We are
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We are a global group of biotech innovators, rooted in Belgium, driven by one purpose: To transform how biotech drugs are made so everyone, everywhere, can get them.

Through cutting-edge bioprocessing and technology, we create transformative processes and platforms across drug discovery, development, and delivery.

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Our Focus?

Driving accessibility, affordability, and sustainability, we eliminate barriers for drug developers. Collaborating with the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, we pave the way for new vaccines and therapies targeting cancer, infectious diseases, and animal health.

With support from world-leading and mission-aligned stakeholders like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the European Investment Bank, and the Global Health Investment Corporation, we’re poised to make a difference on a global scale.

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Innovation at Univercells

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Sustainability

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At Univercells, sustainability isn’t an afterthought; it’s woven into our operations. Sustainability is a balance between maximizing societal impact, ensuring financial sustainability, and aligning with our Environmental, Social, and Governance commitments.

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People

Our team represents the markets we want to serve with scientists, experts and entrepreneurs from all over the world. With extensive experience and deep expertise in tech and bioprocesses, we have a track record of consistent customer success.

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Hugues Bultot

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Chief Executive Officer

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José Castillo

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Chief Technology Officer

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Kate Antrobus

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Chief Business Officer

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Vincent Vanderborght

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Chief Financial Officer

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David Louvet

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Chief Operating & HR Officer

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Tim Carlson

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President

“The innovative team that we have created is the real added value we have. Not the equipment or the buildings we own.”  

Vincent Vanderborght, CFO

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Stakeholders

As scientists and entrepreneurs, we generate value by bringing market-driven innovation to life.  

We embrace challenges. Where others see roadblocks, we find a way around them to create unique businesses. Our shareholders understand that, with a strong dynamic of long-time supporters welcoming new investors throughout various equity rounds.

Our diverse pool of stakeholders has played a crucial role in our successes, challenging us to go faster and further.

Belgian Sovereign and Regional Funds


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Selected Funders


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Other Lead Investors


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Hugues Bultot

Chief Executive Officer

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Hugues has a proven entrepreneurial track record of success as CEO of MaSTherCell, Artelis, and Kitozyme. He brings over two decades of leadership in Life Sciences and Biotechnology. Hugues is also the Vice-President SME of BioWin, the Health Cluster of Wallonia, Belgium. He holds degrees from UCL and Solvay Business School, along with certifications from ICHEC and MIT Sloan School of Management.

José Castillo

Chief Technology Officer

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Jose is recognized as a serial entrepreneur and prolific innovator in the biopharmaceutical industry. With a strong track record in innovative processes and design to make biotech drugs more affordable and accessible, he played a crucial role in creating the Nevoline platform.

Kate Antrobus

Chief Business Officer

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Kate champions business initiatives that consider global health and access as key drivers of sustainable value creation. With a background in leading healthcare initiatives that span drug development, international development and innovative finance Kate has advised diverse clients including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and sovereign states. She holds degrees from Oxford, Columbia and the London School of Economics.

Vincent Vanderborght

Chief Financial Officer

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Vincent brings over two decades of financial and supply chain leadership experience, notably with Pfizer and Zoetis. He is also a visiting professor at the Louvain School of Management. Vincent holds a Master’s in business engineering from UCL in Belgium.

David Louvet

Chief Operating & HR Officer

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David oversees Univercell's human resources, curating a team of passionate biotech innovators. With two decades of experience spanning human resources, operations, and project management, David drives performance improvement in a dynamic environment. Prior roles include stints at Pall LifeSciences, BNP Paribas Fortis, Allianz, Cofidis Belgium, and Deloitte. David holds a Master’s in human resources from Vlerick Business School in Belgium.

Tim Carlson

President

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Tim is a seasoned financial leader with extensive experience as CFO in listed companies and large scale industry (semiconductors, life sciences technologies), bringing strategic expertise in treasury, financial planning, and risk management. His career includes strategic roles at Campbell Soup Company and Ernst & Young. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and is a licensed CPA.