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For over 25 years, Jo Bury has been the managing director of the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), which he co-founded.

Jo Bury


Managing Director
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Ghent

He was previously the director of the Flanders Action Programme in Biotechnology.

Bury obtained a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at UGent, one of Flanders’ five universities. He went on to study management at the Vlerick Business School in Ghent, Flanders. After performing scientific research in the field of atherosclerosis for several years, he continued his career in science policy.

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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?