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Professor of Public Health at Grenoble Alpes University (UGA) and Grenoble Alpes University Hospital Center (CHUGA)

Member of TIMC teams GMCAO and SyNaBi


Short biography

Philippe Cinquin, PhD in Applied Mathematics and MD, is Professor of Public Health (Health Technologies) at Univ. Grenoble Alps (UGA) and Grenoble University Hospital (CHUGA).

He was from 2011 to 2020 the head of TIMC(UGA & CNRS), and belongs to Centre for Clinical Investigation (INSERM & CHUGA), whose Technological Innovation module he had founded. He pioneered Computer-Assisted Medical Interventions, the inventions of the team he founded in this domain benefited to hundreds of thousands of patients. He coordinated 4 European projects and several research projects, he was the first coordinator of the CAMI laboratory of excellence. Six startup companies were created on the basis of his patents. He recently turned on intra-body energy scavenging in order to power implanted medical devices, and on the design of “symbiotic” implantable medical devices, capable to interact with human boy for diagnostic of therapeutic purposes, for instance to produce molecular hydrogen, a powerful antioxidant which is interesting in several acute or chronic pathologies. The two latest startups he contributed to create (SentinHealth and  Pelican Health) illustrate this approach.

He co-authored 155 papers and 45 patents. He was the recipient of the Muller Award for excellence in computer-assisted orthopedic surgery, of the CNRS Silver and Innovation Awards, of the Ambroise Paré Award (French Academy of Surgery). He was finalist for the European Inventor Award for a Glucose BioFuel Cell capable to power implanted medical devices. He holds “Deep Care” (a research chair of Grenoble Multidisciplinary Institute of Artificial Intelligence).


Supervised thesis
Tarek ALSAKA : "Control of Continuum Robots for Medical Applications"
Cordelia IHL SALOMEZ : "Etude de dispositifs médicaux innovants pour l'hydrogénothérapie"
Zakaria TOUGUI : "caractériser quantitativement le microbiome de l'intestin grêle humain, en couplant des données publiques avec celles obtenues à partir de méthodes d'échantillonnage non invasives nouvellement disponibles et développées par des collaborateurs (Synabi, Pellican Health)."

Philippe Cinquin's publications on Google Scholar.