French BIO Sea

Creating a bridge between French and Seattle biotech communities

Nantes Cluster in Seattle on June 12!

Dear members of the Seattle BIO community,

On behalf of the visit of a delegation from Nantes (Seattle Sister’s City), Nantes Métropole in partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the French Trade Commission in San Francisco
is inviting you to the presentation:


Overview of the biotech industry in France and introduction to Atlanpole, French Atlantic Biotherapies competitiveness cluster


Tuesday, June 12

 6 pm-9pm

Stoel Rives LLP

One Union Square

600 University St, Seattle, WA

Union Square Boardroom (ground floor behind escalator)


Members of the Seattle BIO community also opened to IT



Georges-Igor Chagvardieff, Biotech Attaché, French Trade Commission in San Francisco
Mr. Olivier Kitten, Project Manager – Biotechnologies, Atlanpole


Come and learn about:

 The biotech industry in France: market presentation, strengths and position in the heart of Europe.

 Business opportunities and advantages of using the R&D programs set up by French clusters (Paris, Lyon, Nantes…).
– Focus on the dynamic growth of the life sciences and biotech industry in Atlanpole.… while networking with French companies and enjoy French hors d’oeuvres.    





Phone: 206-443-4703

The event is free, but please register online: click here  




First event !!!

Please join us on March 31st at Stoel Rives LLP to learn about how you could develop your business thanks to the R&D programs of the French clusters, all this, while enjoying delicious French flavors and friendly networking.

When: March 31st, 6pm
Where: Stoel Rives LLP
Who: Members of the Seattle BIO community also opened to IT

Looking forward to see you there.

The French BIO Sea Team

New Ways to improve IP portfolio for US-based firms: Internationalization of the French competitiveness clusters

Free Registration: 

Date: Monday, March 31, 2008

Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Stoel Rives LLP, 600 University Street, Suite 3600, Seattle, WA 98101

6:00pm Registration Opening

6:30-7:30pm Presentation of the French competitiveness clusters 

Introduction by Samuel E. Webb, IP attorney; Stoel Rives LLP

The French Biotech industry & the competitiveness clusters by Alexandre Thermet, VP Life Sciences; InvestInFrance North America agency and by Georges-Igor Chagvardieff, Biotechnology Attaché, French Embassy in the United States

Study Case: LyonBioPôle by Bernard Mandrand, CSO; LyonBioPôle

7:30-8:30pm: Buffet & Networking


This event is hosted by Stoel Rives LLP,

Welcome !!

“French BIO Sea” is non-profit network to foster academic and business partnerships between France and the Seattle area.

Our vision is to:
– Increase international visibility to investors and entrepreneurs from the Seattle biotech community.
– Expose French biotech companies to the business know-how of Seattle start-ups.
– Help French scientists find job opportunities at home or in Seattle.
French BIO Sea is backed by the French Trade Office, the French American Chamber of Commerce -Pacific Northwest Chapter-.

The “French BIO Sea” initiative is called to be as successful as French BIO Beach (San Diego) and French BIO Bay (San Francisco).

Feel free to contact us for any suggestions or comments at

The French BIO Sea’s team