This is a major first step in our collaborative project OZONE, accredited by the Lyonbiopôle healthcare cluster and the TECHTERA cluster for the textile industry in France, and winner of the R&D booster 2021 call for projects, supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Innovation Fund and Bpifrance. The second phase of the programme will be implemented in our BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories within Lyonbiopôle’s Centre Innovation.

This collaborative academic and industrial project, in partnership with the Pierre Martinet Group, the MAISON FRANCOIS CHOLAT and the Groupement Hospitalier Nord-Dauphiné GHND, addresses a major challenge in the search for innovative technological solutions to current and future health issues, and positions our Biocluster and our Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region in the front line in the fight against the spread of pathogenic micro-organisms, such as epidemic and pandemic respiratory viruses, and bacteria responsible for nosocomial diseases and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.