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13 Nobel Prizes of medicine & 9 Nobel Prizes of chemistry

4 public research institutions listed as top 25 in the world National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) , French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA),  Pasteur Institute (Microbiology/ infection disease)

7 French pharmaceutical companies within the world leaders: BioMérieux, Guerbet, Ipsen, LFB, Sanofi, Servier, Théa

1,400 companies developing, creating, manufacturing or distribute healthcare products

9.8% of French pharmaceutical companies' revenues spent in R&D

1st  country in Europe to establish a national plan on rare diseases (2003)

2nd European country in advanced therapy drugs (cell/gene therapy) with 84 products in development in 2019

1st  One National Health Data Platform, enhancing French strategy for joint e-health innovation between private, public and patients.



1st  country in Europe for biotechnologies patent filling and 5th in the world for medical devices patent filling.

1st  Number one country in Europe for biotechnologies patent filing and fifth in the world for medical devices patent filing.

12% of industrial clinical trials conducted globally in 2018

127 world firsts since 1958 from French Hospitals: 1st carotid artery stent in 1990; the 1st use of an autonomous artificial pancreas in 2011; the insertion of the 1st Carmat artificial heart in 2013. In 2016, the 1st extraction of a brain tumor from a conscious patient…

2nd country in the world in terms of number of clinical trials in the fields of oncology and gene therapy

2nd most innovative country with 10 163 patents pending in 2019