It has been raining a lot over Life Science researchers at Umeå University, but in contrast to the season the rain has not been harsh and cold, but a life giving spring rain. It has been raining money.
Innovator and UBI project owner Pernilla Abrahamsson have been granted a patent for USA for her unique microdialysis catheter. It took five years, but now it has been approved.
Last year Nordic Biomarker was a Rising Star, but the comany did not stop there. This year they made it to Deloitte’s Sweden Technology Fast 50, and with a growth of 464% (2008-2012), Nordic Biomarker is ranked as number three in the category Biotech/ Pharmaceuticals/ Medical Equipment and as number 34 in the total.
On October 23, approximately 30 people attended Biotech Umeå’s recurring network meeting. The event took place at Designhögskolan and the participants had the opportunity to listen to CEO:s from three different companies, who shared their stories of their companies’ journeys to success.
25% of the women in Västerbotten want to run a company, while the corresponding number for men is 39%. In reality 20 % of the companies in the county are run by women. 30 % of the recently started companies are run by women and only 32% of the financing goes to female entrepreneurs.
When you really want to have a go and develop your business idea, it is important to get support and learn how to avoid unnecessary obstacles, getting in contact with a business incubator or other support organizations can be one way.
Why do blood doping and other kinds of doping work, and how can they be detected? Questions that not only interest other athletes, but also the spectators and commentators in the average TV sofa.
The trade fair, which takes place in November 20-23, 2013, is the largest meeting point for companies, universities and research institutes within the medtech sector.
A delegation representing companies from the biotech cluster in Umeå Sweden, Biotech Umeå, visited the biotech cluster Dubiotech in Dubai for two days, June 18-19.
Umeå University Professor Mikael Elofsson and his collaborators are not rendered passive by the urgent worldwide problem of an increasing pool of antibiotic resistant bacteria. And with a 25 million SEK grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research under their belts, even more action is to be expected.
Pär Sunesson and Hans Hedberg, Medicinskt team och säkerhetsträning AB (MTST), won the first Västerbotten healthcare innovations award.
-We are excited that so many voted for our idea, and that we are the first to win this award. Thanks to Innovation Gateway Västerbotten, we have had the chance to really give our company a go. It gave us a push in the right direction, says Hans Hedberg, MTST.
The idea behind their company is ensure that medical personnel gain a greater understanding of an episode or risk and thus are able to discover and correct problematic procedures.
Lunch seminar- Orphan drugs and commercial strategies for early companies
Biotech Umeå, Uminova Innovation
Box 7978, SE-907 19 Umeå