Life Sciences Café

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Grand Café De Stal
Darwinweg 1, Leiden

"The Future of Pharma lies in Companion Diagnostics"

The notion of personalized medicine is well established as well as the fact that good, often novel, diagnostics are essential to achieve true personalized medicine. What probably is less well known is that the EU has established relevant new legislation for all medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics. In order to meet the demands of this changing playing field, an -Interreg NWE funded- consortium has been founded: “Codex4SMEs”. In The Netherlands both Zuid-Holland and Noord-Brabant are partner in this programme. Lonneke Baas and Stéfan Ellenbroek will pitch the contents of the programme and its benefits for the Leiden ecosystem (of which the access to human tissues and validation of biomarkers are most important). Coen Breedveld, co-fouder of LevelsDX will present his Leiden Bio Science Park (companion) diagnostics company.


16.30    Welcome

17.00    Pitches

  • Lonneke Baas and Stéfan Ellenbroek, business developers Life Science and Health @InnovationQuarter4Leiden: “Codex4SMEs: an opportunity for SMEs in Zuid-Holland to develop and market new diagnostics”

  • Coen Breedveld, co-founder LevelsDX: “Host derived biomarker for a bacterial infection”

17.30    Q & A

17.45    Drinks & Networking

19.00    Close


If you would like to attend the Life Sciences Café, registration is required! To register your attendance, please send an email with your company details and name to A confirmation of your registration will be sent.

Upcoming Cafés 2018

July 5 BBQ  |  September 20  |  October 18  |  November 29


The Life Sciences Café is a monthly meeting to stimulate partnerships in the Life Sciences community with challenging presentations and network possibilities for companies, investors, policymakers, researchers and academics.

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