Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
You are in industry: five reasons to collaborate with the DSV on your innovative projects
The CEA’s Life Sciences
Division (Direction des sciences
du vivant - DSV) supports and contributes to
the innovation of businesses by providing them with its scientific expertise
and technologies. It offers a wide variety of services to respond to the needs
of the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotech, medtech and greentech industries.
With its solid multidisciplinary culture and a capacity for methodological and technical innovation, the DSV possesses equipment, platforms and expertise at the forefront of international research across all of its work in the energy and health fields.
In the field of health, the DSV's strengths lie in its remarkable instruments (imaging, equipment for large-scale biology and structural biology, etc.) suited for upstream research (e.g. the identification of biomarkers or therapeutic targets) as well as for preclinical or clinical studies (e.g. tracking diseases, or the simultaneous development of drugs and companion tests).
In the field of energy, the DSV combines chemistry and large-scale biology (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics) to design and offer to industry biocatalysts for green chemistry or bio-inspired catalysts for hydrogen production.
The DSV's equipment and platforms are primarily associated with the skills and know-how recognized by and incorporated into the National Infrastructures in Biology and Health (Infrastructures Nationales en Biologie et Santé). They
are open to the academic research community and industry.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.