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Actus

Arques, top production site for tomatoes north of Paris

Thursday, the 11th of April saw the inauguration of the tomato greenhouses of the Belgian investors Vandevelde in Hauts-de-France, the largest production site in the north of France.

Investments and new products point to sweet times ahead for Carambar

Sales are up at Carambar, the iconic toffee stick maker based in Hauts-de-France and acquired by Eurazeo in 2016. Coming soon: a major investment program and new flavors.

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