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Number 65: June 2021

Could neuroillumination be Clinatec’s new weapon against Parkinson's disease?

Could neuroillumination be Clinatec’s new weapon against Parkinson's disease?

Exposing degenerating neurons to near infrared light could slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. A preclinical trial of this approach in 2016 produced excellent results. The first patient in a new clinical trial was implanted with the neuron-illuminating device at Clinatec...

Number 64: April 2021

Silicon can emit single photons at 1.28 microns

Silicon can emit single photons at 1.28 microns

Irig was among the partners on a French national research agency (ANR) project that resulted in the on-demand emission of single photons in silicon at 1.28 µm, a wavelength used in telecommunications. They did it by introducing carefully-engineered defects into the...

Number 63: February 2021

For Intel and CEA-Leti the future is 3D

For Intel and CEA-Leti the future is 3D

CEA-Leti and Intel, the world’s largest foundry, signed a contract expanding their partnership into 3D-integrated processors for high-performance computing via a multi-year R&D program in Grenoble. Intel and CEA-Leti began working together on IoT and very-high-speed wireless communications in 2016. The company...

Number 62: December 2020

Avalun Covid-19 antigen test now on market

Avalun Covid-19 antigen test now on market

Startup Avalun, which calls the MINATEC High-Tech Building its home, released its Covid-19 antigen test a few days ago. This powerful growth driver will also help speed up the rollout of Avalun’s portable lab, LabPad® Evolution. At the start of 2020, Avalun...

Number 63: October 2020

Unprecedented start to 2020-2021 school year at Phelma

Unprecedented start to 2020-2021 school year at Phelma

Phelma was able to physically welcome first-year students to school on campus on September 11. With social distancing and other Covid-19 measures in effect, the first day of school was unlike any other. Three auditoriums were prepared (with every other seat left...

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