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The health sector is a proof of our county’s industrial diversity. Indeed, some of the best-known companies have chosen to settle in Calvados representing the whole spectrum of activities, from perfumery to pharmacy and plastics technology. Firms in this sector are supported by world-class public and private research facilities.

Key players

Pharmaceutical laboratories Parapharmacy Perfumery and beauty care
  • Cosmesoap
  • Cosmoluxe
  • Jacomo
  • OTB (Océan Terre Biotechnologies (Batteur group) : Algotherm marine cosmetics products, used in spa and thalassotherapy.
 Pharmaceutical distribution
  • OCP Répartition
  • CERP (Coopérative d'exploitation et de répartition Pharmaceutique)
  • Calvados also has corporate providers of raw materials to the pharmaceutical industry : Synthéval, Borochem, Ceca ...

Research and training

Calvados boasts world-class centres of excellence : medical imaging, cancerology, research into the effects of ageing, development of ground-breaking medicines.

Research is concentrated in Caen :
  • Caen-Lower Normandy University (2,200 students in medicine, 655 students in the pharmacy department).
  • The Caen University Hospital (CHU), a centre for research into medical biology and epidemiology
  • The François Baclesse cancer treatment centre
  • CYCERON, which makes Caen one of France’s four centres of metabolic research imaging.
  • LCMT (Laboratory of Molecular and Thio-organic) of ENSICAEN and the University of Caen: drug research,
  • INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research) : Research on memory,
  • ARCHADE, a hadrontherapy center project in Caen.
Other research establishments :
  • CERMN : Normandy drug research centre
  • GRECAN : Regional Cancer Research Group
  • Therapharm (Cider Santé group) : clinical trials on behalf of pharmaceutical laboratories.
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