Technology transfer

GRAL can support the early stages of development of emerging technologies in Integrated Structural and Cell Biology (derived from academic research within GRAL labs: BioSanté, IBS, LCBM, and LPCV). GRAL’s technology transfer committee internally reviews requests for “pre-maturation” of projects received from technology transfer offices: CEA, CNRS, Floralis, INRAE, INSERM transfert, and SATT Linksium.

Contact GRAL’s Project Manager, Anne-Mathilde Thierry (anne-mathilde.thierry _at_ or / 04 57 42 87 92) for more information.


The institutes of the Labex provide access to high-tech instruments and cutting-edge know-how for structural biology studies through a number of technical platforms that are open to industries and to the international scientific community:

  • Structural Biology platforms: ISBG
    • Protein production and macromolecular characterization
    • Mapping molecular interactions
    • 3D structures of challenging/complex proteins
  • Proteomics: EDYP/ProFI
  • Dynamic molecular imaging: μLiFe
  • Spectroscopy: Mössbauer
  • High throughput chemical screening: CMBA
  • Lipidomics: LIPANG
  • Phytotrons


The Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (IRIG) provides knowledge and advanced technical solutions to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries:

  • Cell division and cancer
  • Immunity and host-pathogen interactions
  • Biochemistry under extreme conditions and biotech applications
  • Membrane proteins
  • Advanced technologies in structural biology
  • Biomarkers & drug validation
  • Algae, plant & bioengineering

Fruitful collaborations with industries

  • Contracts with pharmaceutical industries, start-ups, and suppliers of biotechnological products
  • Privileged access to expertise and scientific advice from research teams with vast experience in biochemistry and structural biology
  • Patents connected with the human health and biotechnologies
  • Timely and efficient preparation of contracts

Start-ups :

  • Nat-X-Ray (Grenoble)
  • NMR-Bio (Grenoble)
  • Promise offers analytical services for the accurate quantification of proteins
  • Cytoo develops products for cellular analysis and high-content cell screening which decrease cell variability.

Contacts :

  • GRAL – Anne-Mathilde Thierry
    anne-mathilde.thierry _at_
    04 57 42 87 92
  • IRIG – Michel Ferrand :
    michel.ferrand _at_
    04 38 78 36 95
  • IBS – Thierry Vernet :
    thierry.vernet _at_
    04 38 78 96 81