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March 2020

Banook Group welcomes Turenne Santé as new investor, alongside the management

Funds obtained will enable the European leader in cardiac safety to continue its…
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May 2018

Webinar : Advances in cardiovascular diagnostic devices for clinical trial

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018  6:00 PM CEST (Central European Time) UTC/GMT + 2…
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April 2017

Event Participation 2017

Banook Group will attend the following exhibitions. Let’s meet there!
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February 2017

Cardiabase by Banook Group opens subsidiary in Montreal, Canada

Group strengthens its presence in North American market, aiming for 30% growth in…
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March 2015

Banook Group - New branding announcement

Cardiabase/Banook Central Imaging becomes Banook Group - New branding announcement.
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March 2014

Webinar: Imaging anti-cancer treatment response at a preclinical and clinical stage

Use of imaging in oncology clinical trials is mainly based on morphological evaluation…
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Mission & strategy > Our governance > Scientific board

Our governance

For each level of our governance, the key words are strong experience and motivation to further research and knowledge.

Scientific board

Pr. Olivier Lucidarme

Olivier Lucidarme is a Professor of Radiology at Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC-Paris VI). Since 1993 he has held a position as a radiologist specialized in oncologic imaging and abdominal imaging at la Pitié Salpêtrière hospital in Paris. Pr Lucidarme earned his PhD degree in 2003 for his research on functional imaging of angiogenesis performed at UPMC and the research imaging lab at the Hillcrest Hospital in San Diego (University of San Diego-California, USA).
Pr Lucidarme is currently in charge of oncologic imaging using CT, MRI, Ultrasound and contrast enhanced Ultrasound in clinical practice. He is particularly involved in clinical research concerning the assessment of tumor response using morphologic or functional imaging. He is also involved in translational research in angiogenesis imaging particularly using dynamic contrast enhanced ultrasound or MRI (Functional imaging lab, INSERM unit 678). Pr Lucidarme is a member of the International Cancer Imaging Society, European Society of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology.

Pr. Jean-Charles Soria

Jean-Charles Soria is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at South-Paris University. He is a tenure-track and full time cancer specialist at Institut Gustave Roussy (IGR). Dr Soria trained as a medical oncologist and obtained the Silver Medal from Paris Medical School in 1997. He gained a PhD degree in the fundamental basis of oncogenesis in 2001 and completed his training with a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
Pr Soria is currently Head of the Phase I Program at Institut Gustave Roussy and is a member of the lung cancer unit with a focus on targeted therapies. His main research interests are: early clinical development, phase I trials across solid tumors, pharmacodynamic biomarkers and lung cancer. He is also involved in translational research aspects related to tumor progression notably in lung cancer models (INSERM unit 981). Dr Soria was a member of ESMO executive committee from 2008 to 2009, and serves as an ASCO committee member since 2006. He has contributed to over 230 peer-reviewed publications, including publications as first or last author in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Pierre Maison-Blanche

Senior Advisor – Cardiac safety


Dr. Maison-Blanche is an internationally recognized expert in non-invasive cardiac electrophysiology. Among his many achievements, he organized the first ECG Laboratory at Lariboisière Hospital under the leadership of Philippe Coumel.


He has published extensively in leading international journals on electrocardiography, electrophysiology and cardiac arrhythmias. He is a member of numerous professional societies and boards including the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology.

Dr. Maison-Blanche has extensive experience in the scientific, clinical and regulatory aspects of electrocardiography in clinical trials. In1998, he established the Centralized ECG Services Department for MDS Pharma Services in Paris (France) and chaired the MDS ECG Advisory Board from 2002 to 2006. From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Maison-Blanche was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Bio Medical Systems (St. Louis, Missouri, USA).

He has participated in several meetings with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and serves as an adviser on ECG issues to many pharmaceutical companies. He is currently a member or Chairman of several data monitoring committees in ongoing clinical trials.