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BIOMEDICA 2015 - again a great success!

Two days focussed on Business, Technology and Innovation

On 2 and 3 June, 2015 Genk was definitely the place to be for scientists and companies which work in biomedical and science related fields. Around 1000 participants meet at the Biomedica Summit opened by Prof. Dr. Martin Paul President of the Maastricht University and Chair of Biomedica Foundation and Mr. Wim Dries Major of the City of Genk. In front of an international audience Prof. Dr. Paul pointed out the importance of this yearly meeting focused on interaction between skateholders within the Euregio.
How to realize business and help patients to have a better life thanks innovation was the center of the discussion. Christian Tidona, keynote speaker  explained in detail the key, of probably the most successful science cluster in Germany, that he created a couple of years ago and how to stimulate investment in life science business. His presentation was followed by the one of Jo De Boeck with information about the fast development of sensors which will allow in less than five years to measure precisely essential body functions: a real progress in this matter!
What other countries do to improve patient's life abroad was among others presented by a key note from Finnland  explaining the benefit of tracability: all over Finland there is only one data for the same patient!
Parallel to the innovation market and the exhibition, crowded pitch sessions gave young enterpreneurs  and researchers the opportunity to present their products to investors and potential supporting companies.
Another highlight of these two days were the i-Sessions, round tables with a patient as main person explaining his issue and the answer of medical professionals and representatives of companies with innovative and new products. Please have a look at the Videos here or below.
The Award Sessions closed these two days. Young scientists and researchers received  a prize for the best scientific posters, innovative companies were honoured with an Award for the first time.