Technology Platform Projects

BioWin encourages applications for the funding of technology platform projects whose development will act as a catalyst in achieving excellence across the region and will also enhance the sector’s economic growth or the attractiveness of the region. 

Technology Platform Projects

Technology Platform Projects

BioWin is involved in the development of 5 platforms:

- The cell therapy platform MaSTherCell  
MaSTherCell, which was founded in November 2011 and whose facilities are located at the Biopark site in Gosselies, has positioned itself globally as a CDMO in the field of cell therapy. It was acquired in March 2015 by the company Orgenesis. It is a global company with an American subsidiary in Texas, one in Israel and finally one in Asia (South Korea). The company has more than 140 employees and has enormous growth potential. MaSTherCell was bought by the American company Catalent for 315 million dollars in February 2020.

- The Walloon biobank platform
The BWB project was completed at the end of 2018. The BWB platform is operational (www.biotheque-wallonie-bruxelles.be).

- The Proton Therapy Platform Project
The company ProtonW.be is created and the ProtherWall project started at the beginning of 2019. The Region will inject 47 million in this project. BioWin has an observer seat on the Board of Directors. The cluster also assists in the scientific monitoring of the project.

- The animal house platform
At the request of the Government, BioWin carried out an in-depth audit of the animal houses of the universities of the Federation Wallonie Bruxelles and the CER, Marloie. A 5-year investment plan was submitted to the Government in 2018. 

- Medtech Wallonia
At the end of 2017, BioWin, MecaTech and WSL set up a one-stop shop for Medtech players in Wallonia. 
Joint initiatives were deployed in 2019:
- Drafting of a flyer on the Medtech sector
- Organization of a joint event
- MecaTech and Infopôle invitation to the bioproduction and data science workshop
- Strategic discussions on health innovation and submission of a common note for the Transition Plan

Technology Platform Projects

Do you have an idea for a technology platform project?