Health Technologies

This Institute coordinates research in the field of technologies that are essential to biomedical progress in both fundamental and clinical terms.

Scientific and industrial challenges

The Institute adopts a transdisciplinary and translational approach, bringing into contact, upstream, researchers and engineers from very different domains (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, IT, electronics, nanotechnology, etc.) and downstream physicians and manufacturers.

Each field has its own challenges:

ImagingThe main challenges are to increase the sensitivity and definition of the images obtained, speed up data analysis, improve image reconstruction and reduce the doses of radiation emitted to patients for radiation examinations.

Drugs The challenges here include improving screening effectiveness, evaluating the toxicity and bioavailability of possible drugs early on, and simplifying and accelerating the time it takes for drugs to be developed.

Biotechnologies, bioengineeringOne of the major objectives is to develop early diagnostic tests, in vitro and in vivo, which are specific to and reproducible for new diseases or diseases for which diagnosis is currently at too late a stage.

Surgery and interventional techniquesThe main breakthroughs will particularly focus on the reliability, biocompatibility and performances of these technologies, miniaturization and automation of interventional tools, and software programs that create images of the operation sites.