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SmB Cafe November 2021

Thursday the 11th

Back at Biopartner for the first traditional SmB Cafe this November!



Building the bridge between Life Sciences and consumer products

Rein Strijker

Rein Strijker is the CEO of the 2013-founded company VitalNext. The aim of VitalNext was to address the issue of muscle mass and function loss among aging individuals. By applying expertise and knowledge from the field of life sciences, the company was able to develop a medical nutrition supplement that has shown significant clinical improvements in malnourished patients.


Human Tissue Models for Better Therapies

Wouter Strijker

Wouter Strijker is a business development manager at the leading biotechnology company MIMETAS. MIMETAS BV was founded in 2013 and develops organ-on-a-chip tissue models for evaluating drugs, chemicals and food components. Wouter obtained his Master degree from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and before starting at MIMETAS he spent his time as an advisor at HollandBIO.


The end of animal testing by Organs-on-Chips?

Berend van Meer

Berend van Meer is a post-doc at the Leiden University Medical Center working on Organ-on-Chip research and translation. Berend obtained his Master at the Delft University of Technology in micro electrical engineering. Besides his work at the LUMC, he is also a co-founder of TIM solutions and an executive board member of hDMT (human organ and disease model technology) Organ-on-Chip Consortium.


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!

Note 1 (COVID): Please make sure you have a valid QR-code!

Note 2 (Photos): By attending this event you are accepting that photos will be taken and might be used for promotional purposes. Please contact us if you object to this.

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Location & Time

Foyer BioPartner 1

J.H. Oortweg 21

2333 CH Leiden


17:00 Walk-in

17:30 Start Programme

18:30 Networking Drinks

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