#Lyon #PartneringAgainstCovid19: A world-class ecosystem to facilitate collaborative research

#PartneringAgainstCovid19 brought together 3200 people representing 2100 companies and organisations from 82 countries over 3 days to work together to imagine solutions to fight Covid-19.

The VPH HUB is pleased to have taken part in this event in order to remind the value of the One Health approach in the prevention and control of epidemics and to highlight the assets of Lyon and its region in terms of Veterinary Public Health and, more broadly, immuno-infectiology.

Thanks to the #PartneringAgainstCovid19 platform we have already organized more than 20 meetings with companies and organizations from around the world, whether in animal health research, biotechnology, diagnostics, vaccines or bioinformatics.

These are all opportunities to facilitate collaborations with the regional health ecosystem in the context of the fight against Covid-19 but also in the longer term as part of our initiative in Veterinary Public Health.

Lyon, the cradle of infectiology, vaccinology and Veterinary Public Health, benefits from world-class research in immuno-infectiology, as well as dedicated infrastructures in Veterinary Public Health.

We hope that this global event, set up in just a few weeks from Lyon thanks to the Lyonbiopôle cluster, the Lyon-based company Inova, and Evaluate Pharma, will allow to accelerate the research and development of therapeutic, diagnostic or preventive solutions against Covid-19.

With our collaborative model between a dozen public and private partners*, we are convinced that cooperation and a transdisciplinary approach are a response to the crisis we are experiencing.

Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail if you wish to exchange on these topics.

* Founding partners: Aderly, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bioaster, Boehringer Ingelheim, Institut Mérieux, Lyonbiopôle, Métropole de Lyon, Université de Lyon and VetAgro Sup. Associated partners: INRAE, ANSES.