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”There is no category of science that can be named applied science.
There is science AND the applications of science, bound to each other like fruit to the tree that bears it.”
by Louis Pasteur
The Institut Pasteur is one of the most prestigious health research institutions in the world, with a century-old focus on infectious diseases and a significant research effort on cancer, immunological, genetic and neuro-degenerative diseases. Over its history, 10 Institut Pasteur researchers have been awarded a Nobel Prize.
The Institut Pasteur has always worked closely with the industry and our researchers are increasingly interacting with industrial groups.
Based on the complementarity of its members' skills, The Business Development and Technology Transfer Department operates as a gateway between inside research and outside product development. Its mandate is to protect and promote the results of research undertaken at the Institut Pasteur. By reinvesting the income from commercialization into our research programs, the interest of the whole scientific community and, subsequently, public health, are supported.
The value chain of Innovation at the Institut Pasteur
The Business Development and Industrial Partnerships Department works in coordination with Institut Pasteur scientists to identify inventions or know-how that have clear potential commercial value. The next step involves protection and, where appropriate, commercialization. The interface with the research teams is provided by the presence of a scientist trained in technology transfer within each research department. The efficiency of this Department team stems from the complementarities of its members' skills and knowledge in legal, scientific, marketing, intellectual property, negotiation and financial matters, etc.