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CERPEM

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Maison de la Technopole, 6 rue Leonard de Vinci
F-53000 Laval
France

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Brief presentation of the institution

CERPEM (Center for Studies and Research in Electromagnetic Processes and Protection) is a center of technology transfer and sharing created in 1997 and settled in the Laval Science Park (Mayenne Department in France). It is connected to an extensive network of national and regional research centers, universities and higher education institutes.

CERPEM focuses on applications of electromagnetism in physics (applied to materials) and biology, in the form of:

  • conception and animation of information and training programs
  • studies, expertise and tests for third parties (including companies)
  • development, coordination and implementation of research and development programs (R & D)
  • transfer of R & D results to industrial applications.

The topics currently covered by CERPEM under cooperative agreements are:

  • materials immunity to electromagnetic interference (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • bacterial inactivation of contaminated fluids, by pulsed electric fields 
  • qualification of composite materials facing electromagnetic assault (lightning, for example).

Main Electroporation related topics

-    We carry out research and development in the field of bacterial decontamination of liquids by pulsed electric fields. This work (DEBACIEM) takes place in the context of collaborative projects (4 years project funded by the French Research Agency – ECOTECH program). The partners are IPBS (Toulouse) Prof Justin Teissié, ONERA (Paris), Veolia (Paris).

    We carry out research and development in the field of electroextraction using pulsed electric fields.

Main Electroporation related research techniques and equipment

  • Electrocell S20 (0-2000 V, repetition frequency: 0,1 Hz to 1 kHz, pulse duration: 5 µs to 50 ms,  from β-tech, Toulouse, France)
  • Light microscope (Primostar, Zeiss)
  • Spectrophotometer for cuvettes
  • Cell culture incubator
  • Laminar flow chamber
  • Centrifuge
  • Balance
  • pH-meter/conductimeter
  • Oscilloscopes

Research topics, techniques and equipment not related to Electroporation

We carry out research and development in the field of bacterial inactivation in water using cold plama (corona discharges), a 3 years project funded by the French Army Agency. It was a collaborative project with IPBS (Toulouse) Prof Justin Teissié and ONERA (Paris). Publication is in press.

Brief information on available facilites

Laboratory for bacterial cultures

Willingness to accept/host visiting researchers

Project Office

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Steering Committee

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