In recent years there has been a renewed interest in keeping captive aquatic organisms in captivity. The advent of modern aquariology techniques has made it possible to keep and even reproduce in the aquarium species of corals and fish that could not be kept alive until recently. This greatly contributed to the positive evolution of the aquarium market, which today makes it possible to raise a portion of coral reef at home. In addition, biomedical research is increasingly using aquatic organisms for public health issues. Thus, the zebrafish (Danio rerio) is used in almost all research centers around the world to better understand the physio-pathological phenomena related to certain diseases such as cancer. Finally, the pharmacopoeia is very frequently turned to certain organisms such as corals to isolate molecules of interest that will give place in the near future, the development of drugs.

Although there is undeniable interest in the maintenance of these aquatic organisms, the techniques related to their well-being have not evolved as quickly as the growth of this market. Nutritional solutions that meet the very specific needs of captive-bred fish are lacking and most of the products offered for sale do not achieve acceptable levels of survival and species reproduction rates. Worse than that, some brands, out of sheer ignorance, offer nutritional solutions or additives, detrimental to the overall health of the aquarium.

With this in mind, PLANKTOVIE has decided to offer to laboratories and the aquarium market nutrient solutions as well as additives for the maintenance of aquatic organisms in captivity.

Planktovie team


Cyril Lefranc – Corporate Engineer/Developer

Doctorate in computational fluid dynamics applied to biology.

Emmanuel Sobra

Emmanuel Sobra – Chairman

Notarial training in law and business law, with international experience.

eric rottinger

Eric Röttinger, PhD – scientific board

CNRS research director and team leader at the Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging in Nice (CNRS, INSERM).


Olivier Detournay, PhD – Founder, CSO

Doctorate in cancer immunology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.


Baptiste Roumezi – R&D Project Leader

Doctor in Microbiology and Biotechnology. His career has focused on the bioproduction of molecules from microalgae.


Niels Salmon – Marketing & Communication student

In charge of communications, marketing and sales management.


Eva Farinel – Science & Biology student

Responsible for the cultivation and maintenance of dinoflagellates.