Who Are We?

SherMATRIX Inc. was incorporated in February 2020 via love money funding with the goal to value the best results generated by Dr. Patrick Vermette’s research team, Faculty of Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke. From the start, SherMATRIX benefits from advice and services offered by the ACET (Accélérateur de création d’entreprises technologiques, Sherbrooke, QC). The two founding members are Dr. Denis Groleau and Dr. Patrick Vermette.

SherMATRIX wishes to offer to the medical community at large its expertise on tissue engineering, cell culture, biotechnological engineering and biochemistry, and the company aims at becoming a vital player in regenerative medicine. Along these lines, SherMARTRIX has already established several scientific collaborations with surgeons and health professionals of different disciplines.

SherMATRIX’ Structure

President: Dr. Denis Groleau
(B.Sc, M.Sc. Ph.D.)

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, and biotechnology consultant. Expertise in industrial microbiology and biochemistry, microbial fermentation technology, development and scale-up of bioprocesses as well as production and purification of macromolecules. He brings more than 40 years of experience both of fundamental and industrial nature covering a broad range of processes. Dr. Groleau has managed during 15 years one of the rare pilot plants in Canada (microbial fermentation and downstream processing). He has been involved in more than 200 industrial projects and interacted with over 70 industrial partners.

Vice-President: Dr. Patrick Vermette (B.Sc.A., Engineering, M.Sc.A. Ph.D.)

Full Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke. He was trained first as chemical engineer but, rapidly he has acquired internationally recognized expertise on the development and validation of various biomaterials and technologies covering both medical needs and regenerative medicine. In addition, for more than 20 years Dr. Vermette has designed numerous bioreactors and unit operations linked to various types of biomanufacturing approaches.