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Covid-19 crisis : Using the Sustainable Development Goals to restart while ensuring sustainability and resiliency
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19 July 2021

Covid-19 crisis : Using the Sustainable Development Goals to restart while ensuring sustainability and resiliency

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the French Academy of Technology has been piloting an inter-academic Working Group “Using the SDGs to restart while ensuring sustainability and resiliency”, mobilizing participants from the Academy of Technology, the Academy of Agriculture and the Academy of Sciences, since April 2020. This collection of notes is intended to […]

Advisory note from the National Academy of Technologies of France on the presence and activity of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
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24 April 2020

Advisory note from the National Academy of Technologies of France on the presence and activity of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Considering: – the COVID-19 pandemic linked to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, – the very low number of published data on its presence in wastewater; information published by a research centre in the Netherlands (www.kwrwater.nl) [1], and based on data described as “preliminary”, mentions the presence of the virus genome in untreated wastewater, information taken up by […]

The transition to industrial scale production of human stem cells for therapeutic use
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05 April 2018

The transition to industrial scale production of human stem cells for therapeutic use

In a joint report, the two academies outline the state of the art in the use of stem cells in human therapy. They describe in detail the major changes required to move from laboratory work to the industrial stage by complying with European and French regulatory provisions. Finally, they make recommendations to enable France to […]

Health’ foods
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17 June 2016

Health’ foods

The National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) has been led to the conclusion – following in-depth studies on recent results due to introduction of new technologies in the complex area of health issues and their interactions with foodstuffs and feeding – that there are emerging generations of new products that underscore the importance of […]

Joint academic report and recommendations in regard to implenting next generation genome (NGS) sequencing techniques in France
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02 March 2016

Joint academic report and recommendations in regard to implenting next generation genome (NGS) sequencing techniques in France

An Academic Report sets out the official stance of the Academy – the National Academy of Medicine of France (ANM) adopted the Report and Recommendations at its plenary session convened Tuesday February 23, 2016 by a vote. Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, which allow high speed automated DNA sequencing, DNA sequence analysis and comparisons using […]

10 questions to Bernard Le Buanec on GMO
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20 May 2014

10 questions to Bernard Le Buanec on GMO

Under press: ‘TEN QUESTIONS’ ABOUT GMBs GMBs (genetically modified bodies) are defined in a European directive as being bodies other than human beings, the genetic material of which has been modified in a way that cannot be achieved naturally by multiplication and/or combinatory techniques. These living bodies are obtained by “transgenesis”. Numerous GMBs are used […]

Joint advice note issued by the French National Academies of Agriculture, Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences, Technologies and Veterinary Sciences in regard to a recent publication by G.E. Séralini et al. on toxicity of a GMB
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19 October 2012

Joint advice note issued by the French National Academies of Agriculture, Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences, Technologies and Veterinary Sciences in regard to a recent publication by G.E. Séralini et al. on toxicity of a GMB

The French national Academies of Agriculture, Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences, Technologies and Veterinary sciences, became acquainted at the same time as the general public with the paper published recently in the review Food and Chemical Toxicology by Gilles-Eric SERALINI et al. where the authors claim that there is a strong tumourigenic and toxic effect in rats […]

Financing biotechnology start-ups in pharma
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13 December 2011

Financing biotechnology start-ups in pharma

Financing of start-ups in the pharmaceutical biotechnologies Academic Advice Note issued by the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) The financial chain for pharmaceutical biotech start-ups in France has broken down because of a lack of funding sources, mainly for the downstream phases, which dissuades upstream investors. This trend is accompanied by a decrease […]

Reducing exposure to mobile relay antenna radiation is not justified scientifically: the Academic position
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18 December 2009

Reducing exposure to mobile relay antenna radiation is not justified scientifically: the Academic position

Inter Academic Position Paper Reducing exposure to radiation from relay antennae is not scientifically justified The French National Academy of Medicine, the Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Technologies of France set up a group of experts with the remit to issue an Advice Note on the risks to health of exposure to […]

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