Medical & Research
With its knowledge institutions, hospitals, technology clusters and spin-offs, Leuven is at the crossroads of healthcare and technology. There is a strong focus on biomedical research & development and collaboration with global players in pharmaceutics and health care. This has resulted in numerous spin-off companies with a global reach. Leuven is also home to several technology platforms that focus on medical technologies, drug development, antibodies, neuroelectronics and nutrition.
Did you know?
- Medical research in Flanders can count on the support of Belgium’s dense medical network of 167 well equipped hospitals (7 university hospitals).
- The concentration of biopharma firms is unique in Flanders, with companies such as Janssen Pharmaceutica (Johnson & Johnson), Pfizer, GSK vaccines, UCB, Roche Diagnostics, Novartis, Sanofi … all within 1 hour drive.
- Pfizer has it second largest production site in Flanders.
- Flanders is European leader in the number of clinical trials.