1 hour from Paris
1st regional industry to export
1st French region for the production of medicines
10,000 jobs
60 laboratories
Centre-Val de Loire Region, in the heart of Europe

A gift for innovation,
collaboration and training


A dedicated inter-regional pharma cluster

  • 1st pharmaceutical alliance in Europe
  • 53 % of French drug production
  • 300 members laboratories, suppliers, manufacturers, public and private institutions, universities, training and research centers…

A regional and national professionnal association


A regional and national professionnal association

  • 50 members : pharma laboratories, manufacturers, logistic operators
  • Maintenance, production, quality, security, purchase, skills and Supply Chain and regulation training in connection with Tours University

IMT in Tours

- L’Institut des Métiers et des Technologies des produits de Santé -

  • 10 national trainings in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and biotechnology industries for professionals, employees and temporary workers-formulation and process development support
  • 100 industrial sites and 5,000 employees involved every year

Bio 3 Institute

A training unit at Tours and Orléans universities and IMT

  • 20 trainings in medicine and cosmetic bioproduction (bachelor to master degrees)
  • A global lab for analytic, bioanalyse, cell analyse, microbiology
  • 3 involved laboratories Labex MAbImprove, IRON et Synorg supporting innovation
  • A technical platform : bio-molecules quality monitoring, cell culture space, purification, dedicated warehousing zone

An expertise in Implantable medical devices expertise Medical equipement specialisation 3, 164 jobs.

63 companies (orthopaedic, ophtalmic, dental), hospital equipements (IRM, scanners, beds, incubators…) and measurement devices (tensiometer, audiometer…).

we help you to make your Pharma project come true in Loire Valley Region.

Pharma business leaders at your disposal to support your project

6 leaders of french companies and members of Ambassad’UP (Cizeta, Chiesi, Axynthis, Greenpharma, Servier, IMT) sharing their contacts and experience to make your project come true in Loire Valley Region.

Hervé Galtaud

« The Loire Valley Region features a complete ecosysteme in chemical, biological know how in connection with a local based and innovative industrial network with a traditionnal R-D culture and a training network supporting companies an their need for new skills »

Hervé Galtaud
Managing director of the IMT training unit in Tours - Ambassd’UP member

They chose the Loire Valley Region and invest

Servier Famar Sanofi Novo Nordisk Pierre Fabre Fareva

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