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A specialist in immuno-analysis, Jacques Grassi is also known for his work in industrial exploitation of research. Since the 1980s, this work has led to patent applications that have produced significant revenue. In 2006, the directors of CEA gave him the responsibility for a programme aimed at creating economic activity in the field of technologies for healthcare. Two years later, appointed director of the Aviesan 'Technologies for Healthcare' multi-body thematic Institute, he contributed to facilitate public-private research partnerships.