Dr Francois Sautel from Pierre Fabre Laboratories will present “Nature Open Library, an Open Innovation Initiative to Boost the Exploration of Natural Substances in Life Sciences” at Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress 2016 at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, USA on August 22nd, 2016.

With BioAscent, he will also present the poster “Open Innovation in Drug Discovery: Using Specialised Libraries to Drive Innovation” (download PDF).


Through the Nature Open Library, Pierre Fabre Laboratories provide open access to their private plant library, one of the most important in the industry, numbering over 15,000 classified samples, including some coming from rare species. The goal of this Open Innovation Initiative is to valorise the potential of their plant library by opening new fields of exploration that will lead to innovative discoveries in various fields such as pharmaceutical sciences (prescription medicines and consumer healthcare products), animal health, nutrition and agribusiness. Through Nature Open Library, Pierre Fabre Laboratories will help their future partners to boost their innovative process by giving them access to their plant extract libraries and to their interdisciplinary teams, experts in the entire phyto-industrial value chain, to building interactive relationships with mutual benefit.