Life sciences in Belgium: HealthTech as a growing business

With the help of new and especially digital technology, HealthTech is a fast-growing sector worldwide. In Belgium and Flanders, too, more and more investments are being made, including by the government, in a sector where innovation and knowledge sharing are central.

HealthTech or health technology is the application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of medicines, vaccines, devices, procedures or systems with the aim of solving health problems and thus improving the quality of life. Our current knowledge of genetic factors as causes of diseases and of so-called biomarkers that allow for better monitoring of diseases and treatments allows us to offer patients more tailored and thus more effective, as well as faster, cheaper and more accessible healthcare.

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