The company

AGV Discovery is a pharmaceutical company, developed according to a mixed model of pharmaceutical research and drug discovery services in rational drug design. In partnership with academic laboratories of Montpellier (CBS, INSERM UMR5048), the structure was created in 2013 and has currently its research laboratories inside the technopolis of Cap Alpha (Clapiers).

Cédric Boriès

Cédric Boriès obtained his chemical engineer degree in 2002 (Centrale Marseille) and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 2005 (University Paul Cézanne, Marseille). In 2007, he was co-founder and co-director of the company Azasynth, specializing in the design of new chemical entities for pharmaceutical companies. He held the position of Scientific and Technical Director for 3 years. In 2010, the company became Oribase Pharma, a biotechnology company, through a process of merger. He held the position of R & D chemistry Director for 2 years before co-founding AGV Discovery where he is currently president.

Medicinal Chemistry consultant
Jean-François Guichou

Jean-François Guichou obtained his engineer degree in 1997 (ENSCM, Montpellier) and his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2002 (University of Lausanne, Switzerland). In 2002, he joined the Centre for Structural Biochemistry (Montpellier) where he specializes in drug design that he teaches at the University since many years (X-ray crystallography, modelling, fragment based drug design). Jean-François Guichou is currently scientific consultant for the Company.

Pharmacology & Project Manager
Charline Duquenne

Charline Duquenne obtains her chemist engineer degree in 2010 (ENSCM, Montpellier)  and master of biology and health Research (Biomed specialty, drug course, University of Montpellier 2). After a formulation experience inside a big company (Unilever, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands), she pursues with a thesis in virology/immunology and gets her PhD diploma in 2013 at the Human Genetics Institute (IGH, Montpellier). This career development enables her to complete her multidisciplinary profile. She is now in charge of oncology projects inside the company.

Associate Medicinal Chemist

Clément Geoffroy

Clément Geoffroy received his degree in chemistry in 2009 (IUT, Montpellier) and works for chemical and pharmaceutical industries very early. Thanks to his enthusiasm and his voluntarism, he could approach the various aspects of research in drug discovery and the production of chemicals in this area. In 2013, Clément Geoffroy joined AGV Discovery in the medicinal chemistry department.



  • Décision d'agrément CIR2014-2016

    AGV Discovery a obtenu l'agrément "Crédit Impôt Recherche" pour les années 2014 à 2016....