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The Gattefossé Group is a community of employees, all driven by a dual mission: the performance of its products and the personalized support of its customers. Gattefossé develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical excipients and cosmetic ingredients of natural origin for the beauty and health industries worldwide, through its 12 affiliated companies and network of global agents and distributors in 80 countries. Specialist in lipid chemistry and botanical extraction, Gattefossé offers recognized expertise in formulation using its 4 Technical Centers of Excellence in France, China, India and the United States. Environmental and social issues have always been part of the culture of this French and independent family business, founded in Lyon in 1880. Today, Gattefossé relies on a purposeful CSR approach to build its innovation and development strategy. The headquarters are located in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, France.






L'Oréal was born from science, from a vision, created from the idea of a chemist. Since then, science has remained at the heart of our model with our Research & Innovation for over 115 years. Every day, 4,000 scientists in 20 research centers around the world have a single obsession: innovating to provide our brands and consumers with the best of science and create unequalled beauty experiences that meet their infinitely diverse needs and aspirations.





Apmonia Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing innovative therapeutic strategies against various cancers. Capitalizing on cutting-edge bioinformatics approaches, Apmonia Therapeutics targets so-called "matrix proteins" to fight tumors by reprogramming their microenvironment. The company's most advanced program is about to enter first-in-Human clinical trial in several advanced solid tumors. apmonia-therapeutics.com




Created in 1981, LVMH Recherche is the Research and Innovation center committed to inventing tomorrow's most desirable perfumes and cosmetics for all the LVMH Group's Houses. This research and innovation structure brings together some 700 talents at 5 sites around the world, sharing the common values of creative audacity, entrepreneurial expertise and a spirit of solidarity.
In its perpetual quest for innovation, performance and quality, LVMH Recherche is anchored in a sustainable and Open Innovation approach, placing its unique expertise in biology, formulation, physical chemistry, sensory analysis and artificial intelligence at the service of all the world's beauties.






Founded in 1987, AMS Biotechnology (AMSBIO) is recognized today as a leading transatlantic company contributing to the acceleration of discovery through the provision of cutting-edge life science technology, products and services for research and development in the medical, nutrition, cosmetics and energy industries. AMSBIO has in-depth expertise in extracellular matrices to provide elegant solutions for studying cell motility, migration, invasion and proliferation. This expertise in cell culture and the ECM allows AMSBIO to partner with clients in tailoring cell systems to enhance organoid and spheroid screening outcomes using a variety of 3D culture systems, including organ-on-a-chip microfluidics.

 For drug discovery research, AMSBIO offers assays, recombinant proteins and cell lines. Drawing upon a huge and comprehensive biorepository, AMSBIO is widely recognised as a leading provider of high-quality tissue specimens (including custom procurement) from both human and animal tissues. The company provides unique clinical grade products for stem cell and cell therapy applications these include high quality solutions for viral delivery (lentivirus, adenovirus and adeno-associated virus) in addition to GMP cryopreservation technology.





Located in Bron (69) in the Parc du Chêne business park, Novotec is close to major scientific clusters in the Lyon region (Lyonbiopôle global competitiveness cluster, Campus de la Doua (part of the national Campus plan), Pôle Est de Santé, Biodistrict de Gerland, Parc Technologique de Saint Priest, Pépinière d'entreprise de Laennec). This location enables it to benefit from privileged relationships with research and teaching centers (IBCP, IGFL, ENS, Université Lyon 1) as well as renowned companies (Sanofi-Pasteur, Genzyme Sanofi, Biomnis, Mérial...). Founded in 1997 by researchers at the Institut Pasteur de Lyon, Novotec specializes in the production and marketing of a range of antibodies directed against the macromolecules of the extracellular matrix (collagen, elastin, fibronectin, laminin, etc.). Our mastery of histology and immunohistochemistry techniques makes Novotec an expert in tissue characterization. As a service provider, Novotec offers its know-how to industrial companies and academic and private research laboratories in the pharmaceutical, veterinary, biotechnology, bio-diagnostics, agri-food, cosmetics and tissue engineering sectors, etc.




An independent French company, SILAB develops, manufactures and markets purified and patented organic active ingredients of natural origin for the global cosmetics and dermo-cosmetics industry. Its research laboratories and production units bring together all the excellence, in terms of equipment and talent, necessary for constant innovation in the care of healthy and fragile skin. As a result, each year sees the launch of several high-quality, safe active molecules with proven efficacy. By remaining true to its founding values (independence, excellence, quality) and its strategy of sustainable development, SILAB has been a world leader in the engineering of natural active ingredients for 40 years.





The French Society for Cell Biology is gathering more than 2000 members representing more than 350 laboratories in France and aboad. It promotes cell biology research and education. It provides support as travel grants and prizes. The registration is free, so don’t hesitate to register online. All this is possible because the society owns a journal that is Biology of the Cell (together with the society of microscopies).





ZantiksThe Company of Biologists

The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. We are run by distinguished practising scientists. We exist to profit science, not shareholders. We inspire new thinking and support the community of biologists. The focus of our activities is: publishing leading peer-reviewed journals facilitating scientific meetings and communities providing travel grants for young researchers supporting and funding research societies





ZantiksNordic Bioscience

Nordic Bioscience is a Danish biomarker company headquartered in Herlev, Denmark. Nordic Bioscience is engaged in biomarker development using our unique neoepitope technology. We combine our expertise in biomarker development with preclinical and clinical research. This enables us to develop biomarkers that provide fast and objective decision-making for compound selection and development in clinical trials as well as provide value for patients in a diagnostic setting.




The aim of the SFBMEc is to promote and develop scientific exchanges between academic, industrial and hospital laboratories involved in research on the extracellular matrix, the structure and function of its constituents, the regulation of gene expression of its constituents, the interactions of these constituents with cells, the signalling pathways initiated by these interactions, and the modification of these processes in acquired and genetic pathologies in clinical and experimental settings.


The SFBMEc also aims to organize or subsidize scientific meetings and conferences on these subjects, and to award grants to doctoral and post-doctoral students to attend international conferences in the above-mentioned fields.







The missions of SFR Biosciences are:

- Provide and develop highly performing technical core facilities within nationally-funded structures and thus address scientific, technological and economic challenges adequately and efficiently.
- Facilitate and stimulate interaction between research teams on campus and outside campus.
- Promote valorization and industrial partnership.





The Sartorius Group is a leading international partner of biopharmaceutical research and the industry. With innovative laboratory instruments and consumables, the Group's Lab Products & Services Division concentrates on serving the needs of laboratories performing research and quality control at pharma and biopharma companies and those of academic research institutes. The Bioprocess Solutions Division with its broad product portfolio focusing on single-use solutions helps customers to manufacture biotech medications and vaccines safely and efficiently.





Founded 25 years ago by Eric Perouse and Jean-Paul Gérardin, SYMATESE maintains an international presence through six subsidiaries and four manufacturing facilities employing a team of 510 persons and 50 researchers. At the heart of SYMATESE’s research is the science of tissue regeneration and reconstruction for the benefit of doctors and patients.

Every year, more than 25 million patients worldwide are treated thanks to its innovative hyaluronic acid, collagen, thermoplastic and silicone technologies. SYMATESE is able to address the most delicate and complex health issues based on its expertise in 15 therapeutic specialties. Research & development partnerships with major global companies, demonstrate this strong scientific and technological excellence. 

SYMATESE is also a key supplier of collagen material for Research laboratories across the world, providing on the shelf or custom made collagen type I products for multiples use, from medical research, to tissular engineering. 



   Optics11 Life

Optics11 Life is a life science instrumentation company that offers unique tools for advancements in drug development, regenerative medicine, and biomaterial development – at the cell-scale. We focus on providing robust, high-throughput mechanobiology measurements in-situ and in near-physiological conditions, integrated in the biological workflow, providing researchers functional and easy-to-use readouts.

 In addition, our latest development provides users with a next generation 3D in vitro modeling platform for engineered muscle bundles.

 Optics11 Life: Where precision meets possibility!



   ENS de Lyon

The École Normale Supérieure de Lyon is a French public Higher Education institution that prepares students for careers in the fields of higher education, Research and innovation. Students can acquire a wide range of skills and follow custom-made study schemes thanks to personalized and internationally oriented programs. Students share their time between courses and Research in Sciences and Humanities. Following the original ENS de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud tradition which was founded in 1880, the ENS de Lyon is also dedicated to pedagogical Research. A symbol of the French meritocracy, the ENS de Lyon is more than ever committed to disseminating knowledge to as many people as possible and to promoting equal opportunity.



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