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Chinese-American CDMO ZhenGe joins Flanders’ Health Campus

ZhenGe, a Chinese-American contract development manufacturing organization (CDMO), plans to establish its European head office at the Health Campus in Diepenbeek (Flanders). This makes ZhenGe the fifth organization to set up a base in the ecosystem for medical and biomedical firms that’s being developed at the Health Campus. 

Fast-growing

Founded in 2017, ZhenGe is a fast-growing pharma player with offices in Shanghai (China) and Maryland (US). Employing around 600 people, the Chinese-American company has built vast expertise in biologics – such as monoclonal and biospecific antibodies – that play a role in the treatment of various diseases. 

This location at the heart of the European market provides access to all major economies and a highly skilled, language-savvy workforce. Meanwhile, the presence of our global partner Amador Bioscience is also an important driver. Expanding into the European market provides a lot of growth potential for our company.

Jianxin Chen
CEO of ZhenGe

Already expanding

The new ZhenGe base in Diepenbeek is expected to be up and running around the turn of 2022-23. The investment agreement was signed at the BIO International Convention in San Diego (US) in June 2022. This happened in the presence of a delegation from Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) and sector federation flanders.bio, among others. 

Health Campus chairman Tom Vandeput is pleased with the arrival of ZhenGe:

Thanks to the presence of a major player like Amador Biosciences and the solid reputation of Hasselt University in the fields of biostatistics and biomedical sciences, ZhenGe is already the fifth promising company to confirm its arrival at our still young Health Campus.

Tom Vandeput
Health Campus chairman

Vandeput also seized the opportunity to announce the upcoming expansion of the Health Campus. For starters, in 2023, the BioVille incubator will be expanded by 2,000 square meters. What’s more, by 2024, the Health Campus will be able to offer an additional 15,000 square meters of business space for life sciences players. 

Adding to Flanders’ life sciences & health ecosystem


By setting up a base at the Health Campus, ZhenGe is joining Flanders’ diverse and innovation-driven business and research ecosystem for life sciences & health. Want to unravel this ecosystem in a virtual yet interactive way? Head to the Flanders360 platform and discover 300+ successful companies, universities, R&D centers, incubators and other players active in Flanders’ life sciences & health industry. 

Alternatively, check out our industry overview to learn more about the available tax, legal and other incentives for establishing your life sciences & health hub in Flanders. 

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Health CampusZhenGe
Reported by
newspaper Het Nieuwsblad
30 June 2022

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