Known for its nightlife and the beauty of its canals, Amsterdam is also the home of many innovative companies within the biotechnology sector.
In recent years, Amsterdam has established itself as a startup hub within Europe. Biotechnology is one of the city’s key innovation sectors, with a big focus on agrifood and medical applications, including gene therapy and immunotherapy. This innovation is supported by the University of Amsterdam and leading research centers such as the Academic Medical Center and the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
Since 2019, Amsterdam is home to the European Medicines Agency in charge of regulating new therapies within the European Union. In addition, biotech startups in the region can benefit from a national network of investors specialized in the life sciences industry, including venture capital firms such as LSP and Forbion.
With the help of experts, we have put together a list of the top biotech companies seeking to change the world from the bustling city of Amsterdam.
Agendia is a molecular diagnostics company that develops genomic tests for breast cancer.
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