Other Partners

Nowadays, academia tend more and more to collaborate with private biotechnology companies for many reasons, few of which are as below:

•  providing their staff opportunities to appreciate the industry-oriented perspectives of research
•  getting a place in much larger consortia than they could establish alone
•  research consortia or contracts finance respective research activities, for which funding is one of the key issues to handle

Besides, biotech companies have their own reasons as well, to collaborate with academia. Access to biological samples is definitely one important of them. Among other best reasons we can count

•  outsourcing issues that require unique expertise and high level know-how
•  access to large technology platforms that -otherwise- would require extensive investment
•  national policies to initiate partnerships between academia (public) and industry (private)
•  affordable prices thanks to bilateral agreements and/or public subventions
For these reasons and more, Firalis has established several partnerships with the academia and academicians, such as:

o CRP-Santé (Public Research Centre for Health)  is one of the most prestigious universities in France, which dates back to the early 16th century for studies such as medicine, philosophy, law etc. Thanks to the worldwide reputation of its research teams, built on excellence and efficiency, UNISTRA is among Europe’s foremost research universities. Our partnership with UNISTRA focuses on the development of biomarker kits. For more information visit their web-site; www.crp-sante.lu

o UNISTRA (University of Strasbourg) is one of the most prestigious universities in France, which dates back to the early 16th century for studies such as medicine, philosophy, law etc. Thanks to the worldwide reputation of its research teams, built on excellence and efficiency, UNISTRA is among Europe’s foremost research universities. Our partnership with UNISTRA focuses on the development of biomarker kits. For more information visit their web-site; www.unistra.fr

o University of Freiburg, founded in 1457, combines natural and engineering sciences with medicine and other studies in its interdisciplinary environment. For more information visit their web-site; www.uni-freiburg.de

o IMTEK (Department of Microsystems Engineering) is a unique department of Freiburg University in Europe, with over 300 research and technical staff. The scientific scope of IMTEK involves a grand majority of technical fields relevant to the world of microsystems technology, which is the main theme of our partnership, focusing to exploit microchip technology for biomarker discovery and development. For more information visit their web site; www.imtek.de

o University of Franche-Comté, is one of the most ancient and prestigious universities in France, dating back to 1423. The Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a collaborator to Firalis since the creation of the latter. This includes partnerships in Firalis-led research projects and enjoying wide opportunities of their technology platforms and equipments. For more information visit their web-site; www.univ-fcomte.fr