On the cutting edge in three fields
Biotherapeutics are a priority for economic development in Nantes Saint-Nazaire. Atlanpole Biotherapies, an interregional competitiveness cluster, brings together over 80 companies working in the life sciences and health. Some are European or world leaders in their respective fields, like Eurofins (bio-analysis) Valneva (vaccines against emerging infectious diseases) and Biomérieux. It brings together 51 laboratories and 42 technology platforms. The research focuses on three main themes: immunotherapy, radiopharmaceuticals and regenerative medicine.
A magnet hospital for transplants
Nantes University Hospital has a unit dedicated to heart and lung transplants, and ranks second in France for this specialty. It also has the Urology and Nephrology Transplant Institute, a leading European transplant centre for kidney and pancreas transplants. The Institute also formed the European Centre for Transplantation and Immunotherapy Sciences (CESTI), which holds some twenty patents and licenses.
The "Hospital of the Future" in Nantes in 2026
The relocation of the future University Hospital on the Ile de Nantes creates new opportunities for the biotechnology and health sector. In 2026, the future University Hospital will be located in the Healthcare District, on the Ile de Nantes. In addition to a new hospital, a full-fledged medical education district will be created, bringing together faculties of medicine, dentistry, research institutes and paramedical studies.
Located on the Ile de Nantes, this project is a continuation of the concept of the Creative Arts District, where the University of Nantes will set up its Interdisciplinary University Centre dedicated to Digital Cultures in late 2019. With more than 10,000 students on the Ile de Nantes, a new campus will soon materialise in the city centre.
This development project aims to position Nantes at the forefront of the Hospital of the Future.
Creative Care Factory
The Nantes Biotech building, adjoining the new Health Research Institute (by 2020), is already home to biotechnology companies.
Digisanté, Pulsio Santé, Mobidys, Atmotrack, Directosante, Wello, Team Officine, My Welper, Benevolt and Recipro-cite are among the dozen or so innovative companies in the field of health,well-being and better living that have taken up quarters in the Creative Care Factory at the headquarters of Harmonie Mutuelle, in the Creative Factory.