CEA is the French Alternative Energies and Atomic energy Commission. It is a public research-and technology organisation founded in 1945 and active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. The total CEA workforce represent 15 838 employees including 1556 PhD students and 293 post-docs.
LETI is an institute of CEA, a French research and -technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. LETI is focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It specializes in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. The LETI-Health division focuses on the development of micro-nanotechnologies for applications in the fields of medical imaging, security, in vitro diagnostic, nanomedicine, medical devices and environment monitoring.
Microtechnologies for Biology and Healthcare Division
17 rue des Martyrs
38054 Grenoble Cedex 9
Dr. Florence Rivera
Tel: +33 4 38 78 26 54
The people involved in the project are
Florence Rivera, PhD: Senior Researcher and Project Manager with experience in Microtechnology, Microfluidics, Biology and Healthcare applications. She received a PhD degree in Physics for biology and Medicine in 2002 from Joseph Fourier University. In 2002, she joined the LETI Health division of CEA (France) to develop several projects concerning implantable medical devices (2002-2004). Since 2005 she has been involved in Lab-on-chip development through first the development then coordination of a cluster of projects using “EWOD digital microfluidics” core technology for developing systems dedicated to environmental biomonitoring. From 2007 to 2011, she managed the development of many industrial projects related to the development of in vitro diagnostic assays with partners such as BioMérieux (2007-2011) and ST Microelectronics (2007-2010). From 2011 to 2013, digital microfluidics licensing to the US company Advanced Liquid Logic, now Illumina since 2013, she managed the CEA –Advanced Liquid Logic joint research unit. In parallel, since 2006, through the supervision of two PhD thesis, Dr. Rivera led the development of Cellenc® Technology to develop a fully integrated. In 2013, she received a French CARNOT grant for the evaluation of the technology transfer value of the encapsulation cartridge and its first proof-of-concept.
Frédéric Bottausci, PhD: Senior Researcher. He earned his master in fluid mechanics and transfers from the University of Orsay (Paris) and his PhD. in fluid mechanics from l’Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris. Dr. Bottausci did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Mechanical Engineering department with Pr. I. Mezic and C. Meinhart where he worked on microfluidics (design and fabrication of devices, micromixing, dielectrophoresis). He cofounded a startup called IFluidics on dielectrophoresis mixing. In 2008 he joined the CEA and worked on ElectroWetting On Dielectric (EWOD), on packaging and on implantable electrodes. Dr. Bottausci has several patents and published on fluids dynamics, micro-fluidic particle manipulation, EWOD and packaging.