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Takeda inaugurates new state-of-the-art biotechnology production facility at its Lessines site in Belgium

September 1, 2021
Expansion helps create 100 new jobs on site Strengthens Takeda’s production capacity for one of its core therapeutic areas - Rare Diseases Manufacturing site in Lessines is one of the largest biotechnology facilities in Belgium LESSINES, Belgium, August 31, 2021 – Takeda Belgium, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd,…

BioWin has been internationally recognized for its Cluster Management Excellence and obtained the Silver quality label from the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA)

August 30, 2021
Press release - Gosselies, 30 August, 2021 BioWin has been internationally recognized for its Cluster Management Excellence and obtained the Silver quality label from the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA). First Competitiveness Cluster in Belgium to obtain this European Quality Label. To obtain this accreditation BioWin has been subjected…

HealthTech For Care and EIT Health publish the agenda of the 3rd edition of the HealthTech Innovation Days event next 4 & 5 October 2021

July 6, 2021
HealthTech For Care and EIT Health publish the agenda of the 3rd edition of the HealthTech Innovation Days event next 4 & 5 October 2021 For this 3rd edition of the HealthTech Innovation Days (HTID®), placed under the High Patronage of Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, the…

Walloon company Promethera announces a €20 millions financing round

June 30, 2021
This new fundraising secures the financing of its Phase IIB study for HepaStem® in its flagship indication, Acute on Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF), a severe liver disease affecting more than 50000 patients each year in EU and USA , with a 40% to 70% mortality. Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, 30th June 2021…

Univercells unveils new brand identity and logo

June 30, 2021
Univercells S.A. (the “Company”) announces a rebranding of its visual identity and update of its mission to reflect the evolution of the Company over the years. Coinciding with the unveiling of its new identity, Univercells launches a new corporate website (www.univercells.com) focusing on the Group’s vision, mission, and ambition. “The…

Feu vert pour le ‘EU Biotech School & Health Hub’ à Gosselies

June 30, 2021
Communiqué de presse - Gosselies, le 30 juin 2021 Feu vert pour le ‘EU Biotech School & Health Hub’ à Gosselies Investissement de 25 millions d'euros dans un projet clé pour le développement international de la biotechnologie et de la biopharmacie en Wallonie Former plus de talents et soutenir plus…

The Belgian Biopharma sector, key player in an innovative ecosystem

June 28, 2021
pharma.be, the umbrella organization of more than 125 innovative pharmaceutical companies active in Belgium, recently published its “Pharma Figures 2020”, the economic footprint of the sector for the past year. 2020 was dominated by the health crisis. The biopharma companies made an unprecedented effort to find solutions to fight COVID-19.…

ULB HelSci launches an INTERUNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE IN VACCINOLOGY

June 24, 2021
ULB HelSci launches an INTERUNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE IN VACCINOLOGY Come and train yourself in the scientific, sociological and communication aspects related to vaccination! 📅 From October 2021 The first edition of this training, which will combine digital courses and face-to-face sessions, will start in October 2021. This is an innovative certificate…

IBA Launches Versatile High-Energy New Cyclotron

June 17, 2021
IBA Launches Versatile High-Energy New Cyclotron Last June, IBA unveiled its new Cyclone® IKON. 35 years of experience and innovation concentrated in the new versatile, high-energy cyclotron for enhanced availability of theranostic radiopharmaceuticals and reduced radiopharmacy footprint. Cyclone® IKON offers the largest energy spectrum for PET and SPECT isotopes from…

Online conference, HealthTech For Patients

June 17, 2021
Online Conference European healthtech experts meet to reaffirm the importance of health data to accelerate the development of patient care   Paris, 16 june 2021 – HealthTech For Patients, the European conference on healthtech that takes into consideration the role of patients took place on 7 June in a digital…

The 34th call for collaborative R&I projects is now open!

June 15, 2021
Launching of the 34th call for collaborative R&I projects with a spotlight on the digitalisation of biomanufacturing! Do you have an innovative project idea and are you looking for partners to make it concrete? Your project is part of one of the strategic themes supported by the cluster, i.e: •…

15 years of innovation … and ambitions for tomorrow!

June 3, 2021
Take a look at the retrospective in a few key figures:The Walloon Competitiveness Clusters play a central role in the transformation of Walloon industry. By bringing together private industrial players (small, medium and large companies), universities, research and training centers as well as public authorities around a common objective, the…

Industry 4.0 for biomanufacturing: discover the webinar replay of April 29, 2021

May 21, 2021
Digitization has a huge influence on our economy and society. In the industrial sector, we are talking about the fourth industrial revolution, industry 4.0 or the industry of the future. Today it is at the heart of the concerns of companies but also of governments for which the reindustrialization of…

MAGIA2market: You are a Medtech company? Tell us about your international needs !

May 6, 2021
MAGIA2market: You are a Medtech company? Tell us about your international needs ! For both the US, China and Japan, we have begun to collect profiles of companies interested in interacting with our foreign counterpart communities. The intention is to create dossiers to be submitted to the various international MedTech…

HealthTech For Care and EIT Health announce the opening of applications for European companies

April 8, 2021
3rd edition of HealthTech Innovation Days (4 & 5 October 2021) HealthTech For Care and EIT Health announce the opening of applications for European companies Paris, France, April 8, 2021 - HealthTech Innovation Days (HTID®) has become the reference event for European innovative healthcare companies that want to accelerate their…

Graftys Announces New Manufacturing & Logistic Site in Liège (Belgium)

March 30, 2021
Jumet (Belgium), March 30, 2021 – GRAFTYS SA ("Graftys"), a global leader in resorbable bone cements, announces today the opening of its new preparation and logistic site in Liège (Belgium). Continuously strengthening its manufacturing capability and reinforcing its logistic services to improve the quality of its products and the performance…

Orgenesis Enters into Collaboration Agreement with the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome to Establish Point of Care Cell and Gene Therapy Center

March 29, 2021
GERMANTOWN, Md., March 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orgenesis Inc. (NASDAQ: ORGS) (“Orgenesis” or the “Company”), a global biotech company working to unlock the full potential of cell and gene therapies, announces that it has entered a collaboration with the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital in Rome to establish a Point of Care Cell Therapy center…

CyanVac selects Exothera for the development and GMP manufacturing of its COVID-19 intranasal vaccine candidate for phase III clinical trial in Europe and the US

March 25, 2021
Athens, Georgia, USA – March 24, 2021 – CyanVac LLC, a vaccine company, announced today that they have selected Exothera S.A., a full-service Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), for the development and manufacturing of their COVID-19 intranasal vaccine based on a proprietary parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5) vector. Exothera will be…

HealthTech For Care and EIT Health renew their partnership for the organisation of HealthTech Innovation Days, reinforcing its European positioning through new collaborations with BIO Deutschland and BioWin.

March 3, 2021
HealthTech For Care and EIT Health renew their partnership for the organisation of HealthTech Innovation Days, reinforcing its European positioning through new collaborations with BIO Deutschland and BioWin. These partnerships, which reinforce the international dimension of the HealthTech Innovation Days, will facilitate collaborations within the European health ecosystem with the…

BioWin announces expanded role to consolidate Wallonia’s status as a dynamic region for life science innovation

March 2, 2021
BioWin announces expanded role to consolidate Wallonia’s status as a dynamic region for life science innovation Gosselies, Belgium, March 2nd, 2021 – BioWin, the health cluster of Wallonia, today announced its evolution from an organization focused on collaborative research and innovation project support to one offering a much wider range…

BioWin took part in the eighteenth European Clusters Alliance webinar – Sept. 24, 2020

January 20, 2021
BioWin took part in the eighteenth European Clusters Alliance webinar - Sept. 24, 2020 This year's webinar focused on the health ecosystem responding to the COVID19 crisis. You can read the summary of this session below. During the COVID-19 crisis, the health ecosystem has come under severe stress, experiencing an…

Launch of the 2nd call for collective projects Tremplin IA

January 18, 2021
Launch of the 2nd call for collective projects Tremplin IA Within the framework of the Enterprise and AI axis of the DigitalWallonia4.ai program, the 2nd call for "collective POC" projects has been launched. Within the framework of the Enterprise and AI axis of the DigitalWallonia4.ai program, the 2nd call for "collective POC"…

Investment incentive: €20 million to support pharma and biotech companies active in the fight against COVID-19

January 18, 2021
Investment incentive: €20 million to support pharma and biotech companies active in the fight against COVID-19 On the proposal of the Minister of the Economy, Willy BORSUS, the Government of Wallonia has approved the granting of an investment premium in favor of companies active in the manufacture of products related…

Strategic mission to strengthen the talent pool of the sector

December 19, 2020
Strategic mission to strengthen the talent pool of the sector The biotechnology and medical technology sectors are currently facing a talent shortage The biotechnology and medical technology sectors are currently facing a talent shortage: our members are struggling to find the profiles they need locally.  In addition, the availability of…

Strengths of the Life Sciences Ecosystem in Belgium-Wallonia

November 27, 2020
Strengths of the Life Sciences Ecosystem in Belgium-Wallonia Wallonia-Belgium has solid expertise and undeniable advantages for the Life Sciences sector. Wallonia-Belgium has solid expertise and undeniable advantages for the Life Sciences sector. AWEX and BIOWIN, Health Cluster of Wallonia, have gathered these strong points in a complete argument: "Strengths of the…

MAGIA2market: Call for Tender – Market Study on the Japanese MedTech Industry

November 13, 2020
MAGIA2market: Call for Tender – Market Study on the Japanese MedTech Industry Project description MAGIA2Market is the second phase of the MAGIA project, the European Strategic Cluster Partnerships – Going International (ESCPs-4i) on medical technologies labelled and co-funded by the European Commission, DG Growth and the Executive Agency for SMEs…

News from our members

November 10, 2020
News from our members On this page, you will find the latest news from the cluster's members! • 10/11/20 - Bone Therapeutics, and its collaborators Cerhum, 3D-Side, mSKIL and IREC awarded €3 million in funding under the framework of BioWin, the health cluster of Wallonia, to develop personalized, tissue engineered bone…

Latest news related to COVID-19

October 26, 2020
Latest news related to COVID-19 Find on this page, the latest news related to the COVID-19 epidemic (Measures, initiatives and press articles) In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, BioWin, the Health Cluster of Wallonia, is concerned about the health of its ecosystem and the impact of this crisis on…

Discover BioWin’s collection on the mobilisation of the ecosystem’s members and the Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

October 15, 2020
Discover BioWin’s collection on the mobilisation of the ecosystem’s members and the Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic BioWin thanks its new partner, MODIS, for providing its expertise to the cluster in drafting this document The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is undoubtedly the greatest challenge global health systems have…

BioWin welcomes Modis as a partner !

October 8, 2020
BioWin welcomes Modis as a partner ! This partnership will enable the Health Cluster of Wallonia to supplement and strengthen its support offering to benefit ecosystem stakeholders To strengthen its service offering within the framework of a more active collaboration with its associate members, BioWin is pleased to welcome Modis as a…

The MAGIA2Market European project has officially started !

October 6, 2020
The MAGIA2Market European project has officially started ! The Kick-Off Meeting of the European Medtech Alliance dedicated to support SME Internationalisation was held on September 8-9th. The Kick-Off Meeting of the European Medtech Alliance dedicated to support SME Internationalisation was held on September 8-9th. MAGIA2Market follows the first phase of the…

BioWin is launching the 32nd Competitiveness Cluster call for R&I projects

September 29, 2020
BioWin is launching the 32nd Competitiveness Cluster call for R&I projects Letters of Intent can be submitted until November, 9 2020 BioWin is launching the 32nd Competitiveness Cluster call for R&I projects. Letters of Intent can be submitted until November, 9 2020. If you have any question, please contact the R&I department ! How to…

COVID-19 news – July 2020

August 24, 2020
COVID-19 news - July 2020 Find on this page the news of July related to the COVID-19 epidemic. • 30/07/20: Coronavirus: l'immense espoir de l'immunothérapie. Le Vif • 27/07/20: Un remède au Covid-19 financé par des Belges. L'Echo • 24/07/20: Une protéine pour renforcer l'immunité des patients lourdement atteints de Covid-19. L'Echo • 23/07/20: DevSide et Ixor…

COVID-19 news – June 2020

August 24, 2020
COVID-19 news - June 2020 Find on this page the news of June related to the COVID-19 epidemic. • 30/06/20: Coronavirus : la nouvelle maladie touchant les enfants mieux détaillée. Le soir • 29/06/20: Jean Stéphenne (CureVac): "La probabilité que nous disposions d'un vaccin puissant est déjà de 70 à 80%". Trends tendances •…

The Walloon government approved 2 R&I projects

August 7, 2020
The Walloon government approved 2 R&I projects NeuroInsights and FAR join a portfolio of 49 R&I projects NeuroInsights (Call 27) 10 million people worldwide are suffering from Parkinson's disease and this number is likely to double over the next 10 to 15 years. There is no cure yet. Parkinson's disease is the…

COVID-19 news – May 2020

June 2, 2020
COVID-19 news - May 2020 Find on this page the news of May related to the COVID-19 epidemic. PRESS & MEDIA • 29/05/20 - "Il faut croire que la Belgique ne veut pas d'une solution de contact tracing efficace". L'Echo • 29/05/20 - Coronavirus : les diabétiques âgés avec complications plus à risque. RTBF • 28/05/20 - GSK va…

COVID-19: Join BioWin’s cooperation platform!

May 26, 2020
COVID-19: Join BioWin’s cooperation platform! Join BioWin's interactive platform for centralization of health initiatives related to COVID-19! In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, BioWin, The Health Cluster of Wallonia, has been widely called upon by its members and the Walloon Government to contribute to the management of the crisis.…

What is BioWin doing during the COVID-19 crisis?

May 5, 2020
What is BioWin doing during the COVID-19 crisis? Discover in this article the contributions of the cluster and its members Belgium has been living in slow motion for 7 weeks now. Like most organizations, BioWin continues its activities remotely and the team is working at full speed. In recent weeks,…

COVID-19 news – April 2020

May 5, 2020
COVID-19 news - April 2020 Find on this page the news of April related to the COVID-19 epidemic. PRESS AND MEDIA • 29/04/20 - Le remdesivir accélérerait de 31% le temps de rétablissement des malades du Covid-19. Le Vif - First World Pharma • 29/04/20 - Vaccins anti-covid: les 4 procédés les plus prometteurs. Nature - Le Soir •…

Accessia pharma : a dedicated site for your GMP production

May 5, 2020
  Accessia pharma : a dedicated site for your GMP production Accessia Pharma has been designed to allow the healthcare actors to maintain in Wallonia their GMP manufacturing. Accessia Pharma has been designed to allow the healthcare actors to maintain in Wallonia their GMP manufacturing. The major issue for small companies…

Launch of the European project CE4BIG

April 30, 2020
Launch of the European project CE4BIG Cluster Excellence for Business Innovation and Growth in the Health Sector The project CE4BIG – Cluster Excellence for Business Innovation and Growth in the Health Sector, was selected to receive funding under the EU COSME  “European Cluster Excellence” initiative, which aims to foster cluster collaboration on…

DNAlytics is currently involved in several projects related to the fight against COVID-19

April 29, 2020
DNAlytics is currently involved in several projects related to the fight against COVID-19 Support for the validation of treatments and development of a contagion detection application The members of the cluster keep working  initiatives aimed at ending the crisis. This is the case of DNAlytics, which is currently involved in several…

COVID-19 news – March 2020

April 27, 2020
COVID-19 news - March 2020 Find on this page the news of March related to the COVID-19 epidemic. PRESS AND MEDIA *Articles available in french* • 31/03/20 - Une usine de production et de décontamination de masques en Wallonie. Le Soir - L'Echo - RTBF • 31/03/20 - Coronavirus: la Belgique va tester quatre thérapies prometteuses. Le Soir •…

Mithra Announces Commercial Launch of Myring™ in Germany, the biggest market in Europe

April 8, 2020
Mithra Announces Commercial Launch of Myring™ in Germany, the biggest market in Europe Mithra, a company dedicated to Women’s Health announced the commercial launch of Myring™ in Germany, which is the largest European market and the second worldwide in terms of sales volume. Successful launch of Mithra’s hormonal contraceptive ring…

BREAKING NEWS! iTeos Therapeutics closes $125 Million Series B2 Financing

April 2, 2020
BREAKING NEWS! iTeos Therapeutics closes $125 Million Series B2 Financing iTeos Therapeutics, biotech company in our Walloon ecosystem, raised $125 million to support the clinical development of its two innovative cancer immunotherapy programs. Biotech company iTeos Therapeutics announced Wednesday that it has closed a $125 million Series B2 financing. Proceeds…

Authorisation scheme for the export of medical equipment from the EU

March 19, 2020
Authorisation scheme for the export of medical equipment from the EU Export outside the EU of the listed medical devices is now subject to a prior authorisation regime. Discover here the guidance note to Member States related to Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/402 making the exportation of certain products subject to the…

Events and working process : update COVID-19

March 19, 2020
Events and working process : update COVID-19 We will keep you posted on any further development! In the current environment, our priority is to reduce the risk of infection for our members, partners and employees. In order to eliminate any risk, BioWin events planned for March and April 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. We’ll keep you…

Ayming Belgium becomes the first partner of BioWin

January 6, 2020
Ayming Belgium becomes the first partner of BioWin This novel cooperation enables the health cluster of Wallonia to supplement and strengthen its offer of support to the ecosystem stakeholders To support the growth of its members on specific aspects relating to their development, BioWin wishes to cooperate more proactively with its “associate” members, service companies…

BioWin is launching the 30th Competitive Cluster call for R&I projects

January 2, 2020
BioWin is launching the 30th Competitive Cluster call for R&I projects Submit your letter of intent until January 27, 2020 BioWin is launching the 30th Competitive Cluster call for R&I projects. Letters of Intent can be submitted until January 27, 2020. If you have any question, please contact the R&I department ! Documents (only…

Bioxodes announces the initiation of a double blind, placebo controlled, single ascending dose phase I trial

October 15, 2019
Bioxodes announces the initiation of a double blind, placebo controlled, single ascending dose phase I trial Bioxodes announces on October, 15 obtaining the authorization to launch phase I trial of its antithrombotic drug, Ir-CPI, in healthy male volunteers Ir-CPI is a potential best-in-class antithrombotic drug having an innovative mechanism of action (coagulation factors XIIa/XIa inhibition) to reduce…