Denmark submits bid to host European Medicines Agency ahead of tonight’s deadline
Ahead of the deadline tonight, business interest group Dansk Erhverv has hailed the government’s “good and well-prepared bid” for the EU agency, commending the Danish capital’s close proximity to an international airport and one of Europe’s largest life science clusters. In total, as many as 23 bids are expected, with Denmark’s sternest competition coming from Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Austria. In 2015, the Danish life science cluster had a total turnover of 147 billion kroner and much has also been made of the strength of the sector across the Øresund in southern Sweden. “Denmark can offer a smooth move to the agency, ensuring the EMA can continue to perform its tasks and ensure European patients continue to have quick access to the latest and most innovative drugs,” said Katrina Feilberg Schouenborg, the head of health policy at Dansk Erhverv.