Lundbeck Executive Vice President, Supply Operations & Engineering, Lars Bang : "We are particularly pleased to establish a base in the Alpes-Maritimes and particularly within Sophia Antipolis, which has been a center for innovation for almost 40 years”. Read the full news
The Côte d'Azur boasts international success stories in pharmaceuticals, medical instruments, imagery, biomedical technologies, veterinary medicine and agronomy. Today, it is home to innovative science clusters in ophthalmology, oncology and neurology.
The Côte d'Azur offers life sciences companies an unparalleled scientific and industrial setting. It is one of the few regions in the world with so much expertise in both the health sector and IT technologies.
With a wealth of talent in areas as diverse as the pharmaceutical industry, medical instruments, imaging, biomedical technologies, the veterinary industry and agronomics, companies find it easy to hire top engineers and researchers.
Some 2,000 researchers are based here at leading private and French state-run research institutes.
- The Nice Teaching Hospital is the largest hospital development project underway in France. The new facility will usher in a new generation of research and public health hospitals and will make space available to private research teams.
- The Head and Neck Cancer Institute is a leading center in head and neck oncology and surgery.
- The Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPCM) is adding a new pavilion for Neurology and Alzheimer's disease.
- The Claude Pompidou Foundation is building a pilot center for healthcare, research and prevention in Nice.
EUROBIOMED is one of France's 8 national competitiveness clusters in health and biotechnologies. It brings together key players in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Languedoc-Roussillon regions to work on 5 main themes:
- Fight infectious, tropical and emergent diseases
- Fight rare and orphan diseases
- Medical tequipments: Biomarkers, diagnosis in vitro
- Immunology and its therapeutic applications
- The neurological pathologies, ageing and disability
On 23rd May, Nicolas Amoretti, a radiologist at the Archet Hospital in Nice, will receive the award for the "Best Scientific Publication of 2012" at Harvard.
31 companies chose the Cote d'Azur as the location to develop new business in 2012: decision-makers reveal the reasons for this choice.
The Sophia Antipolis-based Nicox has announced promising pre-clinical results for its experimental treatment for muscular dystrophy.
MEDIAN Technologies selected by Oxford Oncology to provide imaging solutions and services in a phase II clinical trial on lung cancer.
The incorporation into the Danish group will allow the French leader in cochlear implants to speed up its technological and commercial development.
"Sophia-Antipolis is a very attractive region for any semiconductor company, for several reasons. The first one is that in the technology park of Sophia-Antipolis there is a solid tradition of analog and digital design, which is due to the presence of other big companies working in the same or similar markets, like Texas Instruments, Intel, STM and others. The second reason is linked to presence in the technology park of the Polytech'Nice-Sophia and other important schools.
That will guarantee our future growth since the region will always offer both experienced design engineers and you talents to hire."
•Business Unit Manager
Annual turnover: 2.3 billion euros
Fields of activity: Biotechnologies, Biomaterials, Chemistry, Cosmetology, Biomedical Engineering, Health Image and Software, Medical Instrumentation, Pharmaceutical & Veterinary Industrie, Pharmacology, Agronomy.
Leaders: Arkopharma, Asepta, Bayer Cropsciences, CLL Pharma, Dow Agrosciences, Galderma, IRIS Pharma, Integra Neurosciences Implants, Laboratoires Boiron, Laboratoires Genévrier, Lundbeck/Elaiapharm, MXM, NicOx, Txcell, Virbac
Success Stories: Iris Pharma, Median Technologies, Neomah, Neurelec, Nicox, Quantificare, Senseor, Virbac, Theralpha, Txcell, VenomeTech,...
Competitive Clusters : EUROBIOMED Biocluster