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Health & Life Sciences

Denmark has emerged as a world leader in life sciences and health care, and recently launched an ambitious growth strategy for life sciences. As part of this goal, Denmark sees Texas as an important partner with a similar ambitious strategic regional initiative, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) – the world’s largest medical city. Texas, known for oil and gas, holds great opportunity for Denmark to transfer knowledge and create opportunities within Danish healthcare innovation and research.

 TMC Skyline Houston

Texas is home to more than 3,900 life science and research firms. Texas Medical Center is the world's largest medical complex and also has the world's largest children's hospital as well as the world's largest cancer hospital. $1.3 bn. was invested by venture capitalists from 2008-2013 while Texas public institutions of higher education spent nearly $2.5 bn. in 2014 alone on medical and life science research. In the fall of 2015, Texas ranked third nationally for number of clinical trials while the state is home to nine medical schools and holds the second-highest number of hospitals only surpassed by California. 

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EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

May, 2021 (TBD) - Infection Control

September 16-22 , 2021 - South Goes North 
TMC-Denmark BioBridge Delegation during TechBBQ, Denmark 

The TMC-Denmark BioBridge will host a TMC delegation to Denmark during Tech BBQ Copenhagen from September 16-22, 2021 in collaboration with DI and HTHC.

The Fall program will present clinicians/administrators from world-renowned TMC institutions sharing insights on the latest U.S. hospital trends and needs, with the opportunity for Danish clinical peers and partner companies to share Danish experiences and solutions. Tech BBQ is an exciting 2-day event from September 16-17, 2021, filled with content from thought-leaders, change-makers and mover and shakers in the world of brightest start-ups.

PAST EVENTS

March 17 & 23, 2021- North Goes South, Austin / Houston

The TMC-Denmark BioBridge and the Consulate General in Houston hosted a virtual Denmark delegation in Houston and Austin, Texas.

As part of the TMC-Denmark BioBridge, we held this year's sustainable healthcare corner of South by Southwest 2021 conference (SXSW) on March 17 in Austin and the Texas Medical Center (TMC) on March 23 in Houston. Both were VIRTUAL and FREE for attendees and did not require SXSW badge.

It was an opportunity to meet the startups, researchers and institutions fighting the pandemic now and in the future with sustainable healthcare solutions, from infection control to mental health. Our co-organizers, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the world’s largest conglomerate of medical institutions, and TEXGHS (Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium) is the lead organizer of TEXGHS @ SXSW Health Security Demo Day.

The North Goes South Program

December 10, 2020 - Safe Patient Handling, Virtual
In this virtual roundtable discussion, there was a discussion about the future of safe patient handling focused on improving the patient experience, work procedures and working environment, where moving, lifting and positioning, as well as mobilization and rehabilitation was prime concerns.

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January (TBD), 2021 - Executive Roundtable Sepsis / Infection Control
TMC-DK BioBridge, sponsored by Radiometer / Ambu


June 25, 2020 - Leveraging the Benefits of Telehealth Beyond COVID-19

Lessons learned from Texas Medical Center

COVID-19 has created a surge in tele consults as patients opt to stay home. Some Houston hospitals have seen increases from 4,500 consults a month to 4,500 consults a day, despite the fact that non-essential visits and procedures have been postponed.

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October 1-2, 2019 - Denmark – TMC BioBridge Delegation & Signing Visit to Denmark 
Texas Medical Center (TMC) leadership, hospital and medical school representatives, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Herman, and Rice University, will tour Denmark and sign a formal agreement between Denmark and TMC to collaborate on research, innovation and commercialization.

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September 19, 2019 – A Roundtable Discussion at TMC Third Coast, 6550 Bertner Avenue, Sixth Floor, Houston, Texas 77030
The Patient Journey Starts at Home - Improving the patient experience with wayfinding and positioning technology
The Consulate General of Denmark in collaboration with leading wayfinding and navigation experts, MapsPeople, Pointr and SaniNudge, have the pleasure of inviting you to a roundtable discussion. 

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June 6, 2019 - Workshop at Health Tech Hub Copenhagen
Pier47, Langelinie Alle 47, 2100 Copenhagen K

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Contact information

Christina Brinch Clark

Sr Commercial Advisor, Sector Expert 
Health & Life Sciences 
Tel.:+1 (832) 660-6496 
chrcla@um.dk