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2nd workshop Euregional Pact II

On the 24th of November the second workshop within the framework of Euregional Pact II took place at the Limburghal in Genk, Belgium.

Euregional pact II is a cross-­‐border collaboration between 5 universities and 2 network organizations that aim to stimulate universities and biotech companies working in the field of oncology to combine forces in the battle against cancer.

The workshop was organized to create the opportunity for scientists from both worlds to meet and share their expertise, knowledge and visions on how to handle this major health issue. Excellent lectures given by company representatives from Janssen Pharmaceutica, ThromboGenics, Pronota and arGEN-­‐X gave inside into their company’s strategy and vision on collaboration with external partners, showed examples of the success that can be achieved with such external collaboration or highlighted their innovative oncology research.

University representatives introduced the state-­‐of-­‐the art technologies valuable for cancer research and drug discovery and development available at their facilities. Additionally there were 21 poster presentations. With over 100 attendees equally distributed between the industry and academic the workshop was a great success and generated a fertile soil for future collaborations.

The available presentations of the speakers can be downloaded from our website under documents.