Dr. Goutier
Wouter Goutier, Ph.D.

Founder & Managing Director

In March 2012, Wouter Goutier founded Goutier Laboratories, a drug discovery company focused on natural products.

Goutier Laboratories is managed by Wouter Goutier where he ensures meeting patients, scientific and business needs. Goutier has over 13-years of experience across the pharmaceutical value chain gained at Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Abbott, Dr. Reddy's, Sunovion and Janssen (the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson). During his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership within translational neuroscience and cardiometabolic research and specialty therapeutics.

Goutier has developed and been a major contributor to over half a dozen compounds that have moved from preclinical drug discovery into development. He has gained end-to-end pharma experience from early target identification, through clinical development, to market launch. His interest in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and natural products originated when he was a young teenager and set up his first lab in his parents garage back in 1999. In 2012 he founded Goutier Laboratories, a now privately-held Swiss-based pharmaceutical company.

Goutier is (co-)author of over 10 peer-reviewed scientific publications and patent applications and was awarded his doctorate in neurosciences from the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM, Dept. of Chemistry), Ireland.