Life Sciences & Health

The Life Sciences & Health cluster in Brabant is a comprehensive and lively ecosystem that includes specialist research, sophisticated production capability and willing investment capital. Judged by volumes of patent applications, the number of start-ups boldly finding commercial viability and the way local health corporates lead their sectors in world markets, Brabant is well on its way to achieving status as a globally recognised health cluster.

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Especially strong in pharma, biotech, medical technology and animal health, with ties in agrifood, Brabant broadens your collaboration options with extensive eco-systems comprising global life sciences industry leaders interwoven with world renowned knowledge institutes and public organizations. This high concentration of innovation means you can tap into a rich supply of high-tech medical applications, including eye surgery robots and wearable healthcare.

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Bright business

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.

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Bright people

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.

The core discovery and research capabilities supporting our original platform are driven from Oss in the Netherlands, reflecting a further investment in our antibody programs. Our collaboration with Merck is great news for European biotech and research in immuno-oncology.

Hans van Eenennaam, Executive Vice President - Aduro

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