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One of the great strengths of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is its diversity of sectors of activity. They include:

 
Life sciences Biotechnology
THE EXCEPTIONAL ASSETS OF THE PROVENCE-ALPES-COTE D’AZUR REGION
• A centre of excellence for research: 2nd largest health cluster in France for both basic and applied research, with 6,000 researchers in Life Sciences.
• Many start up and large pharmaceuticals companies: ABX-Horiba, Baush&Lomb, Beckman Coulter, Bio-Rad, Cezanne, CisBio, Galderma, Genévrier, Idenix, Innate Pharma, Intrasense, Ipsen, Ipsogen, Neureva, Nicox, Pharmaxon, Proteus, Protomed, Sanofi-aventis, Skuldtech, Supersonic Imagine, TxCell, Virbac …
• A dense high quality health sector: 2nd largest region for clinical trials in France. Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is the French region with largest number of medical professionals: 30,000 doctors, dentists and pharmacists and 39,000 hospital beds.
• Recognised high quality degrees conferred by renowned universities and engineering schools.
• A region accredited by the French Government with quality certificates: Cancer research clusters, high level technological platforms, Infectiopole Sud, and the Eurobiomed cluster.
• Science and technology parks with dedicated government agencies and facilities to support innovative companies, among which Luminy Biotech (Marseille) and Sophia Antipolis.
• An organisation dedicated to everyone involved in the Life Sciences - the Eurobiomed health cluster

 KEY FIGURES FOR THE SECTOR
• Companies: 400 in number - France’s 3rd largest competitive cluster
• Direct industrial jobs: 10 000
• Researchers: 6,000 in the public sector, 3,000 in the private sector
• Students: 39,000 including 1,500 post-graduate science students, making it the 2nd largest in France, with 8 universities and 4 teaching hospitals

A DEDICATED CLUSTER : Eurobiomed
http://www.eurobiomed.org

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