The ideal environment

With 14,000 industrial jobs, 1000 businesses and 2500 researchers, the healthcare sciences and technologies sector is a fast-growing industry in Aquitaine, boasting a unique concentration of resources and talents.

Bordeaux Métropole offers a particularly favourable environment and numerous other assets in biotechs, healthcare and associated services to industry:

  • One of France’s leading university hospital centres (4th)
  • Bordeaux University: close to 100,000 students, ‘Initiatives d’Excellence’ accreditation in the framework of the Future Investments scheme
  • Countless research institutions: 2500 researchers in the life sciences, chemistry and materials sciences,
  • Fields of academic and technological excellence  (internal link on diagram)
  • A network of platforms and technology transfer centres available to industrial corporations: Bordeaux Functional Genomics Centre, Bordeaux Imaging Center, etc.
  • International groups and cutting-edge industrial expertise: Merck Millipore, Sanofi Aventis, Stryker Spine, Ceva Santé Animale, Acteon, Fluofarma, Créapharm, McNeil Research & Development, Brystol Myers Squibb…
  • Meetings between academics, researchers, businesses and local stakeholders organised all year long in order to foster discussion and develop the industry: Biomeeting and the Health Forum
  • An Inter-profession Grouping of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries (GIPSO)
  • Aquitaine Association of Competencies in Biomaterials and Implants.  2ACBI brings together academics (biomaterial research) and industrial players in the field of biomaterials and medical devices.
  • The Healthcare ICT Cluster: France’s n°1 region for Hospital Information Systems and medical software.


Areas of scientific excellence