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  • 2016 10 14

    Prof. Shechtman: Find a field that interests you, focus on it and become excellent in that

    At Life Sciences Baltics 2016 Dan Shechtman, Israeli winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of seemingly impossible quasicrystals delivered a speech about technological entrepreneurship as a key to world peace and prosperity. Watch it here.

  • 2016 10 03

    Biotech business incubator opens in Sunrise Valley

    New biotech business incubator has been opened as a part of Sunrise Valley, science and technology park on September 30. This incubator will operate next to the Joint Life Sciences Center and National Center for Physical Sciences and Technology both based at Sunrise Valley.

  • 2016 09 27

    Israel's Rosetta IP bring their technology transfer service to Vilnius

    Israel's technology transfer company Rosetta IP announced signing of an agreement to establish a partnership in Vilnius. The new partnership with Vilnius Tech Park, one of the biggest regional startup hubs, aims to transform regional scientific inventions discovered during academic research into commercially viable and innovative products. The partnership was agreed on during Life Sciences Baltics 2016 forum in Vilnius.

  • 2016 09 22

    SatiMed closed an export deal during the forum

    LSB2016 team is proud to announce the 1st success story in only one week after the forum is over! According to Lithuanian business news site Verslo ┼żinios, at the forum Llithuanian phytocannabinoid company SatiMed has closed the deal and will soon start export to Brasil. What is more, company agreed on trial order with representatives from Japan who were attenting the forum. 

  • 2016 09 15

    LSB 2016 Pitch Challenge Winners Announced

    Koatum, a Riga-based startup developing hybrid bioactive medical implant coatings, was voted as the winner of Life Sciences Baltics 2016 startup Pitch Challenge by a 8-strong jury today.

  • 2016 09 14

    Science Commercialization: Challenges for Innovations and New Technologies to Reach Consumers

    Life sciences are one of the most dynamic sectors in Lithuania with 25 % annual growth. It is among the fastest growing sectors in EU. Furthermore Lithuania has an ambitious goal to become European hub for biotechnologies by 2020. At present life sciences sector contributes about 1% to the GDP, the same level as in internationally recognized countries-leaders in life sciences, like Germany or Israel. Experts claim that with focused investment and accumulated efforts of all related governmental institutions the sector can reach ten times higher impact towards national economy, with new jobs created and especially with more efficient methods and means of medical treatment. 

  • 2016 09 14

    10 Startups Selected to Pitch at LSB 2016

    Ten life sciences startups were selected to pitch on the Life Sciences Baltics 2016 forum stage after two-day long enterpreneurship masterclasses that took place earlier this week.

  • 2016 09 02

    Plan your Exhibition tour At Life Sciences Baltics 2016

    More than 50 exhibitors will take part at the Life Sciences Baltics forum this year. Companies from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Japan, UK, USA, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Finland will be showcasing its innovative technologies, products and services. Let’s have a quick look at selected few companies that organizers already know being of special interest for forum visitors.

  • 2016 09 01

    Introducing Startups Taking Part at LSB 2016

    Startup programme has always been an essential part of the Life Sciences Baltics forum. The two-day long entrepreneurship masterclasses and pitch competition have already resulted in significant collaborations between science and business, including some success stories such as 10M USD investment into Vittamed, neurodiagnostical medical device company. Let’s have a quick look at startups that will take part at the forum this year.

  • 2016 08 30

    Vilnius iGEM team: this competition allows enormous amount of intellectual freedom

    The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes education and the advancement of synthetic biology through its international iGEM Competition. Each year, students from universities all over the world gather in Boston, United States to present their latest discoveries and innovations in relation to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Last year, a group of students from Vilnius University, known as Vilnius iGEM were awarded a gold medal for their breakthrough discovery on how to prevent bacteria reproduction through an invention called ColiClock. This year, Vilnius iGEM is creating a GM probiotic that would treat people suffering from the disease known as Phenylketonuria.