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Focusing on international expansion to Canada and America in healthcare at BIOEurope Spring

Canada is a country presenting interesting assets for European companies undergoing international expansion, as expressed by the SME members of the bioXclusters+ regions, Auvergne-Rhône-Alps (Lyonbiopole), Bavaria (BioM), Catalonia (Biocat) and  Piedmont (bioPmed).

In order to build up collaboration opportunities, the bioXclusters+ alliance, the European Strategic Cluster Partnership on Personalised Healthcare – co-funded by the COSME Programme of the European Union -, has started discussions with some cluster organisations during BIO Intl. Convention in San Francisco in June 2016. Among them, TOHealth!, an industry-led public private partnership, working as the Toronto Cluster organisation, shares our strong interest to foster external relations and our a strong focus in Personalized Healthcare. Apart from this, a mutual collaboration MoU has been signed between TOHealth! (link) and bioXclusters plus in December 2016 for building bioXclusters+ gateways in Canada.

To that end, bioXclusters+ is organizing a session within BIO-Europe Spring 2017 to compare business environments for the Continue reading


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A new MoU signed with South Korea – Chuncheon Bioindustry Foundation

The bioXclusters plus alliance is pleased to announce that in November 2016, it signed a new, two-year cooperation agreement with the Chuncheon Bioindustry Foundation (CBF) from South Korea. CBF is a government funded organisation, which contributes to the improvement of local and national bioindustries.

CBF provides several systematic supports for biotech business. It represents member companies and research organisations located in the Gangwon Province of South Korea which work in the fields of biotechnology, pharmacy and medical science .

For more information about CBF, please visit the CBF website by clicking here.


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Building bridges between European & Japanese life science regions

bimg_29072ioXclusters plus, the European Strategic Cluster Partnership on Personalised Healthcare – co-funded by the COSME Programme of the European Union – organised a “Cluster-to-Cluster” workshop in BIO-Europe 2016 (Cologne) on 8th November. This session, built up in collaboration with the Council of European BioRegions (CEBR) and with the kind support of the EBD Group and the EU-Japan Centre, was dedicated to EU-Japan collaborations with the presentations of three major life sciences organisations in Japan.

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bioXclusters plus “EU‐Japan Cluster Matchmaking Event” at BIO‐Europe 2016, Cologne, Germany

bioXclusters plus – the European Strategic Cluster Partnership on Personalised Healthcare, which has joined together four leading European Bioclusters: BiocatBioMBioPmed and Lyonbiopole and is co-funded by the European Union’s COSME Programme – is pleased to invite European and Japanese clusters and networks who work in the field of personalised healthcare to participante in a networking session organised at BIO-Europe 2016 in Cologne on the afternoon of 8th November. This session, organised in collaboration with CEBR and kindly supported by EBD Group and EU-Japan Centre, will include presentations on Japanese life science clusters and initiatives.

The session will be held from 14:45 to 15:30 hrs on Tuesday, 8th November, 2016, in the room Rheinsaal 6 on L2 KoelnMesse ‐ Congress Center North, Cologne. Continue reading


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The Mission to Japan: 60 European healthcare SMEs have participated in a very successful mission

Thanks to an exceptional and mutual collaboration between bioXclusters plus and the EU-Japan Centre, around 60 participants from nine different European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and UK) participated in the joint mission to Osaka and Yokohama which took place from 10th to 14th October  2016. Continue reading


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26 European healthcare SMEs will participate in a trade mission to Japan with bioXclusters plus

The European Strategic Cluster Partnership on Personalised Healthcare, bioXclusters plus – which has joined together four leading European biotech clusters, Biocat (Catalonia), BioM (Bavaria), BioPmed (Piedmont) and Lyonbiopole (Auvergne Rhone-Alpes) – has organised a mission to Japan which will take place from 10th to 14th October 2016. This mission, which will visit Osaka and Yokohama, has been organised in collaboration with the EU Japan Centre.

The visiting delegation will be composed of representatives from the four metacluster partners and 26 SMEs from their respective regions:

2bind GmbH, 4SC AG, Ability Pharmaceuticals S.L., Apceth GmbH & Co. KG, Ascenion GmbH, Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero SpA, Boeters &LieckCoriolis Pharma Research GmbH, CTIBiotech, CYTOO SA, FGK Clinical Research GmbH, Gams Wellness, genOway, Indicia Production, Iris Biotech GmbH, Klifovet AG, Laboratorios Rubió S.A, Laboratorios Salvat S.A., Leukocare AG, Leukos Biotech, Medigene AG, Mind the Byte S.L., Novotec, Theranexus, Thrombotargets Europe S.L., Zeclinics S.L. Continue reading


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Updated information about the mission to Japan (Oct. 9th – 14th, 2016)

The European Strategic Cluster Partnership alliance on Personalised Healthcare, bioXclusters plus, which joins together four leading European Bioclusters –BiocatBioMBioPmed and Lyonbiopole –, has organized a trade mission that will be heading to Japan this October. This visit is organised in cooperation with the EU-Japan Centre. The “Biotech Cluster SME Mission” will take place from 9th to 14th October 2016. Continue reading