Life Sciences & Health

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The Dutch are some of the happiest and healthiest people on earth. Why? Because we take care of each other. Because our country was built on cooperation. We are entrepreneurial, resourceful and highly educated. This has resulted in the best healthcare in Europe, and an internationally leading Life Sciences & Health sector.

Holland is home to more than 2,900 innovative life sciences and health companies, employing over 34,000 people, University Medical Centers and research organizations. Together with major multinationals like Janssen, MSD, Amgen, Genmab, Lonza, Astellas, Aduro Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline and Medtronic, the Netherlands boasts one of the most concentrated life sciences regions in the world within a 200 km radius.

Moreover, the country is fueled by world-class health and research institutes, including 12 research universities, 85 hospitals at 131 locations — seven of which are University Medical Centers— 112 outpatient clinics and around 50 public-private partnerships between science, industry and government.

BioPharmaceuticals: The Netherlands Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) is one of the top European regulators for central and pharmacovigilance procedures. With Amsterdam becoming the new home for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Spring 2019, the Netherlands will become the EU regulatory base for all human and veterinary medicines. Learn More

Logistics & Distribution: Holland offers high-quality infrastructure for research, competitive tax support measures, a pro-business climate and a strategic location. These provide life sciences companies a springboard to the European market and an excellent environment for business expansion and acceleration. Driven by world-class seaports, centrally located airports and an extensive, modern network of roads and highways, Holland’s logistics infrastructure and presence of top-notch logistic service providers is a major asset to companies looking to establish international logistics/distribution operations in Europe. Learn More

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