About LIFE Cooperative

19 Life Science and Medical Technology SMEs unite to increase the innovativeness of the Northern Netherlands.

The cooperative develops solutions to meet shared challenges. Collective training, combined purchasing of laboratory equipment and materials, and shared visits to international fairs and congresses are some of the current examples of efficiency measures. Together, the cooperative SMEs developed research-, development- and supply-chains that result in efficient innovations.

The LIFE Cooperative contains world-class SMEs centered around Medical Technology & Devices, Molecules & Materials and Drug Development, Testing & Analysis:

Medical Technology & Devices

The cluster Medical Technology & Devices is aimed at prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, and rehabilitation. Especially in the field of orthopedics, cardiology and organ transplantation, northern NL contains world class expertise.

Molecules & Materials

The Molecules & Materials cluster consists of numerous, unique and high-class developers and producers of bio functional small molecules, peptides, polymers and polymer enabled drug delivery technologies.

Development, Testing & Analysis

The cluster Development, Testing & Analysis of Pharmaceuticals is an umbrella of contract research and contract development organizations (CROs and CMOs).

“Our goal is to make the Northern Life Sciences sector sustainable; through the business cooperative we expect to achieve in the coming years between twenty and thirty percent growth in the sector. That is a significant percentage, but it indicates our ambitions.”
Ton Vries, Chairman LIFE Coopertive


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