Looking at the health field, the continuous and accelerated evolution of our environment is obvious.The most obvious examples are the evolution, and sometimes revolution, of knowledge, the new models of innovation and the development of personalized therapies.

The future success of health improvements requires the strengthening of our translational expertise, an optimized academic-industrial cooperative research, the systematization of the connection to patients and a better integration of talents coming from our universities. Sanofi, a key player in healthcare, has integrated these different issues into its strategy. It is therefore with pleasure that I have accepted to sponsor the 20th edition of the BIOTechno Rhône-Alpes 2017 Forum, an important event for our young researchers to come in contact with the world of industries.

Jacques Volckmann: sponsor of the BIOTechno Rhône-Alpes Forum 2017, vice president of Sanofi Pasteur R&D