With strong links between industry and academia, focused clusters, and strong chains linking research to product and business creation, the Dutch Life Sciences sector competes on a global scale.
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Holland's life sciences industry helps advance health care worldwide
The Dutch made impressive contributions to the world’s medical science: Hans and Zacharias Jansen invented the microscope around 1590, Dutchman Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723) is known as ‘the Father of Microbiology’, biologist Jan Swammerdam was the first, in 1658, to observe and describe red blood cells, Willem Einthoven won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1924 for his invention of the electrocardiogram and Willem Kolff, who is regarded as one of the most important physicians of the twentieth century, developed and applied the first functioning artificial kidney in 1943, and was involved in many breakthrough ... More >
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