<P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><STRONG><A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.ec-lyon.fr/47342913/0/fiche___pagelibre/&amp;RH" target=_blank>Ecole Centrale de Lyon School of Engineering </A></STRONG>inaugurated a new platform of hi-tech instrumentation which will combine research in biology and mechanical engineering to treat pathologies linked to ageing</STRONG>. Virginie Dumas, <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/pepiniere-entreprise/centre-recherche,p,16,EN.jsp" target=_blank>research </A>engineer, explained the functioning of the equipment: <EM>&#8220;We stimulate cultivated cells with vibrations in order to study the conditions which will make a tissue more suitable for transplants.&#8221;</EM> <STRONG>This new equipment is part of the <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://ivtv.ec-lyon.fr/organisation.html" target=_blank>IVTV platform </A>(engineering and ageing of live tissues),</STRONG> <STRONG>the first and only such platform in Europe combining biology and mechanical engineering.</STRONG> It represents an investment of &#8364;3 million.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG>This advanced equipment makes it possible to study the mechanical behavior and evolution of bones, arteries, skin, muscles and even teeth</STRONG>. The machines installed on the <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/universite-lyon/ecole-lyon,p,15,EN.jsp" target=_blank>campus </A>of Ecole Centrale will gather and analyze clinical data for better diagnostics, evaluate new drugs and treatments, help researchers understand the influence of cell activity on changes in tissues and develop tools for regenerative medicine. The project is led by <STRONG><STRONG><A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/pharmaceutique_biotech/index,p,100044,EN.jsp" target=_blank>institutions and laboratories </A></STRONG>of Lyon and Saint-Etienne, involving 170 researchers, clinicians and engineers</STRONG>. <STRONG>Firms specialized in <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/biotechnologie-france-europe/biopole-lyon,p,6,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Life Sciences </A>also participate in the project.</STRONG></P>