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André van Steirteghem is an emeritus professor of reproductive medicine at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), one of Flanders’ five universities.

André van Steirteghem

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Emeritus professor
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Together with renowned fertility expert Paul Devroey, he invented a technique (ICSI) to overcome male infertility. Today, more than half of all fertility treatments worldwide are performed using this technique.

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Flanders’ life sciences industry: the perfect combo of biotech, medtech, pharma and healthcare

Defining Flanders’ life sciences industry as diverse is an understatement. From young start-ups to established local firms and multinationals: the entire value chain – from research and discovery to development and commercialization – is represented in Belgium’s northern region. Thanks to fertile cross-pollination between biotech, medtech, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, Flanders offers a unique life sciences ecosystem that is underpinned by a robust financing landscape and a supportive government. Will your company claim its place in this dynamic hub?