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Towards kinder, smarter medical approaches: the next generation of stimulation therapies, drug delivery technologies, monitoring and validation systems.

Published on 14 November 2023

Towards kinder, smarter medical approaches

Leti is developing the next generation of stimulation therapies, drug delivery technologies, monitoring and decision-making systems.

Leti’s health technology R&D covers the full smart device development value chain. Current research topics include smart drug delivery, resorbable monitoring systems and biocompatible materials for seamless interfacing with living matter (functionalized nanoparticles, controlled drug release capsules, subdermal implants and patches).

Leti is also actively involved in novel drug delivery technologies that are more efficient and reduce side effects. Innovative therapies will include physical effectors (pulsed ultrasounds, photonics and photo-acoustics) and 3D cell culture- and organ-on-a-chip- based regenerative medicine.

Next-generation wearable, implantable, lab-on-chip devices will be simpler to use and will offer energy efficiency, security and connectivity. They will be compatible with digital health platforms. Overall patient health data analytics will be conducted using digital biomarkers, avatars to assist in diagnosis and therapy and health maintenance coaching. These closed-loop approaches are central to ensuring better therapeutic efficacy. 

Novel imaging techniques for diagnosis, including portable CT-scanner, new X-ray LEDs and optical imaging, will be integral to Leti’s health technology portfolio.

Cell encapsulation (islets of Langerhans) for the treatment of diabetes​Leti’s health patch for improved diagnosis of sleep apneaFull system development (exemple of Avalun's LabPad™. Avalun is a Leti startup)

Illustration of the BCI project, showing functional substitution for tetraplegic
subjects via a driven 4-limb skeleton

Photos ©CEA and ©Avalun
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