Monday, November 23, 2015 the 11th edition of the Dutch Life Sciences conference took place at the Agora Theater in Lelystad, the Netherlands. With almost 300 participants from the Dutch Life Sciences sector the conference was well attended.
In the programme there was a lot of attention for young and starting entrepreneurs including the announcement of the Innovation Challenge, Venture Challenge and Investors Forum winners. As much as nine companies made an elevator pitch about their business plan for a group of 15 Life Sciences investors. The jury chose Wouter Markus from Haermonics as winner of the Investors Forum 2015. He won a check of € 2,500 to be spent on a Life Sciences partnering event.
Haermonics aims to deliver an economical alternative for postoperative drainage products in the cardiac surgery market. On top of the economic value Haermonics delivers a cost-effective high-end technology product (drainage and flushing system) that is capable of providing smart clinical decision support by controlling and analysing surgical blood loss.
Haermonics technology provides an integrated solution for surgical blood loss and wound healing, targeted versatile therapy, and smart integration within its complex working environment. The safety and ease that the Haermonics drainage technology has to offer will enable improved patient outcome after surgical procedures when compared to current standards.
About the Investors Forum
The Investors Forum is an exciting opportunity for those companies looking for equity capital and/or partnerships with companies and institutes across the life sciences value chain, from biotech, med tech and pharma companies to financiers and universities. The forum offers excellent opportunities to present your company to all major Dutch life sciences investors and discuss your business strategy, technology direction and capital raising plan.
About the Dutch Life Sciences conference
The Dutch Life Sciences conference offers businesses, research institutes, universities and investors a platform for exchanging knowledge, trends and developments within the sector and provides networking opportunities. The Investors Forum is part of the Dutch Life Sciences conference. During the day various experts from the scientific and business communities spoke about their experiences and about value creation in the Dutch life sciences. Pricing and Exit strategies were de main themes that were addressed during the conference. The Dutch Life Sciences conference was made possible partly by Province Flevoland, Humanimal, Health~Holland, ABN AMRO, Pivot park, EP&C and PwC. The conference is an initiative of Iventus.