Creation of the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes institute dedicated to microfluidics

Lucile Roger Durieux | 7 novembre 2013 |

The Graduate School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry of the city of Paris (ESPCI), should start in January 2014, the construction of a center dedicated to microfluidics and its applications. The Institute Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (IPGG) will host multidisciplinary research teams (chemists, physicists, biologists and biophysicists) organized in several circles. It should promote the development of basic research and its applications in the areas of health, food, cosmetics, instrumentation and energy.

© Dacbert Chapelier Cocher

© Dacbert Chapelier Cocher

A building of 5 859 m² which includes 110 m² of cleanrooms.

The institute will be located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. A building with a total area of 5859 m² will be spread over 11 floors. They include a 110 m² pressurized cleanroom, a “gray” zone of 130 m² and a 500 m² incubator. Alongside the architect Dacbert Chapelier Cocher, the Grontmij Sechaud Bossuyt group will perform all technical engineering. They will be responsible for managing the technical activities (laboratory equipment, HVAC, smoke evacuation …) and fire safety settings.

The inauguration of the premises is scheduled for January 2015. The total cost of the implementation of the project is estimated at € 27.2 million.

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