On Friday the 11th of March a delegation of the Provincial council of Limburg together with Deputy Stephan Satijn (Economics & Education) visited the Medace facilities on the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus. The purpose of the visit was to show the delegation the developments, challenges and plans of the ecosystem and it’s researchers.

The 2000 square meter Medace cleanroom facility was the perfect venue for this visit being the expertise center for medical innovation and development. We got the opportunity to showcase our model and facilities where ambitious medical start-ups can accelerate their products to the patient.

During the facility tour our CEO Danielle Curfs illustrated  the unique model of Medace which combines the state-of-the-art infrastructure such as GMP cleanrooms, labs and equipment with our ISO-13485 certified, GMP compliant Quality Management System and support. Enabling start-ups to navigate the regulatory and quality challenges in record-time.

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Danielle Curfs, tour

Next to the facility tour, a number of ambitious innovative entrepreneurs/ researchers got the opportunity to present their promising initiatives. Including Vanessa Lapointe of Lighthouse Medical who is developing a combination product of insulin-producing cells protected by a biomaterial implant for patients with type-1 diabetes.

Maarten Bosch, CEO Mosa Meat

Maarten Bosch, CEO of Mosa Meat informed the delegation on the latest developments within the successful Maastricht University spin-off which produces cultures meat. They are currently working on the upscaling of the manufacturing of large volumes of their product. In the course of this year Mosa Meat expects the approval of the European Food Safety Association (EFSA) to bring their product to the market.

The inspiring stories concluded the visit and showed the countless innovations initiated by the unique ecosystem of the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus where they can grow into successful companies.