Knowledge for Growth 2017

On Thursday 18 May 2017 the ICC in Ghent (Belgium) will host the 13th edition of Europe's premier life sciences conference Knowledge for Growth, organised by FlandersBio. TTO Flanders will be present with a booth showing off the latest biotech innovations at the 5 Flemish universities. Next to the state-of-the-art technologies that will be showcased on-site, you can also discover a whole range of biotech licensing opportunities.

  • Ghent University will present an optical sensor for packaging films which on the one hand detects microbiological and chemical spoilage of food products, packaged under modified atmosphere. It also measures the amount of CO2, present in those packages. 
  • To cure soils and groundwater contaminated with organices, UHasselt and its spin-off Bio2Clean offer a quality solution for sites with organic pollutants. From feasibility studies to complete soil remediation by the technique of  bacteria-assisted phytoremediation. 
  • KU Leuven will present the world’s leading anti-HIV drug. Tenofovir was discovered at KU Leuven and was licensed to Gilead Sciences, which distributes the drug under the trade names Viread, Truvada and Atripla. KU Leuven will also present a cochlear implant, for which KU Leuven researchers have developed software that filters out noise, allowing people with an implant to perceive speech and music more easily. 
  • VUB will highlight a new generation of radio-immunotherapeutic drugs for cancer patients. The technology based on the unique characteristics of the Camelid immune system was developed by VUB research group Molecular Imaging and UZ Brussel and resulted in a spin-off: Camel-IDS.
  • The EGAMI imaging consortium of UAntwerp presents Medical DTI Brain in Virtual Reality.

Join us in between conferences for a TTO TeaTime with regional delicacies from each university city! Booth 58 & 59. Not to miss!