Leti, an Institute of CEA Tech, and ARaymondlife*, a manufacturer of customized devices and consumables for the IVD industry today announced a joint initiative to accelerate the development and manufacturing of innovative medical devices, especially in the field of microfluidic cartridge analysis.
The initiative, based on experiences from ongoing projects, will focus on cartridges that enclose portable bio-med systems that enable sample analysis where the patient is dramatically reducing both the time to see the results and the cost of an analysis.
More broadly, Leti and ARaymondlife will collaborate on future projects that capitalize on their complementary strengths. Leti has joined the network of selected partners initiated by ARaymondlife according to their know-how and capabilities to guide its product-development projects, and ARaymondlife is a preferred partner for the development platform of medical devices that Leti has recently established.
“This partnership combines our competencies in ways that will significantly speed the development and time-to-market of analytical tools and systems for Leti’s partners and ARaymondlife customers,” said Leti CEO Marie Semeria. “It also capitalizes on the technological diversity of the local ecosystem and underscores the Grenoble region’s excellence in medical technology.”
By combining their complementary strengths, the partners expect to support the development of turnkey solutions for companies that want to introduce new products in the medical technology industry, but require additional analytical resources, technical competencies or manufacturing tools.
“The strict standards and high costs for developing medical devices require that prototypes used for clinical testing not only meet quality regulations, but that also are almost identical to the final product,” said Philippe Daurenjou, ARaymondlife Commercial Director. “This partnership with Leti uses our complementary strengths to meet those requirements effectively and cost efficiently, and make our customers more competitive.”
The two partners anticipate working together on projects that will combine Leti’s expertise in developing analytical protocols with Araymondlife’smanufacturing capacity. On those projects, ARaymondlife would be involved very early in the development cycle to check the viability of the proposed solution in the manufacturing processes. The team will make modifications to improve the reliability of the product and reduce production costs, as needed.
In addition to its med-tech uses, Leti’s technology also is well-suited for rapid and cost-effective onsite analysis in environmental, agricultural and veterinary applications.
ABOUT LETI (FRANCE)
As one of three advanced-research institutes within the CEA Tech, Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and production of micro- and nanotechnologies that improve the lives of people around the world. It is committed to creating innovation and transferring it to industry. Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has launched 54 startups. Its 8,500m² of new-generation cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices. With a staff of more than 1,800, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo. Follow us at www.leti.fr and @CEA_Leti.
ABOUT ARAYMONDLIFE & ARAYMOND NETWORK
ARaymondlife draws on its expertise in the plastics industry to design and produce parts suited to the human and animal healthcare industries. Specialized in plastic injection molding, bi-injection, thermoplastic and silicone, the company is equipped with automated industrial equipment and ISO 7 certified cleanrooms. ARaymondlife expertise leans on a multidisciplinary team, experienced in In Vitro Diagnosis in human and veterinary biology. ARaymondlife is involved in every stage of its customers’ project development, from understanding the need to final production. The team of 30 employees is member of the ARaymond Network, international expert in fastening and assembly solution. It counts 5,900 collaborators worldwide and that celebrated in 2015 the 150th anniversary of the Company’s foundation. ARaymondlife is based in Saint-Égrève, France, in the Grenoble, Isère region. Visit www.araymond-life.com.
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