The Portuguese biotech and life sciences ecosystem is living one of its most important and relevant years. This year, P-BIO and INL are partnering in the organization of the Healthcare Business Summit. This event will count with key stakeholders to foster a multidisciplinary discussion and multi-country approaching, inviting the Scandinavian and Baltic ecosystem, one of the most advanced in Europe, to come to Portugal and meet Portuguese companies and CEOs.

Come and participate on the Healthcare Business Summit and be part of this meeting to engage the Portuguese, Scandinavia and Baltic ecosystems. Companies will have opportunity to profit from this interaction and foster the opportunity to develop new approaches, new businesses and concepts in life sciences and biotechnology. Accept the challenge and make this opportunity a success for you and your company!


Day 1 – 16 October

14h00 – 15h00

15h00 – 18h00
Key aspects and milestones for a successful scientific and clinical validation. Regulatory and ISO Standards to take into account.
Session coordinator: Nuno Sousa, ICVS/UMinho
Regulatory – Natalie Schmidt, Pfizer
ISO Standards – Francisco Noronha, Bizaffairs
IND Enabling – Margarida Menezes Ferreira, Infarmed
Clinical Validation – Isabel Fonseca Santos, Bayer

18h00 – 19h30
Visit to Clinical Academic Center (2CA-Braga) – Hospital de Braga


Day 2 – 17 October

8h30 – 9h15

9h15 – 9h30
Opening Session
Lars Montelius, INL
Simão Soares, P-BIO

9h30 – 10h00
From inside out – leading SME companies in the XXIst century. What should be expected from seed to product
Bruno Wohlschlegel – Merck Group

10h00 – 10h30
Key elements for a successful inception and seed milestones
Christian Schneider, Vesalius Biocapital

10h30 – 11h30
Seed stage case show 
Moderator: Rita Marques, Portugal Ventures
BestHealth4U, by Vanessa Ferreira
Cellmabs, by Nuno Prego Ramos
Ophiomics, by José Leal
Sea4Us, by Susana Antunes

11h30 – 11h45
Coffee Break

11h45 – 12h30
Debate: How to kick-off
Moderator: António Murta, Pathena
Margarida Menezes Ferreira, Infarmed
Christian Schneider, Vesalius Biocapital
Jaanus Pikani, ScanBalt

12h30 – 14h00

14h00 – 14h30
Scandinavia and Baltics – region of innovation in life science: lessons learned
Jaanus Pikani, ScanBalt

14h30 – 15h00
Lessons learned for biotech company: from transformative R&D to WW launch
Theresa Heggie, Alnylam

15h00 – 16h00
Late stage case show
Moderator: Carlos Faro, Biocant
Hope Care, by José Paulo Carvalho
Nano 4, by Filipe Assoreira
PeekMed, by João Pedro Ribeiro
Sword Health, by Fernando Correia

16h00 – 17h00
What should be expected from a late stage company
Moderator: David Malta, P-BIO
Nuno Arantes-Oliveira, 200M
Seppo Makinen
Vincent Linder

Closing remarks
João Neves, Secretary of State of Economy, on behalf of Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister in the Cabinet of the Prime Minister and of Economy

Farewell Coffee and visit to INL


The meeting will be held at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.

Address: Avda. Mestre José Veiga s/n, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal


Registration is mandatory and should be made until October 4th.

Registration link:

Registration is free of charge. Participants should take care of their own of travel and accommodation.

More information

Filipa Sacadura
P-BIO Secretary-General
T: (+351) 916 355 853


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