The Baltic Sea region as one test site for development of health care products and services

The Baltic Sea region is taking steps towards being an interconnected test site for the development of health care products and services. This is a huge benefit for SMEs which faster and easier can bring their innovations to the market and it improves the health care offered to patients. For the regions it means more efficient use of existing research and innovation infra structure and economic development.

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Discussions in Jūrmala of coordinated investments between Horizon 2020, structural funds, national and regional financing

The European Commission seeks inputs for the future shaping of the health related research and innovation activities and their financing with special attention to macro regions. A theme for the discussion is the Baltic Sea region as one test site for the development of health care products and services and the expected out come an investment catalogue.

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Nordic Life Science Days 2015: Register before March 31, 2015 and benefit from Early Bird rates!

In 2015, the Nordic Life Science Days, in close cooperation with ScanBalt BioRegion, invites companies throughout the Baltic Sea region to join and showcase together in Stockholm. Registration is open. Members of ScanBalt have discount on the fee as they can register with supporter status. Receive registration code by mailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Regional Portrait: Life Science Nord

Life Science Nord is a leading life science networks in Europe. Over 500 biotech/pharma and medical technology companies and numerous research institutes together with 20,000 highly qualified professionals develop innovative medicines, medical products and services in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein

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ScanBalt News


HealthShare: Fighting hospital acquired infections and bacterial resistance in the Baltic Sea region with new diagnostic tools and services


Hospital acquired infections and emerging bacterial resistance are threats to our societies. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2014 report includes antibiotic resistance among the top societal risks confronting the world. Add to this that global health systems are stressed due to factors such as demographic changes, cost effectiveness, rising consumer power and patient mobility. This calls for action in the Baltic Sea region as we successfully may collaborate to find solutions.

INNODATASHARE – Sharing existing health data infrastructures to facilitate innovative health-related product development in the Baltic Sea region (BSR)

By integrating the available internationally competitive research and healthcare infrastructures in the BSR, we can fill the gap between knowledge and practical use, and thereby translate research to applications and clinical practice in a shorter time.

The Baltic Fracture Competence Centre BFCC - Leveraging knowledge for better care in ageing societies in the Baltic Sea Region


Today bone fractures are a major public health problem in the Baltic Sea Region. The successful treatment of patients with fractures is challenged by major co-morbidities such as osteoporosis, infections and non-union. Optimisation of treatment and management of fracture care in Baltic Sea Region countries is absolutely necessary.

InnoHealth: Gateway to validate health innovations by user involvement in the Baltic Sea region


A gap exists between the needs of the health innovation users and the innovation processes in SMEs. That causes a too low market uptake of new products and services leading to a reduced success rate for start-ups and a health system lacking effectiveness. To overcome the gap education within entrepreneurship and easy access of developers to the health sector (i.e. hospitals, spas, etc.) are crucial for coupling the user’s needs and involvement better with the evaluation of product ideas and services within health care and prevention.

Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference 2015: Important to focus on Health and Health Economy


Dialogue between the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, the Lithuanian EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being and ScanBalt may strengthen focus on Health and Health economy in the Baltic Sea Region.

On the Picture from left to right: Marek Maciejowski (Director, NDPHS Secretariat), Vytenis Andriukaitis (EU Commisioner for Health and Food Safety), Wolfgang Blank (Chairman of ScanBalt)

University Medical Center Groningen part of European super cluster on Healthy Ageing (InnoLife)


The ScanBalt Healthy Ageing Liaison Office in the Northern Netherlands is proud to announce that InnoLife, a consortium of more than 140 European research institutes, companies and universities is selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC). InnoLife is worldwide one of the biggest public-private financed initiatives in the field of health (a total budget of 2.1 billion Euro).

University of Tartu: Delivering medical education and health care system development to Vietnam


Estonia can build on own experiences when succesfully exporting knowledge on medical education and health care system development to Vietnam. The collaboration between Tartu and Hue focus on In vitro fertilisation, biobanking and joint doctoral schools.

Life science delegation from Southern Denmark visits Schleswig-Holstein


On 27 and 28 January a sizeable Danish delegation travelled to Schleswig-Holstein, with representatives from Region of Southern Denmark, the Interreg 5A Secretariat, South Jutland Hospital and the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, to explore the possibility of future cooperation.

Biotech IPO boom has arrived in Europe

2014 was a record year for biotech companies on the European stock market, with a total of EUR 2.4bn raised in the year - 25% more than in the year before.

Health events during the Latvian EU Presidency 2015


During the Latvian EU presicency 1st half of 2015 many events focus on Health and Health related issues. Get an overview of the events

Member Benefits


European Biotechnology Book 2015: A medical focus

Members of ScanBalt have 400 EUR discounts, email Chelsea Ranger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve space.

products2come (online match making conference): 30 % discount on fee for ScanBalt members


The key objective of products2come is to identify innovative, early-stage, market-oriented technologies and to set up a forum to present and market them. Particularly suited to the needs of SMEs and research institutions, products2come supports all involved in knowledge and technology transfer. Members of ScanBalt have 30 % discount on fee.

Life Science in Sweden: Reserve space

Members of ScanBalt receive 4000 SEK discounts on their contributions to the 2015 edition of the publication.

 Investors: Free trial membership of ScanBalt


Business Partner Search


Ivex Lab - Development of preclinical models aiding novel cancer drug efficacy studies in vivo


We look for partners and investors who are interested in cancer drug development. Our goal is to produce preclinical models with better predictive value than currently available.

 BIEX - Harness the power of sweat


Sweat is not a waste product. While sweat works as a cooling mechanism it also provides deep health data through analysis of its constituents. BIEX developed a skin patch to provide an immediate analysis of sweat that will be used for training optimization and health monitoring.


ScanBalt Business Club Portraits


Black Pearls, Smart Business Ventures


Black Pearls is a capital fund, established in order to support Polish innovations. We are supported by Polish capital and the unique knowledge and experience of business angels.

Stellar Q: IT services for health care professionals, patients, patient organizations and pharmaceutical industry

Bringing future solutions in today's Health care services.

Bio-Mediator: Life science and diagnostic products to laboratories


Bio-Mediator has been distributing life science and diagnostic products to laboratories in Finland and other Nordic countries since 1994.

Dermatological Investigations Scandinavia: Clinical investigations for the personal care and cosmetics industry


Dermatological Investigations Scandinavia (DIS) is a hospital based contract research organization (CRO) offering specialized services within clinical research etc.

IVEX Lab: Contract research company specializing in preclinical drug efficacy studies.


IVEX Lab helps investigators in their efforts to find safer and more effective treatments for major diseases, including cancer.


Featured Events


Realizing the Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea-workshop III (Warsaw)

4 March 2015

13th Symposium on Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism (Gothenburg)

16 March 2015

Connecting Healthcare IT (Berlin)

14 April 2015

Green Bridge Forum 2015 (Jürmala)

15 April 2015

 Vitalis 2015 - The largest eHealth event in Scandinavia (Gothenburg)

22 April 2015

BioTech and MedTech Partnering Mission (Lübeck)

6 May 2015

eHealth Week 2015 (Riga)

11 May 2015

mHealth Summit Europe (Riga)

11 May 2015

Growth in Blue Bio Economy (Thorshavn)

2 June 2015

6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (Jürmala)

15 June 2015