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PHILADELPHIA BIO 2015: FRENCH COMPANIES BECOMING A FORCE IN THE US MARKET

Inès NICOLAS - 04-juin-2015 23:10:58
Business France was at the world’s largest BIO event in Philadelphia this year and was once again showcasing the French know-how in the sector of biotechnology , continuing to assert its position among the group of major industry players worldwide. Nearly 75 companies and 35 partners (non- profit organizations ,research institutes, universities and clusters ..) were on the national pavilion. This important mobilization demonstrated how the issue of this industry remains important in France. The sector is posting impressive results in recent years particularly the debut of Celletcis and DBV Technologies in the NASDAQ stock exchange. Additionally, the massive growth of the following companies have attracted substantial amount of foreign investors, such as the case of Adocia, 32M € (January 2015) of Erytech Pharma € 30M (November 2014), GENFIT: € 50M (June 2014) and € 21 million (December 2014) and Hybrigenics: € 4.6M (November 2014). These figures confirm that French companies are positioning themselves competitively in the global market. In 2014, 706 million € was raised by French companies in this sector, representing a growth of + 28% compared to 2013. The competitive clusters and some regional clusters were once again be the core of this event by bringing their companies, all under the umbrella of the French Pavilion and Business France (of which WSGR – Wilson Sonsino Goodrich & Rosati – and SERVIER Laboratories are the sponsors of the French pavilion). Created in 2005, the clusters are responsible for collecting and supporting the main players in their region to enable their businesses expand globally and foster research partnerships and technology development. Seven clusters, all present on BIO 2015 revolve around specific areas and have established relationships with many foreign scientific partners in recent years: BIOVALLEY Alsace - Strasbourg: www.alsace-biovalley.com French ATLANTIC biotherapy - Nantes & Angers www.atlanpolebiotherapies.com Biohealth CANCER - Toulouse & Limoges: www.cancerbiosante.fr EUROBIOMED - Nice & Marseille & Montpellier in South of France: www.eurobiomed.org LYONBIOPÔLE - Lyon and Grenoble in Rhône-Alpes: www.lyonbiopole.org MEDICEN REGION PARIS - Paris: www.medicen.org HEALTHCARE NUTRITION Lightfastness CLUSTER - Lille: www.pole-nsl.org France also has regional clusters such as Biopôle Limagne Clermont in the Auvergne region, or Capbiotek in Brittany, specializes in marine biotechnology and focuses a large number of biotech companies. Regarding the current 446 biotechnology companies in France, there’s a total turnover of 278 million euros in 2013, an increase from the 251 million euros from the year prior. In 2013, 55 new companies  (+12% from 2012) were created. For 2 years, France has placed innovation at the heart of its economic and industrial policy in the framework of the plan "Better to heal." Implementation of the new government in 2013, it aims to support the creation of innovative companies and research through an enabling environment and policy support strong: - Strong University research  policies and the principle of future investments - A structured ecosystem (competitiveness cluster, IHU (University Institute Hospitalo-) SATT (Technology Transfer Acceleration Companies), PRES (Pole of research and teaching) - A high-level research: Institut Pasteur Genopole, CNRS, CEA, Inserm ... - Favorable tax environment: status JEI (young innovative entrepreneurs), Research Tax Credit All these measures have enabled France to file 13,000 patents in 2014 and to strengthen its positions in Europe. As for the US market, the 2015 France Pavilion will once again be an opportunity for the French biotech actors to continue the offensive. Watch the following videos to discover some of them during the showcase : -  Medicen Paris Region - Iris Pharma - Median Technologies

PRESS RELEASE: The international Marine Renewable Energy conference

Inès NICOLAS - 08-mai-2015 21:15:19
  The international Marine Renewable Energy conference in Nantes, 20 – 21 May 2015: the MRE sectors dont-miss event for 2015   As a new industrial sector ramps up internationally, the Pays de la Loire region will be hosting Les Assises on 19 May followed, on 20 – 21 May 2015, by the 4th international convention on marine renewable energy: Thetis MRE. A one-of-a-kind opportunity to identify the potentialities of the French MRE market… -  Tidal turbines : a potential capacity of 12.5 GW from a number of sites, such as Raz Blanchard (Cherbourg) and Fromveur, Ile dOuessant. Two demonstration tidal energy projects are under development. -  Offshore wind turbines : 3,000 MW under development sponsored by EDF, GDF, DONG and EDPr. A 3rd request for proposals should be launched in late 2015 (Q3-2015 for English speakers) to reach the target of 6,000 MW. -  Floating wind turbines : a pilot project should be unveiled at the SEM-REV test site off the Nantes coast. …and discover the extent of its development in France. Through visits to sites dedicated to marine energy, discover the expertise available in the Pays de la Loire region: - the ALSTOM factory, which manufactures alternators for the Haliade offshore wind turbine; - the STX France shipyard, one of the leading players in the MRE sector; - the MRE logistics hub in the Nantes St Nazaire Grand Port Maritime, - the University (Ecole Centrale de Nantes), R&D laboratory (Technocampus Ocean), technical centres (CSTB, IFSTTAR, CIRV) and Le Carnet test site, dedicated to marine eco-technologies. Thetis MRE lets you share the experiences of experts world-wide on the theme of "Marine renewable energy: from opportunities to industrial realities" at 4 plenary conferences on the challenges for the sector and 5 themed workshops devoted to fixed offshore wind turbines, floating offshore wind turbines, test sites, wave energy and tidal wind turbines. The goal of these sessions is to review the current MRE situation in Europe, Asia and North America in order to examine initial results and the potential for development. Organised with support from the Pays de la Loire region, at the heart of the Nantes St Nazaire industrial area, Thetis MRE should bring together 400 exhibitors and attract nearly 4,000 visitors: 40% international visitors, manufacturers, major order givers, SMEs, design offices, research centres, schools and universities. The event is sponsored by DCNS, GDF SUEZ, ALSTOM, BESSE, CMN, EDF, RTE and SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL. About Thetis MRE: The Thetis MRE international convention was created in 2011 to meet the needs and expectations of players in the emerging marine renewable energy sector, bringing them together to share their experiences and boost the development of this "green" energy as a source of "blue" growth. Thetis MRE offers a varied programme aimed at both specialists and individuals who want to know more about the "MRE community". To find out more: Thetis MRE François Berry, Development Manager participation@thetis-emr.com www.thetis-emr.com

RECAP: The French Delegation at this year’s BIO International Convention

Milena SALCI - 16-juil.-2014 17:37:15
UBIFRANCE was at the world’s largest BIO event in San Diego this year on June 23rd-26th to showcase dynamic French biotechnology. The French Pavilion included 85 companies and 25 partners (non- profit organizations , research institutes, universities and clusters ..).  The seven competitiveness clusters and some regional clusters were the engine of this event by bringing their businesses, all under the umbrella of the government and UBIFRANCE. Created in 2005, the clusters are responsible for collecting and supporting the main players in their area to enable the business world and develop research partnerships and technology development.  Meet five of these clusters below:    -  BioSante CANCER - Toulouse and Limoges: Cancer: Prevention , Diagnosis , Treatment, Telemedicine - www.cancerbiosante.fr     - CAP BIO T EK  - Renens & Cesson-Sevigne: Green technologies, marine biotechnologies, agri-biotechnologies - www.capbiotek.fr/index.php/en       - EUROBIOMED - Marseille & Nice & Montpellier in South of France : Infectious , tropical diseases and emery rare and orphan diseases, medical devices and diagnostics , immunology , neurological diseases -  www.eurobiomed.org     -  LYONBIOPÔLE - Lyon and Grenoble in Rhône -Alpes : Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Immune Disorders in the ¬ eld of vaccines , diagnostics, and delivery systems biotherapies -  www.lyonbiopole.org     -  MEDICEN PARIS REGION - Paris : Translational medicine , biological tools and digital biology -  www.medicen.org          

Strong Presence of the French Delegation for this Year’s BIO 2014

Jennifer OLSZOWY - 23-mai-2014 20:40:47
  UBIFRANCE is set to arrive at the world’s largest BIO event in San Diego this year and will once again showcase dynamic French biotechnology, which continues to assert its position in the group of major industry players worldwide. 85 companies and 25 partners (non- profit organizations , research institutes, universities and clusters ..) will be on the national pavilion. This important mobilization demonstrates how the issue of this industry remains important in France . The competitiveness clusters and some regional clusters will again be the engine of this event by bringing their businesses, all under the umbrella of the government and UBIFRANCE . Created in 2005, the clusters are responsible for collecting and supporting the main players in their area to enable the business world and develop research partnerships and technology development. Seven clusters, all present on BIO 2014 revolve around specific areas and have established relationships with many foreign scientific partners in recent years: BIOVALLEY Alsace - Strasbourg : From chemistry and genes towards new drugs . Medical and surgical devices , imaging and robotics - www.alsace.biovalley.com ATLANPOLE Biotherapy - Nantes & Angers Immunobiotherapies, Radiopharmaceuticals , Biomaterials , Cell & Gene therapies - www.atlantic-biotherapies.com BioSante CANCER - Toulouse and Limoges: Cancer: Prevention , Diagnosis , Treatment, Telemedicine - www.cancerbiosante.fr EUROBIOMED - Marseille & Nice & Montpellier in South of France : Infectious , tropical diseases and emery rare and orphan diseases, medical devices and diagnostics , immunology , neurological diseases - www.eurobiomed.org LYONBIOPÔLE - Lyon and Grenoble in Rhône -Alpes : Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Immune Disorders in the ¬ eld of vaccines , diagnostics, and delivery systems biotherapies - www.lyonbiopole.org MEDICEN PARIS REGION - Paris : Translational medicine , biological tools and digital biology - www.medicen.org HEALTHCARE NUTRITION Lightfastness CLUSTER - Lille: At the crossroads of Nutrition , Biotechnology and Health Innovation for nutrition, cardiometabolic and neurodegenerative diseases - www.pole-nsl.org   France also has regional clusters such as Biopôle Limagne Clermont in the Auvergne region, or Capbiotek in Brittany, specializes in marine biotechnology and focuses a large number of biotech companies. Moreover, the poles of competitiveness HEALTH , DGCIS and UBIFRANCE will organize on June 23, in the event BIO, the 8th Fast Track R & D Partnering (FTRD) . This event became an annual event , facilitates decision- contact during presentations that highlight the expertise and innovation of biotech and big pharma French and U.S. Open R & D partnerships Free registration is available to all on www.fast-track.fr France has placed innovation at the heart of its economic and industrial policy in the plan "Better Care " , implemented by the new government in 2013 France has 446 companies operating biotechnologies, including global leaders. : LFB , Eurofins , Sanofi Pasteur or Biomerieux , and a large number of companies with a strong international presence : Transgene Genfit , BioAlliance Pharma, Cellectis , Innate Pharma , Cerep ... The area has 36 sites for bioproduction revenue generated 14Mds EUROS, supported by a favorable policy environment and strong support , including:   - The CSIS , academic policies strong research and the principle of future investments - A structured ecosystem ( competitiveness cluster , IHU ( University Hospital Institute ) , SATT ( Companies accelerating technology transfer) , PRES ( research and education) - A high-level research : Institut Pasteur , Génopole , Inserm ... - Environment advantageous tax : JEI status , Research Tax Credit. The 2014 Edition of the France Pavilion will be marked by the visit of French Minister of Economy and productive recovery , Arnaud Montebourg , which demonstrates the support and interest of the French government to the industry. All French biotech exhibiting at stand 2127.

French Pavilion at Accessorie Circuit

Milena SALCI - 15-avr.-2014 17:20:34
For the upcoming  Accessorie Circuit Show in May , we will bring together  11 French brands offering a great selection of sophisticated handmade custom jewelry and accessories.  The event will be held May 5-7, 2013 at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City.   Appartements à louer  is a Parisian brand founded by Eric Lopez and dedicated to high-end fashion jewelry accessories. Besides their own collections, the company has been creating fashion jewelry for the past ten years for famous French brands.   Bonnefoy Creations  was created in 1940 by Jean-Marie Bonnefoy. His son, Marc Bonnefoy, decided to develop a limited line of fashion accessories. The company creates, manufactures and markets quality products and guarantees a 100% Made in France quality on all their line of accessories. Françoise Montague is a fashionable resin jewelry, crafted in Paris. Fried Paris started off in 1886 by crafting pieces for embroiders and fashion jewelry manufacturers. For the past 50 years, the company has been designing its own fashion jewelry collection using high quality European materials. L’indochineur has been creating for 15 years unique and high quality jewelry inspired by Japanese style drawings. All the prodcuts are crafted with natural and sustainable materials, and L’Indochineur has been involved in International Fair Trade and Sustainable Development for many years. Jean-Louis Blin  offers unique and colorful hand-made fashion jewelry, combining a vintage and a modern flair. All products are made in Paris since 1974. KMO Jewel ,  launched in 2003, creates and designs several collections per year: necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and other accessories, using special materials such as anti-allergic magnesium alloy and silver resin, to create exquisite color tones. KMO JEWEL is present in nearly every Fashion-forward country. Marie Laure Chamorel  is a brand recognized by fashion press, customers and famous Parisian stores alike, since its  launch in 2006. Marie Laure’s jewelry embodies the latest in artisanal luxury and her love for handcrafted materials. Miss Back , a Paris based designer, has always been interested in Art and gemology. She displays her new jewelry collection: stingray and leather, silver and gold. Valerie Valentine is a fashion hair accessories designer. She uses only leather and each model is made with Swarovski elements. All headbands, hairbands and clips are manufactured in their workshop located in the center of Paris, in the fashion district known as “The Marais”. Vanessa Tugendhaft had the original idea to combine the simplicity of a thread and the nobility of a diamond. Her creations convey a timeless, feminine and refined universe. The French pavilion,  booths #2950-3055  is organized by UBIFRANCE, and brought to you in partnership with Francéclat, The French Federation of Jewelry. For more information, please contact  Marine Crouzet   or visit  our website .  The tradeshow is open to trade and press only. You can order your trade visitor badge to Accessorie Circuit here:  www.enkregistrations.com We invite you to connect via Twitter  @UBIfashion ,  Pinterest  or  Facebook. 

9 French Companies Discovers the Most important Projects in the Shipbuilding Industry in Canadian History

Morgan MAISON - 10-déc.-2012 18:40:16
Montréal, Halifax, Vancouver - November 2012 Ubifrance North America has recruited nine French companies with specific know-how in the shipbuilding industry discovered the specificity of the Canadian market during a 3-day mission across the country, from Montreal to Vancouver, via Halifax. In collaboration with the GICAN  (French Marine Industry Group) , the Pôle Mer (Marine science and technology clusters located in Brittany and Provence), and the CACIMA, the French delegation with met the main Canadians playors involved in the program of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). This major program objective is to renew the fleet of the Canadian Royal Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard (military and civilian fleet). This key investment of 35 billion dollars over the next 30 years is the largest bid launched in the Canadian history. Thus, this program represents many business opportunities for French companies. During the mission, Ubifrance organized seminars with top level speakers from different organisations, including the Canadian Ministry of Industry (issues related to industrial and regional benefits); French groups already involved in the shipbuilding industry in Canada (Safran, Thalès, Dassault Systems, CS and STX) and major North American groups, such as L-3 Mapps, General Dynamics or DRS Technologies. Shipyards in Halifax and Vancouver, which will drive the construction of the vessels, have also present their projects and agenda. Finally, a visit of Zodiac Hurricane in Vancouver was also included in the program. This mission, a first-time event in Canada, whose objective was to encourage French companies to position themselves on majors projects, was a success: Canadian speakers and shipyards were very interested in the French know-how, and the exchanges were constructive. Thus, the members of the delegation were able to understand the market in order to position themself in the short, medium and long term on this major program. This mission doesn’t stop at this point, and individual support will be suggest by Ubifrance to participants and other companies who couldn’t attend. For more information about this mission and the shipbuilding industry in Canada, please contact: Morgan Maison, Trade Attaché - Ubifrance North America - morgan.maison@ubifrance.fr     

French Fashion Brands traveling to the West Coast

Geoffroy Thaumin - 31-oct.-2012 22:01:22
    UBIFRANCE will introduce next month five exclusive French-based Fashion brands to the West Coast.    Having assured their success in Europe, the executives/representatives of the following lines will be travelling to San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver to meet with potential partners, such as ag ents, distributors and multi label boutiques’ owners.     • BASUS: polos and shirts line for men and women  • JAGVI: casual chic ready to wear brand for smart travelers • NICOROBE: stylish designer collection for men who like to dress-up • LA SQUADRA : elegant and chic sportswear brand  • DALMARD MARINE : authentic outerwear and clothing brand from Brittany   For more details, please review our online catalogue .   If you are an agent/sales rep, a distributor or a boutique owner based in the US or in Canada, please let us know whether you would be interested in meeting with one (or more!) of these companies to go over their collections and discuss the possibility and ways of working together in the future.   We would be happy to set up an individual meeting at the following dates:  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA : Monday, November 26th & Tuesday, November 27th 2012.  • SEATTLE, WA : Wednesday, November 28th & Thursday, November 29th 2012 . • VANCOUVER, BC : Friday, November 30th 2012.   For more information, please contact:   • For San Francisco and Seattle : elodie.petiot@ubifrance.fr / (415) 568-4574  • For Vancouver: marine.bougeard@ubifrance.fr / (604) 639-0923      And follow us on Twitter and Pinterest!              
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