France and San Diego’s biotechnology industries face similar challenges but their respective growths rely on very different strenghs:
- France possesses world-class pharmaceutical and chemical scientists coupled with some of the most advanced clinical trial facilities worldwide.
- San Diego’s tightly-connect network of angel investors, research institutions, incubators and biotech firms makes it arguably the best place to start a biotech company in the world.
French BioBeach Association started in 2006 as a combined effort of the Economic Department of the French Embassy & GEN2X LLC. The goal is to foster academic and business partnerships between San Diego’s entrepreneurial spirit and France’s expertise in the life sciences.
It all started during a conference of the French Export Committee when Dr. Stéphane Richard, President of GEN2X LLC signed an agreement on March 1st, 2006 in Paris with the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry. The agreement was signed in presence of Mme Christine Lagarde, the French Foreign Trade Minister with Mr. Jean-François Boittin Minister for Trade and Economic Affairs at the French Embassy in Washington D.C. Pursuant to this agreement, Dr. Stéphane Richard shall liaise with the French biotech community in San Diego and promote the French interests there.
Today services are available in San Francisco and Seattle with French Bio Bay and French Bio Sea and we are currently working on our expansion in Boston.