Healthcare & Life Sciences

As Europe’s preeminent healthcare and life sciences region, the Paris Region hosts a multitude of international corporations and pharmaceutical laboratories, including Pfizer, GSK, Novartis, Astra Zeneca and Roche, alongside national players such as Sanofi, Pierre Fabre, Servier and Ipsen and Guerbet.

  1. 1,000+ life sciences organizations
  2. 300+ pharmaceutical companies
  3. 200+ biotech companies
  4. 360+ medical technology companies

Europe’s largest hospital network

  • Assistance-Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP): 39 hospitals, 100,000 healthcare professionals including 12,300 doctors
  • Europe’s largest hospital: Pitié-Salpêtrière (1,800 beds)

World-class research

300 public and private research centers, and 11,800 life sciences researchers call the Paris Region home, including globally renowned institutions such as the Pasteur Institute, Curie Institute, the Gustave Roussy cancer research center, INSERM (French institute of health and medical research), CEA (French alternative energies and atomic energy commission), and more. Top-tier higher medical education is available for students, with 9 universities and 20 “Grandes Écoles”.


Fostering innovation

Incubators and bioparks for innovative start-ups, such as Genopole, Paris Biotech, Agoranov, Paris Biopark, Biocitech, Villejuif Biopark, and more are present, as well as leading venture capital operations including Truffle Capital, Edmond de Rothschild, Investment Partners, CMC-CIC, Auriga Partners and Sofinnova.


Medicen Paris Region

Medicen Paris Region is a cluster that focuses on innovative health technologies. Made up of more than 430 companies, research centers, universities, hospitals, and local authorities, the group concentrates on 5 main areas: biological diagnostics, diagnostic and interventional imaging, regenerative medicine and biomaterials, digital health and translational medicine.

Cancer Campus

There is a 150-acre oncology cluster in Villejuif that brings together the best and brightest from the academic, institutional and entrepreneurial worlds to fight cancer.

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