Jérôme  Lafrenière

Jérôme Lafrenière

Technical consultant, Patents

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Diplomas

  • Short graduate program – Legal matters for engineers, École de technologie supérieure (2015)

  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, concentration in Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal (2011)

Profile

French version is available here.

Jérôme Lafrenière began his career after graduating from École Polytechnique de Montréal with a Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree, with a specialization in Biomedical Engineering. He later completed his academic training by completing a Judicial Affairs for Engineers graduate program at École de technologie supérieure, also in Montréal. During a six-year involvement with a start-up company, Jérôme gained unique experience in managing innovation. His areas of expertise include life sciences technologies, regulatory affairs and computer-assisted design and manufacturing technologies.

Before joining BCF, Jérôme was Director of Operations and Regulatory Affairs at V2R Biomedical, a company specializing in cutting edge guided surgery solutions. Having joined the company at a very early stage of its existence, he collaborated with its founders to industrialize and commercialize the company’s patented technology while building upon it. Over the years, Jérôme became responsible for overseeing the company’s production process, including activities outsourced to collaborators based in the United States. In parallel, he led several R&D projects in industrial, academic and clinical contexts. Acting as the main technical resource, he played a key role among the company’s top management group in entering a decisive partnership with the global leader in the dental implantology market.

Career highlights

  • Contributed to improving methods of oral & maxillofacial treatment through the development of novel surgical and prosthetic technologies in collaboration with clinical experts;

  • Managed development, production and distribution activities, leading to commercialization of medical devices in the Canadian and American markets in a heavily regulated context;

  • Fulfilled a key role in the growth of a start-up company and in the establishment of a strategic partnership with the global leader in dental implant treatment technologies.

Professional affiliations

  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)

Conferences

  • 10th World Biomaterials Congress, May 17-22 2016, Montréal, Canada. General Session – Biomaterials in dental applications, Conference titled « Manufacturability of Custom Endosteal Dental Implants by Selective Laser Melting »

Publications

  • Lafreniere J., Brailovski V., Timercan A., Poirier M., Wagnac É. (2016). Manufacturability of Custom Endosteal Dental Implants by Selective Laser Melting. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. Conference Abstract: 10th World Biomaterials Congress. doi: 10.3389/conf.FBIOE.2016.01.01819

Contact

514 787-4747
jerome.lafreniere@bcf.ca

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Assistant(s)

Virginia Delgado

514 397-6699 #3470
virginia.delgado@bcf.ca

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