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As healthcare costs continue to rise, the Life Sciences & Health sector holds a key to turn the tide. The sector has to deliver the innovative solutions for many unmet medical needs. By focusing on smart and cost-effective solutions where possible, it will provide hope for patients, and can contribute to a sustainable healthcare system for society.

We have all ingredients to mold LSH into a very powerful Dutch topsector, also in an international perspective. For this it is necessary to cooperate together very closely in the triangle of private enterprise, academia and research institutes and local, regional and central government, with strong international connections.

That means to be innovative not only in creating new medical products, but also in finding new ways and forms of cooperation, organizing and governance. Only together we can make the difference necessary to create a durable and healthy society.

Edith Schippers
Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport

Year In Review 2013 LSH Year In Review Magazine