The Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (IECB) is an international and interdisciplinary research team incubator, placed under the joint authority of the CNRS, the Inserm and the Université de Bordeaux.
It was created in 1998 with the support of the Aquitaine Regional Council and moved in 2003 into a 6500m² building, located in Pessac, on the campus of the University of Bordeaux.
Today, IECB is the largest research team incubator approved by the "Cellule Hôtels à Projets" of the CNRS. 15 research teams, accounting for almost 150 researchers, technicians and students, are working on site everyday.
Support services are provided to IECB teams through the UMS3033/US001, a dedicated unit which brings together services in administration, infrastructure and informatics as well as IECB's technology platforms in Stuctural Biology and Analytical and Preparative Techniques.
A company - Fluofarma - and a technology transfer unit - Novaptech, both created by former IECB team leaders, also operate on site and currently employ more than 25 persons.