|[April 25, 2012]
EuroMedtech™ 2012 in Grenoble is Welcomed by Region's BioCluster Members
ZURICH & GRENOBLE, France --(Business Wire)--
EBD Group, the leading partnering firm for the life science industry,
will host the fourth annual EuroMedtech™ international medtech
partnering conference in Grenoble, France May 31-June 1, 2012 at the
Convention Center of the WTC Grenoble.
"We are excited to hold EuroMedtech in Grenoble this year, as the city
is home to a fast-growing life science industry," said Carola Schropp,
President of EBD Group. "Our host organizations are committed to the
life sciences. This is evident in ADEBAG's work for creation of
Biopolis, a novel incubator for innovative start-up companies working in
biotechnology, healthcare and telemedicine."
"As one of Roche Group's sales affiliates, Roche Diagnostics France is,
within the Grenoble region, an important economic player, specifically
in the healthcare sector. From this perspective, it is with great
pleasure that I agreed on supporting this event," said Bertrand Le Bert,
President of Roche Diagnostics France. "It is our way to make, and I
should say increase, our contribution to all the initiatives promoting
the economic, research and education potential on a regional scale."
EuroMedtech is Europe's leading medical technology partnering
conference, providing collaboration opportunities to medtech decision
makers and investors. EuroMedtech caters to companies involved in all
parts of the advanced medical technology industry, from those serving
mainline therapeutic categories such as orthopedics and neurology,
through diagnostics, imaging and eHealth, to those involved in platform
technologies such as biomaterials and augmented medicine. Also attending
are companies serving the industry, such as manufacturers, law firms,
CROs and distributors.
"Engaging in targeted partnerships to integrate novel diagnostic
technologies is an integral part of our strategy to improve patient
care," said Jean Deleforge, VP of Molecular Unit at bioMérieux. "We are
very pleased that EuroMedtech has chosen Grenoble to bring together an
exceptional array of innovators to foster tomorrow's healthcare
Featuring EBD Group's sophisticated, web-based partnering system,
partneringONE®, the event enables delegates to efficiently identify,
meet and do business with attending companies, from large international
medtech companies and just launched start-ups, to venture capitalists
and private equity firms.
Grenoble is a key center of excellence and a thriving life science hub,
and is the eleventh largest city in France with a population of 600,000.
Grenoble also boasts the ninth largest university complex in France. The
healthcare industry accounts for more than EUR 4.1 billion in turnover
and over 8,500 jobs. The city also has over 200 public laboratories and
four key international research equipment facilities. ADEBAG, the
Grenoble Health Cluster, is a key player in the promotion of Grenoble's
bioindustry sector and a co-host of EuroMedtech 2012.
"ADEBAG's role is the development and promotion of medtech, biotech,
bio-industry and e-health innovative companies of Grenoble and the Isere
region," said Cécile Real, President of ADEBAG. "Our sponsorship of
EuroMedtech is based on our mutual goals to broker profitable
partnerships within the advanced medical technology industry including
cutting edge medical devices. Grenoble's Health Cluster is perfectly
poised to provide the support network necessary to develop these new
Also co-host of EuroMedtech 2012 is CCI (News - Alert) Grenoble, the region's Chamber
of Commerce and Industry, which cited the scientific culture as the most
telling example of the region's strength. In 2011, Grenoble had a total
of 18 winning projects in the government-funded Equipex program
(equipment for excellence) for academic institutions, which resulted in
allocations of more than EUR 42 million out of a total of EUR 210
million. These equipment allocations have enabled Grenoble laboratories
to continue the highest-level research using cutting-edge equipment.
This investment has benefited the regional economy as well as the quest
"Grenoble is an emerging hot-bed of life science innovation. EuroMedtech
will give our local industry a platform to showcase its innovators to
global industry leaders, and develop the collaborations that will
accelerate the development of our companies and industry," said John
Vaylet, president of CCI Grenoble.
ADEBAG and CCI Grenoble are pleased to bring together the following
companies to be the EuroMedtech regional host committee: Roche
Diagnostics, Becton Dickinson, bioMérieux, Cabinet Regimbeau, Minitubes,
Trixell, AEPI (News - Alert), Banque Populaire des Alpes, LETI Health, Minalogic,
UBIFRANCE, Conseil Général de l'Isère, Entreprise Europe Network,
Grenoble Alpes Métropole, Région Rhône-Alpes and Ville de Grenoble.
Online registration for EuroMedtech 2012 will close on May 29, 2012
at 15:00 CET. Information can be found at http://www.ebdgroup.com/emt.
Additional links and information:
For more information about EuroMedtech 2012, go to www.ebdgroup.com/emt.
Follow EuroMedtech 2012 on Twitter (News - Alert):
twitter.com/EuroMedtech (hashtag: #EMT12)
LinkedIn Event site: http://linkd.in/vCy2Db
Adebag: an accelerator for innovative projects and a key player in local
economic development by gathering and representing public and private
actors of the bio-industry ecosystems, of medical technology and
technology and services for healthcare, well-being and autonomy in the
ADEBAG: the Grenoble Health Cluster:
Gathers and represents public and private actors in bioindustry,
medical technology and services for healthcare, well-being and autonomy
Animates the community to design and spread information, and
integrates its members in local and international dynamics
Supports companies in the medtech/biotech ecosystem through their
different development steps
Promotes and develops the technological offerings and the
attractiveness of our territory toward exogenous companies or research
Today, Adebag represents:
4 universities and research centers
1 university hospital
50 companies and start-ups
3 major diagnostics companies: BD, Roche Diagnostics and
1 major IT company: Open Group
The world leader in development of wireless platforms and
semiconductors: ST Ericsson (News - Alert)
1 social protection group: Prémalliance
2 major European facilities: European Synchrotron Radiation
Facility and Laue Langevin Institute
2 local authorities: Grenoble Alpes Metropole, Isère Department
About Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry, beyond public services,
has defined strategic missions for its territory:
Make the Grenoble region attractive
Consolidate the industrial base, source of innovation
Help actors of commerce to increase their performance
Facilitate the expansion of services
Promote Grenoble as a touristic destination
Answer companies expectations for skilled personnel
In order to achieve these goals, the Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and
Industry relies on more than 700 employees mostly dedicated to:
Starting, developing, taking over or transferring business activities
in any field of activity.
Educating students and employees or managers with Grenoble Business
School (Institute of Higher Education, Masters programmes, continuing
education, etc.), Grenoble Graduate School of Business (MBA, MIB, BIB,
MSc, etc.), Grenoble Graduate School of Information Systems Management (News - Alert)
(specialised Masters, Level 1, Level 2), Doctoral School (DBA, Ph.D,
etc.), training centre for business directors and employees, 4 study
colleges educating to more than 80 professional qualifications.
Promoting the international development of business and offers with
GREX (support programmes tailored to each level of international
development, advice and training on the techniques of international
trade, EU regulations survey, potential to exploit the opportunities
offered by the single market, one-to-one support on how to approach
overseas markets, access to professional networks, procedures for
easing overseas trade).
Welcoming domestic and foreign companies with meeting rooms for
professionals at the Grenoble World Trade Centre.
Informing company managers about the economy of the Grenoble region
with the "Présences" magazine.
Developing networking business and exchange of experience through
ECOBIZ, an extensive professional network including more than 2,500
companies of the Grenoble region.
About EBD Group
EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science
industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have
leveraged EBD Group's partnering conferences, technology and services to
identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships
essential to their success.
EBD Group's conferences are run with the support of leading corporations
and international trade associations and include:
Spring®, Europe's largest life science partnering conferences,
supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
America™, the fastest growing partnering event in North America
EBD Group's partnering event for the innovative medical technology
Europe, the investor conference co-organized with BioCentury
Publications and BIO
Partnering Forum, the first dedicated biotech/pharma partnering
conference in China, co-produced with ChinaBio® LLC
for Global Impact®, a new partnering conference providing an
innovative forum to partner, identify and generate social and
philanthropic investment and funding opportunities
Showcase™, a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to
investors and business development executives, co-produced with
Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors
EBD Group's sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE®,
is also used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events
around the world, and partnering360® is the
open online community of life science dealmakers that enhances
partnering experiences all year long.
Outside of the conference format, EBD Group's consultants provide
hands-on assistance for firms seeking to in- or out-license products and
EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.
For more information please visit www.ebdgroup.com.
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