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Another success for the R&D dating for Animal Health and Innovation

The French association of animal health industry (SIMV) welcomes the new success of the second edition of the R&D dating for animal health and innovation which takes place on 1 and 2 December 2015 in Strasbourg. Hosted within BioFIT, these meetings have brought together more than 45 organizations and companies. They are organized in partnership with the Animal Health Carnot Institute, The technology transfer SATT IdfInnov, the cluster Atlanpôle Biothérapie, the European Manufacturers of veterinary diagnostics (EMVD) and Provaxs of the Ghent University. 

The second edition of the R&D dating for animal health and innovation brought together over two days, December 1st and 2nd 2015, 80 attendees of 45 organizations and companies including 11 SIMV members (Bayer Animal Health, Biomerieux Animal Health, Boehringer ingelheim animal health, Domes Pharma, CEVA animal Health, Merial, MSD Animal Health, Qalian, Vetoquinol, Virbac and Zoetis). Six European countries were present: Belgian, Finland, France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom (England and Scotland).

For the first time this year, SIMV chosen to bring together some participants of the event on a pavilion dedicated to animal health within the Biofit exhibition space. Thus, four SIMV member companies (CEVA, Merial, Zoetis and Virbac) present at the side of SIMV with the Animal Health Carnot Institute on the animal health pavilion.

Jean-Louis Hunault, president of SIMV, expressed his satisfaction of this opportunity to promote again within BioFIT our know-how and expertise “Our members get involved heavily again in this event. This event is the preferential contact point between innovation partners internationally oriented and our companies. The new success of this edition demonstrates that there was a real need that was filled. Our goal has been reached."

Reminder, the objective of these meetings is to initiate high-level exchanges between research departments of the health industry (veterinary and human), and public research, as well as biotechnology companies (start-ups) to promote European expertise in animal health, leading to partnerships (public-private and private-private) and to promote innovation.

Once again, these meetings provided a unique opportunity for public and private researchers to meet and exchange on innovative projects to create new synergies in veterinary and human medicine in a “One Health” atmosphere.

Converging the two events "Biofit" and "R&D dating for Animal Health and Innovation", the actors of the Human and Animal Health had the opportunity to meet and interact on subjects affecting each of them at almost 200 meetings organized during these two days.

This event was organized in partnership with the Animal Health Carnot Institute, The technology transfer SATT IdfInnov, the cluster Atlanpôle Biothérapie, the European Manufacturers of veterinary diagnostics (EMVD) and Provaxs of the Ghent University.

With over 1150 international players of the sector and Health Sciences Expected Living Biofit has become one of the largest business conventions in Europe in the field of open innovation, technology transfer and collaborative research.

14 round tables, 70 speakers, 80% international and 1 conference on the "One Health" concept

Our participants of the R&D dating for Animal Health and Innovation was present in the conference: " How can Open Innovation be a powerful driver for the OneHealth dynamics? " including Thierry Pineau (ICSA/ INRA), Isabelle Dieuzy-Labaye (Zoetis) and Sven Arnouts (Provaxs).

This conference recalled in particular the best practices to implement in the field of research collaboration (public-private) in an "One Health" ecosystem, work done by SIMV with all stakeholders in the life sciences and health in France and now in Europe for 4 years.

Let’s commit ourselves to animal and public health innovation together!

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