November, 2015
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We are delighted to introduce you to the first issue of our international newsletter - international thus in English! If you would like to read the content in French, most of it can be found on

Our newsletter will keep you up to date on activities, developments and projects taking place in-and-around the Genopole campus per se (which is located some 30 km south of Paris).

For more information on Genopole, you can read our 2014 Annual Report on our website.

You may also want to consult the 2015 Directory (which includes fact sheets on the companies, public research groups as well as technology platforms on site), follow the link.

Do feel free to share with us any comments, suggestions, and news that you may deem of relevance for the next issues. Please let us know when you come by Paris and would like to visit. We would be very happy to show you around, introduce you to our companies or research scientists, so as to explore collaborative partnerships.

Become one of the Genopolians!

Denis Gauvreau, Ph.D.
Director of International Affairs
Laurent Pépin, Ph.D.
International Business Manager

Hot From the Press!

The AFM-Téléthon has been awarded a grant towards the creation of a platform for the development and industrial production of gene and cell therapy - the first of its kind.
Managed by Bpifrance within the framework of the Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir - promoting digital innovation in fundamental and industrial research - the Sociétés de Projets Industriels investment fund will be contributing 84 million euros to the development of the platform in Evry.
It will be implemented as part of a company in which the AFM-Téléthon will hold a 54% stake, as it will be contributing 36 million euros to the project.
The first foundation stone should be laid in January 2016 and the platform should be operational in 2019 with a potential of 300 jobs created on the site.


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Genopole is excited to introduce a newcomer to its campus - Pharming Group N.V.
Committed to the development of innovative products for the treatment of unmet medical needs, Pharming focuses on the development and production of human therapeutic proteins, with the ultimate goal of providing life-changing solutions to patients.

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Fete de la science

Science At Everyone's Reach - from 6 to 60

2015 was proclaimed the International Year of Light.

As such, Genopole and the University of Evry joined forces to offer the public a variety of fascinating events, spread over 8 days, centered around the amazing properties of light and their many applications, and to explore many other topics related to life sciences and biotechnologies.


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Real Estate on the Move at Genopole

On October 1st, Genopole and the SEM Genopole inaugurated a new real estate offering dedicated to biotech companies.
Halfway between the incubator for start-ups, and services offices consisting in bare spaces for mature companies to rearrange, the B7 provides an intermediate offer.
The inauguration took place in the presence of David Philot, General Secretary of the Essonne Prefecture, Francis Chouat, President of the Evry Centre-Essonne Urban Area and Mayor of Evry, and Gérard Huot, standing in for Thierry Mandon, State Secretary for Higher Education and Research.


Japanese Delegation On Tour

On October 19, Genopole welcomed officials from the Saga Prefectural Government and the City of Karatsu (located South-West of Japan).
The delegates gave a presentation on the Japan Cosmetic Center located in Karatsu, an international cosmetic center who uses cutting-edge technology and local resources to bring innovation to life.
The delegation was very impressed by the Genopole ecosystem. The main focus of their visit was to meet three of our Genopolian companies, which was a hit given their obvious enthusiasm.

BioMaths 2015

Brainstorming at its Best

The Biomathematics Conference is a two-day cross-disciplinary conference which will bring together biologists, geneticists, clinicians, bioinformaticians and statisticians to discuss emerging challenges raised by the analysis of high-throughput genomic data, and to present dedicated innovative approaches.
Applications will first concern personalized and predictive medicine, but also various questions related to genetics, epigenetics, molecular phenotypes and metagenomics.
This conference falls under Genopole's strategic objective to host new research teams or researchers within the next few years in the field of biomathematics and biostatistics.


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Personnalized medecine 2015

Hot Topic: Personalized Medicine

On 8 December, the prestigious Bibliothèque François Mitterrand in Paris will host a major colloquium on personalized medicine.
As recognized actors in their area, Genopole, dedicated to innovation in life sciences, and Amgen, pioneering medical biotechnologies, have decided to bring together elected and institutional representatives as well as healthcare specialists, to identify concrete levers to structure personalized medicine in France.


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