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November 2017

Following the recent launch of a new branding & website for, we are happy to present our brand-new e-letter today. It gives you an overview of the upcoming events & latest news. Happy readings!

Upcoming events
News highlights
30 OCT 2017

Ablynx closes $230 Million Initial Public Offering in the United States

Ablynx closed its initial U.S. public offering totaling $230 million gross proceeds. Following the offering and the issue of new shares on 27 October 2017, the share capital of the company now amounts to €139,674,249.57.

03 OCT 2017 signs structural collaboration agreement with FIT

Internationalisation is key in our life sciences cluster. Companies are looking beyond borders to find the expertise and financial resources needed to develop their high-tech products. and Flanders Investment & Trade will work together closely to support the internationalisation plans of Flanders-based businesses even better than before. 

collaborations, internationalisation
20 OCT 2017

knowledge for growth 2018 back to back with Bio€quity in Ghent

Funding remains one of the major challenges in our sector. Together with VIB & FIT and with the support of the City of Ghent we succeeded in bringing the prestigious investor conference Bio€quity to Ghent (May 14-16). It will take place back to back with our flagship event knowledge for growth (May 17, 2018).

Finance, collaborations, entrepreneurship
03 NOV 2017

Join our team! is looking for a Manager Communication & Events

To support our activities and to strengthen our team we are looking for a Manager Communications & Events (m/v). Interested? Read our job description and send us your application! 

people, communication, events
Team talk

Stefan Vanderhauwaert, Programme Manager EDUCATE

The training initiatives at are coming to full speed now. The 3rd cycle of our MBI Program kicked off recently, next week we will have an expert session on Medical Devices and one day later our first OPINNO module will take place, connecting life sciences students with industry. More training & expert sessions to fulfill the needs of our members coming up in 2018. We'll keep you posted!

Other life sciences events
16 NOV 2017,

BCF Career Event

21 NOV,

Navarra-Flanders Global Business Bridges

22 nov 2017,

Best practices in Aseptic Processing Challenges, Solutions and site visits

22 nov 2017,
Oss, NL

Dutch Life Sciences conference * reduced fee for members

28-29 Nov 2017,
Strasbourg, FR

BioFITreduced fee for members

14 dec 2017,

Seminar: How Real World Data will change your clinical development to the better

8-10 jan 2018,
S. Francisco, US

Biotech Showcase™ 2018 * reduced fee for members

23-24 Jan 2018,

QM Conference: Partnerships in Quality Management

1 feb 2018,
Rotterdam, NL

Innovation for Healthreduced fee for members

26-27 Feb 2018,

Bridging Preclinical and Clinical Development

8 march 2018,

Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (2nd edition)

12-14 March 2018,
Amsterdam, NL

BIO-Europe Spring® 2018reduced fee for members

23-25 April 2018,
London, UK

BioTrinity 2018reduced fee for members

We’re proud to welcome these new members since February 2017
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