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BENEZECH - SIMPSON
how to say biotechnology
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This links page is getting bigger. Our current sections are:

• Our clients and collaborators

• Rhône-Alpes, France

business links

academic links

government, foundations and agencies

• Europe

• Global sites of interest

Our clients and collaborators
The following clients and collaborators past and present have encouraged us to
promote their activities and we are delighted to feature them on our web-site. More
will be added in coming months.

 

The Mérieux Foundation (Fondation Mérieux), Lyon-based  scientific and humanitarian organisation aimed at promoting human and animal health. Has P4 containment laboratory.

http://www.fondation-merieux.com/

Ontario, Canada initiated a life science inward investment programme in 2001. I managed that programme in Europe until 2005.

http://www.2ontario.com

 

BioAbility, North Carolina, USA. Great partners for your information needs.

http://www.bioability.com/

Strategic Health Innovations is a Toronto, Canada, based life sciences consulting firm headed by Borys Chabursky. A very professional team also manages the biobroker web-site for corporate exchanges.

http://www.shi.ca

http://www.biobroker.ca

Imagination-Engines Inc. based in St. Louis, USA, is the future of artificial intelligence and neural networks. Stephen Thaler's genius and insight may define the future of computation and networking. Sentient computers could be a result of this initiative.

http://www.imagination-engines.com

DARPA, the US-based Defense Advanced Research projects Agency. They invented the Internet and are now busy in biotechnology.

http://www.darpa.mil

SkinEthic. Nice based company manufacturing artificial human skin models and epithelial tissues including corneal, oral and vaginal mucosa for toxicology, pharmacology and absorption testing.

http://www.skinethic.com

Medical Equipment Directory world-wide. This interesting site lists not only medical equipment but service providers and pharmaceutical relevant companies around the world.

http://medizin.li

Etna. High technology consulting company with focus on life science and development issues. Headed by Crispin Kirkman
http://www.emtechna.com
AskGBC. Bethesda, MD, USA, based pharma and life-science cpnsulting company headed by French-American Philippe Pradel. Good for Europe to US pharma investments and vice versa.
http://www.askgbc.com
Agendia. Dutch oncogenomics company, with world-beating tumour gene expression technology allowing prognostic evaluation of tumours. Lead breast cancer product, MammaPrint is in market now.
http://www.agendia.com


Rhône-Alpes, France

Bénézech - Simpson is happy to be based in the Rhône-Alpes region of France.
This region is becoming a hotbed for advanced scientific research in biology
with a focus on structural biology, cellular biology, array technologies and the new
interfaces of bioscience, informatics and physics. Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland,
just next door get honorary Rhône-Alpes status on this site!

Business links - a selection

ARTEB, the Rhône-Alpes biomedical and biotechnology association, lists all members and most sites of interest in region

http://www.arteb.com

Sanofi Pasteur, formerly Pasteur Mérieux Connaught, based near Lyon, the world's leading vaccines company, note soon to change address for URL

http://www.sanofipasteur.com

BioMérieux, Lyon-based, world class diagnostics company

http://www.biomerieux.fr

BioVision, the annual Lyon-based meeting on biotechnology

http://www.biovision.org

Centre d'immunologie Pierre Fabre, corporate research centre focusing on oncology and infectious disease, based in St Julien, near Geneva

http://www.cipf.com

Coletica, develops delivery solutions for bio-active compounds, Lyon-based

http://www.coletica.fr

CovalAb, Lyon based monoclonals company offering contract development of monoclonals and kits

http://www.covalab.com

Diffchamb, Lyon-based monoclonal antibodies for diagnostics applications

http://www.diffchamb.com

Flamel technologies, Lyon-based, delivery systems for drugs, vaccines

http://www.flamel.com

Genome Express, Grenoble-based, contract production and sequencing of  nucleic acids

http://www.genomex.com

Genoway, Lyon-based genomics and gene therapy company

http://www.genoway.com

Imedex Biomatériaux is a Lyon-based producer of tissue-compatible implants with interests in drug delivery and gene therapy

http://www.imedex.com

Indicia Diagnostics, tests based on magnetic bead conjugated monoclonals, Lyon-based

http://www.indicia.fr

LETI, industrial spin-off of atomic energy agency. Focus on micro-electronics. LETI is a world-leader in integration of micro-electronics and biology in biochips.

http://www-leti.cea.fr

Mérial, Lyon-based animal vaccine R&D and production company

http://www.merial.com

Murgue-Seigle, based near Lyon, produced trickle-bed bioreactors for air purification

http://www.robatel.fr

Perouse Laboratoires, develop and manufacture bio-compatible materials for clinical and cosmetic applications. Based in Chaponost, near Lyon

http://www.perouse.com

 

 


Academic links - a Rhône-Alpes selection

Ecole Centrale de Lyon

http://www.ec-lyon.fr

Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne

http://www.emse.fr

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

http://www.ens-lyon.fr

European Molecular Biology Laboratory - Grenoble outstation

http://www.embl-grenoble.fr

European Synchrotron, Grenoble

http://www.esrf.fr

Jean-Pierre Ebel Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble

http://www.ibs.fr

Institut Albert Bonniot, Grenoble

http://www-iab.ujf-grenoble.fr

Institute for the biology and chemistry of proteins, Lyon

http://www.ibcp.fr

Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble

http://www.ill.fr

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Grenoble

http://www.inria.fr

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon

http://www.insa-lyon.fr

Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble

http://www.inpg.fr

Université de Grenoble - Joseph Fourier

http://www.ujf-grenoble.fr

Université de Lyon 1 - Claude Bernard

http://www.univ-lyon1.fr

Université de Lyon 2 - Lumi®re

http://www.univ-lyon2.fr

Université de Lyon 3 - Jean Moulin

http://www.univ-lyon3.fr

Université de Saint-Etienne 1 - Jean Monnet

http://www.univ-st-etienne.fr

Université de Savoie, Chambery

http://www.univ-savoie.fr

WHO, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon

http://www.iarc.fr


Rhône-Alpes government, foundations, other local agencies

The Mérieux Foundation (Fondation Mérieux), Lyon-based  scientific and humanitarian organisation aimed at promoting human and animal health. Has P4 containment laboratory.

http://www.fond-merieux.org

ERAI, Rhône-Alpes, Regional support for enterprise

http://www.erai.fr

Grand Lyon - Lyon's urban and regional agency 

http://www.grandlyon.org

Aderly - Lyon's economic development agency

http://www.lyon-aderly.com

National statistics office - Rhône-Alpes Region

http://www.insee.fr/rhone-alpes

Rhône-Alpes, the official web-site (mostly French  - good links)

http://www.cr-rhone-alpes.fr

European scientific pole of Grenoble

http://www.grenet.fr

Lyon universities pole

http://www.univ-lyon.asso.fr


Europe
Our business has been founded on a sound knowledge of developments in
European life-science and European biotechnology. Although in today's
information-driven world, physical boundaries do not mean as much as they did,
it is still a challenge to keep up with the global reach of biotechnology developments.
We prefer to choose partners who are well aware of the latest developments in the
USA, Japan and the rest of the world at large.

European information

Anvar, French national technology transfer agency

http://www.anvar.fr

Belgian BioIndustry association

http://www.bba-bio.be/

BIA, the UK-based BioIndustry Association is Europe's leading national bioindustry grouping.

http://www.bioindustry.org

BIOCOM AG, Berlin publishes Germany’s most complete directory of companies on paper and CD-ROM.

http://www.biocom.de/

Biotech Scotland. This organization has done much to make Scotland a dynamo of innovation in Europe.

http://www.biotech-scotland.org/

Cordis, the European Union's Main database and a good portal for information access

http://www.cordis.lu

Directorate General for Research, which manages the European Union's Framework Programmes

http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/index.html

EMBL Heidelberg headquarters

http://www.embl-heidelberg.de

Eureka, promotes technology collaboration and tech transfer, Brusels

http://www.eureka.be

Europa-Bio, the biotechnology industry association for Europe, Brussels

http://www.europa-bio.be

European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry associations, EFPIA. Does a great job and now has special groups for start-up life sciences companies and vaccines (see about EFPIA)

http://www.efpia.org/

European Commission, general information and access to Directorates General

http://europa.eu.int/comm/index_en.htm

European Life Sciences Organisation

http://www.elso.org

European parliament, main page

http://www.europarl.eu.int

European Patent Office, main page

http://www.european-patent-office.org

European Science Foundation, Strasbourg-based

http://www.esf.org

European Union, the official journal, access to reprints

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex

France Biotech

http://www.france-biotech.org/

German National Biotech association, VBA, not particularly strong as regional interests dominate, but has good links

http://www.dechema.de/biotech

Hum-Molgen, Germany-based, has become a important source of biotechnology information, good links

http://www.hum-molgen.de

In Vitro Testing Industry platform, Rotterdam based

http://www.ivtip.org

List of biotech activities mounted by French ministry for education and research, contains list of companies, Paris

http://biotech.education.fr

Nature - the leading science journal, with links to just about anything relevant to biotechnology

http://www.nature.com

OECD, Paris based international body with interests in biotechnology regualtion

http://www.oecd.org

 

 

 






Global sites of interest
Although it would be good to sit in comfortable ignorance, that does not bring in
any income. We all have to have a background awareness of major global
developments. The following sites are among those we count on for information.
 

BIA, the UK-based BioIndustry Association is Europe's leading national bioindustry grouping.

http://www.bioindustry.org

BIO the US industrial biotechnology organisation

http://www.bio.org

BioJapan. Japan-based PhD student Armin Rump has created a most valuable web-site featuring up to date news on developments in Japan's bioindustry.

http://www.biojapan.de

Biospace dot com. Perhaps the best web-based biotech news service. Good employment section. USA based.

http://www.biospace.com

FDA, USA Food and Drug Administration

http://www.fda.gov

Genetic Engineering News, NY, USA, 20 years old and still gets better!

http://www.genengnews.com

BioAbility, NC, USA. Great organisation, knows pretty much everyone in the field (formerly IBI)

http://www.bioability.com/

International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, IFPMA, Geneva-based

http://www.ifpma/org

OECD, Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development hosts useful data and statistics on issues relating to biotechnology.

http://www.oecd.org

Informa Healthcare acquired PJB Publications. Produce SCRIP and a wide range of newsletters and resources of critical importance to the life science sector. Good jobs pages.

http://www.pjbpubs.com/

Scotland has a vibrant biotechnology community which is cared for by the Scottish Enterprise Network, often in collaboration with BIA.

http://www.biotech-scotland.org

World Health Organization, Geneva-based

http://www.who.org


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