Celebrating 100 years of future pharma

2022-23 sees a series of anniversaries for the world-famous pharma cluster in Oss. In 2023, it is 100 years since Organon began the large-scale manufacturing of medicines. MSD celebrates 25 years of commercial biotech in Oss. And in 2022, Pivot Park and Aspen mark 10 years as part of the Oss life sciences scene.

That’s plenty to celebrate; something we plan to do in style with a series of festivities organised by Aspen, MSD, Organon, Pivot Park the city of Oss. The party kicks off in September 2022.

100 years of looking forward

As the Oss pharma cluster, our strength lies in our combination of deep knowledge about the development of medicines with a thorough understanding of the requirements of high-quality production. We cover the complete chain, from early-stage research to the commercial-scale production of medicines.

The theme for the year-long series of events is therefore ‘100 Years Pharma Future’. This reflects the 100 years in which the Oss pharma cluster has driven medicine forward by focusing on the future and on improving the health of people all over the world.

Join us in thinking about future pharma

During the year we are inviting companies, science, education and knowledge institutions, plus associations, government and other partners in the Netherlands to look ahead to the future of life sciences under the motto of 100 years of ‘pharma future’.

We are also reflecting on the contribution of scientists at dozens of companies large and small. These people, our colleagues, friends, family and neighbours, put their heart and soul into new medicines, new products and new services that will improve lives worldwide.

Join us in look back as we also look forward

Pharma in Oss builds on qualities, expertise and networks that go back decades. This is what you get when you have a variety of pharmaceutical companies, suppliers and knowledge institutions all close to each other. And just as in the past, this collaboration benefits the local economy. Today, Oss is home to the greatest number of pharmaceutical jobs in the Netherlands. Here, we connect talent with companies and stimulate entrepreneurship.

This common past and shared values stimulate strong bonds among everyone who works in pharmaceuticals in Oss. They create endless opportunities for startups and talent in a city and region that is a joy to live in and work in. And they make us a leader as we look to the future and a better life for people worldwide.

100 Years Pharma Future is something worth celebrating. And you’re invited.

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The development of medicines in Oss began one hundred years ago. It was then that the foundations were laid for what would become a flourishing pharmaceutical sector in the Netherlands, leading to groundbreaking discoveries such as insulin and the anti-conception pill.

Today, the entire chain is still represented in Oss, from early-stage research to the commercial scale production of medicines. Working in Oss, we focus on the health of people all over the world. Employees at dozens of companies large and small put their heart and soul into new medicines, products and services that will improve lives worldwide. Together, our strength lies in our combination of broad knowledge about the development of medicines and a thorough understanding of the requirements of high-quality production.

This shared past and common values stimulate strong bonds among everyone who works in pharmaceuticals in Oss. We build on qualities, expertise and networks that go back decades. And with a wide variety of pharmaceutical companies, suppliers and scientific institutions all located nearby, we offer an attractive business climate and an excellent basis for international collaboration.

We are proud to work together to create a better and healthier future for all, a collaboration that in turn fuels growing employment: today, most pharmaceutical jobs in the Netherlands are in Oss. Here we connect talent and companies and stimulate entrepreneurship, while our expert employees are our most important asset. Their drive ensures that Oss has an influence on health all over the world.

Pharma in Oss offers endless opportunities to startups and talent in a city and region that is a joy to live and work in. We are committed to collaboration and sustainable and successful entrepreneurship. Oss’s pharmaceutical companies are intrinsically competitive while also being committed to quality and safety. This, plus their focus on new health solutions and contemporary technology, makes us a leader in our pursuit of a better life for people worldwide.