Biofortis is part of the national project Le French Gut, to accelerate the science of the microbiota

16 September 2022


Biofortis as a unique full service CRO providing Nutrition Clinical Trials, Microbiome Investigation and Data Science for Human and Animal Health is part of Le French Gut project.

Le French Gut project

National contribution to collect 100,000 faecal samples and associated nutritional and clinical data by 2027.

Le French Gut is initiated by MetaGenoPolis-INRAE and supported by INRAE. AP-HP is the investigator of the project. Le French Gut aims at better understanding gut microbiota composition in healthy individuals and modelling and predicting changes in gut microbiota associated with diseases (diabetes, obesity, allergies, cancer, IBD, MICI,, Parkinson, Alzheimer…).

> 100,000 French microbiomes in health and disease < 

> Describe the gut microbiota of 100,000 individuals living in metropolitan France in order to ensure sufficient variability to characterise its heterogeneity

> Develop important knowledge in terms of the diversity of the gut microbiome

> Envisage, on the basis of this new knowledge, targeted prevention actions and a personalised medicine approach that will make it possible to improve the health of the population and reduce the costs associated with chronic diseases

> To include France in the microbiome international initiative dynamic, MetaGenoPolis-INRAE (MGP) has initiated the « French Gut » project with a medical and scientific consortium

Le French project is part of a larger project called the « Million Microbiome of Humans Project » (MMHP).

This international MMHP project brings together several research institutes throughout the world (Karolinska Institute of Sweden, Shanghai National Clinical Research Center for Metabolic Diseases in China, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Shenzhen BGI Research, etc.), including the MetaGenoPolis unit of INRAE.

MetaGenoPolis-INRAE is one of the members of the MMHP project and will contribute by bringing 100,000 French gut metagenomes.