International bio-conferences heading to Maastricht

Historic Dutch city sets out stall as a major bio-hub with three international events to be held at MECC Maastricht.

The Dutch city of Maastricht is set to become something of a bio-hub in the next few years, after winning two more international conferences in the sector, in addition to this week’s European Conference on Biomaterials.

In 2020, the European Congress on Biotechnology will also be held at the MECC Maastricht and then in 2021 the Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) will arrive.

The chairperson of the 2018 European Conference on Biomaterials, Professor Pamela Habibovic, said: "The current developments in biomaterials and regenerative medicine taking place in Maastricht and the local area have not gone unnoticed in the Netherlands and beyond.

"Limburg is the place where university research groups, hospitals, business and, uniquely enough, the province, all work together to produce innovations that can make a difference for patients. It’s really only logical that the international experts come together in Maastricht to talk about these innovations."

To attract these major international conferences to the city, MECC Maastricht and the Maastricht Convention Bureau worked with Maastricht University, Brightlands Health Campus, MUMC+, DSM, TU Eindhoven and Chemelot.

This week, 950 international experts will take part in the European Conference on Biomaterials to learn about the latest innovations in the field.

 

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