Flen Pharma develops wound care that speeds up the healing process and helps patients feel more comfortable.
In 1992, Philippe Sollie's friend’s daughter got badly burned at a barbecue and was allergic to traditional ointments. “From that moment I had to find a solution,” says Philippe, a pharmacist. 8 years of research later he perfected Flamigel, which helps burns to heal fast.16 years on Philippe is managing director of Flen Pharma, a once Belgian and now international firm based in Antwerp. With EU support, [rest of sentence missing: Partly thanks to the support of the European Union, Philippe has created 78 jobs with his company. But the impact he makes with Flen Pharma extends far beyond.]It carries out research that puts patients first. For Philippe, “helping patients with your own product is the best thing you can do.”Philippe is driven to keep looking for ideas to help patients, not only in Europe but also in countries like the United States, Australia and China. “With so many unmet needs and opportunities, how can you not do anything?” he says.