Brittany, France

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Biotech & Santé Bretagne (BSB) – Regional Life Sciences Ecosystem in Brittany (France)

About BSB:

  • A not-for profit organisation acting as a regional cluster boosting Health & Biotechnology sectors
  • Supporting Health & Biotechnology innovation projects from conception through to the end products approved for the health market
  • 125 members (2/3 companies, 1/3 academia and health professionals)
  • Certified « Cluster Management Excellence »

BSB services for regional stakeholders:

  • Partner searches (connecting companies, research labs, technological core facilities and clinicians)
  • Project management support
  • Research into available funding
  • Technical and regulatory assistance
  • Organisation of networking and information days


  • 68 academia research teams operating in health

Clinical research:

  • 1 regional cancer centre for treatment and clinical research
  • 2 University Hospitals (Rennes, Brest)
  • 130 care institutions
  • 3 clinical research centres supported by the Ministry of Health
  • Etablissement Français du Sang (French blood services)

Brittany is home to around 230 health companies and specialisms are:

  • Medtech for diagnostics & therpeutics
  • Biotech & Pharma (new therapeutic solutions)
  • E-health
  • Prevention – nutrition & health