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Life Sciences and Health

Life Sciences and Health is a spearhead of the regional economy; for research, for clinical care, and health management in Limburg - at the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus - key medical focus is on cardiology and cardiovascular diseases. The Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+) is the spider in the web. It is internationally recognized for its clinical top expertise in myocardial diseases, structural heart problems, vascular diseases, vascular genetics, and relevant high resolution imaging techniques.

Why Limburg? — A Powerful Ecosystem

Limburg and its border region offer the perfect breeding ground for life sciences companies. Four major universities, numerous public and private research and competence centers, three medical schools, and four university hospitals are located within a fifteen-mile radius in the triangle formed by the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. This tri-national area hosts thirty technology centers, from incubators, business innovation centers to university science parks: an ideal location for research and development, production, or your European marketing and sales office with related logistics. By tapping into this academic powerhouse, you can run your clinical trials with ease and achieve an excellent entry into the European market.


Opportunity in Limburg — The Advantages of Locating Here
For life sciences companies, Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus is the place to be. The campus brings together brilliant researchers and daring entrepreneurs to form one of the world’s leading locations for medical and biomedical research. For accelerated medical product development, becoming part and gaining access to powerful technology and health care.

Brightlands Maastricht Health campus is a Center of Excellence where ideas and innovations from research and health care practice are developed and clinically tested. The on-site Maastricht Valorization Center has the facilities to support the entire value creation chain, from idea through proof of principle and proof of concept up to and including proof of market and even market introduction.

Campus partner Medtronic works closely with other tenants to develop, build and study new devices to relieve pain, restore health and extend life among sufferers of cardiovascular disease. Companies at the campus can use Medtronic's knowledge and expertise to bring products quickly to market.

Furthermore ample facilities, partners and business parks on hand for organizing production-assembly work and/or establishing your European marketing and sales office with related logistics. As for last mentioned, major foreign establishments can be found at business parks in Heerlen, Maastricht, Roermond and Venlo.

A competitive edge is represented by local expertise in the regenerative medicine field - smart biomaterials being developed for in human application -; for instance the development of an artificial vessel but also sophisticated bio implants in orthopedics & spine and eye care medication. The Merln institute being the flagship for new material application development and the InScite public private partnership for its specific medical application.

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International companies in Limburg