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biomedical innovation

The support of the ANR

The GlycoMb project led by Jean-Christophe Fricain (Inserm U1026, University of Bordeaux) has been selected by the ANR (French national agency for research), during the generic call for projects 2020, Committee CE18 - Biomedical innovation. This project involves two Inserm units (U1148 in Paris and U1026 in Bordeaux) as well as the two companies SILAB and SILTISS.

The treatment of segmental bone lesions is a challenge for orthopedic and maxillofacial surgeons who use therapeutic solutions that cause morbidity and high costs to society. This research project is expected to have a medical impact on patient management and an economic impact by reducing the costs associated with multiple surgeries and their complications.

European project

SILTISS takes part in the TBMed project

Within the framework of the development of its first product, SILTISS (through the SILAB group) is taking part in the European project TBMed, coordinated by the Spanish foundation CIDETEC, whose objective is to facilitate the marketing by small and medium sized companies of innovative and high-risk medical devices.

Launched in February 2019, this program, funded by the European Union to the tune of 8.5 million euros for a period of 50 months, brings together 13 European partners. Three of them were lucky enough to have their project selected as a case study, including SILTISS (through the SILAB group) and its research on tissue regeneration.


SILTISS at Novaq 2018

The company SILTISS participated in the Novaq innovation festival, from September 13 to 15 2018 in Bordeaux.

On Friday, September 14, at 11:20 am, Xavier Gaillard, Florence Giner, Joëlle Amédée and Jean-Christophe Fricain from the SILTISS team led a pitch presenting the company and the partnership with Inserm within the framework of the development and production of implantable medical devices that promote or induce tissue regeneration processes. The first applications of these biomaterials involve bone substitutes for the orthopedic and dental sectors as well as maxillofacial surgery.

Awards & distinctions

A European consecration

Didier Letourneur, eminent researcher in biomaterials, received the prestigious George Winter prize on September 2017 in Athens, during the annual conference of the European society for biomaterials (ESB).

The George Winter award, considered to be the highest European distinction in the field of biomaterials, rewards each year a nominee having significantly contributed to the knowledge of biomaterials thanks to its outstanding research contributions (fundamental, experimental and/or clinical).

The expertise of Didier Letourneur in the field of biomaterials led him in 2016 to co-found SILTISS, a company dedicated to the development and production of natural-origin biomaterials in regenerative medicine.


Signature of an exclusive contract

On April 19 2016, signature for a portfolio of four Inserm patents, between Pascale Augé, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Inserm Transfert, and Jean Paufique, Chairman and Founder of SILTISS.