05 Oct 2018

Santaros Klinikos were among the most active participants during the Life Sciences Baltics poster sessions

During the poster session of Life Sciences Baltics, the largest international life sciences forum in the Baltic countries, almost third of the posters were presented by specialists of  Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos. In total, 70 scientific ideas and projects were presented to the public. “Santaros Klinikos is not only a strong, leading medical center … Continue reading →Santaros Klinikos were among the most active participants during the Life Sciences Baltics poster sessions
28 Sep 2018

Life Sciences Baltics Startup Pitch Challenge winners revealed

Lithuanian startup Oxipit was crowned the winner of Pitch Challenge by Johnson & Johnson Innovation winner at Life Sciences Baltics on 27 September. A startup that uses AI to diagnose cancer beat out 9 other startups in the Pitch Challenge which consisted of four minute pitches and Q&A session. Oxipit was awarded with the mentorship … Continue reading →Life Sciences Baltics Startup Pitch Challenge winners revealed
26 Sep 2018

Life sciences is the top industry among Lithuanian innovators

Lithuania has been gradually becoming one of the high tech centres in the region – the country has defined a goal to become the most attractive European country for the development of the life sciences sector by 2030. On 26 September, during Life Sciences Baltics, the largest international life sciences forum in the Baltic countries, … Continue reading →Life sciences is the top industry among Lithuanian innovators
26 Sep 2018

Startup Masterclasess: Meet the contestants in the Pitch Battle!

One of the most exciting parts of Life Sciences Baltics have already started! On 24-25 September 26 startups from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus and Ukraine learned many things in the Life Sciences Baltics Startup Masterclasses presented by Johnson & Johnson Innovation. During the Pitch Battle 10 promising and inspiring life sciences startups will be given … Continue reading →Startup Masterclasess: Meet the contestants in the Pitch Battle!
24 Sep 2018

What young Lithuanian life sciences startups and spin-offs need most

Over recent several years 7–8 life sciences spin-offs and startups have been establishing in Lithuania annually. They are developing pharmaceutical and biotechnological products of high added value as well as medical devices. The survey of life sciences companies conducted by Enterprise Lithuania in summer revealed that the development of promising companies of this sector largely … Continue reading →What young Lithuanian life sciences startups and spin-offs need most
14 Sep 2018

Come to Life Sciences Baltics 2018 and spot the best of the Baltics in life sciences

On 26–27 September, Vilnius will turn into the international centre of life sciences. The Life Sciences Baltics forum – the largest in the Baltic countries and most rapidly growing forum in the Nordic Europe – will invite experts of its field to learn about the latest scientific trends and discoveries and to establish contacts with … Continue reading →Come to Life Sciences Baltics 2018 and spot the best of the Baltics in life sciences
06 Sep 2018

The tale of two cities: how Vilnius and Kaunas rock the life sciences scene in Lithuania

As Life Sciences Baltics approaches in a speed of cell, take a closer look into exhibition participants from Vilnius and Kaunas, two biggest cities in Lithuania. Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and Kaunas, the second largest city in the country and future European capital of culture, are both establishing themselves as hubs for life sciences … Continue reading →The tale of two cities: how Vilnius and Kaunas rock the life sciences scene in Lithuania
07 Aug 2018

Pharmacological innovation: from goat colostrum to cell therapy

Lithuanian cosmetics have established a good name for themselves in the national market.  Now these organic, natural and effective products developed on the basis of a collaboration between scientists and businesses are making serious advances abroad. Pharmaceutical companies in Lithuania and beyond will undoubtedly be interested in the cell therapy products, biopharmacological technology for producing … Continue reading →Pharmacological innovation: from goat colostrum to cell therapy
06 Aug 2018

Life changing technologies will be presented in Vilnius

On 26-27 September in Vilnius over 60 companies from all over the world will showcase their products and services: from the artificial human brain project, a microliquidic single-cell analysis technology, a device sending direct electromagnetic impulses into somatic cells to 3D printing technology and advanced immunotherapy products. Visitors can visit this part of the Life … Continue reading →Life changing technologies will be presented in Vilnius
27 Jul 2018

Lithuania joins the European molecular biology elite club

Lithuania will be joining the European Molecular Biology Labaratory (EMBL) as a full member state. This will enable Lithuanian experts in biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals to more actively seek new scientific discoveries and develop innovations needed for the market. The EMBL Board voted to welcome Lithuania to the organization on July 4th. “With Lithuania’s involvement in … Continue reading →Lithuania joins the European molecular biology elite club
02 Jul 2018

Deadline extended for Startup Masterclasses by Johnson & Johnson Innovation registration

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
26 Jun 2018
Tel Aviv

Israel – the promised land for export of Lithuanian science products

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
20 Jun 2018

Patient-specific solutions for personal healthcare: just press print

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 technologies. The personalization of health care, less painful treatment and faster recovery are opened up by personalized prostheses and medical … Continue reading →Patient-specific solutions for personal healthcare: just press print
14 Jun 2018

CEO of Integrated Optics: Startups of the Industry Do Not Surrender Without a Fight

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
13 Jun 2018

Lithuania 16th in the Global Biotechnology Ranking

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
31 May 2018

One more step towards the Nobel Prize: VU professor received the prestigious Kavli Prize

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
30 May 2018

CEO of Koatum shares the most important advice for life sciences startups

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
28 May 2018

Life Sciences Baltics is looking for volunteers!

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!
24 May 2018

Around 30 startups are expected at the largest life sciences event in the Baltic countries

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

2012 Nobel Prize winner to speak at Life Sciences Baltics 2018

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

Visit to Riga and Tallinn to strengthen the cooperation of the Baltic countries in the field of life sciences

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
16 Apr 2018

A significant step in developing healthcare innovations in Lithuania

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

Registration for Life Sciences Baltics 2018 Startup Masterclasses is now open

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
07 Mar 2018

Medical innovations enter the market

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

3 life sciences ideas that rocked Hacker Games: Kaunas

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

Scientists aim at eliminating the causes of genetic diseases rather than their effects

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

Lithuanian scientists aim to be at the forefront of the new breakthrough in medicine

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

Why Lithuania becomes a meeting place for science, business, education and research

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

Bridging the gap of the life sciences in the Baltics and Northern Europe

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

Lithuania and Japan: a close cooperation continues in earnest

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