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Bio engineering and stem cells: ideas for life

2012 in Italy

Laureate: Fabiola Munarin

Technology rewarded: an alternative solution to heal the damaged tissues redusing the effects of open surgery such as risk of infections. The objective is to enhance the quality of life of patient suffering from lipoatrophy.

Technological Innovation and chronic diseases

2012 in France

Laureate: Mejdi Nciri

Technology rewarded: an innovative spectrometer featuring a fast, low-cost, low-noise, low-maintenance and ultra-compact technology, to improve the quality of life of people suffering from chronic diseases.

Mending the human body


Laureate: José Sahel and the Vision Institute – Centre Hospitalier National d’Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts, a hospital centre for ophthalmology

Technology rewarded: An artificial retina to give sight to those who are visually impaired.

Early childhood


Laureate: Pierre-Henri Benhamou and DBV Technologies

Technology rewarded: Procedure for manufacturing a patch (E-Patch) making it possible to reliably diagnose allergies in infants and young children.

Food quality and safety


Laureate: Dominique Grégoire and the Technigreg company

Technology rewarded: Two traceability systems that make it possible to monitor products transported in insulated containers.

Pain, deficiency and physical handicap


Laureate: Kappa Biotech company in association with the "Pain and cellular therapy" university laboratory at Toulouse-Rangueuil

Technology rewarded: a pain reliever using micro-encapsulation of cells.