Alsace BioValley focuses on two areas: discovering new drugs and medical devices. This French cluster is dedicated to therapeutic innovation, and is driven by healthcare companies, for healthcare companies. Its experts, specialising in pharma/biotech and medical technology, identify new business growth opportunities, financing and innovation. These experts offer healthcare companies a range of services, such as funding assistance for collaborative R&D projects, coaching in fundraising, identification of partners and tailor-made partnerships. Are you looking to set up a public/private R&D project to develop a therapeutic innovation? Or perhaps you are looking to patent your innovation or are seeking highly innovative technology and scientific expertise? At BioValley, situated in the French region of Alsace, you will discover a scientific goldmine of researchers, companies and academic institutes. You will also be able to work in partnership with innovative local companies and laboratories, and benefit from a world of advantages! French companies specialising in medical devices French companies specialising in pharmaceuticals For more information on BipoValley, please visit: www.alsace-biovalley.com/en/
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Numberly, a digital data marketing firm specialising in helping advertisers optimize their marketing strategies, and Albatross Global Solutions, a market-research firm specialising in improving retail performance and understanding consumer trends in the luxury sector, have teamed up to study the behaviour and expectations of today’s consumer of luxury goods. Their exclusive new study will be unveiled at a joint event taking place in London on Wednesday 16 September 2015, at luxury boutique hotel The London EDITION in Fitzrovia. The work conducted by numberly and Albatross Global Solutions measures how consumers of luxury goods engage in the luxury experience, both in boutiques and online, before and after the purchasing process, on all channels and devices. On Wednesday 16th September 2015 at a business breakfast meeting held in London, Albatross Global Solutions and numberly will unveil the results of the latest study they have conducted: The Journey of a Luxury Consumer — Expectations and behaviour of clients of luxury brands around the world. Albatross and numberly will take this opportunity to unveil their yearly forecasts for the luxury sector. This year’s edition will also focus on: • Multichannel retailing: Analysis of the importance of digital when making a purchase in a boutique • CRM: Profiles of clients who are more willing to be contacted after making a purchase • Generation Y / Millennials and their relationship with luxury brands The event will start at 8.30am and will take place at The London EDITION, in Fitzrovia, central London (10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP). Senior executives from a range of luxury brands, including Burberry, Cartier, Michael Kors and Alfred Dunhill, will be in attendance. Journalists wishing to attend this exclusive London event should contact Fran Lambert, Communications Advisor at Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) no later than Monday 7 September 2015. In September 2014, numberly held similar events in partnership with Albatross in more than ten cities, including Shanghai, Paris, Geneva, Milano and New York. These events were attended by more than 600 representatives of the luxury sector. This year, the results will once more be presented internationally, at The InterContinental Hotel in Paris on 11th September and at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva on 29th September. The study has been conducted to high standards, with a survey polling more than 4, 000 relevant consumers, i.e. individuals who have purchased a luxury product in the six months prior to the study. The consumers polled came from North America (USA), India, Latin America (Brazil), the Far East (China and Japan), Middle East, and Europe (various EU countries). Consumers were asked about their definition of luxury, their expectations of luxury goods, information channels before the purchase, their buying experience, and the level of satisfaction with buying a luxury product, both online and offline. About Albatross Global Solutions Albatross Global Solutions is a leading market research firm specialising in improving retail performance and understanding consumer trends in the luxury goods sector. The company was founded in 2005 and has 18 offices around the world, covering all continents. It employs 230 members of staff and serves 230 premium and luxury brands. For more information on Albatross, please go to: http://www.albatross.fr About numberly (part of the 1000mercis Group) Numberly is an expert in helping advertisers collect and activate their owned, paid and earned data through innovative solutions (DMP, data onboarding, microsites, reactivation, etc.), via all digital channels (display, email, mobile, social media). In June 2015, numberly launched Reactivator, a new solution allowing advertisers to reactivate hard-to-reach customers through programmatic, across all devices and media buying platforms. Created in 2000, numberly employs 350 people worldwide and its annual turnover soared to €45.20 million in 2014. Based in London (UK), Paris (France), New York, San Francisco (USA), as well as Dubai (UAE), numberly operates in more than 30 countries; numberly is owned by 1000mercis Group, a NYSE Alternext-listed company. For more information on numberly, please go to: http://www.numberly.com Attend the event: The event in London will start at 8.30am and will be held at The London EDITION, in Fitzrovia, central London (10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP). The same event in Paris will be held on 11 September at the Hôtel InterContinental le Grand, central Paris (2 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris), from 8.30am. To register your interest in this event and for further information, please contact: Fran Lambert, Communications Adviser Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: email@example.com
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PREMIUM : an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment July 8-10 – Berlin, Germany PREMIUM is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. With more than 60,000 visitors, some 1,500 collections on show, and approximately 23,000 square meters of exhibition space, PREMIUM is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at this scale and level of quality. PREMIUM’s calling card: Each and every season, the most in-demand high-fashion collections, the most innovative products, and the most leading trends from around the globe are united in one place, from womenswear, menswear, denim, and sportswear to footwear and accessories like handbags and jewelry. The motto: quality over quantity. The means: consistent curatorial standards, continuous research, and the integration of new collections. The goal: providing clients with outstanding conditions for placing orders as well as the inspirational push to stay ahead in a very competitive market. The season-to-season fine-tuning of the brand portfolio, the high proportion of new collections (25-30%), and the integration of innovative new concepts are what keep PREMIUM consistently unique, one season after another. At PREMIUM, the needs of the retail market are always at the forefront. A clear, well-structured concept, easy-to-access information, stringent brand standards, and comprehensive service are designed to make the work of both exhibitors and trade show visitors efficient and enjoyable. Strong brands, one strong trade show, an alliance grounded in one key quality: The name says it all— PREMIUM. It’s been more than 10 years since the first PREMIUM took place in January 2003. Since then, the revolutionary concept, the unique locations, the creative potential of the city of Berlin, and the visionary spirit of the PREMIUM founders have combined to make PREMIUM a leading event on the world’s fashion and lifestyle stage. PREMIUM is open exclusively to trade professionals: exhibitors, buyers and representatives of the press. More about Premium French exhibitors : American Vintage, Anna Studio, Brigitte Bardot, IRO, La Manufacture, Les racines du ciel, Léon & Harper, Prêt Pour Partir, Weill, Sessun… More about French brands
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Mycoocoon settles in Business France office in London for a month from 21/05/2015 to 22/06/2015 mycoocoon brings wellness to people with an active lifestyle,bringing them into perfect harmony with themselves and their environment, thanks to the energy that colours transmit. MyCO is a colour consulting agency that works with hotels, companies and brands, based on wellness. Based on chromotherapy mycoocoon combines ancestral beliefs with the use of technology. We can help you develop new brand concepts or maximise on existing ones. We offer a fully integrated 360º service so we can work with clients and their agencies. We adapt custom solutions to respond to your specific needs. mycoocoon spa 5.0 invites you to immerse yourself into colour through the five senses. Today we consume in new ways. People are looking to live experiences that contribute to their well-being.
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Viticell®, a new treatment for Vitiligo patients using cutaneous repigmentation through cell grafts Viticell®, the new medical device on the market, offers an innovative treatment for patients with non-progressive vitiligo or post-traumatic hypochromic scars by using autologous grafts in cellular suspension, either in the doctor’s surgery or hospital. Having achieved excellent results in the domestic market of France, the UK Business Development Manager from Laboratoires Genévrier will be visiting the Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition 2015 on 7-8th March 2015 in London, to develop partnerships in the UK with specialist dermatology clinics, KOLs, and practitioners treating patients with vitiligo. For meeting requests, contact Katie Docwra at BUSINESS FRANCE on 0207 024 3619, firstname.lastname@example.org Vitiligo affects 0.5% to 2% of the population worldwide, and presents in two clinical forms: segmental and non-segmental. Due to its visible nature, this disease often triggers social withdrawal and can be very troubling for patients. Six in 10 patients fear the condition will worsen, and about one third of them report feelings of anger and shame, a tendency toward depression, as well as reporting an impact on their social life. Medical treatments for vitiligo include natural heliotherapy and, especially, high activity corticosteroids (class IV), immunomodulators, and associated phototherapy. Surgical treatment is based on three autologous graft techniques. The oldest method is the full-thickness skin graft. The second, the split-thickness skin graft, consists in the direct application of a dermal-epidermal graft, harvested using a dermatome, on to the depigmented area which has previously undergone dermabrasion treatment. For the autologous epidermal graft in cellular suspension, the harvesting methods are the same as for the previous technique, but include an additional step: the use of an enzyme solution to dissociate the epidermis from the dermis so as to collect keratinocyte and melanocyte cells from the epidermal tissue. This step takes the solution from a solid to liquid phase, through the cellular suspension of the harvested epidermal cells. When applied to the area previously treated by dermabrasion, cellular suspension makes it possible to treat a surface area 5 to 10 times as large as the biopsy. According to European recommendations, the autologous graft in cellular suspension is indicated in cases of segmental or localised vitiligo after failure of classic medical treatments, such as phototherapy, and in non-segmental vitiligo that has been stable for at least 6 months in patients with no previous history of Koebner phenomenon. In the case of segmental vitiligo, it is possible to obtain significant repigmentation (95%) that lasts for 5 years in 84% of patients . The cell graft may also be a therapeutic option for the treatment of hypochromic or achromic scars following burns or laser treatments, for example. Viticell® obtained CE marking in October 2013 and is therefore authorised for sale within the UK. The benefit of using the melanocyte graft using Viticell® is the accelerated repigmentation process achieved by using the patient’s own cells to repigment his or her depigmented lesions. Thanks to a single-use, standardised procedure that is GMP compliant, it is now possible to treat a depigmented area of up to 100cm2 in 1 to 2 hours either in the doctor’s surgery or clinic, or at the hospital. One of the principal innovations of Viticell® lies in suspending isolated cells in hyaluronic acid (HA) during the dermal-epidermal separation. The addition of HA allows a more viscous cell suspension, giving better adhesion and diffusion when it is applied to the area ready for the skin graft. Viticell® expands the therapeutic arsenal either at the hospital or the doctor’s surgery, making it possible to treat patients suffering from vitiligo where previous conventional treatments no longer allow for repigmentation. Viticell in 5 steps: 1 - Harvest thin skin sample (4-20cm2) 2 - Skin digestion and collection of epidermal cells with Viticell® 3 - Resuspension in Hyaluronic Acid (HA) 4 - Cell graft onto the area previously treated with dermabrasion (<100cm2) 5 - Option to use post-graft phototherapy to augment repigmentation About Laboratories Genévrier Since their creation in 1987, Laboratories Genévrier has been a leading expert in Rheumatology, Dermatology and Gynaecology. It embraces the development of new medicines and medical devices, as well as the activities of its Biotechnology affiliate, “Genbiotech” , the first centre in Europe for cell culture therapy, developing Cell Therapy Products and Ancillary Therapeutic Products. For further information about the company, please go to: www.laboratoires-genevrier.com
Christian Fabrications of France has launched www.deco-party.co.uk , an English-language e-commerce web portal selling a range of high-quality party decorations at affordable prices. Following success in France and at high-profile events in Britain and across Europe, Deco Party UK products are now available to B2B and B2C customers in the UK and Ireland.
Deco Party UK products are already widely distributed in France and the company has supplied decorations for high-profile events across Europe and Britain. Most notably, Deco Party UK supplied confetti products for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April 2011 (in the UK), for the final of the Football World Cup in Berlin in 2006 (in Germany), for the Sotchi Olympic Games in 2014 (in Russia), for the parades at Disneyland Paris (in France), and for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 (in Azerbaijan).
All Deco Party UK products are made in France to high standards and the company prides itself on their high quality, as well as its innovative and original designs. The products are sold directly from the manufacturer to the consumer, meaning that prices are attractive and affordable; electronic payments can be made via the website in pounds sterling and in euros. Another advantage to producing the articles on site is that stock is replenished on an ongoing basis and orders can be dispatched without delay.
The Deco Party UK product range is suitable for private events (held for friends and family), corporate functions (such as company Christmas parties), and public events (such as those described above). The company operates in a flexible manner, so that it is able to supply both small and large volumes of goods at short notice, and can customize orders to the buyer’s requirements. Deco Party UK products include bunting, hand-held flags, hanging decorations, room decorations, street decorations, and table decorations for use in a variety of settings from birthdays, marriages and Christmas parties to concerts, nightclubs and sporting events.
Also part of the range is a specially fireproofed silk paper, which is ideal for florists when wrapping bouquets of flowers, for wine merchants when packaging and protecting wine bottles, or simply for wrapping birthday and Christmas presents. Needless to say, Deco Party UK products are fully compliant with all regulations in the industry, including fire-prevention regulations, which is an obviously important point.
Deco Party UK produces a large range of confetti in over 20 different colours and a variety of shapes including butterflies, hearts and rectangles. Carnival confetti and hand-held confetti guns are also available and are ideal for use at anniversaries, birthdays, sporting events, and weddings.
Every weekend, three or four products in the Deco Party UK range are chosen to feature in a 15% discount promotional offer. Further information about this promotion can be found on the Deco Party UK Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/decopartyuk ). New products are created every fortnight, offering a greater range and choice for the customer.
About Christian Fabrications SARL
Christian Fabrications SARL is a French-based family-run specialist business that was founded in 1992 by Christian Challancin. The company has been managed by his wife, Chantal, and their children, Jean-Paul and Céline, since 1998. Christian Fabrications SARL is based in the Drôme area of south-eastern France.
Deco Party UK is a division of Christian Fabrications SARL specialising in the manufacture of party goods (bunting, confetti, table decorations, etc.).
The company has recently launched an English-language e-commerce website ( www.deco-party.co.uk ) with the intention of expanding its business in the British and Irish markets. Under the Deco Party UK name, Christian Fabrications SARL already sells its products to consumers based in the UK and in the Republic of Ireland.
For further information, please go to www.deco-party.co.uk
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UBIFRANCE is organising the French Pavilion at MEDICA COMPAMED 2014, with close to 170 companies gathered under the banner of the French export-support agency. MEDICA COMPAMED is the world’s largest international medical-technology exhibition and congress. This year, the trade fair will take place from 12 to 15 November in Düsseldorf (in Western Germany).
With more than 70 countries represented, leading companies in the medical sector from all around the world will exhibit their innovative technologies, medicines and treatments, covering every area of the sector, at the MEDICA COMPAMED trade show, due to take place in Düsseldorf between 12 and 15 November of this year.
UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, is organising the French Pavilion, which will gather a delegation of 168 companies over half a dozen thematic exhibition areas.
The following topics will be covered: electromedicine and medical technology (Hall 17); disposables, commodities and consumer goods, including textiles (Hall 7a); physiotherapy and orthopaedic equipment (Halls 4 & 5); laboratory equipment and diagnostics (Hall 3); and, finally, COMPAMED — a trade fair focused on the supply chain and on product development in the medical field (Hall 8b).
In 2013, MEDICA COMPAMED attracted more than 132,000 trade visitors from 120 countries across all continents (53 % from countries situated outside Europe) and over 4,600 exhibitors from 66 countries. The exhibition area was of approximately 116,000 square metres.
To find out more about France’s offer in relation to MEDICA COMPAMED and the industry, please download the MEDICA COMPAMED 2014 Catalogue and go to the internet portal, Meet the French Health Industry.
For more information about the trade show, please go to: http://www.compamed-tradefair.com/
For more information about France’s health/medical sector, please go to: http://business.ubifrance.com/france-healthcare
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UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business developement, comes under the aegis of France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework.