Shanghai, a spring-time life-science hub

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Spring brings a large number of Life-science events to Shanghai. Among which, the Sino-Euro Biopartnering event (SEBP) and the China Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) in May.

SEBP focuses on innovative European SMEs and life-science organisations and capital from China. This year, projects spanned from a novel approach against antibiotic resistance to a technology-assisted epidural technique. Moreover, one could generally discriminate a focus on non-(or less) invasive technologies, precision diagnostics, and (bio)molecular disease treatment and prevention. With ca. 150 participants, SEBP was an effective networking event with easy access to Chinese counterparts, European companies active in China, and officials from e.g. the China Chamber of Commerce from Import/Export of Medicine. Most prominently present on SEBP were the science clusters from Belgium, Switzerland and France.

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CMEF is held twice yearly since 1979 and this year’s spring edition took place in Shanghai. This spectacle draws a lot of attention both nationally and internationally, attracting thousands of companies and tens of thousands of visitors. Being more focused on sales within the medical sector, this year’s exhibitors showcased their state-of-the-art equipment, hosted lectures, invited customers and created business. Like SEBP, at CMEF there was a clear trend this year towards imaging technology too, as well as imaging-guided non-invasive treatment techniques.

The combination of SEBP and CMEF is particularly strong for creative SME’s, who would like to showcase their innovative business at SEBP in a dedicated setting while aligning with the latest techniques presented at CMEF. With ca. 10 participating companies at CMEF and only one attending SEBP this year, we look forward to welcome many more innovative Dutch life science SME’s next year.

More information available here: RVO Actueel nieuws


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