France, land of innovation and health research
France is a land of innovation and scientific progress in healthcare: its scientific and medical networks and the performance of its health system are widely and frequently acclaimed. France is also a major host country for the human, veterinary and biotechnology drug industries.
Research and innovation at the heart health industries
3 French research organisations in the world’s top 10 research organisations in terms of innovation, among the “institutions that contribute the most to advancing science and technology” (Thomson-Reuters rankings – 2016) :
- 1st: CEA – the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission
- 5th: CNRS – National Centre for Scientific Research
- 10th: INSERM – National Institute for Health and Medical Research
Medicine of excellence
Renowned for the excellence of its medicine and the creativity of its engineers, France is in the forefront of Nobel Prize winners for physiology/medicine (13 French laureates) and chemistry (9 French laureates) :
The French medical degree is recognised as having one of the highest levels of medical training in the world.
Leading clinical research
France is one of the major players in global clinical research with 10% of international studies carried out in the country, according to the public website www.clinicaltrials.gov