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December 7th, 2012 - Success for the 4th edition of the Lyonbiopole's Private Inv€stment Day

Business angels, venture capitalists and private investors were to meet you! Organized with the support of Sanofi Pasteur in collaboration with Crealys, Grain, Novacité and OSEO, the event dedicated to SMEs and private investors gathered around 125 people. It aims to facilitate networking between entrepreneurs of biotech companies and private investors of all kinds of financial organizations.

Contacts : Isabelle Scarabin, Economic and International Affairs Director -
Kevin Romani, International Project Manager -


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From 24th to 26th March 2013 - Lyonbiopole invites you at BIOVISION, the World Life Sciences Forum, in Lyon

The8th edition of BIOVISION will be held from 24th to 26th March 2013 in Lyon, gathering representatives of civil society, scientists, industry and policy makers to discuss key global issues of health, food and environment. The Forum will provide a new organization around three moments: the scientific conferences, BIOVISION Catalyzer to promote collaborative projects and BIOVISION Investor Conference to favour meetings between Biotech, Pharma and private and public investors.

For more information on Investor Conference: Isabelle Scarabin, Economic and International Affairs Director -
To present a project at BIOVISION Catalyzer: Sarah Crochon, Innovation Project Manager -

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From 21st to 23rd January 2013 - bioXclusters: hosting an expert of the Life Sciences market in China and workshop on the Chinese market

Within the framework of its European project bioXclusters and "Mobility Clusters program: host of international experts in the Rhone-Alpes" funded by the Rhone-Alpes region and managed by ERAI, Lyonbiopole welcomes on January 21, 22 and 23, 2013, an expert of the life sciences sector in China: Mr. Gao Rong-Hui from G-Med Consulting and working in Shanghai Zhangjiang Pharma Valley. On this occasion the cluster invites you to participate in a workshop on the Chinese market on Tuesday 23 January including a presentation by Mr. Gao followed by regulatory issues. This workshop will be conducted in the presence of Simon Gudin, Lyonbiopole’s representative in Shanghai who will expose you the cluster’s offer in China. You will be able to continue the discussions during a networking lunch and individual appointments in the afternoon.

Contact : Emilie Romeo, Project Manager -

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BioFilm Control

BioFilm Control SAS, based in "le Puy de dôme", which develops innovative in vitro diagnostics test, has just raised 3 million euros in funds through SOFIMAC partners, ENTREPRENEUR Ventures, Medical Innovative Plastic Investments and INSTITUT MERIEUX. BioFilm Control will fund the development, the validation and the marketing of its technology applied to the study of bacterial biofilms in the form of the BioFilm Ring Test®.

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11/20/2012 - Lyonbiopole, CQDM and Alsace BioValley organize the first joint networking event in Lyon

The aim is to encourage the emergence of French-Quebec projects. The first networking event was held on November 15th-16th, in Lyon. On this occasion, fifteen French-Quebec collaborative project ideas were presented, focusing on the development of new technologies or processes to facilitate the discovery of new drugs.

Contact : Sarah Crochon, Innovation Project Manager, Sepsis program -

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12/12/2012 - bioXclusters presented during a workshop dedicated to international cluster for the development their SMEs

On December 12th, DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission in Brussels organized a day of discussions about its support to the strategic partnerships of European clusters to go abroad and thus foster the competitiveness of European SMEs. It is in this context that the bioXclusters project, pilot action on this topic has been presented. For DG Enterprise, clusters can act as real "springboards" for SMEs to help them access to global value chains and thus must develop long-term strategic partnerships.

Contact : Emilie Romeo, Project manager -

12/13/2012 - Succes for the 4th Conference on Nosocomial Infections

This 4th edition was held at the "Institut Français de l’Education" in Lyon on December 13th. The theme "Nosocomial Pathogenesis" was that of the pathogenesis and host response in the nosocomial infection. This fourth edition was attended by 130 people including 2 industrial firms (bioMérieux and Sanofi), 12 SMBs, 8 academic laboratories, Hospital of Lyon and Saint-Etienne and the Universities of Lyon and Marseille.
Contact: Sarah Crochon, Innovation Project Manager, Sepsis program -

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The 8th edition of BIOVISION
From 24 to 26 march 2013, Lyon - France
BIO Chicago 2013
From 22 to 25 april 2013, Chicago (IL) - USA

15th edition BIOFORUM-BIOTECH China
From 29 to 31 May 2013 - Shanghai

12/2012 - 10th Eurostars call for projects is open

This European program aims at funding collaborative projects of European innovative SMBs of all technological sectors. Deadline for application is planned on April 4th 2013. Lyonbiopole can support you to build your EU project thanks to its PPTE program.
Contact : Emilie Romeo, Project Manager -

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12/2012 - 8th Call IMI soon open

The IMI program will soon open its 8th call for proposals. 2 topics will deal with Antibiotic Resistance "NewDrugs4BadBugs (ND4BB)” ; two other new topics will be on the theme "Developing an aetiology-based taxonomy for human diseases", one last topic will be "European bank induced pluripotent stem cell." Some webinars  ( relating to various subjects are expected by the end of December. The date of the submission of applications will be announced soon on the IMI site (planned at the end of February). Lyonbiopole offers you to benefit from its PPTE program and assist you in setting up your European projects. We remind you that the European Union is elaborating its future innovation and research Program called Horizon 2020, for 2014-2020 period. No FP7 calls will be launched in 2013, the H2020 calls should open at the end of 2013 beginning of 2014.
Contact : Emilie Romeo, Project Manager -

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12/10/2012 - 16th “Single Inter-ministry funding” FUI call for projects

The 16th FUI call for projects will be launched in March, 2013. To be eligible to this call your project must be a collaborative R&D project accredited by a Competitiveness Cluster involving at least 2 companies and one laboratory or one research center. In order to anticipate to these calls, Lyonbiopole helps you to build your projects and studies your accreditation requests.

Contact : Claudia Chagneau, R&D Projects Manager -

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11/30/2012 - New board of Directors for Accinov

Philippe Chêne was elected President, Yves Laurent, Secretary and Jacques Berger Treasurer. Accinov, the innovation platform dedicated to biomanufacturing, provides world-class services integrating ready-to-process facilities to biotechnology companies developing new therapeutic products and disruptive technologies. Scheduled to open in September 2013.

Contact: Stephanie Colloud, Accinov Manager -


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12/2012 - Opportunities for collaboration with Brazil: discover the report of  bioXclusters’ mission  "Discovering the Brazilian life sciences market"

Following the mission carried out in September 2012 as part of the European project bioXclusters, funded by DG Enterprise (EC), Lyonbiopole and its partners publish a report on their mission. This report targets companies and research organizations interested in the Brazilian life Sciences market. During this mission, the partners met with research institutes, biotech companies and agencies innovation in the areas of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and attended the Bio Partnering Latin America. Discover the summary and conclusions of these meetings and opportunities for cooperation identified at each stage by downloading the report on the bioXclusters blog.

Contact : Isabelle Scarabin, Economic and International Affairs Director -

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11/12 - 3 new European projects for the European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine (EISBM)

The funding team of EISBM, led by Charles AUFFRAY with the support of Lyonbiopole, Lyon 1 Claude Bernard university, Greater Lyon, Rhone-Alpes Region, French ministry of research in Rhone-Alpes and FINOVI foundation, is involved in 3 projects selected and financed through the 2012 IMI and FP7 calls : eTRICKS, SySCLAD and CASYM.

Contact : Estelle Vincent, Project development assistant -

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11/27/2012 - Lyonbiopole involved in the development of the European roadmap for systems medicine implementation

22 partners are joining forces through the Coordination Action Systems Medicine – CASyM supported by the FP7-Health Directorate of the European Commission to develop a road map outlining an integrative strategy for the Implementation of Systems Medicine across Europe.

Contact : Estelle Vincent, Project development assistant -

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11/22/2012 - ERYTECH Pharma signs licensing and distribution agreement with Orphan Europe for GRASPA® in Europe

ERYTECH Pharma, a late stage biopharmaceuticals company focused on orphan oncology and rare diseases, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement and Orphan Europe, part of the Recordati Group granting Orphan Europe exclusive rights for the commercialization and distribution of GRASPA® in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in Europe.

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11/14/2012 - SynapCell Scientific Advisory Board meets to discuss advances in epilepsy treatment

SynapCell leverages the expertise of three world‐renowned epilepsy specialists Pr. H. Steve White of the United States and Pr. Philippe Kahane and Dr. Antoine Depaulis of France to continue to deliver drug development innovations in the field of epilepsy.

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11/05/2012 - Poxel develops a new antidiabetic : Imeglimin

Poxel SA today announced that in a Phase II study Imeglimin, a novel compound in development for Type 2 diabetes, showed incremental efficacy as an add-on therapy to sitagliptin, in patients inadequately controlled by sitagliptin monotherapy.

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11/2012 - Call for expressions of interest to set-up a multidisciplinary network dedicated to biomanufacturing technologies

Accinov is publishing a call for expressions of interest to set-up a Rhone-Alpes-based multidisciplinary network that would support interactions across the different industries and promote innovation in a strategic field and to foster innovation in biomanufacturing technologies. Hosting numerous public and private organizations, our region benefits from strong and highly skilled industries including pharmacy, chemistry, electronics, plastics… The European countries leading in biomanufacturing have associated both aspects in multidisciplinary centers that facilitate industrial development of new technologies. Accinov aims to animate the industry biomanufacturing sector.
The persons who are interested by the initiative are invited to download the detailed pdf file and to fill-in the electronic form available here.

Contact : Sylvain Peyrache, Project Manager

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09/26/2012 - Novadiscovery receives a grant from the 7th Framework Programme

Novadiscovery, a leading company in health care predictive modeling and knowledge management, is proud to announce it is teaming up with the European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine (EISBM) and leading lung transplantation clinicians on an FP7 collaborative project which ambitions to bring personalized medicine solutions at the bedside to improve survival for post-lung transplant patients.

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11/9/2012 - Focus on Europe, Lyonbiopole increases its European collaborations

Lyonbiopole deploys its strategy of opening to Europe and obtained the first positive results: French representative on the steering committee of the CEBR, French cluster partner of the European project and bioXclusters pilot European Technology Partner Program (PPTE) initiative, which aims to support SMEs in financing their R&D projects by the European Commision.

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