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Molecular biologist Rudy Dekeyser is managing partner of LSP’s Health Economics Funds, making investments globally in medtech, diagnostic and digital health companies.

Rudy De Keyser

Life Sciences Partners

Prior to joining LSP, he was co-founder of VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and managing director of the institute for 17 years, particularly responsible for translating VIB’s inventions into a patent estate, partnerships with established companies and fast growing venture capital backed start-ups.

Rudy has been a key catalyst in the start and growth of bio-incubators, bio-accelerators and FlandersBio and was a co-founder of Oncode (Dutch research institute in oncology) and ASTP, the premier, pan-European association for science and technology transfer professionals in academia. He is/was director/chairman in many international biotech medtech, agbio, diagnostic and digital health enterprises and member/chairman of the advisory boards of several European non-profit foundations in life sciences.

Team Vesalius visionairies

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?