Under the supervision of the University of Nantes, Inserm, CNRS and Nantes University Hospital, SFR Santé François Bonamy federates the research laboratories and core-facilities of Nantes in biology/health.

It coordinates a number of Nantes-based technological platforms, manages the acquisition of scientific equipment and represents the Nantes-based biology/health scientific community in the various local and regional authorities.

It supports numerous scientific popularisation actions carried out in Nantes and the implementation of innovative training materials.

The research laboratories and platforms of SFR Santé François Bonamy are located in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry of Nantes, the University Hospital, the Faculty of Science and Technology, the IRS-UN and the IRS2 Nantes Biotech.

SFR-Santé François Bonamy aims to :

  • consolidate and develop new technical platforms,
  • develop internal and external communication (between research organizations and site health promotion of scientific knowledge), economic valuation (entrepreneurship) and related training with institutional partners of the SFR-Santé,
  • contribute to the development of a common and shared policy for the development of health research at the Nantes area.

Potentially, the organization of a complete line of equipments ranging from basic research to clinical trials through animal testing should become a strong structural element of the health research in Nantes.

Major scientific axes have been developed during the last decade, and especially during the last four-years. Today, the landscape of health research is organized in four main areas :
  • Cancer (immunology and immunotherapy, cytokines, and targeted therapy oncogenesis, development and targeting of new biomoleculs vectorization and tumor radiobiology, tumor biomarkers)
  • Cardiovascular, respiratory, hepato-gastroenterology and nutrition (genetics and pathophysiology cardiovascular and nutritional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases and the physiological control of digestive functions)
  • Immunointervention transplantation (immunology of transplantation of organs or cells, mechanisms of induction and maintenance of immune tolerance to allografts, fundamental aspects of the activation of the endothelial cell xenografts in a model pig / primate gene transfer and tolerance after gene transfer),
  • Musculoskeletal system, Dentistry and Biomaterials (musculoskeletal physiology and dental regenerative medicine bone and cartilage bone cancer).
  • There are also a transverse axis on Biotherapies axis and an emerging axis on Infectious Diseases, being structured around teams recently integrated within the SFR-Santé.