Year of creation: 1988
Status: Association
Workforce: 1
% of the turnover dedicated to R&D: NA
Patents: NA
Accreditations: NA

Biopôle Clermont-Limagne
5 rue Emile Duclaux
63360 Saint-Beauzire

Anne-Marie Verdier – Secretary
Phone: +33 473 867 389


Groupement des Industries de Santé et du Médicament de la Région Auvergne (regional association of pharmaceutical companies).

Today, The Auvergne area ranks is up with the leaders of French regions for its pharmaceutical industry.

The G.I.M.R.A. is a group of about 40 members among which academics (Faculty of Pharmacy, Biopôle Clermont-Limagne, AEPIC (association of students in pharmacy) and more than thirty five companies including several subsidiaries of international pharmaceutical firms. GIMRA is covering about 4,000 employees linked to the Auvergne. All phases of the development of a product can be found in the business of G.I.M.R.A’s companies but research and innovation are well represented, thanks to deep collaboration with Universities as well as national institutes. For example, several start-ups are members of the G.I.M.R.A..

The aims of the G.I.M.R.A. are:

  • to promote connexions between its members in the frame of deontology and ethics,
  • to help actions of its members by interfering with local authorities, social services, hospitals and other professional associations,
  • to improve collaboration with other professional associations in the field of health as well as Universities and research and education organisations.