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Lille to lead French bid for EMA

France selects Lille to lead the country’s bid to provide a post-Brexit home to the European Medicine Agency.

New delights from Häagen-Dazs?

In 1992, US-based Häagen-Dazs began making its premium ice creams in Tilloy-lès-Mofflaines, near Arras. Since then, this General Mills subsidiary has continued to invest in its production lines, expanding...

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Health & Biotechnology

We’re a major center of health expertise, with internationally recognized research teams and top-quality healthcare infrastructures. Some of the biggest names in the industry have discovered that Northern France is an ideal environment—and so will you.

NO. 3 HEALTH REGION IN FRANCE

KEY FIGURES

  • 1,000 businesses and 29,000 jobs
  • Over 2,200 researchers
  • Over €8 billion in sales
  • No. 1 region in France for technical textiles with health applications
  • No. 2 region in France for medical and hospital equipment
  • Major international groups:
    Bayer Healthcare is headquartered here;
    GSK Vaccines has a European manufacturing platform in Northern France;
    Tate & Lyle has an innovation center here

TOP COMPANIES

  • Pharma-Biotech : Genfit, EFS – Etablissement Français du Sang, LFB – Laboratoire Français du Fractionnement et des Biotechnologies, Diagast, AlzProtect, IBD, InnoBioChips, Genoscreen, AstraZeneca, GSK Vaccines, Bayer Healthcare, DCI Pharma, Laboratoires Boiron - Dolisos, Delpharm, Rottendorf Pharma, Super Diet, unither pharmaceuticals, amphastar pharmaceuticals, Cyclopharma, Giphar, Merck, BioV, West, DSM Food Specialties, Lesaffre, Roquette Frères…

  • Nutrition : Nestle Healthscience, Ajinomoto, Hyet Sweet, ...

  • Fine chemicals and active principles : Calaire Chimie, Synthexim, Minakem, Scora, Evonik, Tioxide …

  • Medical devices and equipment : Ontex, MacoPharma, Biolume, HMS, Mölnlycke HealthCare, Horiba, Medtronic, Sofrigam, Cousin Biotech, Intech Medical, Arthrex, SGD Pharmaceuticals, Biorad, anios, Perouse medical, Gosselin (Dow Corning), Symmetry medical, PGI …

  • Cosmetics & parapharmaceuticals : Sarbec, LOreal, Alkos cosmétique, Givenchy, Channel, Clarins, ...

ELITE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT

FIELDS OF EXCELLENCE

  • Cardiovascular diseases 
  • Metabolic disorders including diabetes and obesity
  • Nutrition
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Infectious diseases
  • Chronic inflammatory intestinal disease
  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • And more

CLOSE-UP: NUTRITION-HEALTH-LONGEVITY COMPETITIVENESS CLUSTER

  • Treatment and nutrition-based prevention of cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders and age-related illnesses
  • Almost 90 members from the food, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, training institutes and R&D centers
  • Over 207 projects sponsored
  • €401 million in R&D spending

LEADING RESEARCH CENTERS

  • Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Lille — University Hospital Center
  • Institut Pasteur de Lille — Lille Pasteur Institute
  • Institut de Biologie de Lille — Lille Biology Institute
  • EGID — European Genomics Institute for Diabetes
  • Centre Oscar Lambret Cancer Treatment Center
  • Oncolille — SIRIC integrated cancer research unit
  • Université du Droit et de la Santé de Lille — Lille Law and Healthcare University
  • More than 20 units of National science research center CNRS and the national health and medical research institute
  • And many more

EUROPE’S MOST CONCENTRATED UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CAMPUS

KEY FIGURES

  • 8 hospitals
  • Over 14,000 health professionals, including 3,200 doctors
  • 5 universities/schools
  • 3rd-ranked hospital center in France for clinical studies
  • Access to technological platforms and clinical investigation centers

CLOSE-UP: EURASANTÉ BUSINESS PARK

  • Business complex designed exclusively for companies in the health sector
  • Buildings and lots suitable for businesses at any stage of growth, including a bio-business incubator, office space, laboratories and greenfield sites
  • Over 150 businesses

LARGE LABOR POOL

  • 12,000 students in life sciences
  • 2nd-ranked medical school in France: 11,000 students, with 400 graduates annually
  • 3rd-ranked pharmacy school in France: 2,000 students
  • School of odontology
  • School of engineering and business offering programs in management and engineering techniques: 80 graduates annually
  • And more

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