The CIC-ITs in France

8 excellence platforms - 8 fields of expertise

Besançon CIC-IT

About Us

Labelled in January 2008 by the Inserm and the Ministry of Health (DGOS), Besançon Clinical Investigation Centre for Innovative Technology (Inserm CIT808) has been jointly initiated by public and private stakeholders from Franche-Comté working on microtechniques for health.

Thanks to its past focused on clockmaking, the Franche-Comté region is now famous throughout Europe for its microtechniques, and has been using these skills to extend its activity to biomedical instrumentation.

The region has a great number of companies working in the field and included in the Pôle de Compétitivité des Microtechniques (Competitiveness Hub) and the Cluster des Technologies Innovantes de la Santé (Innovative Technology for Health Cluster). It also displays one of the five biomedical engineering schools in France (ISIFC), the FEMTO-ST Institute (Joint University and CNRS Research Unit), gathering 470 people in engineering sciences, and a Scientific Interest Group in Engineering and Innovative Methods for Health ("Ingénierie et méthodes innovantes pour la santé").

Our Specializations

Strong orientations appear in medical fields such as dermatology, cancerology, pediatrics, biotherapy, neuropsychiatry, handicap, biology, along four main lines:

Microsystems and Biological Qualification

Technology for health in Neuropsychiatry

Mobility and Self-care

Ethics and Medical Progress


Our coordinators' multidisciplinary profiles - their training in medical and pharmaceutical sciences, science and techniques, humanities, and sports - provide us with a whole set of original synergies.

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Hôpital Saint Jacques
2, place Saint Jacques
25000 Besançon

Dr Lionel Pazart
Tel. (+33) 381 218 622
Website : Besançon CIC-IT

Access and Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 am and from 1.30 to 6 pm

By car: on A36 motorway exit 3 (Lausanne / Pontarlier / Besançon centre)
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