In order to influence policy makers of regional governments and institutes, Life Science and Medical Technology SMEs in the Northern part of the Netherlands have united in the Life Cooperative. Members include Mercachem Syncom Group, Charles River, PolyVation, Sulfateq / Citeq, IQ Products, Axon MedChem, Lab Medisan, QPS, Ofichem, AGILe Biotics, Integrex, Ardena Biochemical Laboratory, Lode Holding, Aquilo, Spark Holland, Demcon, Polyganics, InnoCore, EV Biotech and CC Diagnostics. The cooperative develops solutions to meet shared challenges of Life Science SMEs such as Collective training programs, Shared purchasing and Combined visits to international trade fairs. Most importantly, the SMEs developed R&D Projects and supply-chains that result in efficient innovations. Members employ talent in all fields, but is mainly interested in bio-analytics and chemistry.