By: Jérôme Bouffel, ViroGates

suPAR News Vol. 3, June 2020

Papa Gueye, MD, PhD, (Fig. 1, left) is heading the Emergency Medical Service Martinique French West Indies at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Martinique (Fig. 2). He is also President of the Collège Carribéen de Médecine d’Urgence and of the 5ème Congrès des Urgences et SAMU des Outre-Mers.

The CHU of Martinique is a public hospital comprising seven sites whereof three sites include laboratory activity. One of the Core Labs, located at the hospital Pierre Zobda Quitman in Fort-de-France, is well equipped with a fully automated Abbott production line. Mael Padelli (Fig. 1, right) is one of the biochemists and PhD researchers in this laboratory.

Dr. Gueye has always been interested in new biomarkers. He discovered suPAR in the peer-reviewed literature and was further convinced about suPAR’s potential at the National French Urgences conference in Paris in 2019. Together with Prof. Yann-Erick Claessens, Head of the ED at Monaco Hospital, he joined the ViroGates booth to discuss the potential of suPAR in emergency triage.