France Life Imaging

France Life Imaging

IUS 2016: Booth N° 10

The France Life Imaging – FLI- network was launched in 2012 to create a harmonized network of in-vivo imaging platforms and research laboratories. The network’s goal is to promote high technological innovation in biomedical imaging and to offer a convenient access to the academic and industrial communities to state-of-the-art in-vivo imaging technologies and integrated services.

FLI gathers 25 imaging platforms organized in regional nodes and distributed over the French territory. This network of coordinated platforms is open to collaborations with external partners both academic and industrial. To support the conduction of population studies through the network, FLI has set up a transverse structure coordinated by the Information Analysis Management- IAM- node to provide a database management and information processing.

The imaging platforms are linked with research laboratories with a known expertise in imaging-related methodology and in translational and medical imaging. FLI aims at coordinating research efforts into four fields; molecular imaging agents, instrumentation and innovative technologies, interventional imaging, and image processing

The FLI offer is built on a privileged access to the technologies and facilities, a support in setting up and developing projects and partnerships with the research teams of the network, and training programs on the different aspects of biomedical imaging.

Onsite contact:
Régine Trébossen , PhD – Coordinatrice exécutive de France Life Imaging – FLI
Email : regine.trebossen @
Tel: +33 1 69 86 77 80

FLI network of imaging facilities and research laboratories (in yellow, laboratories included in molecular contrast agents-WP1; in pink, laboratories contributing to the technological innovation – WP2; in blue the laboratories contributing the interventional imaging – WP3; in green the laboratories involved in the image processing – WP4, in orange laboratories involved in the training WP5; in dark blue, the WP management.)

More than 160 pieces of equipment, dedicated for two thirds to preclinical and one third to clinical imaging, are thus available within the network core facilities.

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Those facilities are dedicated to the needs of preclinical and clinical imaging research, whether diagnostic or interventional. Moreover, they provide a unique environment for training both students and professionals.

The major thematic fields are covered throughout the involvement of almost one hundred research laboratories. FLI coordinates four major research themes, namely molecular imaging agents, instrumentation and innovative technologies, interventional imaging, and image processing.

The structural link between FLI facilities and the clinic naturally feeds a translational approach. FLI fits into the clinical research continuum, focusing on early stage studies, advanced methodology for diagnosis and therapeutic follow-up and first in-man studies. A consistent fraction of the equipment is installed within the hospitals in Paris, Orsay, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lyon and Marseille, and the network involves experts and key opinion leaders in the biomedical imaging of specific therapeutic areas, such as neurology, cardiology and oncology.

The FLI network facilities have hosted many companies, and different projects at local, national and European and international scales have benefited from the equipment and expertise of the network.