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Bio-Europe Spring Learning Expeditions in Paris Region on March 26, 2020

Taking place on March 26 (8.30 AM to 4.30 PM), this will be a unique opportunity for biotech companies to meet world-famous academic research institutions located in Paris Region with a view to establishing new partnerships and speeding up the development of new therapies.

Presentations of the six research centers visited

If you are an international company looking to invest or do business in France, you can register for this event before March 12.

Don’t wait too long, the number of places is limited to 20 for each Learning Expedition (with maximum 2 participants from the same company per Learning Expedition) If you have any questions on these learning expeditions, please send an email to Romain Vallée (

Biotherapies & Bioproduction Learning Expedition

Institut Imagine

Within Necker-Enfants malades Hospital in Paris, Imagine Associated Carnot’s main strength is to bring together, on a single site, a large number of genetic diseases’ specialists with the aim to better understand these disorders to better diagnose and treat them.
Its patient-centered organization and the close collaboration between clinicians and researchers implement a unique translational model that facilitates research collaborations and the establishment of new therapeutic strategies with the industrial partners. 

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Meary Center for cell and gene therapy of AP-HP

Integrated within the largest University Hospital in Europe, the Meary Center for Cell and Gene Therapy is the Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) manufacturing center of the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP).
It offers all the cutting edge services and skills to produce, control and release batches of drugs in the areas of gene and cell therapies and tissue engineering. Nestled in the heart of an ecosystem of healthcare and research structures, it is based on a dynamic of innovation that has led to several world firsts as well as on privileged links with compagnies in the medical and pharmaceutical sector.
With the means and expertise allowing accelerated maturation of preclinical and clinical ATMPs projects on all crucial subjects (regulation, process optimization and validation, definition of ATMPs specifications, validation of inherent quality controls), the Meary Center also has to at the heart of developing partnerships with Paris Region industrialists in this sector.
This is already the case with Astraveus, a pioneer in the optimization and microfluidic automation of ATMPs production, Honing Bioscience for a project to develop a CAR-T cells product, MadeCell which offers the means of computer software specifically developed for ATMPs bioproduction activities, Flash Therapeutics which specializes in the production of viral vectors for gene therapy applications.

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Oncology Learning Expedition

Institut Curie

Institut Curie, a key player in the fight against cancer, brings together a research center and a state-of-the-art hospital complex that treats all types of cancers. Founded in 1909 by Marie Curie, the Institut Curie brings together more than 3,500 researchers, doctors and caregivers around its 3 missions: care, research and teaching.
Institut Curie has several label of excellence demonstrated its capacity to offers partners the possibility of setting up collaborations with companies that benefit from the expertise of Institut Curie teams in the development of innovative therapeutic solutions against cancers from the therapeutic target to validation clinical.

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Gustave Roussy

Gustave Roussy is France's largest cancer center, an international referral center for oncology and an integrated center for patient care, research and teaching. It has been labeled as a “Comprehensive Cancer Center” by the French National Cancer Institute and as “Precision Medicine Center” by the French National Research Agency.
Gustave Roussy brings together the necessary skills to conduct high quality research in oncology thanks to its capacity to integrate basic, translational and clinical research with cancer healthcare through medico-scientific programs. In 2018, 3,585 patients have been enrolled in a clinical trial within the institute, which represents more than the quarter of the cancer patients treated: research can be a therapeutic option.
In terms of excellence and international recognition, Gustave Roussy is ranked in the top 10 Comprehensive Cancer Centers worldwide considering international publications. In 2018, over 1,650 articles were published in peer-reviewed journals, with 295 publications in journals with impact factor greater than 10.
Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit, our researchers, clinicians, and caregivers are dedicated to making innovative discoveries that directly benefit patients’ lives.

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Neurology & Vision Learning Expedition

ICM (Brain & Spin Institute)

The Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM (Brain & Spine Institute) is a scientific and medical research center of international excellence, located in Paris in the heart of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.
Its innovative model brings together doctors, researchers, patients and entrepreneurs in one place with a common goal: understanding the brain and accelerating the discovery of new treatments for diseases of the central nervous system.
The ambition of the Institute is not only to perform high-level research, but especially to participate in the development of new treatments capitalizing on the knowledge and competency of its researchers through strategic partnerships and startups creation and development.

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The Fondation Hospital Adolphe de Rothschild is a clinical healthcare provider based in Paris. Erected in 1905 the Fondation has performed 290 959 consultations in 2018, 291 publications and 125 clinical trials. 1246 employees are working at the Fondation, with 288 physicians and 644 students.
The institution has extended experience in ophthalmology, neurology and critical cares. Its clinical craft encompasses rare diseases management with exclusive data sets in its own data warehouses.
The Fondation Rothschild has built this year a unique data warehouse dedicated to data sciences and artificial intelligence projects in order to foster new pillars of predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory medicine.
The Foundation has a hyper-specialization footprint with resistant epilepsy treatment, Wilson disease registry to enhance solution for patients’ quality of life, neurovascular know-how to tackle ischemia, Leber and rare retina diseases, a unique biological collection to develop new treatment for stoke, a large cohort in Multiple Sclerosis.
Fondation Rothschild is the first center in Paris with 20 000 injection for macular degeneration treatment, first center in the world for pediatric epilepsy and its team perform 50 deep brain stimulation implantations per year.
The Foundation is nurturing a transversal team dedicated to research with core competencies un Bayesian validation of medical devices, health economic modeling for market access and bid data with images linked with biometric information in order to validate diagnostic algorithms and assays.
If your company is aiming at enabling innovations that tackle pathologies of the brain, nerves, ears and eyes we can change things for patients together.

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