This new institute is a response to the challenges of the pharmaceutical sector: to produce high-quality research up to the pre-clinical stage, promote technological innovation through the creation of start-ups , and train a new generation of researchers in the management of drug innovation.
The integrated structure is based on three pillars :
Strasbourg, a cluster of excellence in chemistry and biology, a university that champions innovation
The IMS is the extension of the Medalis Laboratory of Excellence (2011-2020), the only academic centre for research into drugs in France that has achieved the unparalleled exploit of launching a new start-up every year since 2011:
start-ups created (+1 in the process)
Million € in cumulative funds raised for start-ups
Find out more about the start-ups mentored
Launched in 2014 by Medalis, HiFiBiO Therapeutics develops new therapeutic antibodies to combat cancer, auto-immune and infectious diseases.
Inoviem Scientific was the first company mentored by Medalis in 2011, it performs innovative pre-clinical analyses to accelerate the development of new drugs and facilitate the emergence of personalised medicine.
In a tri-national environment , Strasbourg is located at the fulcrum of the European pharmaceutical industry in the upper Rhine valley. Its strategic geographical position is combined with the university’s prestige, its cluster of excellence in chemistry and biology is renowned for the high rate of transfer of its innovative research.
European university in terms of its impact on innovation
(in the last Nature Innovation Index 2017)
National and international prizes and distinctions awarded to IMS researchers
Technology transfer department created in French universities
French university in chemistry and in human biology
(Shanghai ranking 2020)
Become a contributor to the discovery of new therapeutic solutions: support IMS !
Help us to bring innovative drugs emerging from academic research back to Europe. By becoming a donor to the IMS :
You will provide direct help to applied research to accelerate French efforts to discover drugs for use in multiple medical fields
You will contribute to the development of high-quality research within a modern university to train tomorrow’s responsible and creative managers