CI is a non-profit foundation by Marie Curie, aimed at applying the progress of science to human health. It is at the heart of the Montagne Ste Genevive Campus, comprising the highest density of high excellence interdisciplinary research and education in France. It strongly promotes interactions between fundamental research and medicine, and is a European leader in this field.
Its active IP protection and exploitation policy has yielded several start-ups in the last years, among which FG. Macromolecules and Microsystems in Biology and Medicine (MMBM) is a joint lab of Curie Institute, University UPMC and CNRS. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is Third Party Contractor to CI.
CI includes a multidisciplinary team of about 35 persons, developing innovative tools for biology and medicine using research in physics and chemistry. Thus, the project is right in line of the group’s main interest.