A 1901 law association was founded in September 2009 to lead the analytical platform, launched in November 2010. This one is installed in Espace Jacques Louis Lions in Grasse, the "Building 24" of the old factory Roure.alt

Its four founders are :

  • le Pôle de compétitivité PASS (Parfum Arômes Senteurs et Saveurs)
  • le C.N.R.S. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
  • l' U.N.S. (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis)
  • le syndicat professionnel PRODAROM
  • The association is chaired by Prof. Marie-Florence Grenier-LOUSTALOT, formerly Regional Delegate of the CNRS to the Côte d'Azur and composed of three colleges :

    • Members: the founders quoted above

    • Active Members: industrial and academic people recognized for their expertise on natural raw materials used in Flavours, Fragrances and Cosmetics

    • Partners:  individual people and/or companies ... being part of, supporting and / or participating in actions

High technology equipment in the laboratory was acquired thanks to public financial organisms