As a research institute of Hasselt University (faculty of medicine and life sciences), BIOMED does not only perform fundamental and translational research but also supports valorization and innovation in close collaboration with industrial partners. Contract research and services are applied within domains which are closely related to research programs and technological expertise. A few examples of possible services are:
molecular, cellular, in vivo and ex vivo experiment, at translational as well as clinical level
development of diagnostic tools and
testing of candidate therapeutic agents.
More possibilities exist of course since BIOMED shows a close collaboration with the life sciences cluster and local hospitals: your wish is our command!
BIOMED is also the driving force behind the development of the life sciences cluster in our region. The institute participates in organizations such as LifeTechLimburg (a helping hand in life sciences). In addition BIOMED closely collaborates with several life sciences companies, housed in the life sciences incubator BioVille, which was built in 2010.
Finally, BIOMED has developed several patents in collaboration with VIB and Technology Transfer Officer of Hasselt University. In addition, two spinoff companies were founded, Apitope NV and Seps-Pharma NV.
Examples of our scientific expertise are explained in more detail here.