Clinatec research center
At Clinatec, senior experts from a variety of disciplines come together with trail blazers from the public and private sectors to develop new patient-centered therapeutic approaches. That’s what Clinatec is all about.
Clinatec, the Edmond J. Safra Research Center, is an innovative biomedical research facility hosted in Grenoble by the CEA, which brings together the expertise of the Fonds Clinatec, the CEA, the Grenoble Alpes University Hospital and Grenoble Alpes University. It brings together around a hundred researchers, healthcare professionals and administrative staff.
At Clinatec, the biomedical research and development chain is unbroken from basic science to biological and preclinical studies, medical device design, and, finally, clinical trials at our in-house clinical unit.
“It is exciting to see the latest technological advances in materials, microelectronics, embedded AI, and energy being applied in innovative ways to break through today’s therapeutic dead ends.”
The first one is a neurosurgeon. Together with Professor Pierre Pollak, he invented deep brain stimulation. His reputation is international. The second is head of technological research at the CEA. He has worked to boost Grenoble’s expertise in electronics and micro-nanotechnologies.
This meeting of the minds resulted in the creation of a unique new biomedical research center, Clinatec.
To amplify the resources needed for research projects, the Fonds Clinatec was created in 2014 and headed by Thierry Bosc. In the same year, a major support campaign was launched, chaired by Alain Mérieux, then by Thibault Lanxade in 2019.