Academic partnerships

The IHU ICAN relies on a community of nearly 450 researchers and clinicians and its mission is to foster interdisciplinary collaborations by decompartmentalising research and to promote links with the economic fabric with a view to translational research.

The IHU ICAN helps the academic community to set up, finance and carry out scientific and clinical projects of excellence.

The IHU ICAN provides its community with a rich service offer, based on:

  • A sponsorship service to finance new projects with high added value and to manage relations with donors
  • Assistance in setting up projects , with senior scientific project managers:
    • Support on the structuring of the project
    • Participation in the drafting of responses to calls for projects
    • Implementation and management of projects
  • Legal and regulatory support on projects
  • Support for the promotion of innovations and the search for industrial partners for development projects
  • Technological platforms:
    • ICAN BioCell IPS with a diversified offer of differentiated cells from iPS cells (genomically edited or not) and the realization of custom services of cell differentiation, genomic editing (isogenic clones).
    • ICAN BioCell Human Liver Biology, access to liver tissue (fresh or frozen) from biopsies performed on patients with different pathologies and documented etiologies
    • ICAN Omics – Lipidomic and metabolomic analytics for OMICS analysis of human or animal biological samples
    • ICAN I/O : a bioinformatics platform for performing statistical analyses:
      • OMICS (Metagenomics, lipidomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, genomics, metagenomics) and OMICS integration
      • Statistics (descriptive, multivariate)
      • Artificial intelligence (machine learning)
  • A clinical investigation platform ICAN Clinical Investigation specialized in the recruitment of patients suffering from cardiometabolic and nutritional pathologies, and supported by :
  • The first MRI platform dedicated to cardiovascular research in Ile de France, based on :
    • International medical and scientific expertise (Cardiothoracic Imaging Center, LIB Laboratory)
    • An expert Corelab with proprietary analysis techniques
    • Resources allowing the identification and validation of new imaging biomarkers