Our explorations

State of the art

Alcimed supports its clients in the elaboration of state of the art, i.e. in the mapping of existing knowledge in a given field (scientific, technical, medical,…) at a given time. The first step is to collect and select all the relevant data (scientific publications, patents, etc.) and then to analyze them critically. At Alcimed, our teams carry out a state of the art through an in-depth literature review which we complete by conducting targeted interviews in the explored field (experts, academic or industrial researchers,…) in order not only to understand the existing situation but also to identify current and future research or development avenues. Our clients can thus make informed strategic decisions based on the results of our investigations.

Examples of recent explorations performed by our teams:


State of the art of connected devices in the field of dermatology
One of our clients, a pharmaceutical company, wanted to have an inventory and analysis of the connected devices on the market in the field of dermatology. Our teams carried out an in-depth state of the art through different sources (specialized medical journals, scientific database, patents, etc.) completed by expert interviews, allowing our client to have a mapping of existing devices on the market, fields of application, operating modes, regulatory status and exploratory projects in progress.

State of the art on the links between emotions and fragrances
Supporting a cosmetics player in the realization of an inventory of scientific knowledge concerning the link between emotions and perfume. The state of the art carried out by our team enabled to sort out purely "marketing" concepts and concepts that could be "scientifically documented", allowing our client to identify relevant research fields for the launch of its future products.

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