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  • 2016 05 09

    Giants from the life science sector look to Lithuania

    Currently, 90 international pharmaceutical and medical companies are performing clinical trials in Lithuania. Our country is tenth in the world when ranked by scientific research and experimental development specialists per capita. The owners of foreign high-tech companies have no doubt about Lithuania's great potential, as 15 foreign projects in the research and development fields will be implemented as part of the Smartinvest LT+ program.

  • 2016 05 04

    Lithuania declares an ambitious goal - to become European hub of life sciences by 2020

    Under the initiative of the Ministry of Economy on May 3rd representatives of Lithuanian business associations, science and state institutions signed a joint resolution on life sciences. According to the document, Lithuania declares and ambitious goal to become the center and European hub of life sciences by 2020. In order to reach the goal efforts of business, science and state will be concentrated and focused on attracting more talent, foreign investment and encouraging innovation, R&D and ease of doing business.

  • 2016 05 04

    German business shows interest in Lithuanian life sciences and innovative businesses

    President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė on April 20th opened a Lithuanian-German business forum in Berlin. The event – which has gathered almost 100 representatives from the scientific and business communities of both countries – focuses on Lithuanian life sciences and explores new avenues for doing business together in this field.

  • 2016 04 27

    Lithuanian Scientist Among the Finalists for the European Inventor Award 2016

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced the 15 finalists for the European Inventor Award 2016. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Lisbon on 9 June. Lithuanian professor Arminas Ragauskas is among the 3 finalists in the SME‘s category of these prestigious awards.
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  • 2016 04 27

    Solving health problems: stem cells and biological heart stimulators

    In modern societies, more and more people are looking to maintain good health, properly functioning organs and tissues, strong eyesight and active brains, meaning that regenerative medicine receives many tasks every day. The growth in demand and opportunities for this field raises the question: what are modern medicine's greatest challenges?

  • 2016 04 25

    Regenerative medicine: Lithuania is marching in step with global trends

    The creation of artificial organs, the rejection of animal testing, the search for ethical boundaries and research into increasing our lifespans – these are all fields united by regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a clinical science that uses tissue engineering and molecular biology to improve patients' conditions. Unifying the country's business and science communities creates opportunities for deeper insights into regenerative medicine and for the creation of new solutions.

  • 2016 04 06

    Health Care Startup Softneta raised EUR 1M from Practica Capital

    Venture capital fund Practica Venture Capital managed by Practica Capital, in the beginning of 2016 invested €1 million in Softneta – an award winning Lithuanian IT company providing software-based specialized health care solutions to improve the quality of patient care.

  • 2016 04 04

    Lithuanians develop medicine for treating ultra-rare diseases

    Edita Mištinienė PhD, the Executive Director of biotechnology company Profarma, is convinced that knowledge is an invaluable treasure for the business that helps lay the foundations not only for successful business, but also for opening the gates to international markets. What is more, it is not the research of the most prevalent diseases that can help a project owned by a small company access the portfolio of products held by the largest pharmaceutical companies, but the focus on smaller specific areas.

  • 2016 04 01

    Young scientists are already preparing for the startup programme at LSB2016

    Smart spirometre, tool which tracks eye movements and brain waves and studies of artificial intelligence in medicine, microparticles, cells, molecular interaction and cleaner environment.  Young Lithuanian scientists have pitched these ideas to representatives of Accelerace, one of the strongest life sciences accelerator in Europe that received the Nordic Startup Award 2015 for best program and best investor.

  • 2016 03 31

    Lithuania – a leader of Life Sciences in the Baltics. Opportunities for German business.

    On the occasion of the visit of the President of the Republic of Lithuania H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė German businesses are invited to the presentation of Life Sciences Baltics 2016, which is the only international forum in the Baltic region for world-class biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical experts from around the world.