Leuven.Inc seminar 'Regenerative medicine: from translational research towards a new industry'

This seminar is a joint organization of Leuven.Inc and Leuven Medical Technology Center (L-MTC), powered by Flanders Smart Hub.

“Regenerative medicine is a complex, multidisciplinary field with specific challenges in each step of the chain from basic scientific research to sustainable commercialization of tissue engineered products and services. The seminar will emphasize the translational and collaborative aspects of academic and industrial research. Company presentations will illustrate some of the steps needed for successful development, clinical testing, regulatory approval and market introduction of regenerative solutions in the fields of musculoskeletal repair, stem cell technology and heart valve replacement.”

Practical aspects

Date: Monday November 28th, 2011
Location: Thermotechnisch Instituut, Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee)


13h30:Registration and coffee
14h00:Introduction and the K.U.Leuven approach (Prometheus platform)
Jan Schrooten - Research Manager Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering K.U.Leuven
14h30:ITERA Life Science - Forum for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Prof. dr. Albert Ramon - Chairmain Itera Life Sciences Forum

The role of biomaterials in regenerative medicine

Dr. Aylvin Dias - Principal Scientist DSM Biomedical
15h30:SCIL Clinical (Late translational and clinical research): Up to a clinical trial
Prof. dr. Stefaan Van Gool - Kliniekhoofd UZL en buitengewoon hoogleraar aan de K.U.Leuven
16h00:Coffee break
16h30:Anethon - Making the body accept cardiovascular devices as its own tissue
Els Vanheusden - MD & CEO Anethon
16h50:QTIS/e - Heart valve tissue engineering
Martijn Cox - Founder QTIS/e (Quality Tissue Engineering)
17h10:ReGenesys - Towards commercial stem cells
dr. Jef Pinxteren - Head of R&D ReGenesys
17h30:TiGenix - Combination products, regulatory challenges, business opportunities
Gil Beyen - Managing Director & CBO TiGenix (Celerix)
18h15:Drinks and networking

The interventions will be held in English 

Participation fee

60 euro (excl. VAT): researchers affiliated and billable to academic institutes
115 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc/FSH partners
155 euro (excl. VAT): all others

Participation in our activities at -50% discount via KMO-portefeuille
Pijler OPLEIDING: Leuven.Inc Approval number DV.O106761
More info:


Registrations before Tuesday November 22nd, 2011, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.*

* As an (Associate) Company Member you can be replaced by a colleague. As an individual Member you can only be replaced by another Individual Member. When this is not possible, Leuven.Inc will charge an extra fee for the replacement by a non-member.

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