PARIS – Grapheal SAS, of Grenoble, France, is developing a new generation of dressings integrating an embedded electronic biosensor. The Grapheal device consists of monolayer graphene on a polymer layer 0.3 nanometers thick. “This noninvasive embedded device collects data from the wound. The wireless e-health wound monitoring system, or smart patch, remotely reports the status of chronic wounds to the care team,” Vincent Bouchiat, co-founder and CEO at Grapheal, told BioWorld MedTech.
PARIS – Dentressangle Initiative SAS, of Lyon, France, is in talks to buy a majority stake in Marle International Holding SAS, an orthopedic implant contract manufacturer. The acquisition is said to be worth $880 million, although Dentressangle has not confirmed this amount. “We are looking forward to supporting the management team in achieving its long-term goal for Marle, of offering higher value-added services to its clients and pursuing target acquisitions,” Thierry Coloigner, managing partner for mid and large cap at Dentressangle, told BioWorld MedTech.
PARIS – A French research consortium bringing together the firm Cap Gemini SE, the Traumabase (traumabase.eu) network, the AP-HP group of 39 teaching hospitals in the Paris region, the École Polytechnique, the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), is developing the first AI decision-making tool for managing patients with severe trauma in their first 24 hours.
PARIS – Myriade SAS reported the commercial launch of its Videodrop technology at the second congress of the French Society of Extracellular Vesicles (FSEV) held in October in Nantes. This new nanoscale imaging technique captures all nanoparticles ranging from 30 nm to 10 μm in a droplet of solution (5-10μl volume), without initial data labeling.
PARIS – Clinatec Research Center, of Grenoble, France, is heralding the publication of results from its Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Exoskeleton clinical trial in the journal Lancet Neurology. Its semi-invasive medical device, Wimagine, has enabled a quadriplegic patient to move by transmitting signals emitted by his brain to an exoskeleton. This is the first proof of concept for control of a four-limb exoskeleton by a neuroprosthesis.
PARIS – Incepto Medical SAS, of Paris, raised $6.2 million from three French venture capital funds – Axa Venture Partners, Bpifrance through its Patient Autonome Fund, and Cap Decisif – to develop its artificial intelligence (AI) medical imaging platform. "This funding round is a first step toward accelerating [the] rollout of our [AI] medical imaging solutions on a grand scale throughout France," Incepto CEO Antoine Jomier told BioWorld MedTech.
PARIS – Microlight3D SAS, based in La Troche, France, is about to receive a $900,000 grant from the EU to develop new 3D printer technology dedicated to treating acute wounds and chronic ulcers that do not heal. "It's about developing a novel process based on ion-releasing biomaterials promoting angiogenesis for skin regeneration," Denis Barbier, optoelectronics laser specialist and CEO of Microlight3D, told BioWorld.