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Canadian personalized medicine R&D partnering mission visited the BioRN Cluster in Heidelberg

The Canadian delegates presented their business models at the get-together event

A Canadian delegation focusing on personalized medicine R&D visited Heidelberg. The companies are mainly SMEs from the diagnostics and therapeutics sector, which are looking for cooperation partners in Germany. The meeting as well as the matching with German Biotech-companies interested in partnering has been organized and hosted by BioRN, the regional Biotech Cluster together with Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) and the Heidelberg Technology Park.

Heidelberg, October 20th: A delegation of Canadian companies, led by the Canadian Science and Technology Counsellor Jordan Khan, visited the Rhein-Neckar biotech ecosystem and met representatives of BioRN, the Heidelberg Technology Park, Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i), and most important- scientists, start-ups and companies of the BioRN network who gained for knowledge exchange and potential partnerships.

The meeting started with a welcome speech of Andreas Pfister, Manager Internationalisation at BW_i and a short introduction of the Heidelberg Technology Park by Thomas Prexl, Director Startup Support. Daniela Weber, Project Manager Regional Ecosystem at BioRN gave an overview of the BioRN ecosystem, focusing on the strength as well as the business opportunities.

After pitch presentations the attendees had plenty of time for networking and gaining for business opportunities.

On a site visit of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) the group also gained insights into different aspects of the Technology Transfer.

Julia Schaft, Managing Director at BioRN: „The exchange of BioRN members with international visitors enriches our ecosystem. Together with BW_i we strengthen the translational cooperation.”

Daniela Weber, Project Manager Regional Ecoystem at BioRN: “Connecting our members with international biotech-companies and creating visibility by promoting exchange across the regional ecosystem helps fostering business opportunities within our region”.

Thomas Prexl, Director Startup Support at Heidelberg Technology Park: ”With our current infrastructure projects at Heidelberg Technology Park, we can provide foreign companies with various opportunities for settling here”.

Andreas Pfister, Manager Internationalisation at BW_i concluded: “We had a successful mission in Heidelberg today! Both Baden-Württemberg and Canada are equipped with highly innovative med tech companies. We are happy that we made an exchange between those possible to drive cooperation and thus innovation in both regions further.

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Media Contact:

Stephanie Füller

PR Manager

BioRN Network e.V.

P: 49 6221 4305-113


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