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#100yearspharmafuture – Pharma Future Run

The theme year #100yearspharmafuture, which focused on the 100 years anniversary of the pharmaceutical industry in Oss, will be closed sportily with a running and walking race. The starting and finish line will be at Pivot Park, while the exceptional course will take you through the heart of Oss, along the pharmaceutical companies at Moleneind.

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Press release: National Chemical Landmark 2023

The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) will proclaim the Pharmacological Laboratory at Pivot Park in Oss a National Chemical Heritage on June 22, 2023. This building was the foundation for many chemical-pharmaceutical inventions with great social impact, including the birth control pill. Prior to the unveiling of the plaque, a lecture program on the role of this property in chemical-pharmaceutical history, the present and the future will take place. The program is open to the public at no cost; register at www.kncv.nl/nce.

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Press release: Reaching big heights at Pivot Park

The new Grizzly building has reached it’s highest point at Pivot Park this week. Grizzly provides space for offices and laboratories. This space is much needed, because successful start-ups and scale-ups are outgrowing their space. With the arrival of Grizzly, Pivot Park stimulates innovation and employment. Companies will have the space and facilities to develop further. This allows them to excel further and to continue to play a leading role worldwide in the field in which they operate.

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10 years Pivot Park: Pivot Park

Pivot Park has become an essential location for biopharmaceutical innovation and drug discovery in Europe. The latest addition to Pivot Park is an eight-floor multitenant office and lab space, and the shell of the next building is already up. This additional accommodation is a testament to the steady, continuous growth of Pivot Park.

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10 years Pivot Park: Nelisca

“It was a revelation for me. As Accountants, we usually look back at the end of every year. But to work with partners in Life Science we needed a change of mind set. We wanted to collaborate and facilitate more, to help our clients achieve their goals. We think along with our clients and help them build healthy, growing companies.”

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10 years Pivot Park: 3D-PharmXchange

François van Och, one of the three managing partners, explains: “By offering independent strategic project management, you are a credible advocate for clients and their projects. This creates synergy between the disciplines and intensive collaboration with the parties we work for. And that’s important for an effective time and cost-efficient process.”

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10 years Pivot Park: Oncolines

“Oncolines is a subsidiary of the Netherlands Translational Research Center (NTRC), the company I started in 2012 with my MSD/Organon colleague Rogier Buijsman,” says Zaman. “From 2012 to 2021, NTRC worked on new technologies to help develop novel drug candidates. These include a cancer cell line panel and bioinformatics analysis tools. We used these technologies to support our in-house drug discovery but also to provide services for clients. Over the years, NTRC has developed so fast that we decided to separate the precision medicine services and to expand it further as Oncolines.”

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10 years Pivot Park: Arnold & Siedsma

Arnold & Siedsma have been located at Pivot Park since the life science park’s inception. The specialist patent company helps start-ups and established companies to register and protect their intellectual property rights. “This is vital to obtain further financing and to continue to innovate” explains Petri van Someren, a partner in the company.

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10 years Pivot Park: Ardena

Ten years ago, Gerjan Kemperman expected that the demand for CDMO services would increase enormously. So when Organon/ MSD left Oss in 2012, he and a colleague started the company ChemConnection at Pivot Park to ‘fill the gap’ and offer development and manufracturing services of active pharmaceutical ingredients to biotech companies. A good decision as his company, nowadays called Ardena, has grown rapidly.

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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.