Health

Materalia promotes the regional development of an innovation sector in the field of medical devices, that is backed up and structured by academic excellence.
 
The cluster works together with the key players in the development of industry and health technologies in the Greater East.
 
The Greater East region has the advantage of having a variety of players (academic and industrial) in all links in the value chain of the health sector (R&D, production, marketing, etc.). Among the five sectors of the health goods industry, the medical devices sector is strategically important for French materials companies. This field involves many different scientific and technological disciplines, such as mechanics, biology, physics, chemistry, electronics, computing, and mobilises industries involved in the field of materials and processes.

This market is difficult to access and is demanding, but is also growing rapidly and provides an opportunity for our SMEs. Materalia helps them to get their feet on the ladder and enter into the dynamics of it.

 
THE CHALLENGES FOR COMPANIES IN MATERALIA's SCOPE
 

The health technology sector is experiencing rapid technological convergence between at least four major areas:

  • micro and nanotechnologies
  • materials
  • biology
  • digital technology
  

Materalia plays an important role in the economic and technological development of our companies linked to the health sector in the fields of materials, micro-technologies and digital technology.

 
ACTION TAKEN BY THE CLUSTER TO MEET THE MANUFACTURERS' NEEDS :
  • Materalia coordinates and puts together projects and seminars related to materials or processes and surface treatments for the medical industry: in connection with the MRI Compatibility, Antimicrobial, and Additive Manufacturing (AFPR) clusters.
  • Materalia is one of the main links in the construction of a health sector in the Greater East. 

 
ExAMples OF IMPORTANT PROJECTS : 
 
 

Proeminent projects were carried out with the following companies :

  • Visuol Technologie
  • Novasep Process
  • DEFYMED
  • SEFAM
  • Frohman
  • Utilis
  • Le bronze industriel
  • Angl Assistance
  • Greatbatch Medical