A collection of technological platforms and skills
The Citech was set up in 2014, bringing together under one management the technological platforms (80 people), the Central Animal Facility (50 people) and the newly created Pasteur Tech Lab, which will host innovative technological R&D (research and development) projects. This comprehensive suite of technological services brings together wide-ranging expertise and promotes synergy between teams. It is jointly led in collaboration with the Institut Pasteur's research departments and is available for all scientists on the Paris campus and in the Institut Pasteur International Network.
Academic and industrial partnerships
The Center for Innovation & Technological Research strengthens its capabilities via partnerships:
- Academic partnerships with institutions such as ESPCI ParisTech, for collaborative research in the areas of drop- and paper-based microfluidics and super-resolution microscopy.
- Industrial partnerships, since the Citech represents an interface between the Institut Pasteur's research laboratories and technology companies. The Center promotes interaction with these partners and develops research projects with them, in conjunction with the activities of the Research Applications and Industrial Relations Department.
Directeur of the Citech
The mission of the Citech is to advance innovation and technological research – but also to meet immediate and future high-tech needs of the biological projects developed at the Institut Pasteur and within its International Network.