<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG>3D Matrix is an American biotech firm</STRONG>, founded in 2001, which opened a second office in Tokyo in 2004. This company, an expert in the development of hydrogels for medical applications, has set up operations in France, <STRONG>recently opening its European office in the heart of Lyon, in order to break into the European market.</STRONG></P>