Sacha Loiseau

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Mauna Kea Technologies

Sacha is the co-inventor of the probe-based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy technology and conducted the development of the Cellvizio product line, raising over € 120m with private and public investors, including €56.5m through an IPO in July 2011 on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange. In 2013, Sacha was named co-lead of France's Re-industrialization Plan for Medical Devices by the French President and then a member of the Committee for the Future of Medicine. Sacha has served as a mentor of the Polytechnique-Stanford Ignite Program for young MedTech entrepreneurs for several years. Sacha was instrumental in the foundation of the association Medtech in France, of which he is Vice-President.

Sacha started his career at the National Center for Space Studies (CNES) in Toulouse and at the Paris Observatory, then joined NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, as a research scientist. Sacha is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Optical Instrumentation from University Paris-Diderot. He is the author of multiple scientific papers and holds 7 international patents and was the 2018 recipient of the Marius Lavet Prize.

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  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Current role

  • Founder & Chairman