professional life of Jacques Bureau has been characterized by
an openness of mind towards new fields and challenges. After scientific
studies at high school, he decided to learn pharmaceutical science
to fulfil his interest in science as applied to human healthcare.
Very soon he completed his education at nearby public hospitals.
Finally he spent nearly 30 years in Hospices Civils de Lyon, at
first in clinical laboratories, then in various positions as hospital
He also acquired business experience since, when he was 31 years
old, he was appointed as general manager of a small company dealing
with reagents and instruments for clinical laboratories. More
recently he expanded his knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry
in the position of R&D and regulatory manager.
Born in 1945, he belongs to the computer generation. Always fascinated
by this new technology, which mimics the human brain, he learned
these new technologies as soon as they became readily available.
In the various positions he held he paid a lot of attention to
all the fields where computers could be used efficiently.