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Portugal: the right place to invest and build partnerships in Health

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The Health sector is a prominent, fast-evolving sector in Portugal, which has experienced a remarkable evolution during the last couple of decades. I've prepared this brief presentation to give a very short overview of this success story.

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Portugal: the right place to invest and build partnerships in Health

  1. 1. The Portuguese Health sector, at a glance ▪ September 2017 ▪ PORTUGAL: the right place to invest and build partnerships in Health
  2. 2. Why Portugal?
  3. 3.  Quality Innovation Safety Competitiveness Modernity Health & Wellbeing The Health sector is a prominent, fast-evolving sector in Portugal, which has experienced a remarkable evolution during the last couple of decades. Why Portugal? + + + + + +
  4. 4. Portuguese companies are internationally recognised as high-quality suppliers of healthcare products and services – e.g., pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other medical technologies –, having high standards of quality and being capable of developing, manufacturing and supplying a wide range of products and services, with high flexibility. A consistent offer also exists in the country in terms of contract development and manufacturing organisations, and producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients.  Why Portugal?
  5. 5. :: Pharma & Biotech | Offer of products/services :: PRODUCTS / SERVICES / CAPACITIES / TECHNOLOGIES / PLATFORMS ▪ Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations. ▪ Development of pharmaceutical synthesis processes. ▪ Production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). ▪ Development of formulations, and scaling-up, with production of laboratory and pilot lots. ▪ Production of solid, semisolid and liquid forms (pills, capsules, sachets, suppositories, ointments, pastes, creams, gels, solutions, suspensions, syrups, drops, shampoos); sterile (moist heat sterilization and membrane filtration) and non-sterile products. ▪ Primary and secondary packaging material, and codification and traceability solutions. ▪ Good Manufacturing Practices and Quality Control. BIOPHARMACEUTICAL / BIOLOGICAL THERAPIES ▪ Antibodies. ▪ Bacteriophages. ▪ Collections of natural products/ extracts, for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. ▪ Development of vaccines. ▪ Cell therapy. R&D / CLINICAL RESEARCH ▪ Contract R&D. ▪ Pre-clinical and translational research. ▪ Clinical trials. THERAPEUTIC AREAS / CLINICAL SPECIALTIES ▪ Allergology and immunotherapy. ▪ Anaesthesia. ▪ Cardiovascular diseases. ▪ Central nervous system. ▪ Dermatology. ▪ Gastroenterology. ▪ General practice. ▪ Gynaecology and obstetrics. ▪ Hematologic diseases. ▪ Infectious diseases and antibiotic therapy. ▪ Metabolic diseases. ▪ Musculoskeletal system, osteoarticular and inflammatory diseases. ▪ Oncological diseases. ▪ Ophthalmology. ▪ Respiratory diseases. ▪ Treatment of pain / chronic pain. ▪ … Why Portugal?
  6. 6. :: Medical Devices, Supplies, Hardware & Services | Offer of products/services :: MEDICAL DEVICES & HOSPITAL AND LABORATORY SUPPLIES ▪ Wound dressings, non-woven swabs, cotton, elastic and tubular bandages. ▪ Surgical drapes, gowns and other protection materials. ▪ Technical and functional textiles/clothing. ▪ Plastic products for hospital use. ▪ Haemodialysis devices. ▪ Surgical and non-surgical sets, and first-aid materials. ▪ Hygiene and disinfection products. ▪ Prostheses, orthoses and technical aids. ▪ Biomaterials, implants and prostheses for regenerative medicine (bone reconstruction and other medical or surgical procedures). ▪ Containers for biological samples. ▪ Sterilization material. HOSPITAL AND LABORATORY HARDWARE ▪ Operating room equipments. ▪ Intensive care unit equipments. ▪ Imaging diagnostic equipments. ▪ Hospital furniture. ▪ Laboratory furniture. ▪ Laboratory equipments. ▪ Medical simulation equipments. TECHNOLOGY SERVICES / PLATFORMS (EXCEPT ICT) ▪ Development and processing of polymeric materials and composites. ▪ Micro- and nanomolding technologies. ▪ Sterilization of medical devices (ethylene oxide). ▪ Medical device testing services (plastic, woven and non-woven textiles, ...). ▪ Primary and secondary packaging material, and codification and traceability solutions. R&D / CLINICAL RESEARCH ▪ Contract R&D. ▪ Pre-clinical and translational research. ▪ Clinical trials. Why Portugal?
  7. 7. :: ICT & Electronics | Offer of products/services :: SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE UNITS ▪ Operational, logistics and human resources management. ▪ Patient management. ▪ Drug circuit management. ▪ Electronic drug prescription. ▪ Management of complementary means of diagnosis and therapy. ▪ Integration and sharing of clinical information. ▪ Electronic clinical record. ▪ Decision support software/tools. ▪ 3D biomodelling for medical/ surgical procedures. ▪ Hospital robotics. ▪ Clinical research management. SOLUTIONS FOR PHARMACIES ▪ Electronic prescription. ▪ Pharmacy management. ▪ Automation and robotics. ▪ Business process management. OTHER SOLUTIONS ▪ Industrial electronics. ▪ Sensorization. ▪ Codification and traceability solutions. ▪ Location of goods and people. ▪ Telecommunications and advanced communication solutions. ▪ E-learning platforms. ▪ Medical simulation solutions. ▪ 3D multimedia contents. ▪ Solutions for ambient assisted living, remote monitoring, telemedicine and telecare. ▪ Applications for mobile devices (mobile phones, ...). ▪ Personal health record. Why Portugal?
  8. 8. Portugal has a vibrant and innovative R&D ecosystem, characterized by the presence of world-class institutions and scientists. International panels of experts have classified 13 out of 24 Portuguese Life and Health Sciences R&D Units as Exceptional, Excellent or Very Good.  % total scientific production in PT (in 2014) Medical and Health Sciences 29% Medical and Health Sciences + Medical Engineering + Life Sciences 42% Why Portugal?
  9. 9. Portugal has a vibrant and innovative R&D ecosystem, characterized by the presence of world-class institutions and scientists. International panels of experts have classified 13 out of 24 Portuguese Life and Health Sciences R&D Units as Exceptional, Excellent or Very Good.  Why Portugal?
  10. 10. Portugal has a high-level education system, which every year graduates thousands of well-prepared professionals. More than 600 of these new graduations each year correspond to new doctorates in the areas of life, medical and health sciences, and medical engineering.  Why Portugal?
  11. 11. Portugal has a high-quality healthcare system, with excellent professionals and modernly equipped. This quality is regularly assessed by an independent national regulatory organisation, and there is a growing number of hospitals achieving international accreditation. The ultimate evidence of the quality of the Portuguese healthcare system consists on the country’s high-standard health indicators.  Why Portugal?
  12. 12. Portugal is a competitive partner for contract R&D services and clinical trials, given the quality of its research infrastructures and its investment-friendly environment. For instance, the country has recently adopted a new legal/regulatory framework that anticipates some of the positive changes that the European Clinical Trials Regulation will bring, such as streamlining application procedures and eliminating unjustified bureaucratic barriers.  Why Portugal?
  13. 13. Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal?
  14. 14. 177 Members Hospitals Companies: Pharma & Biotech 2000 PhDs 8500 physicians 8000 beds 1250 M€ turnover 80 M€ in R&D 4000 employees 570 M€ turnover 30 M€ in R&D 6000 employees R&D Institutions + Universities 3100 researchers in Health 17 M€ in R&D 130 PhDs 30 PhDs Companies: MedTech & Services The Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) (www.healthportugal.com) is a private non-profit association that currently brings together over 170 members, including R&D institutions, universities, hospitals, organisations from civil society, and companies in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technologies, and services. Together, these organisations develop innovative projects in areas such as translational and clinical research, active and healthy ageing, health tourism, and eHealth, with the purpose of turning knowledge into new solutions that contribute to the improvement of human health. And also together, HCP members work to make Portugal the right place to invest and build partnerships in Health. Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal? Information about HCP members at www.healthportugal-directory.com HEALTH CLUSTER PORTUGAL: FROM KNOWLEDGE TO MARKET
  15. 15. Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal?  Find new business opportunities, new clients and new partners ▪ Possibility to participate in projects “promoted” by HCP ▪ Use of HCP’s network of contacts ▪ Possibility to present R&D projects and service centres on the platform SciPort ▪ Possibility to participate on HCP’s groups on LinkedIn®, in order to access/disclose partner searches, technology offers, etc. ▪ Receive relevant information concerning business opportunities, partner searches, opening of calls, funding opportunities, etc.  Make your organisation more visible ▪ Presence on HCP Membership Directory with an organisation profile (name, logo, description, contacts, links, R&D projects, service centres, announcements) ▪ Presence on HCP’s website, presentations, newsletters and other promotional materials ▪ Possibility to use the “HCP Member” logo ▪ Promotion (and possible co-presence) at national and international events attended by HCP ▪ Possibility to announce press releases, news, events or other relevant information on HCP’s website, newsletter and LinkedIn® groups  Be in the right place, at the right time ▪ Participation in events organized/ sponsored by HCP at no cost or at a reduced price ▪ Participation, under special conditions, in international missions/delegations ▪ Participation in education and training events promoted/sponsored by HCP at no cost or at a reduced price  Know more, know first, and buy better ▪ Access to high-quality intellectual property services, provided by world-class offices, under preferential conditions ▪ Access to clinical trials insurances under special conditions ▪ Purchase of intelligence reports at special prices WHY JOIN HCP [Learn more about why and how to join HCP at http://healthportugal-directory.com/en/why-and-how-to-join-hcp]
  16. 16. HCP Membership Directory www.healthportugal-directory.com Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal? A guide of organisations operating in the Portuguese health value chain, including universities, R&D institutions, hospitals and companies in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, ICT and services
  17. 17. Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal? SciPort | Health in Portugal: Science and Technology Resources Database www.scienceportugal.com A database of R&D Projects and Service Centres available in Portugal in the domain of Health
  18. 18. Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal? HCP@LinkedIn www.healthportugal.com/about-us/hcp-linkedin News & Events | Studies & Reports | Funding opportunities | Partner searches Technology offers | Job opportunities | Training courses
  19. 19. HOW CAN TRIS-HCP ASSIST YOU? ARE YOU… Mission ▪ Foster excellent research and innovation in translational and clinical sciences. ▪ Contribute to strengthen the competitiveness of health industries. ▪ Connect Academia and Industry, to work together on tackling societal challenges. TRIS-HCP is a virtual organisational system within the Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) that brings together many of the most prominent Portuguese R&D institutions, hospitals and academic medical centres, and their respective facilities, resources, services and expertise in the areas of translational and clinical research, making them more accessible to other researchers and companies. TRIS-HCP is integrated in the Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures 2014-2020. A new entry point for R&D services and clinical trials in Portugal: TRIS-HCP |Translational and Clinical Research Infrastructures Specialisation Platform –HealthCluster Portugal  Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal?
  20. 20. :: TRIS-HCP can assist you in finding the right partners for your R&D projects, since it brings together, through its members, a wide range of resources and expertise, mainly in the following specialisation areas: Diseases Products & Technologies R&D phases / Resources ▪ Cancer ▪ Cardiovascular ▪ Infectious ▪ Neurological ▪ Metabolic ▪ Rare * ▪ Advanced therapy medicinal products and biologics ▪ Biomarkers ▪ Imaging and tracing ▪ Small molecules ▪ Vaccines ▪ Discovery ▪ Pre-clinical ▪ Clinical (Phases I-IV) ▪ Patients ▪ Clinical samples * Ataxias & movementdisorders; Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy; Lysosomal diseases;Rare ophthalmic diseases;... A new entry point for R&D services and clinical trials in Portugal: TRIS-HCP |Translational and Clinical Research Infrastructures Specialisation Platform –HealthCluster Portugal  Note: HCP members benefit from access to clinical trials insurances under special conditions, through a partnership with Aon Portugal and QBE Insurance Company. More information available here. Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal?
  21. 21. :: TRIS-HCP members provide high-quality, scientific / technological / analytical services in the following categories: ▪ Animal Facilities / Research Animals ▪ Biobanks / Clinical Samples / Histology / Pathology ▪ Biochemical / Chemical / Structural Analysis ▪ Cell Analysis / Flow Cytometry ▪ Cell Culture and Manipulation ▪ Clinical Genetics ▪ Clinical Research / Clinical Trials ▪ Genomics / Gene Expression Analysis / DNA Sequencing / DNA Synthesis / Real-Time PCR / Genotyping / Microarray ▪ ICT & Electronics / Bioinformatics / Biomodelling / Biostatistics ▪ Medical Imaging ▪ Metabolomics ▪ Microbiology ▪ Microscopy ▪ Molecular fractionation, isolation, purification and production ▪ Proteomics / Peptide Synthesis ▪ Radioactivity ▪ Spectrometry / Crystallography ▪ Stem Cells ▪ Vectors / Virus ▪ Other categories Poweredby: A new entry point for R&D services and clinical trials in Portugal: TRIS-HCP |Translational and Clinical Research Infrastructures Specialisation Platform –HealthCluster Portugal  Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal?
  22. 22. A new entry point for R&D services and clinical trials in Portugal: TRIS-HCP |Translational and Clinical Research Infrastructures Specialisation Platform –HealthCluster Portugal  Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal? :: TRIS-HCP creates opportunities for Academia, Industry and Hospitals to meet and to work with each other.
  23. 23. A new entry point for R&D services and clinical trials in Portugal: TRIS-HCP |Translational and Clinical Research Infrastructures Specialisation Platform –HealthCluster Portugal  Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal? :: TRIS-HCP offers researchers, healthcare professionals, management/ support staff and entrepreneurs the possibility of (further) developing their capacities and skills in areas which are critical to the performance of the R&D institutions, hospitals and companies that they work for.
  24. 24. Learn more about the Portuguese Health sector and find your next scientific, clinical, technological, industrial or commercial partners by visiting: www.healthportugal-directory.com www.healthportugal.com/tris-hcp www.scienceportugal.com/ www.healthportugal.com/about-us/hcp-linkedin Searching for partnership opportunities in Portugal? From Portugal, For (Your) Health. News & Events | Studies & Reports | Funding opportunities Partner searches | Technology offers | Job opportunities
  25. 25. 25 Rua Eng.º Frederico Ulrich, 2650 Moreira da Maia 4470-605 Maia PORTUGAL Tel: (+351) 220 968 183 info@healthportugal.com www.healthportugal.com www.healthportugal-directory.com www.scienceportugal.com www.linkedin.com/company/health-cluster-portugal From Portugal, With Health. Luís Soares lsoares@healthportugal.com https://pt.linkedin.com/in/luís-soares-68a8a152 www.healthportugal.com www.healthportugal-directory.com www.scienceportugal.com

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