Institut Sup'Biotech de Paris

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Institut Sup'Biotech de Paris
Motto The school for experts in biotechnology
Type Private
Established 2003
President Vanessa Proux
Students 700
Location Villejuif, France
Affiliations IONIS Education Group,[1] Cancer Campus,[2] Medicen,[3] Biocitech[4]

Coordinates: 48°47′53″N 2°21′28″E / 48.79806°N 2.35778°E / 48.79806; 2.35778

The Institut Sup'Biotech de Paris (Sup'Biotech or ISBP; English: Paris Higher Biotechnology Institute[5]) is a French private engineering school created in 2003[6] located in Villejuif close to Paris.

Sup'Biotech is specialized in the field of biotechnology.[7] The school delivers a 5-year program split in two parts: the first three years correspond to a bachelor's degree in biotechnology[8] and the last two years to expert in biotechnology.[9]


Sup'Biotech was created in 2003 by IONIS Education Group. It provides middle management for biotechnology industry. Biotechnology industries belong mainly to health, innovation food or environment. On 11 January 2012, the degree delivered by the university was recognized level 1 by CNCP.[9] The same year, on 21 February, the university was labeled by the Industries & Agro-Ressources (IAR) cluster.[10] Since January 8, 2015, the university is recognized by French State.[11]



Sup'Biotech is owned by IONIS Education Group, so Marc Sellam is the president of the university. He is assisted by a director.[12]


Since the creation of the university, the director has been Vanessa Proux, who has a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Technology of Compiègne.[13]

List of Sup'Biotech directors
Name Years
Vanessa Proux Since 2003

Teaching and research[edit]


Bachelor in biotechnology[edit]

First cycle of three years including a classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles of two years and one year of professionalization with a 3 month internship. During the third year, a trip abroad in a partner university education is compulsory.[14]

Expert in biotechnology[edit]

cond two-year cycle which includes the fourth and fifth year with the choice of a specialization : research / development / production processes or marketing / sales engineer. Students also makes the choice of an option: health / medicine, environment, cosmetics, food industry or bioinformatics. During this cycle, two internship (4 and 6 months) are compulsory. Sup'Biotech has signed in January 2011 a partnership with the Cancer Institut Gustave Roussy.[15] The majority[16] of the courses in this cycle are given in English.

In the final year, students who wish can prepare in parallel an MBA at the Institut supérieur de gestion, a Master at IONIS STM,[17] a Master in basic research at the University of Évry Val d'Essonne or at the École pratique des hautes études,[18] or also a double degree with a partnership university abroad. In addition, the school has a partnership with the Ecole Centrale Paris allowing two fifth-year students to follow in parallel a Mastère Spécialisé in biomedical engineering data.[17]

International partners[edit]

Sup'Biotech has partnership with universities abroad,[19] including : Tunisia Private University, University of California at San Diego, Université de Montréal, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education,[20] University of Essex, University of Sussex in United Kingdom,[20] ...

Research activities[edit]

Sup'Biotech has opened a Bioinformatics laboratory in September 2010, called « Bio Information Research Laboratory »,[21] which purpose is the research at the interface between computing and biotechnology, and also a cellular models laboratory.[22][23] In May 2012, the university has inaugurated a new bio-production laboratory.[24][25] It has also a partnership with Pasteur Institute.[26][27][28]

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ (English) Sup'Biotech-Innovative education for key industries of the future
  2. ^ (French) Sup'Biotech : pôle Cancer Campus
  3. ^ (French) Sup'Biotech devient membre associé du pôle de compétitivité Medicen Paris Région
  4. ^ (French) Partenaires
  5. ^ (French) Sup’Biotech
  6. ^ (French) Philippe, 20 ans, à Sup Biotech : j'aime l'innovation et le vivant
  7. ^ (French) Sup'Biotech
  8. ^ (French) Sup'Biotech
  9. ^ a b (French) Arrêté du 11 janvier 2012 portant enregistrement au répertoire national des certifications professionnelles
  10. ^ (French) La formation Sup'Biotech labellisée par le pôle « Industries & Agro-Ressources » (IAR)
  11. ^ (French)arrêté du 15/12/2014 et Bulletin Officiel du 08/01/2015
  12. ^ (French) EQUIPE
  13. ^ (French) Vanessa PROUX
  14. ^ (French) Cursus
  15. ^ (French) Sup'Biotech signe un partenariat avec l'Institut de cancérologie Gustave Roussy
  16. ^ (French) Accords internationaux
  17. ^ a b (French) 5ème année
  18. ^ (French) Sup’Biotech devient partenaire de l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE)
  19. ^ (French) Accords internationaux
  20. ^ a b (French) Partenaires
  21. ^ (French) BIRL: Bio Information Research Laboratory
  22. ^ (French) Laboratoire Celltechs
  23. ^ (French) Sup'Biotech adhère au pôle de compétitivité « Industries & Agro-Ressources »
  25. ^ (French) Un nouveau laboratoire de pointe à Sup’Biotech
  26. ^ (French) Ils font avancer la recherche
  27. ^ (French) L'Institut Pasteur et Sup'Biotech présentent le mini-site « Ils font avancer la recherche ».
  28. ^ (French) L'Institut Pasteur et Sup'Biotech présentent le mini-site « Ils font avancer la recherche »
  29. ^ (French)Un Français va vivre comme s'il était sur Mars pendant un an

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