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February 2015 Mina-News #33

MINATEC soon to get the keys to two brand-new buildings

The MINATEC campus will soon get 11,500 sq. m of additional space with the completion of two new buildings: the Competency Center Building (BCC), which will house 550 staffers, and the 700-capacity Phelma Auditorium and Conference Center. The Competency Center Building (BCC) will offer 10,000 sq. m of floor space on eight levels and will house some 550 staffers. CNRS teams will occupy the first floor, while CEA-Leti will move in to the rest of the building. The CEA-Leti executive suite will be...

December 2014 Mina-News #32

Leti sensors used in future bio-artificial liver

The EU FP7 d-LIVER project aims to develop a bio-artificial liver (BAL) support system for patients suffering from liver failure or awaiting a transplant. The project, launched in 2011, brings together a dozen partners, including CEA-Leti, which is supplying sensors for the real-time monitoring of ammonium ions. Leti’s sensors are currently accurate to within 8% to 10%, and the goal is to bring that margin of error down to 3% or 4%. At their present stage of development, the components offer the same...

October 2014 Mina-News #31

Start-up EnerBee: awards help finance growth strategy

Grenoble-based EnerBee, founded in early 2014, has won three awards over the past few months: a national prize for innovative start-ups, a global innovation award, and a connected objects award. The prize money supplements funds from investors and private-sector backers, giving EnerBee a total of €1 million to pursue plans to launch a pilot production run of 100 products for customer testing, hire five new employees (bringing the total to eleven at end-2014), and move from CIME Nanotech to new...

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