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27 novembre 2014 - Plant Advanced Technologies PAT est classée au 143ème rang parmi les 500 entreprises sélectionnées, et se place numéro 8 parmi le secteur Biotech.


Concours organisé par Deloitte à Paris, le 25 novembre 2014 25 novembre 2014 - Plant Advanced Technologies PAT est classée à la 31ème position au niveau national parmi les 428 entreprises participantes et classée 2nde du Secteur Biotech et sciences de la vie


18 novembre 2014 Organisé par Deloitte le mardi 18 novembre à Nancy, PAT participait pour la 2ème année au Technology Fast 50 - Palmarès Est qui récompense les sociétés technologiques pour leur croissance sur les 5 dernières années. 
PAT, avec 1157% de croissance sur les 5 dernières années, a obtenu plusieurs prix :
  • 2ème prix du Palmarès Est 
  • 1er prix parmi les entreprises cotées en bourse sur Enternext


Octobre 2014 - Trophée Talents de l'INPI pour PAT
Chaque année, l'Institut national de la propriété intellectuelle (INPI) récompense les PME-PMI françaises qui se distinguent par leur utilisation de la propriété industrielle comme support de leur stratégie de développement. L'INPI a créé en 2014 le prix spécial TALENTS. 

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Deloitte In Extenso Technology Fast 50 Eastern France Award

November 19, 2013 - Plant Advanced Technolgies PAT won the First Prize of the Technology Fast 50 Eastern France 2013 and EnterNext special Prize.

INPI Innovation Award 2010

Novembre 9, 2010 - INPI Innovation Award 2010. Plant Advanced Technologies PAT received a prize among the SME for its ability to innovate and the use of industrial property as growth driver.


October 9, 2009 - Inovana prize dedicated to Innovation in the use of Non-food crops ("Vanapa" field). The contest was won by Plant Advanced Technologies for PAT Friday® technology.


Evènement organisé à Châlons-en-Champagne, le 29 septembre 2009 ; prix remis par Bruno BOURG-BROC, Député de la Marne, Maire de Châlons-en-Champagne et président de Cités en Champagne. 29 septembre 2009 - Premier Prix de l'Innovation au SIÑAL 2009 pour l'innovation PAT Vendredi®, lors des Rencontres Professionnelles dédiées aux Nouvelles valorisations des Agro-ressources.

Masters 2006

January 30, 2006 - Nomination of Plant Advanced Technologies PAT SA for the Masters in 2006 (organized by the Senate).

A dynamic and challenging work environment is provided to the collaborators with real opportunities for advancement. We are always looking for talented individuals. If you are ready to through yourself into our team, please send your application (cover letter and C.V.) to contact@plantadvanced.com

Innovact 2006

October 19, 2006 - Innovact, 11th instance of the European forum of the startup. Special prize for Plant Advanced Technologies PAT thanks to its production innovation called PAT plantes à traire® ("PAT plant milking®").

Pierre Potier Prize 2006

June 9, 2006 - First instance of Pierre Potier Prize, that rewards every year chemical manufacturers who engage in « innovation in chemistry for the benefit of the environment". 
Plant Advanced Technologies PAT was rewarded in "new processes" category thanks to its technology to produce high-value plant actives (PAT Plantes à traire®).


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Regional contest for entrepreneurship 2006

June 22, 2006 - Regional contest for entrepreneurship ("Concours Entreprendre en Lorraine") organized by Promotech. Plant Advanced Technologies SA won the first prize in « company development » category.

Contest for startup companies 2005

July 6-7, 2005 - Contest dedicated to startup companies, organized by the Senate and Essec (French Business School). « PAT plantes à traire® » (AT plant milking®) technology was rewarded in "life sciences" category.  

NATIONAL CONTEST - Support for business creation - 2005

June 23, 2005 - PAT was laureate in the national contest that supports innovative business creation, in partnership with the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. 


  • PLANT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES PAT was founded in 2005 in Nancy taking advantage of a new technology, PAT plant milking®, originated from the University of Lorraine (INPL-INRA, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine). The three co-founders of the company are Jean-Paul Fèvre, President and CEO, Pr. Frédéric Bourgaud, Vice-President Research and Pr. Eric Gontier.
  • From 2005, PAT has developed new proprietary technologies such as PAT Friday®, an innovative platform for the production of recombinant proteins in the liquid of carnivorous plants. 
  • Later in 2009 PAT has registered in the Paris NYSE Euronext's equities market (ISIN FR0010785790). The firm has raised 2 millions euros in 2 years. Currently Plant Advanced Technologies PAT has over 2,400 shareholders.
  • Then in 2010 PAT took over a company specializing in custom-made synthetic chemistry (Synthelor). This encouraged a diversification of the competences in the enterprise as this chemistry is a complementary activity to produce and optimize active plant extracts.
  • Afterwards the first industrial production contract has been completed for a worldwide cosmetic group in 2012, for the supply of an innovative and polyactive anti-ageing Exudactive®.


  • Now PAT employs 30 people, half of whom are part of the Research department.
  • 4 hectares of greenhouses were recently acquired in Lorraine (France) to meet the customers' growing demands in innovative natural extracts. Thus the research and production area grows in 2014, as well as R&D and production investments. 

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Majority of equity of Plant Advanced Technologies SA is hold by the 3 founders (Jean-Paul FEVRE, Pr. Eric GONTIER, pr. Frédéric BOURGAUD).

More than 300 private investors have joined the company in 2009 during the first round of capital raising.

The company is opening its equity to selected private funds or individuals to support its development and research effort.
Plant Advanced Technologies PAT SA is an innovative company eligible for FCPI investments in France;
For French fiscal resident 75% tax reduction on Wealth Tax (ISF) (max €50,000 investment).


PAT SA objectives are to :
  • Provide new and eco-friendly solutions for the production of plant extracts from protected or endagered species.
  • Discover and develop new active principles from plants.
  • Produce therapeutic recombinant proteins though an innovative molecular farming platform.
In one word : Create velue for our clients though environment friendly technologies.

Management / Team

The company was founded by two researchers with large experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors, Pr. Eric Gontier and Pr. Frédéric Bourgaud, who developed the PAT Plant Milking® technology at INPL-INRA laboratory in Nancy, and by Jean-Paul Fèvre, former seeds Research Directo at EURALIS Group.


PLANT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SA is a spin-off of INPL-ENSAIA (Institute of Technology) of Lorraine in Nancy, in France. The privately owned company was founded in July 2005 by Pr. Frédéric Bourgaud, Pr. Eric Gontier, both INRA-INPL specialists on plants secondary metabolites and biotechnology, and Jean-paul Fèvre, former seeds Research Director in EURALIS Group.

PAT project received support from :

  • OSEO-ANVAR, French National Agency for Research Valorisation through university transfer technology subsidies.
  • The Valorisation Office of INL, Nancy.
  • INPL-ENSAIA, Nancy, Technology Valorisation Office and hosting laboratory.
  • INRA-Transfert, Paris.
  • INCUBATEUR LORRAIN, regional start-up nursery in Nancy. It helps private entrepreneurs to build-up start-up from public research activities.
  • The Lorraine Regional Council, Metz (PRCE).
  • TOTAL Group, the multinationla energy company (help to start-up).
PLANT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SA rents INPL-ENSAIA greenhouse and phytotron to develop its research. Another larger greenhouse in the sourroundings of Nancy is setup to develop the production pilot.


Internship in Life Sciences and Chemistry
You are a student in Masters Degree in life sciences or chemistry looking for a rich educational experience, we have the opportunity to recruit students to achieve long internships in our laboratories. Contact us for applications.  

Note that the number of places available is limited. 

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