about icare

Icare is an independent laboratory and service provider specializing in the fields of microbiology, contamination control, biocompatibility and toxicology. 

Icare’s role is to guarantee to its clients that the devices and/or manufactured products they market are in line with the market’s regulatory requirements and standards.

To meet its clients’ needs, Icare offers a wide range of services in the fields with a 360° vision.

Icare is a global group with several sites in France and abroad : in Saint-Beauzire near Clermont-Ferrand (head office), in Martillac near Bordeaux (BioTox Unit), in Switzerland and also in Brazil

Icare has over 1,800 clients in more than 40 countries.

Icare adopts a quality approach to ensure that its whole organization and all its processes meet two needs: total compliance with regulatory requirements and client satisfaction by providing clients with services in line with their expectations.


Founded in 1995 by Christian Poinsot, the Icare Group has developed to become the leader today in the field of regulatory safety for medical devices in France. 

Séverine ItierManaging Director of the Group since 2019, joined Icare in 1998. This double governance has considerably boosted the company’s growth by defining ambitious development policies and maintaining focus on the objectives of excellence and client satisfaction

Séverine Itier et Christian Poinsot
Christian Poinsot, Chairman, and Séverine Itier, Managing Director

your business lines

Medical Devices
Pharmaceutical & Vétérinary Specialities
Therapeutic Innovation
Antiseptics & Disinfectants
Equipment supplier & Clean room builders

ICARE, responsible laboratories

(The company is a member of the National and International Standardization Committees. The laboratory uses a specialized laboratory ERP system (LIMS), which guarantees monitoring and traceability for 20 years.)

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