Flanders combines the 5 essential ingredients characteristic for a successful life sciences hub

Flanders is an important life sciences hub in Europe

Flanders has a strongly developed life sciences industry, with 304 organizations delivering some 76.000 indirect en more than 19.000 direct jobs. The high concentration of bio-pharmaceutical companies located in Flanders or in close proximity is unique and an important driver of innovation, together with excellent academic research centers and universities. 

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