Brabant hosts a large number of international life sciences & health companies and a high density of OEM’s – including Philips, MSD, Amgen, Abbott Labs, Jansen Cilag – that are leading in many different technologies. Moreover, start-ups such as Xeltis (biodegradable heart valves), Bambi Medical (monitoring pads) and Aduro (cancer drugs) all operate from Brabant as well.
Keeping your company up to date with the endless stream of new technologies can be tough, so access to new talent is a must! In Brabant, 18,500 people are working in Life Sciences & Health. Within this group 45% has a higher education and 34% has a medium education, meaning that 5,000 highly educated people are active in this industry. Each year, more than 2000 students graduate from the Life Sciences & Health programs of our local universities.