PARIS, France – December 15, 2021: Université de Paris has installed a new Bruker In Vitro Diagnostic research (IVDr) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer within its MetaboParis-Santé platform located in the center of Paris city, France. One of the most prestigious universities in France, known for its cutting-edge research in medicine and more broadly biology and health, is the first facility in the country to benefit from a IVDr instrument of its kind. MetaboParis-Santé is upheld as a national center of excellence for the metabolic analysis by NMR of human biofluids.
Thanks to the Bruker IVDr technology, Université de Paris can now analyze human samples, such as plasma, serum, or urine, to automatically obtain their composition and identify the main metabolites present, more than one hundred parameters, all in less than 15 minutes.
The new IVDr system is an asset in supporting the diagnosis of conditions that present a major public health issue:
Claire Cannet, Market Manager for Clinical RTD at Bruker BioSpin
The MetaboParis-Santé project has established partnerships with Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) and other hospitals throughout France to use and promote NMR technology, leading the way in research. It benefits from a national network of scientific collaborations supported by the Île-de-France region, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), and, at present, is engaged in two major national cohort studies in the fight against cancer and COVID-19. Now that NMR has been established as a crucial technique within the MetaboParis-Santé project, it is the first step to revolutionize routine biological analysis in French laboratories.
MetaboParis-Santé is a metabolomic platform located in the NMR department (Dir G. Bertho) of UMR8601 CNRS and administered by the UMS BioMedTech Facilities - Inserm US36 | CNRS UMS2009 | Université de Paris. It deals with requests for biological analyzes from the private and public sectors, mainly for metabolomics studies. This platform relies on the spectroscopic expertise developed in the NMR of Biological Substances research team (Dir N. Giraud) working with complex sample analysis strategies in the context of scientific collaborations. This IVDr equipment, improved protocols, and the strong expertise of the NMR staff in metabolomics brings together a large range of key players from academic, industrial, and medical laboratories from hospitals. For more information, please visit: www.metaboparis.fr.
Université de Paris is one of the leading research-intensive universities in France (4th in the ARWU ranking, 1st in the Leiden ranking for the 1% of the most cited publications). Across a broad range of disciplines that include health sciences, formal and experimental sciences and the humanities and social sciences, Université de Paris builds on the highest quality disciplinary research to cultivate multi and interdisciplinary collaborations in research and education. Université de Paris is composed of three Faculties (Health, Sciences and Humanities and Social sciences), a component institution, the Paris Institute of Earth Physics, (IPGP) and now a partner research organization, the Institut Pasteur. Université de Paris has 63,000 students, 7,500 teacher-researchers and researchers, 21 doctoral schools and 119 research units.
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