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Limburg participates in Interreg Europeproject MedTech4Europe
Limburg participates in Interreg Europeproject MedTech4Europe

During the Vanguard Initiative (VI) in early 2017, the idea arose to set up a new pilot project involving the MEDTECH theme. The Interreg Europeproject MedTech4Europe was created for this purpose, together with the European regions that show the greatest potential in this area.
Oct 24, 2018

Inclusion completed for Phase II clinical trial - “BE-Responder”.
Inclusion completed for Phase II clinical trial - “BE-Responder”.

CyTuVax B.V. from Maastricht announced today that the last subject has been included in its Phase II trial “BE-Responder”. This trial focuses on so-called non-responders to hepatitis B vaccination, these are persons who have been vaccinated with at least 3 licensed hepatitis B vaccines, but never achieved a protective immune response.
Oct 12, 2018

PathoFinder develops innovative, molecular diagnostic test immunocompromized patients
PathoFinder develops innovative, molecular diagnostic test immunocompromized patients

Based at the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus, PathoFinder develops and produces molecular diagnostic tests for the fast, easy and reliable detection of infectious diseases. Together with several foreign partners, they are now working on a test specially designed for the group of patients with a suppressed immune system.
Oct 12, 2018

MyDiagnostick is working on a product version for patients
MyDiagnostick is working on a product version for patients

MyDiagnostick is a smart device which enables the detection of atrial fibrillation in patients, a condition that can cause a stroke. The team behind MyDiagnostick is working on a version of the product just for patients with the support of LED, the predecessor of ESZL. Take a glimpse into the fascinating innovation process.
Sep 24, 2018

Scannexus and MRI.TOOLS announce collaboration
Scannexus and MRI.TOOLS announce collaboration

Scannexus and MRI.TOOLS GmbH are delighted to announce collaboration for the advancement of body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The joint project ‘MENTORA_4_EU’ has been awarded with funding from the EUROSTARS program, an EU Horizon 2020 initiative that supports research-performing small and medium enterprises.
Sep 10, 2018

Maastricht and region emerging as new bio-hub
Maastricht and region emerging as new bio-hub

Maastricht is proving to be a true bio-hub thanks to three major international conferences targeting the sector that will be held at MECC Maastricht. These three events are the annual European Conference on Biomaterials, followed by the European Congress on Biotechnology and finally, the Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB).
Sep 07, 2018

Dutch Biotech Startup Approved for Innovation Loan
Dutch Biotech Startup Approved for Innovation Loan

Dutch Startup Nestegg Biotech B.V. has been approved for a subordinated loan from Rabobank through their “AIL” program. The loans total €150.000 and will be used to bring new “Lab Automation” products to markets serving Dutch and Flemish research institutes and universities this fiscal year.
Sep 03, 2018

Automation Entrepreneurs Receive Regional Subsidy
Automation Entrepreneurs Receive Regional Subsidy

Dutch Startup Nestegg Biotech B.V. has been awarded the "Limburg Makers Innovation Project" subsidy to fund development of Obruza laboratory automation system.
Jul 24, 2018

Unique biomaterial against stent thrombosis in heart patients
Unique biomaterial against stent thrombosis in heart patients

VitaK Innovation in Life Sciences, a spin-off of Maastricht University and Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus, has developed an innovative cocktail that can prevent thrombosis and calcification of coronary stents.
Jul 19, 2018

MosaMeat raises €7.5M to commercialise cultured meat
MosaMeat raises €7.5M to commercialise cultured meat

Mosa Meat hopes to receive approval in the next few years to sell the hamburger to the public. The 7.5 million Euros will be put towards increasing the scale of production and accelerating the process, among other things. Mosa Meat hopes to have a production location in the Netherlands within three years, and the first hamburgers are expected to cost around €8.50 each.
Jul 17, 2018


Upcoming events

22 Nov
GROW Science Day

The annual Science Day of GROW School for Oncology & Developmental Biology will take place on Thursday November 22nd, 2018. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Erik Schultes, FAIR Data Scientific Projects Lead at the Dutch Tech Centre for Life Sciences and at the Human Genetics Department LUMC.

27 Nov
Societal engagement: get involved and save the date!

On November 27, there will be a UM-wide event on societal engagement. This event will present you with information and tools for interaction with society. You can become socially engaged from a philanthropic perspective, but it is also beneficial for your research.

29 Nov
Using existing (big) data to advance your product or idea in health or life sciences

Do you want to explore how big data can be used to advance your product or idea in health or life sciences? Brightlands and the Center for Big Data Statistics (CBDS) at Statistics Netherland (CBS) are joining forces to help you to realise this!

02 Dec
4th International Conference on Cultured Meat 2018

In an exciting year where worldwide, the research activity on cultured meat is rapidly growing, we are happy to invite you to join us for the 4th Scientific Conference on Cultured Meat.

12 Dec
Logistieke Dag Limburg 2018

Dé netwerkdag van en voor logistiek Limburg. De Logistieke Dag Limburg (LDL) vindt plaats in de ECI Cultuurfabriek in Roermond. De thema’s van de dag zijn: arbeidsmarkt, technologie & digitalisering en trends & ontwikkelingen.

31 Jan
Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus 5 jaar!

Dit jaar bestaat Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus 5 jaar! Deze mijlpaal willen we samen met u vieren. De uitnodiging voor ons event volgt binnenkort. Reserveer alvast vrijdag 26 oktober 2018 van 12.00 tot 18.00 uur in uw agenda.

13 Feb
Global Investor Forum: Leadership & Venture Growth

Are you looking for investors to finance the growth of your company, do you want to learn how to deliver a powerful pitch to investors and do you want to enhance your leadership skills? Then join Global Investor Forum: Leadership and Venture Growth in Rotterdam.

14 Feb
Innovation for Health

On 14 February 2019, the sixth edition of Innovation for Health will be organised in conjunction with the Global Investor Forum in WTC Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

10 Mar
European Vascular Course

The main goal of EVC is to provide theoretical and practical education by offering participants the most recent knowledge on arterial, venous, vascular access and cardiovascular subjects.