&nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.grandlyon.com/Info.1164+M53b72348eba.0.html" target="_blank">Greater Lyon</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;has validated the acquisition of land currently owned by the Lyon Transit Authority. The land will be used to build the future Technological Research Institute (IRT) for <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/Infectiologie/index,p,157,EN.jsp" target="_blank">infectious diseases</a>.</strong> The 30,000sq.m block will be <strong>located in the Gerland district, in the heart of the global competitiveness cluster <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.lyonbiopole.org/" target="_blank">Lyonbiopole</a></strong>. It will be right next to the <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/lyon-economic-news/lyon-biopole-pole-centre-recherche-scientifique-news-ACCINOV-S-IMPLANTE-A-LYON-ET-BENEFICIE-DES-SERVICES-DE-L-ADERLY-POUR-SON-DEVELOPPEMENT-COMMERCIAL,n,6746,EN.jsp" target="_blank">acCinov platform</a>, the leading bioproduction platform for biotechnology SMEs based in the Gerland district. The IRT project, supported by Lyonbiopole and the <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.pasteur.fr/ip/easysite/pasteur/fr" target="_blank">Parisian Pasteur Institute</a>, is <strong>part of the <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/cid55892/comprendre-le-programme-investissements-d-avenir.html" target="_blank">Investment Program for the Future </a>created by the government</strong>.</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <h2 align="left">LYON: AN INNOVATIVE CITY SPECIALIZED IN BIOTECHNOLOGIES</h2> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify">The IRT project will be a technological innovation campus that will host approximately 1000 specialized R&amp;D researchers.<strong> The activities will mostly be oriented toward <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/lyon-economic-news/reservoir-news-LYON-1ERE-VILLE-INNOVANTE-DE-FRANCE-,n,6864,EN.jsp" target="_blank">innovation</a>,</strong> at the point where <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/pepiniere-entreprise/centre-recherche,p,16,EN.jsp" target="_blank">research</a> and the market meet, to generate results that can be exploited on an industrial scale. In the long run, the IRT will include a series of technological platforms housed in one location that will be composed of both new and existing buildings.<strong> It will confirm the Lyon region&#8217;s specialization in <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/biotechnologie-france-europe/biopole-lyon,p,6,EN.jsp" target="_blank">biotechnologies</a></strong> and will allow the Biopole in the Gerland district to confirm its international reach in economic activities related to human and animal health research.<br></p>