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ALCHIMER COMPLETES A 4.8 MEUROS ROUND A OF FUNDING TO FINANCE THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF ITS PROCESSES
AND ITS GROWTH IN THE FIELD OF BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS AND MICRO-ELECTRONICS


'Our target prospects are companies looking for industrial solutions or new products involving the design and industrial production of specific organic layers, while keeping the focus on their core business', says Christophe Bureau, President and CEO.
'Little industrial offer, if any, is presently available for organic layers having a thickness in the range of 0 to 10 or even 0 to 5 micrometers. In such cases, industrial actors turn to the technologies developed by Alchimer, which give access to thin, hyper-conformal and strongly adhering organic layers offering adjustable functionalities : biocompatibility, capture of pollutants...etc, especially in the very complex range of sub-micronic layers. On the basis of a strong expertise in surface analysis, surface chemistry and electrochemistry, we develop innovating and proprietary solutions that our customers can integrate in their own production tools'.
This first round of funding occurs after Alchimer was granted, in september 2001, the National Award for Innovating Technologies, by the french Ministery of Research and the french National Agency for the Valorization of Research (ANVAR), and after a first pre-funding by CEA-Valorisation in april 2002.
The present funding allows Alchimer to complete its present efforts to industrialize the technologies of electro-grafting, so that these could be operational for the company's customers in biomedical applications, and in particular in the field of controlled drug release coatings on stents (vascular implants), by mid-2004.
This funding also permits the strengthening of projects presently carried out in collaboration with CEA-LETI in highly demanding steps in front-end micro-electronics. 'Technological choices for the 90 nm generation should be made by semi-conductor companies within this year 2003', says François Breniaux, Alchimer's SMO. 'Alchimer aims at addressing the 4 or 5 industrial consortia that have emerged worldwide on these technologies, as our technical results already are of excellent quality, and comply with existing process and in-line quality control procedures'.

Alchimer, spun-off in 2001 from the french Center for Atomic Energy (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, CEA-Saclay), designs, develops, packages and commercializes specific chemical formulations, as well as plug-and-play processes enabling the fixing of specific coatings on surfaces.
On the basis of 20 patents emanating from the CEA, the CNRS and from european research institutions, Alchimer is more specifically positioned in the functionalization of conducting and semi-conducting surfaces by electro-grafting processes. www.alchimer.com


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