25 shared-use platforms providing concrete technological solutions
Genopole’s "platforms" provide access to technological equipment and the know-how that goes with them. They afford the biocluster’s laboratories and companies great support for their R&D by making more than 600 devices available to them on a shared use basis. In that offer are routine devices, but also state of the art technologies well out of the financial reach of any one entity. Genopole’s technological platforms play a vital role in making the biocluster attractive for new public or private teams.
An offer that adapts to changing technological needs
In 2021, Genopole committed more than €2 million to its shared-use technological platforms, with the primary goal of keeping its offer at the state-of-the-art level to best respond to the changing needs of actors at the biocluster. Thereto, the Genopole Enterprises/CCIE incubator benefited from the addition of a multimodal plate reader, a sterilization autoclave and a high-performance centrifuge, and the OCCIGEN imagery–cytometry platform a next-generation multicolor flow cytometer and a high throughput, high resolution imaging technology now equipped with a robotic arm.
Energizing the strategic sectors
To increase the momentum of its strategic sectors, Genopole set its sights on reorganizing and optimizing its microfluidics platform, a vital technology for research in the production of innovative biotherapies or of-interest compounds by synthetic biology. Also, the spectrometry platform grew with the addition of a surface plasmon resonance device coupled with a MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometer. This instrumentation is used to analyze biomanufacturing-derived products and thus serves the bioeconomy sector.
Growing the network of users and catalyzing partnerships
Learning about the equipment and new technologies available at the platforms:
Despite restrictive health-crisis conditions there were:
- More than 220 interactions with labs, businesses, and other platforms;
- 90% of which led to partnerships and/or provisions of service.