We are pleased to announce that the deadline for registration for Startup Masterclasses by Johnson & Johnson Innovation has been extended until 1 August. This means life sciences startups from all three Baltic countries have an extra four weeks to register. Startup Masterclasses by Johnson & Johnson Innovation allow to learn from industry professionals and … Continue reading →Deadline extended for Startup Masterclasses by Johnson & Johnson Innovation registration
Israel – a country that has transformed from the orange grower into a hi-tech country over the last forty years – should attract Lithuanian business with its wide possibilities, yet it is only the fortieth listed export direction according to the volume of trade. “CasZyme” and “Froceth” – two Lithuanian companies of life sciences – … Continue reading →Israel – the promised land for export of Lithuanian science products
Many people who are eagerly waiting for the pain to go away with their new artificial hip, jaw, teeth or even limb can secure a higher quality of life with the help of 3D printing. The personalization of health care, less painful treatment and faster recovery are opened up by personalized prostheses and medical devices. … Continue reading →Patient-specific solutions for personal healthcare: just press print
Integrated Optics, a startup which has developed small lasers for six years, is planning to expand the range of its products by 30% in the near future. In autumn, the enterprise will launch a new project which is aimed at developing lasers to help measure the effect of medicines on cancer cells. Evaldas Pabrėža, CEO … Continue reading →CEO of Integrated Optics: Startups of the Industry Do Not Surrender Without a Fight
Lithuania is the country that has made the most rapid advancements in biotechnology over the past seven years. This is shown by the Scientific American Worldview international biotechnology ranking that was presented during the BIO International Convention in Boston. In terms of progress in the field of biotechnology, Lithuania was ranked 16th among 54 countries … Continue reading →Lithuania 16th in the Global Biotechnology Ranking
Vilnius University (VU) professor Virginijus Šikšnys was awarded with the prestigious Kavli prize for his discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9, a revolutionary tool for DNA editing. The prize, which includes 1 million dollars, is rewarded every two years. The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience will be shared between prof. V. Šikšnys and two other scientists, who also … Continue reading →One more step towards the Nobel Prize: VU professor received the prestigious Kavli Prize
When Latvian startup Koatum, a winner of last Pitch Challenge at Life Sciences Baltics, was launched in 2014, Sergey Jakimov, CEO, could not imagine that after four years his company will be creating useful tools for medicine with an US company and will be planning to step firmly into the US market. In 2016 Koatum, … Continue reading →CEO of Koatum shares the most important advice for life sciences startups
Would you like to volunteer at an international conference? We need you to make the Life Sciences Baltics 2018 conference a success! We are looking for active & initiative volunteers to join the team during Life Sciences Baltics 2018, who can help us with: Coordinating programme activities Monitoring sessions Registration Greeting and assisting delegates Technical support … Continue reading →Life Sciences Baltics is looking for volunteers!
This autumn the largest life sciences event in the Baltic countries Life Sciences Baltics will bring together around 30 life sciences startups from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Early stage startups will be offered two days free of charge entrepreneurship training and top ten of them will have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to … Continue reading →Around 30 startups are expected at the largest life sciences event in the Baltic countries
Brian K. Kobilka, MD, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Hélène Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on G-protein-coupled receptors, will be the keynote speaker at the Life Sciences Baltics conference to be held in Vilnius, … Continue reading →2012 Nobel Prize winner to speak at Life Sciences Baltics 2018
Life Sciences Baltics team just got back from an inspiring two days long Baltic Roadshow in Riga and Tallinn where opportunities of Life Sciences Baltics were presented to Latvian and Estonian life sciences companies, cluster, public and academic institutions. Each Baltic country has a unique selling point and strengthen the Baltics as an emerging life … Continue reading →Visit to Riga and Tallinn to strengthen the cooperation of the Baltic countries in the field of life sciences
Kaunas, Lithuania’s second city, is rapidly stepping into the limelight of healtchare innovations. Lithuanian University of Health Sciences was approved as EIT Health hub within the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme 2018. The application was submitted in cooperation with Kaunas University of Technology, several dozens of public and private sector institutions provided support to LSMU. What … Continue reading →A significant step in developing healthcare innovations in Lithuania
Having a groundbreaking scientific idea and innovative product is not enough to establish and develop a successful startup. Thus visionary ideas should be supported by deeper understanding of business models, cooperation with investors or patent applications. Advises from more experienced entrepreneurs are vital. Life Sciences Baltics, the largest bi-annual life sciences forum in the Baltics, … Continue reading →Registration for Life Sciences Baltics 2018 Startup Masterclasses is now open
Utter a longer vowel ‘a’ as well as the sentence ‘the north wind and the sun were arguing one day which one of them was stronger’ into your phone and the mobile app Voice Screen will assess potential voice issues and help diagnose disease early on. Developed by scientists from the Lithuanian University of Health … Continue reading →Medical innovations enter the market
On 2-4th March Santaka Valley hosted 218 software developers, engineers, designers, health-tech enthusiasts and other creative people for the 11th hackathon of the annual Hacker Games series. After 48 hours of mingling, idea pitching, team forming and intensive product-developing a total of 45 projects were brought to life. Please meet the best healthcare track projects … Continue reading →3 life sciences ideas that rocked Hacker Games: Kaunas
Human genomic DNA consists of more than 3 billion base pairs that could be visualised as letters which encode information. If any one letter is modified, a person falls ill. If we want to help a person recover, we should cut out “bad” DNA letters and replace them with the “good” ones in order to … Continue reading →Scientists aim at eliminating the causes of genetic diseases rather than their effects
Lithuania has more than enough potential to become one of the leaders in the biotechnology field. This is the conviction of Agnė Vaitkevičienė, the head and the co-founder of the first and so far the only producer of individualised advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) in the Baltic countries. According to her, medicines developed according to … Continue reading →Lithuanian scientists aim to be at the forefront of the new breakthrough in medicine
Established in 2008, Santara Valley is now a rapidly expanding area of business intelligence, medical and research institutions where highly qualified employees and scientists create knowledge and products of the highest quality and are able to offer them to their partners all over the world. Annual growth of Lithuania’s life sciences industry reached 25 percent … Continue reading →Why Lithuania becomes a meeting place for science, business, education and research
Enterprise Lithuania has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ScanBalt, leading accelerator for regional cooperation in health and bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea region, to strengthen the cooperation between the Baltic and Nordic countries. The focus of the partnership is the information exchange about life sciences sector in the region as well as the promotion … Continue reading →Bridging the gap of the life sciences in the Baltics and Northern Europe
More than 50 meetings with prospective partners from Japan, Belgium, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Finland, France were held during BioJapan 2017 exhibition and the partnering event for the global biotechnology industry, on October 11-13. “Japan is one of the most important export destinations for Lithuanian life sciences industry. Japanese appreciate our products and achievements in … Continue reading →Lithuania and Japan: a close cooperation continues in earnest
Opportunities to export services and products, joint projects with foreign partners, sharing of experience and learning from the leaders in the sector – that is what the path to success should be for the Lithuanian life sciences sector. Two Enterprise Lithuania representatives – Donata Mauricaitė, Head of Life Sciences Industry and Gytis Morkūnas, Director of Entrepreneurship Department – were convinced of this once again when they attended the BIO International Convention 2017 in San Diego, California. “The aim of our trip was to showcase the Lithuanian life sciences sector, form a positive national economic image, and introduce Lithuanian companies that provide products and services to the life sciences sector (biotechnology, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, laser technologies, etc.) as well as educational institutions that are capable of ...
One of the most prestigious magazines „Science“ published an article „A cyclic oligonucleotide signaling pathway in Type III CRISPR-Cas systems“ by Lithuanian scientists Miglė Kazlauskienė, Georgij Kostiuk, Česlovas Venclovas, Gintautas Tamulaitis ir Virginijus Šikšnys from Vilnius University Life Science Center Institute of Biotechnology. This is the first time for Lithuanian scientists to be recognized by the magazine which is hosting the most advanced and significant scientific ideas in the world. „Science“ publishes on average only 7% of all submissions. The very fact of publication proves once again that Lithuanian scientists are on the verge of the most advanced scientific discoveries of global importance and impact. Prof. V. Šikšnys and the team have been working on CRISPR-Cas systems for a number of years. Type III CRISPR-Cas systems ...
Enterprise Lithuania has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Berlin Partner for Technologies. „This is a new step forward to strengthen cooperation between Lithuania and Germany in life sciences. Our partnerships which is now confirmed by the official signatures opens even more wide opportunities for our scientists and entrepreneurs, accelerates new projects and facilitates impactful results“, says Donata Mauricaite, Life sciences development manager at Enterprise Lithuania. The partnership agreement evolves from the long-standing tradition of exchanging delegations, events, experts. In 2016 Lithuanian Embassy in Germany and President‘s office arranged high-level life science days in Berlin. The focus of the event was to explore specific opportunities where two countries can effectively join forces and collaborate. In 2017 Lithuanian delegation participated at Bionnale 2017, organized by Berlin Partner ...
Today Lithuania‘s potential and opportunities for partnership and growth were presented in Germany at BIONNALE, which is the largest networking event for life sciences and healthcare industries in the German capital region. BIONNALE 2017 focuses on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology. In these areas Lithuanian science and businesses can be a valuable contributor and partner, and … Continue reading →Lithuania is spreading the message about an ambition to take the leading role in life sciences
Lithuanian life sciences delegation is continuing its intensive meeting and sector promotion trip across Europe and on May 18 R. Andziukeviciute – Buze, Vice-minister Economy, and other members of the delegation joined the policy makers and businessmen from numerous countries at „Knowledge for Growth“ conference in Belgium. This high-level networking event attracts decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. The forum in Ghent is focusing on the impact of large data generation on R&D and business in life sciences. Certainly Lithuania has a lot to offer as a valuable member of life sciences community and the leading country in the region. Lithuania’s life sciences industry has been skyrocketing over the last two decades and is now regarded as one of the most ...