Netherlands: Second edition of Innovation for Health event


On 5th February 2015, the Innovation for Health event took place in Amsterdam.

This premier event on healthcare innovations in the Netherlands has a special focus on trends, leading and cutting edge innovations in the health care industry. Around 750 delegates from across academia, industry, government, health care providers and charity funds attended the event (such as Amsterdam Medisch Centrum, Leiden University, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, ABN AMRO Bank, Pfizer, Philips, Roche, Alzheimer Nederland and Siemens), please click here for the list of attendees.

Marc van Wijngaarden, partner in IP andInnovation for Health Event in Amsterdam head of the Dutch Life Sciences group, and Maurits Westerik, senior counsel in IP, talked about 3D printing and identified several health-specific regulatory and IP points worth noting. They showcased extensive knowledge of the various medical applications of 3D printing, demonstrating both customised and tailored personal healthcare and medical devices. They used the "IP value chain" model, previously presented by Maurits at various conferences in China and Europe.

With over 60 participants, Marc and Maurits' session was considered a big success. Marc commented:

"As one of the leading law firms in the area of Intellectual Property, we were very happy to share our knowledge with a very interested audience. Additionally, as 3D printing is an upcoming and groundbreaking new instrument for the health care industry, it is important to know how to strategically include IP as a tool in a medical 3D printing proposition."      

For more information, please contact Marc or Maurits.