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  • PIERRE ANGULAIRE
  • IBBL Centerpiece: biotech and bioinformatics expertises-portfolio of services from sample collection to data analysis: lung cancer-Parkison –diabetes-population based cohord LCSB: three research units: experimental neurobiology, computational biology, metabolomics
  • IBBL Centerpiece: biotech and bioinformatics expertises-portfolio of services from sample collection to data analysis: lung cancer-Parkison –diabetes-population based cohord LCSB: three research units: experimental neurobiology, computational biology, metabolomics
  • Patient becomes actors= only possible if stron links with MD and researchers Question: how to get involved in RDI projects? Time consuming- but you are not alone!!!
  • Explain current and near future situation for every point
  • PPM Partnership for personalised medicine CIEC Centre d’investigation et d’épidémiologie clinique LNS Laboratoire national de Santé
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    • 1. Overview of the Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster Dr. Thomas Dentzer Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster Manager Luxembourg – June 2013
    • 2. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Area 2,586 km2 Population ~ 500,000 (42 % foreigners) Languages Luxembourgish, German, French, English Political System Constitutional Monarchy Parliamentary Democracy Founding member of the European Union, United Nations, Benelux 2 Luxembourg – the country
    • 3. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Luxembourg invests in Biohealth Why Biohealth? • Economic diversification • Becoming the healthiest country, one person at a time
    • 4. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Strategy – political commitment Launch of Governmental Initiative in 2008 (140 M€ in 5 years) to develop in Luxembourg a Centre of excellence in molecular diagnostics, cornerstone of personalised medicine. Vision • Active role in future healthcare challenges • Invest in a knowledge-based, sustainable sector • Sustainable healthcare services for Luxembourg Key mission of the Grand Duchy • Boost and foster R&D activities • Encourage technical and scientific cooperation as well as technology transfer between the public and private sector • Focus on molecular medicine and molecular diagnosis for the purpose of transforming the healthcare systems for people of Luxembourg and for promoting economic growth in biotechnology
    • 5. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Recent evolution of life science centers 20002000 New governmental strategy directed to develop biomedical sciences Numerous private life sciences companies in various fields have chosen Luxembourg as base for their activities or as European headquarters. Ongoing investments contribute to a flourishing life science environment in constant evolution an expansion in both the public and private sector. Since 2000, Luxembourg has multiplied its public expenditure on public research by ten with an ultimate goal of 1% of GDP, added to the nearly 1.4% of GDP invested in R&D by private companies.
    • 6. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Private Public R&D Public - Institutionals Hospitals Luxembourg map of key actors
    • 7. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 The Luxembourg Cluster Initiative
    • 8. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Luxinnovation Information & guidance on suitable funding mechanisms Assistance with the preparation of applications & endorsement towards public decision- makers ACCES TO NATIONAL & EUROPEAN FUNDING SUPPORT FOR THE CREATION OF INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES INNOVATION MANAGE- MENT, DESIGN, CREATIVITY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER & PARTNER SEARCH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & VALORISATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS LUXEMBOURG CLUSTER INITIATIVE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH & INNOVATION “MADE IN LUXEMBOURG” Analysis of the underlying idea and business plan, access to national business incubators Identification of prospective partners, sourcing of financial support Comprehensiv e training programmes Luxembourg Innovation Master Class Promotion of design & creativity in support of innovation Access to the Technology Market of the Enterprise Europe Network Identification of potential partners & contract initiation Awareness- raising activities and guidance on intellectual property Coaching for the socio- economic valorisation of research results Animation of the BioHealth, EcoInnovation, ICT, Materials and Space clusters Support for project construction in view of PPP Events Communica- tion tools Luxembourg Portal for Innovation and Research Focus on Research and Innovation in Luxembourg
    • 9. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 The Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster Vision Luxembourg, a well recognised location to develop Healthcare Biotech RDI activities with a sustainable healthcare system Mission Contribute to building in Luxembourg a successful ecosystem that will attract and retain biotech companies and laboratories
    • 10. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 13 New Members since July 2012 10 • Office Freylinger • Novartis Pharma (CH) • go4labs (DE) • Association pharmaceutique luxembourgeoise / APL • WaferGen Biosystems Europe s.àr.l. • Biotech-Industry • Fédération des Hôpitaux luxembourgeois • Huggard Consulting Group • BIL • Intelligentsia Consultants • T&E Gefahrgutlogistik S.A. • House of Biohealth • Montrium Europe s.àr.l. 49 total members o 27 companies o 11 service providers o 7 public research organisations o 4 strategic partners The Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster – Recent Developments
    • 11. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Objective 1: Accelerate innovation Key factors behind success: • Strong scientific base • Availability of venture and seed capital • Strong supporting Infrastructures: House of BioHealth • Industrial base and Interaction between research and industry Main objectives House of BioHealth
    • 12. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Main objectives Objective 2: Creating a Luxembourg Biohealth brand Key actions: • Development of the brand in collaboration with other actors • Promotion and representation (conferences, fairs, trade shows) • Organisation of events (networking events, conferences, fairs, trade shows)
    • 13. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Objective 3: Support national and international relationships Provide added-value services/support actions to members: • Information on technological and market context of their activities; events; funding opportunities at national and international level • Specific support from idea to project: identification of funding resources, partners, … Main objectives
    • 14. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Examples of public players  Founded in 2009, Director Prof. Rudi Balling  Centre of excellence in systems biology: Genomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformactics  Focus on neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson’s disease and on diabetes type II and life-style related diseases  Opened in Febuary 2010, CEO Dr Catherine Larue  Activities in Biospecimen collection and Biorepository, Sample analysis (molecular biology, genomic, immunological and cellular assays), Data storage and pseudonomisation by thrusted third party  Thriving to become an international centre of excellence for biobanking, a leader in biospecimen research and a partner in the introduction of personalized medical care in Luxembourg  Founded in 1989, CEO Dr Jean-Claude Schmit  Active in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in life sciences  5 Research Departments, 3 competence centers and several platforms
    • 15. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Examples of private players  WaferGen Biosystems is a provider of a SmartChip Real-Time PCR System platform for biomarker identification and validation  It has a partnership with IBBL which has purchased a machine and offers support to perform Fee For Service for Wafergen’s EU clients  Founded in 1987, new production site opened in 2011  Cellon is a manufacturer of cell culture systems :3D cell culture, vaccine production systems, rotary systems  Founded in 2006, as a spin off of a medical diagnostics lab  Fast-track diagnostics develops multiplex RT-PCR kits for infectious diseases with a syndromic approach
    • 16. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Personalized Medicine Consortium (PMC) • Cancer (Breast, colon and lung) • Neurodegenrative diseases, especially Parkinson • Diabetes and life-style related diseases • Normal population cohort
    • 17. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Future orientations Main Focus in 2013 • Internationalisation of the Cluster • Increased promotion of cluster members • National biomedical sector branding • Development and management of Life Sciences and Healthcare projects
    • 18. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Selected upcoming Events •2nd International Systems Biomedicine Symposium 2013 21-22 October 2013 •Clinical Research Day - Fifth Edition 23 October 2013 •2nd annual Health Economics and Personalised Medicine Symposium 28-29 October 2013 •Hospital management in times of crisis 28-30 November 2013 •Medica Duesseldorf 20-23 November 2013
    • 19. Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster| June 2013 Jean-Paul Scheuren Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster President Thomas Dentzer, PhD Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster Manager thomas.dentzer@Luxinnovation.lu Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster 7, rue Alcide de Gasperi L-1615 Luxembourg Tel: +352 43 62 63 - 1 www.biohealthcluster.lu Groups / Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster Twitter: @LuxBioHealth Follow us on Social Media