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PR[AI]RIE chair Jean-Baptiste Masson presents a demo to Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the USA

01.12.2021

PR[AI]RIE chair Jean-Baptiste Masson presents a demo to Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the USA

As part of her trip to France for 4th Paris Peace Forum, Kamala Harris visited the Institut Pasteur on November 9, 2021. She met several scientists, including PRAIRIE chair Jean-Baptiste Masson, who is exploring the potential of new imaging technologies for facilitating and improving the diagnosis of some forms of cancer.

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During this visit, Jean-Baptiste Masson, Principal investigator of the Decision and Bayesian Computation Laboratory (Pasteur – CNRS), AVATAR MEDICAL CSO and Co-founder, had the opportunity to showcase to Kamala Harris a demo of Diva- the technology behind AVATAR. He explained how this new imaging technology was facilitating the improvement of the diagnosis of some forms of cancer.

The Vice President was particularly impressed by the Diva technology and commented how this project resonated with her on account of her mother’s involvement in breast cancer research in partnership with a team at the Institut Pasteur back in the 1980s.

On this trip to France, Kamala Harris leveraged the opportunity to reiterate how international collaboration is useful to foster innovation. AVATAR MEDICAL is a good example of how technology allows us to go beyond borders in the fight against cancer.

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