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Minister of Health, Pia Dijkstra, visited Pivot Park

On 15 May 2024, we had the pleasure of welcoming our Minister of Health, Pia Dijkstra, for a visit. We provided insights into our operations, and subsequently, engaged in discussions regarding strategies for addressing and preventing medicine shortages in the future. It proved to be an inspiring and educational day for all involved. We extend our gratitude to all the companies whose contributions made this visit a success.

We commenced the day by offering an overview of Pivot Park’s activities and its mission as a biopharmaceutical campus. Marcel Broecks from Aspen API also addressed the gathering, sharing insights from his experience and offering perspectives on topics such as solutions for medicine shortages and promoting sustainable healthcare.

To further illuminate Pivot Park and its resident companies, we conducted company visits to Acerta Pharma and the Pivot Park Screening Centre, where visitors gained insights into the operations of both establishments. Additionally, Citryll and TTxD provided an overview of start-up life and their current areas of focus. For Pivot Park a focus area as well because as Pivot Park we believe that by investing in a world-class biopharmaceutical infrastructure and being integral to Europe’s best-connected life sciences and health ecosystem, we can create the perfect conditions to enable start-ups and scale-ups to grow.

The visit concluded with a dialogue between the minister and representatives from lifescience companies, including Ardena, Acerta Pharma/AstraZeneca, Aspen API, BioConnection, Organon, Pivot Park, and Synthon. Discussions centred on essential themes for ensuring sustainable healthcare, such as supply chain security, solutions for medicine shortages, the Dutch business climate, and the innovation capacity of life science companies.

Pivot Park Captains' Dinner

10 years ago, Pivot Park opened its doors to the world. Thanks to your commitment, support and confidence, we have been able to grow it into the successful and innovative biopharmaceutical campus it is today.

Now it’s time to celebrate!

We are therefore delighted to invite you – along with all your fellow CEOs at Pivot Park – to a special night out featuring inspiring art, a wonderful dinner and lots of opportunities to network and exchange ideas.

Erwin Wurm | Am I a House?

For the first time, the artist shows a cross-section of his work, from Narrow Furniture to One Minute Sculptures, within the walls of a historic building. Villa Constance, a former home that today houses Museum Jan Cunen, is not only a location but also part of the conversation. Because what exactly is a house?


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.