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2nd GRIG Industrial Partnering Event on 25th of October - 01/11/2019

The 2nd CRIG industrial partnering event connected over 180 delegates from industry and academia on innovations in cancer research CRIG

On Friday 25th October 2019, CRIG successfully hosted its 2nd industrial partnering event in AuditoRium4 (Ghent). Over 90 delegates from 47 life science companies and 90 delegates from academia discussed the latest innovations in cancer research, and networked towards creating new, synergic collaborations in oncology.

The event showcased expertise from CRIG and its partners, bringing together researchers, clinicians, pharma companies, SME and many others, all with the common goal to bring better and faster results to cancer patients.

Job offer: Project Manager Drug Delivery - 25/07/2019

Job Offer:

Project Manager Drug Delivery

for project :
“BioGelator: self assembling peptide platform for subcutaneous injection”

With the support of the IOF (Industrieel Onderzoeks Fonds) we have an open position for a 2-year project. We are hiring a project manager with good knowledge of pharmaceutical science and/or experience in drug development and drug delivery systems.

The goal of the Project manager is to join forces with the research teams actively working on the Biogelator technology at both VUB and UGent and to evaluate the market opportunity and prepare a solid valorization strategy with support of a Senior Business Developer. We aim to build a roadmap to transfer this valuable proprietary technology to the market.

Job description

The Project Manager will be a central person in the project who will interact closely with the researchers and business development manager.

In this role you will:
• Evaluate the research data related to the Biogelator technology
• Organize frequent meetings with Professors, Researchers and Business Development team.
• Support the translation of R&D concepts to market opportunities
• Study the market opportunity and identify competitive and alternative technologies
• Identify unmet medical needs for delivery of small molecules, peptides, proteins, DNA and RNA and cell delivery.
• Interact closely with industry and key opinion leaders
• Screen new patent opportunities and evaluate freedom to operate
• Select clinically and economically relevant payloads for preclinical pipeline.
• Prepare roadmap to transfer Biogelator technology to the market.
• Initiate data package for multi-licensing strategy and/or prepare project application for potential spin-off strategy

Profile and Competencies

• A Master or PhD in life sciences, preferably in Pharmaceutical Science
• Experience in domain of drug delivery is an asset.
• Experience with the project writing and management is an asset
• Broad technical and interpersonal skills to coordinate collaborations between teams with different technical/scientific background.
• Good communication and writing skills (at least Dutch and English)
• Being able to work accurate, independently as well as in team is essential.
• Dynamic and sense of initiative.
• Excellent social and communicative competencies and customer oriented.
• Basic knowledge of aspects of business development/valorisation like IP/patents and basic contracts (CDA, MTA) is an asset.
• Special interest in applied research and in the maturation of technologies towards industrial applications/products


Start: September -October 2019

On the job training is foreseen for the valorisation and business related aspects. For more information you can contact An.vandenbulcke@UGent.be.

Please apply (motivational letter and CV) asap by e-mail to An.Vandenbulcke@UGent.be or send to :

Dr. An Van Den Bulcke
Faculteit Wetenschappen
CHEMTECH for Life Sciences
Krijgslaan 281 – S4
9000 Gent


Chemtech will attend MedFIT on 26th of June in Lille - 19/06/2019

With 700 international participants from 25+ countries, MedFIT is your opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors.

As the leading European partnering event, MedFIT provides the ideal environment to help industry players to source early-stage assets, to facilitate the emergence of collaborative projects between big players, public research institutions, start-ups and SMEs, to increase licensing opportunities, to obtain funding and to facilitate market access.

Chemtech will attend BIO June 3-6 in Philly, - 27/05/2019

New at Knowledge for Growth - TTO Academic showcases - 14/03/2019

NEW IN 2019!
TTO Flanders is offering us a whole new knowledge for growth experience with an elaborate ACADEMIC SHOWCASE.
Researches from 5 universities will present their research projects.
You can find the researchers at the TTO booth (115) in the grand hall, next to the abstract posters, during all coffee & lunch breaks. 

Chemtech for Life science is show casing our Drug delivery expertise for nanomedicine and beyond.

Publication of our research in Merck catalogue: Material Matters - 13/03/2019

The Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Group (PBM) at Ghent University has written a review on their functionalised gelatin research work suitable for 3D-printing of well-defined scaffolds advancing the tissue engineering field titled:

"Photo-Crosslinkable Gelatin Hydrogels: Versatile Materials for High-Resolution Addivtive Manufacturing."

ChemTech a University Ghent Valorisation unit
Krijgslaan 281 S4 - B-9000 Gent