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ERS Genomics and Syngulon Sign License Agreement on CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Patents for Industrial Applications

ERS Genomics Ltd and Syngulon, a synthetic biology startup developing original genetic technologies using bacteriocins, announced today a non-exclusive license agreement which provides Syngulon with worldwide access to ERS’ CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing intellectual property for use in combination with Syngulon Patent Rights. ERS Genomics holds rights to the foundational CRISPR-Cas9 patent portfolio from Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, an inventor of the breakthrough gene-editing technology.

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9
Nov
2018

Convert Pharmaceuticals appoints Mariola Söhngen as new CEO

Convert Pharmaceuticals, a Belgian biotech company developing anti-cancer therapeutics, announces that Dr Mariola Söhngen joined as CEO, as the company gears up for its first-in-human clinical trials with its lead program.

9
Nov
2018

Novosanis Colli-Pee approved by Mexican health authority

Novosanis, an innovative developer and producer of medical devices, announced today that Colli-Pee, a user-friendly self-sampling device suited for standardized collection of first-void or first-catch urine has been approved by COFEPRIS, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk in Mexico.

7
Nov
2018

MDxHealth (R): SelectMDx improves prostate biopsy decision-making in urology practices

MDxHealth SA (Euronext: MDXH.BR) or the "Company" today announces that the journal Urology Practice has published a study demonstrating the clinical utility of SelectMDx, the Company's non-invasive 'liquid biopsy' test to identify patients at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer, in guiding initial prostate biopsy decision-making.

7
Nov
2018

Bone Therapeutics announces conclusions from interim analysis of Phase III PREOB study in hip osteonecrosis

The bone cell therapy company addressing high unmet medical needs in orthopaedics and bone diseases, today announces the conclusions of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the interim analysis of the Phase III osteonecrosis (ON) study of PREOB in 44 patients with a 12-month follow-up.

9
Nov
2018

Convert Pharmaceuticals appoints Mariola Söhngen as new CEO

Convert Pharmaceuticals, a Belgian biotech company developing anti-cancer therapeutics, announces that Dr Mariola Söhngen joined as CEO, as the company gears up for its first-in-human clinical trials with its lead program.

9
Nov
2018

Novosanis Colli-Pee approved by Mexican health authority

Novosanis, an innovative developer and producer of medical devices, announced today that Colli-Pee, a user-friendly self-sampling device suited for standardized collection of first-void or first-catch urine has been approved by COFEPRIS, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk in Mexico.

7
Nov
2018

MDxHealth (R): SelectMDx improves prostate biopsy decision-making in urology practices

MDxHealth SA (Euronext: MDXH.BR) or the "Company" today announces that the journal Urology Practice has published a study demonstrating the clinical utility of SelectMDx, the Company's non-invasive 'liquid biopsy' test to identify patients at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer, in guiding initial prostate biopsy decision-making.

7
Nov
2018

Bone Therapeutics announces conclusions from interim analysis of Phase III PREOB study in hip osteonecrosis

The bone cell therapy company addressing high unmet medical needs in orthopaedics and bone diseases, today announces the conclusions of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the interim analysis of the Phase III osteonecrosis (ON) study of PREOB in 44 patients with a 12-month follow-up.

Facts & Figures

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Innovation is at the core of the life sciences sector and Belgium has a track record of developing ingenious ways to improve the quality of life of millions of people worldwide.

 

Not only extensive life sciences facilities support this high-level technology industry but also financial benefits for R&D companies, international collaborations that guarantee regular cash flow, world known educational systems, a promising product pipeline, and Belgium’s unique central location in Europe.

 

Belgium concentrates on a small territory (30,528 km2) more than 300 life sciences companies with biotech activities. In total, the life sciences sector employs more than 30,000 people (low bound estimation that does not take into account indirect employment generated by the sector). The majority of the companies is related to healthcare, but Belgium also has a strong representation of agricultural and industrial biotech companies.

 

The growing life sciences sector gathers 8 main Belgian universities, 19 research parks and 23 incubators, research institutes, academic hospitals, and clinical research organizations. Biotech companies have access to more than 500,000 square feet of highly flexible infrastructure.

 

Additional assets of Belgium includes: a supportive regulatory and political environment, a highly qualified and productive workforce, a competitive tax environment especially for research companies, a prominent location and an excellent logistical and business infrastructure.

Z Life Sciences

A look behind the scenes of the vibrant life sciences sector in Flanders, Belgium in 11 episodes.

1

VIB

VIB is a life sciences research institute based in Flanders. With more than 1470 scientists from over 60 countries, they perform basic research into the molecular foundations of life and they translate this research into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications.

2

imec

imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics and creates groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. The combination of their widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes imec unique.

3

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an independent, state-of-the-art facility that operates from a laboratory level to a multi-ton scale. Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant provides process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes. 

 

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