Virginie Maurel

R&D Manager at La Mesta Chimie Fine


Born in 1975 in Nice, South of France, I studio Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis to get a Master Chemistry degree. Then, I left in Marseille to study Organic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the ENSSPICAM then Ecole Centrale Marseille. I obtained my engineering degree Master Degree in Organic Chemistry in 1999.
In 1999, I joined La Mesta as trainee then as chemical engineer in the R&D laboratory. I worked at lab, Pilot and industrial scale on different batch processes.
In 2001, I moved to production as production manager during 10 years and then moved again as QA and Regulatory Manager in 2011.
In 2021, I came back to Development lab as Development manager, keeping also QA and regulatory.
In Development as well as in Production, I work with experts on handling a new and proprietary equipment of La Mesta Group: the Raptor®. Since it was in place in 2004, the team acquired expertise in continuous chemistry, design, process intensification from the laboratory to industrialization. As a CMO, we work on different projects for various customers in the field of Pharmaceuticals, F&F, cosmetics, and others. In 2022, 20% of our turnover was concerned by at least one step of synthesis handled in continuous flow.