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Health~Holland is the brand name and communication channel of the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health. The Top Sector is designated by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and is selected on the ability to contribute substantially to global societal challenges.
The Top Sector LSH covers a broad range of disciplines, from pharmaceuticals to medtech and from healthcare infrastructure to vaccination. To realise its mission – vital functioning citizens in a healthy economy - the Top Sector builds on the strengths of the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector to address the biggest societal challenges in prevention, cure and care: improving health while restraining the costs of healthcare.
The Top Sector LSH initiates and stimulates interdisciplinary research and development in public- private partnerships (PPP) to valorise innovation. By attracting funding, sharing best practices, the connective role and communicating as one voice through Health~Holland, the Top Sector is boosting a productive infrastructure. Thereby investing in Top Sector’s mission: vital functioning citizens in a healthy economy.
Leiden Bio Science Park
With around 106 dedicated medical life sciences companies and institutions, the largest number of bioscience start-ups in the Netherlands and several multinationals and internationally acclaimed research institutes, the Leiden Bio Science Park is an excellent environment for your science and business to flourish!
Partners and Programme sponsors
To help customers, the ABN AMRO has set up sector-specific teams to serve the life sciences sector. This sectoral approach characterises the ABN AMRO.
Our specialists have made in-depth studies of the market and are following all developments closely. This particular market stands out because of its future-oriented views, which is why start-ups in this sector are considered superlatively creative and innovative. And the Netherlands is considered leader in the field of medical technology. It’s an exciting market to be a part of!
Axon is an IP law firm and licensing expert with a focus on food, pharma and biotech. Axon assists ag tech companies, amongst others, bringing innovative products to the market and concluding commercial and R&D driven transactions. Axon reports current food law developments at the blog FoodHealthLegal.
The Mibiton Foundation stimulates the development of Life Sciences infrastructures and €30 million has been invested. Three funds are open for providing loans or lease arrangements to acquire facilities or equipment. Mibiton Solo provides loans or lease arrangements up to € 400,000 for young Life Sciences companies. Mibiton Share facilities are commercialised by at least two partners, from which at least one is a Life Sciences SME. Maximal investment of € 600,000. Mibiton Science supports spin-off companies still incubating at the premises of the research organization. The maximal investment is € 200,000 per company.
PwC – Pharma & Life Sciences profile
Across the whole Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences value chain, PwC's trusted professional advisors use their wealth of industry based experience, knowledge and expertise to help our clients evaluate their strategic business options, improve management and control, and identify cost saving initiatives.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people. At PwC in the Netherlands over 4,400 people work together. We're committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Please visit us at www.pwc.nl
Working closely with our clients, ranging from small entrepreneurial life science companies to large global corporations, we aim to achieve increased performance by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a company’s key business operations.
In the Netherlands we have a broad sectorteam of dedicated professionals, focussing on our various regions. This includes both the industry but also knowledge institutions (such as universities in Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Maastricht) and innovative businessparks (such as Amsterdam Biomed, Leiden Bioscience, Utrecht Sciencepark, Pivotpark Oss and Healthcampus Maastricht). Through this local dedication and focus, we have a proven track record of connecting the industry in a proactice way.
Please read more about how our Pharma & Life Sciences team can help you: www.pwc.nl/pharma
Effective manufacturers depend on their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to streamline business operations and to scale and adapt as their business changes. QAD Enterprise Applications is a complete ERP suite designed to address the needs of global manufacturers.
QAD Enterprise Applications has been a leading ERP solution for global manufacturers in the automotive, high-tech, food and beverage, consumer, industrial and life sciences industries for several decades.
QAD Enterprise Applications supports multiple local languages and country-specific business practices and legal requirements. QAD Enterprise Applications’ domain architecture enables you to easily configure ERP to match your organizational structure including support for shared services.
One of the big challenges for start-ups and scale-ups within the Life Sciences is getting access to necessary funding and reaching the next milestone(s). This requires constant monitoring of the cash position, seeking new financing and/or entering new partnerships. As trusted advisors, we take care of your full financial administration (outsourcing) or tax compliance. We optimize your tax position/group structure including application for WBSO-certificates, limitation of (future) fiscal loss evaporation and applications of innovation box regime. We provide auditing certificates for, amongst others, early stage financing (RVO) and audit of the financial statements. Global mobility services provides advice on 30%-ruling applications and tax support for new staff hired from abroad. We are a network of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, with 50,000+ people in 135 countries. And we’re here to help dynamic organizations unlock their potential to growth. We’ve got scale, combined with local market understanding. This means we’re everywhere you are, as well as where you want to be. Our Grant Thornton Leiden office is situated right next to the Leiden Bio Science park. We have a unique network within this park and have a deep understanding of the various issues you are facing. We can help you from the initial start-up phase till the moment that VCs invest or an exit like a sale or IPO takes place. We look forward to meeting you.
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flanders.bio is an independent life sciences cluster organisation based in Flanders, Belgium.
We work with all stakeholders in our ecosystem to support our members in discovering and testing innovative products and services. We connect life sciences with relevant technology domains and help our members to get funding for innovative projects and companies. We support the education of industry and business ready talent. With all this, flanders.bio helps building a reputable ecosystem so that its members can thrive.
Heembouw has extensive experience in designing, engineering and realizing offices with controlled environments with laboratories and cleanrooms. Your business process is the most important starting point and therefor is customization the key An example of an ongoing project is Gilead / Kite Pharma where our knowledge of (sustainable) building and cleanrooms is optimally used.
HollandBIO: the Dutch Biotech Industry Association
HollandBIO is the Dutch biotech industry association connecting, supporting, and representing over 150 medical, agro-food, and industrial biotech companies. Our members are active in all phases of research and development and include all company sizes: start-ups, SMEs, listed companies and multinationals. Together, we strive for a society taking full advantage of the power of biotechnology in health, food and sustainability.
Leergang Industriële Farmacie
“De Leergang Industriële Farmacie biedt jaarlijks 7 tweedaagse modules waarin alle relevante processen aan bod komen: magazijnbeheer; generieke/aseptische productie en formulering; analytische kwaliteitscontrole; (bio)farmaceutische productontwikkeling; registratie; verpakking en distributie. De modules zijn los van elkaar te volgen, maar ook uitstekend te combineren, naar wens van de deelnemer.
De Leergang Industriële Farmacie biedt verdieping en praktische ervaring met werkplekbezoeken en bespreking van bijzondere praktijksituaties bij gastbedrijven. Een verdere verdieping en verankering wordt geborgd met praktische casussen en/of rollenspellen.”
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada.
A Legacy of Innovation
MSD has a strong history of success in translating cutting-edge research into life-saving medical breakthroughs. Our scientific advances have made a difference in the lives of millions of patients worldwide. From MSD’s development of the first measles and mumps vaccines to treatments for cancer and diabetes, we are an industry leader in bringing forth innovative new medicines. In 2017 MSD had sales of more than $40 billion and we operate in more than 140 countries.
Partnering With MSD
We recognize that building partnerships is one of our most important jobs. In 2017, over 60% of our human health sales were attributable to alliance partnerships and patents. In addition to our headquarters team based in Kenilworth, N.J., we have BD&L professionals in key biomedical innovation epicenters including—Boston, San Francisco, London and Shanghai.
We’re pursuing some of the most innovative areas in biomedical research emerging today without regard to therapeutic area/modality. With more than 100 significant business development transactions since 2016, our team has experience working on collaborations from discovery to clinical-stage programs. We believe that by working together we can play a major role in transforming global health care. Together we can invent for life.
Learn more at msd.com/licensing.