Issues in Technology for Health

Health technologies refer to all the technological developments that are essential to biomedical progress, both at the fundamental level (observing and understanding the mechanisms of living organisms) and at the clinical level (transferring knowledge to therapeutic solutions). Four main areas are concerned: imaging, drug development,


The "Bellerophon Project" receives EU funding of €5.5 million to develop a vaccine against staphylococcus aureus

A consortium comprising Imaxio, the Jenner Institute (University of Oxford, UK), the European Vaccine Initiative and Preclin Biosystems was selected by the FP7 grant programme. The objective of the project is to bring the development of a vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus to a Phase I clinical trial Read More


Robots to replace doctors?

Increased pre-operative comfort, better view of the surgical field, greater precision... Robots in medical engineering are today able to provide important services to the medical profession, but also to ensure better patient care. The main objective of medical robotics is therefore to assist the medical gesture for an improvement in the quality of care.


Electronic tattooing to monitor our health

At the beginning of 2013, the sixth Netexplo Forum was held at the Palais de l'Unesco in Paris, inviting ten prize-winners-inventors to present their creations. This year, the jury of around 15 experts awarded a digital tattoo. It was "Electronic Tattoos", an electronic tattoo developed by Lu Nanshu, a Chinese scientist who was accompanied by her husband, a Chinese scientist.


When a fish starts chasing the pigeon...

In an article published by PLoS ONE, a French team comprising members of two joint research units (Laboratoire Evolution et diversité biologique - EDB, (CNRS/Univ Toulouse3/Ecole nationale formation agronomique) and Laboratoire d'écologie fonctionnelle et environnement - ECOLAB (CNRS/Univ Toulouse3/ INP Toulouse/ INRA) report an unprecedented predation behaviour


Water on Mercury!

Published November 29 in the science journal ScienceXpress, three articles analyzing data collected by the NASA Messenger spacecraft confirmed the long-standing hypothesis that water may be present on Mercury in the form of ice. Read More