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SmB Cafe November 2019

Thursday the 14th

This November we will leaving our known turf and host our SmB Cafe at the LUMC in collaboration with the PhD Association!



In Vitro Toxicity Screening

Giel Hendriks (CEO Toxys)

"Toxys is a Dutch biotech company that provides innovative in vitro toxicity screening solutions to rapidly identify hazardous and potential carcinogenic properties of novel compounds during the early phases of product and drug development. We aim to bring information to our customers that is essential to make informed decisions on which compounds to progress in the drug/compound development pipeline, thereby contributing to the development of better medicines and products and to reduce animal testing."


Personalized Cancer Therapy

Willemijn Vader (Managing Director Vitroscan)

"Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and this will only rise in ageing populations. Development of effective treatment, and identification of the patients that benefit from it remains a big challenge. High failure rates in clinical development, suboptimal treatment efficacy, unnecessary side effects, and difficulty to motivate associated cost for (novel) drug treatment while the burden for the health care system is widely debated.

VitroScan is dedicated to deliver predictive diagnostic tests. Both to improve patient selection for clinical trials, and to optimize drug treatment selection for cancer patients in the clinic."


Antiviral RNA Therapy

Eric van der Veer (CEO Hybridize)

"Hybridize Pharma is a pre-clinical stage biotech company that spun out from the Leiden University Medical Center in September 2019. We are a R&D-performing SME, creating value by developing RNA-based therapeutics specifically targeting viruses that become reactivated under immunosuppression. Hybridize Pharma has the ambition to become a global player in developing anti-viral therapies.

The concept of Hybridize Pharma was founded in July 2018 by Eric van der Veer, Anton Jan van Zonneveld and Jurriën Prins."


In collaboration with LAP

LUMC Association for PhD Candidates

LUMC Association for PhD candidates (LAP) is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of all PhD candidates of Leiden University Medical Center. We are here to help you navigate this part of your career.


Let us know if you'll be there!

Attendance to Science meets Business events is free of charge. However, in order to know how many seats, drinks and snacks we should provide, we would like to know how many people to expect. This is why we kindly request you register for the events if you are joining, and please let us know if you will no longer be able to attend (no hard feelings). See you soon!

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Location & Time

Foyer LUMC Onderzoeksgebouw

Einthovenweg 20

2333 ZC Leiden


17:00 Walk-in

17:30 Start speakers

18:30 Networking Drinks

20:00 End

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