Kaunas has established a reputation as a medical technology and R&D hub for the Baltic region. Its next step, as Natasha Turak discovers, is to ensure that its technological prowess is acknowledged on a global scale.
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Cologne's biotech centre BioCampus is branching out from its original purpose. Director André van Hall tells Natasha Turak why an interdisciplinary approach is the way forward.
Soaring costs at the US's major biotech hubs such as Boston and California are moving the spotlight to second-tier locations. But how can the likes of Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Maryland stand out from the crowd at attract investment in this lucrative sector? Michal Kaczmarski finds out.
The decision to move molecular diagnostics company Biocartis from Eindhoven to the small Belgian city of Mechelen could be viewed as a nostalgic one by the firm's Belgian founder, Rudi Pauwels. However, the location's tax incentives and grants have gone some way towards helping the firm to prepare for an international expansion.
The Bio International Convention in Philadelphia attracted thousands of visitors from the world of biotech. Michal Kaczmarski spoke to representatives from a number of locations keen to catch the attention of would-be investors in this lucrative field to find out what makes their country stand out.
Thailand's expertise in the life sciences sector has long remained under the radar, with a lack of investment preventing many of the discoveries from its scientific community making it to the commercial stage. But a government entity, the Thailand Centre for Excellence for Life Sciences, is looking to change this.
Building an innovation culture can help countries prepare for the outbreak of diseases such as Ebola, write Rachel Chu and Meir Pugatch of Pugatch Consilium.
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