On April 5th, Sweden’s ten most innovative entrepreneurs in were bestowed with awards. MYoroface, a company connected to Uminova Innovation and Biotech Umeå, were one of the companies to receive a 200 000 SEK stipend. Swedish Incubators & Science Parks (SISP) and the Åforsk foundation appointed the winners and presented the stipends to the laureates at Sveriges Innovationsriksdag in Åre.
QureTech Bio AB, a start-up from Umeå, developing first line drugs to combat antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases, won the BIO-Europe Spring Start-up Slam, in competition with 16 other presentations from 16 other Swedish life sciences start-up companies.
Brain Stimulation AB is a start-up company in e-health from Umeå. The company has developed a unique treatment method that both diagnoses and rehabilitates stroke patients who suffer from one-side neglect. The company is supported by an investment from Almi Invest. The product, RehAtt™, provides brain stimulation in a fun 3D game. The game combines neuroscience, virtual reality (VR) and robotics to help more patients return to a more normal daily life.
Lipigon Pharmaceuticals today announced that it has entered into a research collaboration with AstraZeneca to conduct joint research to identify drug candidates that promote the stabilization of Lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) and may have utility in the treatment of lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease.
SpinChem AB in Umeå has recently been granted several new patents relating to the construction of its proprietary rotating bed reactors (RBR) and their use in chemical and biological processes. The applications of the RBR technology are numerous. Examples can be found in the production of biodiesel, the production of fermented beverages and the manufacturing of ingredients for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Lipigon is expanding and looking for new talents.to join our team. We are looking for:
Project manager/laboratory manager with work experience from pharmaceutical industry and QC/validation.
Laboratory assistants with experience from in vitro and in vivo methodology.
BioResonator Good Eye AB, with headquarters in Umeå, develops and sells tonometer’s that significantly simplifies diagnosis of glaucoma. The company has secured two new investors to help the company to expand faster in Europe.
– Thanks to these investments, we can focus entirely on expansion and sales, says Fredrik Jonsson, CEO of BioResonator Good Eye AB.
Biotech Umeå in co-operation with, the awarded Umeå based PR Agency, Punkt PR will provide PR-services and competences to the life sciences companies in the region. As a first step a lunch seminar was arranged on March 1st where Sofia Westerlund and Jakob Mjöbring from Punkt PR gave an overview about how to work with public relations in the digital World of today.
A lot of exiting things are brewing in life science-Umeå, and it shows! The interest for Biotech Umeå Investment Day 2016 among investors and industrial partners were greater than ever before.
The 4th Nordic Life Science Days Conference is held at the Waterfront Conference Center, Stockholm on September 14-15. Register before March 31, 2016 to benefit from early bird rates.
MedTech4Health a Swedish programme for strategic innovations in healthcare. During 2016 three new calls are opened. The call "Innovators in Healthcare", is aimed for healthcare employees, and is accepting applications until 12 April 2016.
For more info about the various calls please contact Professor Ronnie Lundström at CMTF. Information about the programme MedTech4Health and the calls can also be found on MedTech4Health home page.
Biomedica 2016, May 30-31, Aachen Germany
NLS Days 2016, September 14-15, Stockholm
Biotech Umeå, Uminova Innovation
Box 7978, SE-907 19 Umeå