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MDxHealth Notice of Financial Year 2017 Results

Conference call for analysts and investors to be held on 22 February 2018 at 15:00 CET

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13
Feb
2018

Wereldrecord genoomanalyse dankzij Leuvense software

Wetenschappers van het Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine in San Diego (US) reduceerden de tijd nodig voor een diagnose van zeldzame genetische aandoeningen bij pasgeborenen tot minder dan een dag.

12
Feb
2018

Imec Introduces CMOS Chip With 16,384 Micro-electrodes and 1,024 Channels for Multimodal Cell Interfacing

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, has designed and fabricated a 16,384-electrode, 1,024-channel micro-electrode array (MEA) for high-throughput multi-modal cell interfacing. The chip offers intracellular and extracellular recording, voltage- and current-controlled stimulation, impedance monitoring and spectroscopy functionalities thereby packing the most cell-interfacing modalities on a single chip, and being the only one to enable multi-well assays. With this new chip, imec has created a platform that enables high quality data acquisition at increased throughput in cell-based cell studies. Imec’s micro-electrode array chip will be presented at ISSCC in San Francisco, Feb. 11-15.

9
Feb
2018

HDAC6 inhibitors protect against neuronal damage and have therapeutic potential in both neurology and oncology

Inhibiting HDAC6 improves the structural stability of cells and protects against neuronal damage. Leuven research uncovered that targeting this mechanism could be a promising therapeutic approach for peripheral neuropathies, whether due to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) or as a side effect of chemotherapy.

9
Feb
2018

new England biolabs® and Bluebee partner to deliver an end-to-end data analysis solution for Nebnext direct® target enrichment

Bluebee, a company driving global genomic data-driven medicine, and New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB®) have partnered to provide a secure and convenient data processing solution for NEB’s NEBNext Direct target enrichment technology. Through this partnership, Bluebee enables NEB’s NEBNext Direct customers the ability to rapidly analyze, store and manage large amounts of sequencing data using an analysis pipeline that is tailored to the unique features of the approach.

13
Feb
2018

Wereldrecord genoomanalyse dankzij Leuvense software

Wetenschappers van het Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine in San Diego (US) reduceerden de tijd nodig voor een diagnose van zeldzame genetische aandoeningen bij pasgeborenen tot minder dan een dag.

12
Feb
2018

Imec Introduces CMOS Chip With 16,384 Micro-electrodes and 1,024 Channels for Multimodal Cell Interfacing

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, has designed and fabricated a 16,384-electrode, 1,024-channel micro-electrode array (MEA) for high-throughput multi-modal cell interfacing. The chip offers intracellular and extracellular recording, voltage- and current-controlled stimulation, impedance monitoring and spectroscopy functionalities thereby packing the most cell-interfacing modalities on a single chip, and being the only one to enable multi-well assays. With this new chip, imec has created a platform that enables high quality data acquisition at increased throughput in cell-based cell studies. Imec’s micro-electrode array chip will be presented at ISSCC in San Francisco, Feb. 11-15.

9
Feb
2018

HDAC6 inhibitors protect against neuronal damage and have therapeutic potential in both neurology and oncology

Inhibiting HDAC6 improves the structural stability of cells and protects against neuronal damage. Leuven research uncovered that targeting this mechanism could be a promising therapeutic approach for peripheral neuropathies, whether due to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) or as a side effect of chemotherapy.

9
Feb
2018

new England biolabs® and Bluebee partner to deliver an end-to-end data analysis solution for Nebnext direct® target enrichment

Bluebee, a company driving global genomic data-driven medicine, and New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB®) have partnered to provide a secure and convenient data processing solution for NEB’s NEBNext Direct target enrichment technology. Through this partnership, Bluebee enables NEB’s NEBNext Direct customers the ability to rapidly analyze, store and manage large amounts of sequencing data using an analysis pipeline that is tailored to the unique features of the approach.

Facts & Figures

CONSULT OUR LIFE SCIENCE DATABASE

 

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. 

 

Interested in a regular update of the Life Sciences and biotech sector in Flanders?