The ANSM (French Agency for Medicine and Health Products Security) was established by the law of December 29th 2011. It deals with the reinforcement of sanitary security for medicine and health products. The ANSM replaced on May 1st 2012 the previous Afssaps (French Agency for Sanitary Security for Medicine and Health products). It took over its missions, rights and obligations. It is referred as “competent authority” in the filed of biomedical research. One of the main purpose of the ANSM is to “guarantee the security of heath products over their entire life-cycle”. In clinical research, the “Agency assesses the security and the quality of the products used throughout the investigation. It aims at guaranteeing the safety of subjects who take part in biomedical research”.

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