The third edition of the French American Biotechnology Symposium (FABS) took place on March 16th at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA. The aim of this symposium is to foster the creation of research partnerships and collaborations between the United States and France. Co-organized by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in Washington and LyonBiopole (French competitiveness cluster in Infectious Diseases in Lyon, France) with the support of the Salk Institute and French BioBeach, this event focused on New Therapeutic and Vaccine Approaches to Infectious Diseases. 18 American and French scientists working in academic research and industry R&D gave lectures about their latest works and more than 60 people from the US and France attended to this event. This event was completed by the French BioTech Tour : two be-to-be events held in San Diego on March 15th and in San Francisco on March 17th and focused on business development and R&D partnerships.