Alsace region loves Medtech companies!
Welcome to Alsace, a French region part of the famous French-German-Swiss BioValley! Alcon, GE Healthcare, Bruker, Stryker…Here be sure to meet all the biggest Medtech leaders within a 200 km radius! Small and large firms active in a variety of sectors, their activities range from the bandages produced by Hartmann Laboratories to the medical imaging technology of Bruker Biospin. Also traditional industries such as textiles, electronics and plastics are also highly visible in Alsace and are a greatly valued complement to the medtech companies.
150 Medtech companies are waiting for you in Alsace:
let’s make new business & innovations with them!
Great scientific Medtech experts within reach!
Not less than 6 Nobel Prizes in Healthcare are located in the BioValley, including 3 in Alsace region. Part of success in Alsace comes from the synergy created by the region’s many medtech scientific talents, distinguished prize-winning scientists and internationally renowned research institutes.
Discover for example achievements of IRCAD (Research Institute Against Digestive Cancer / Minimally invasive surgery), IHU Strasbourg (Image-guided Hybrid Surgery Institute), ICube laboratory (Engineering science, computer science and imaging laboratory) or IS2M (Institute of Materials Science).
Alsace’s region offers exceptional skills in three scientific Medtech fields:
Specialized high level Medtech training
Alsace offers a variety of training programs for the medical technologies sector, primarily in the fields of minimally-invasive surgery, biomaterials/materials, and computers/robotics.
The EITS (European Institute of Tele-Surgery) is for example an international training center in minimally-invasive surgery. Each year, 4 000 surgeons from around the world come to Strasbourg in order to train in MIS techniques. The IRCAD (Research Institute Against Digestive Cancers) also offers WebSurg, a free-access virtual university on the Internet. WebSurg offers a vast range of multimedia content developped by healthcare professionals, verified and approved by associated learned societies.
Education in Alsace : a first class environment, wide open to the world!
In addition to dedicated Healthcare training centers, Alsace’s region hosts one of the most important French University – the University of Strasbourg – ranked 95th best university in the world (17th for chemistry). Alsace region also offers a wide range of higher education schools in a variety of scientific fields:
European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials of Strasbourg – National School of Chemical Engineering of Mulhouse – National School of Physics of Strasbourg – Trinational Biotechnology School of Strasbourg – National Institute of Applied Sciences of Strasbourg –Strasbourg School of Management
*source: Université de Strasbourg 2014 / médias / Key figures + 2013 Shangaï ranking
Medtech Campus A unique location for MedTech business and innovations!
The Eurometropolis of Strasbourg and the Alsace BioValley competitiveness cluster are the driving forces behind the Medical Technologies Campus project, located within the walls of the Civil Hospital of Strasbourg (Alsace region in France). This initiative marks Strasbourg out as a great centre of excellence and an international gold standard in Healthcare technologies. The Medtech Campus will bring together recognised specialists in healthcare, research and training and help forge close partnerships with business.
The Medtech Campus is built based on 3 complementary projects:
- an Institute of Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Surgery, run by IRCAD Institute : discover
- an Institute for developing new Biomedical Implants
- 3 business centers for R&D companies in the medical instrumentation sector: the pH8, the Biocluster and the Technoparc.