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12 Jul 2023


Micky Adriaansens, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate, visits RegMed XB Pilot Factory

We are thrilled to share the exciting news of a recent visit by Micky Adriaansens, Minister of Economy and Climate, to the RegMed XB Pilot Factory NecstGen located in Leiden. The visit highlighted the government's commitment to fostering innovation and driving economic growth in the cutting-edge field of regenerative medicine.

In 2021, RegMed XB set up the Pilot Factory, which consists out of five pilot lines thanks to funding from the National Growth Fund. The RegMed XB Pilot Lines are NecstGen, Smart BioMaterials Consortium (SBMC), Leiden University Medical Center, ReGEN Biomedical and Innovation Center for Advanced Therapies (ICAT).

The RegMed XB Pilot Factory stands at the forefront of scientific advancements, harnessing the power of regenerative medicine to revolutionize healthcare and improve patients' lives. The Minister's presence underscored the significance of this emerging industry and its potential to not only transform healthcare but also create new economic opportunities.

During the factory tour at NecstGen, Minister Adriaansens witnessed firsthand the state-of-the-art manufacturing processes involved in producing regenerative therapies. These groundbreaking therapies utilize the regenerative capacity of living cells to regenerate damaged tissues and organs, providing hope for patients with chronic medical conditions.

Engaging in discussions with the factory's research and development team, the Minister gained valuable insights into the scientific breakthroughs achieved, as well as the economic impact of regenerative therapies. They explored the potential for human capital, investment opportunities, and the role of government support in fostering the growth of this innovative sector.

The Minister's visit is a recognition of the outstanding achievements and contributions of RegMed XB to the Dutch economy and technological progress in Medicine of which we are very proud.

Curious about this visit? Please watch the video:

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