New Lille University Hospital Pharmacy Project

The Lille University Hospital is carrying out a new hospital pharmacy project and desires to join forces with the local academics players. With that in mind, a partnership has been settled with Lille Nord Europe University I-SITE. It involves the creation of a structure to host interns from prestigious schools and universities, who will support the CHU in several areas of work already identified:

  • Digitization of the health product circuit
  • Automation of the nominative dispensation
  • Strategy design on pharmaceutical activities allowing sustainable development

In short-term, deliverables would be a contribution to the new hospital pharmacy project. In medium-term, it would be an integration of the aforementioned fields of research and training activities within the institute of pharmacy, in a variety of ways (i.e. living-lab)

These multiple subjects constitute various areas of research and training collaborations including for professional development. Around these areas, a dynamic involving the university hospital teams, and those of the future Experimental Public Establishment (EPE) could be built.

Indeed, the Lille University Hospital is a place of innovation mobilizing multiple skills. The intersection of care, research and training missions is a true catalyst for multi-professional projects and the development of practices around the patient.


Directly linked to the “Eurasanté park”, which brings together nearly 200 companies and the metropolitan area’s medical faculties, the Lille university hospital campus represents a scientific and economic place with a European scope. It mobilizes and works in an extremely vast field, bringing together university disciplines that go beyond those of the health and sport sector. As such, there are many areas that require a broader approach than that of care. One example is hospital logistics for health products, where interactions with an extended academic environment allow for the development of innovations such as transport automation, secured deliveries, reduced travel times, etc.


This host structure reinforces a dynamic initiated several years ago, for example through a partnership between Ecole Centrale de Lille and Lille University Hospital’s Institute of Pharmacy, on the programming of anticancer chemotherapies production activity, and the implementation of augmented reality in the realization of these complex preparations. In the same spirit, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, this collaboration mobilized several engineering schools and research units (outside the health field) in the metropolis, which have worked with teams from the university hospital campus in order to offer technological solutions adapted to the immediate needs of patient care.