – 20 years' experience in the implantable vascular medical devices sector
25 years' industrial experience in the implantable medical devices sector
Quality Assurance / Regulatory Affairs Manager
ISIFC Biomedical Engineer (University of Franche-Comté)
UHA Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
(University of Haute-Alsace)