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Objectives: • Participants: 8 experts in healthcare & life sciences from different courtiers • Experience the Netherlands first hand • Gain insight into the country’s history, culture and people • Obtain relevant knowledge and worthwhile contacts to satisfy personal and professional needs and interests • Pursue mutually beneficial opportunities, leads, contacts, projects, etc., with Dutch individuals and organisations DVP Health & life sciences
Life Sciences in the Netherlands • 8 University Medical Centers, 14 Research Universities (incl. 3Technical Universities), 137 general hospitals • Biobanks and patient cohortsfor research purposes
Dedicated Bio Science Park (since 1984) with a clear focus • Specialisation in biomedical and bio molecular life sciences; biopharmaceutical production • 90 life science companies with ± 3,800 employees • ~16,000 employees in total working at 1 location • LUMC with ± 6,800 employees in total • another 6 academic/education centers with ± 2,600 employees in life science related jobs • the largest number of life sciences start-ups • 2 musea: Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Corpus Experience • 2 skilled labour pools
Facilities Expatcentre Naturalis Biodiversity Center Netherlands Centre for Electron Nanoscopy Biotech Training Facility Realistic biopharmaceutical plant, for training, education and demonstration Bridge gap between schooling and practice Location close to education institutes and industry Construction starts summer 2014, opening autumn 2015 Investment ~ € 10 M
Service companies Proxy Laboratories: QA, QC, stability testing, assay development, validation Microsafe Laboratories: microbiology testing Galapagos: target discovery Xendo: process development, drug development, validation, RA, GMP, pharmaceutical engineering, clinical trials, bio analytical service Batavia Bioservices: early process development OctoPlus/Dr. Reddy’s: drug delivery technology TLC: drug delivery technology TNO Quality of life: drug development BaseClear: DNA sequencing, forensic support CHDR: clinical trials BioTop Medical: regulatory Affairs ServiceXS: genomics service center LifeScienceGo!: business resources Chiltern: full clinical research services from early phase to late phase Halix: CMO
www.chdr.nl Center for Human Drug Research
Leiden Technology Transfer OfficeLeiden University and Leiden University Medical Centre • Mission of both centres is to maximise effective utilisation of new IP (social, economic and financial drivers are relevant) • Evaluate & protect new inventions • Identify and negotiate licensees • Assist in new company formation (mentoring, pre-seed & seed funds) • Advise university on EU and other major research funding opportunities • Negotiate research contracts, particularly complex public/private partnerships • http://www.research.leiden.edu/luris/industry/