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Dermocosmetology in the rhone-alpes region

Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes region combine the excellence of semi-public institutions and Public Hospitals with that of dynamic local businesses. The region is considered as a place of excellence and expertise at both national and European levels. Here, dermocosmetology draws its resources from a rich industrial and scientific network.

Lyon France, European center of dermocosmetology

Fundamental research at the heart, particularly in the field of skin research :

  • The Clinical Research Unit in Immunology – Professor Jean-François Nicolas, a key figure in dermocosmetology and immunology
  • The Skin Substitute Laboratory, Professor Odile Damour, expert in tissue engineering
  • Dermopharmacy and Cosmetology Laboratory, Professor Marie-Alexandrine Bolzinger, expert in skin penetration and in micro-encapsulation of proteins.
  • Dermatological research laboratory, Professor Marek Haftek, specialised in immuno electron microscopy
  • And other related advanced research centers: The Protein Biology and Chemistry Institute, the Automatic and Process Engineering Laboratory (LAGEP)

A rich industrial tissue

  • Raw materials and active ingredients for the cosmetic industry
  • Fine chemistry
  • Manufacture and packaging of cosmetic products
  • Services, tests and clinical experimentation laboratories
  • Plastics processing, leatherwork, textile industry...

High level education

  • Specialized training in dermocosmetology at IPIL (Institute of Industrial Pharmacy of Lyon) and ITECH (Textile and Chemical Institute of Lyon)
  • Technical, scientific and managerial training programs
  • Aesthetics training
  • Engineering schools, universities, Post-master’s management training

Rhône-Alpes, a region at the crossroads of Europe

  • France’s 2nd largest region
  • France’s 2nd GDP
  • Direct flights to 53 international destinations
  • 3 TGV high-speed train stations
  • France’s leading public transport system outside Paris and France’s most extensive motorway network
  • 200 million potential consumers less than a day’s drive away

For any information regarding Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes region, please contact :

ADERLY(Agency for the Economical Development of the Rhône-Alpes region)
Place de la Bourse
69289 Lyon Cedex 02
Tél : 33 (0) 4 72 40 57 50
Fax : 33 (0) 4 72 40 57 35

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