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Nordic Life Science Days - Explore a European life science hotspot

Press Release   •   Jul 15, 2013 03:00 EDT

SwedenBIO, in conjunction with its sister organisations in Denmark, Finland and Norway, invites you to attend Nordic Life Science Days 2013.

With focused academic resources and support from both the local investment community and government, the Nordic area is well placed to exhibit itself as a European life science hotspot. Nordic Life Science Days will showcase this innovation and highlight the best of the region’s pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, medtech and digital health industries.

Explore host country Sweden’s thriving life science industry, and learn more from some of the 1,000 Swedish life science companies. Learn more about Denmark’s booming biotechnology industry, which employs 40,000, investigate Finland’s flourishing life science industry and discover Norway’s innovative approach to embracing scientific progress, particularly establishing itself as a new player in the oncology field.

“Nordic Life Science Days will showcase the breadth and depth that exists within the Nordic life science sector, and I think the conference program manages to reflect that dynamics”, says Jonas Ekstrand, acting CEO, SwedenBIO.

Key presentations include:

Early Financing: Soft Money
Dr Björn Kull, Head of the Karolinska Institutet Grants Office, will chair a discussion on financing through the EU framework and Nordic public programmes which support innovative SMEs and philanthropic funding.

Open Innovation: Collaboration in the Precompetitive Space
Explore the European Commission’s Innovative Medicines Initiative featuring including case studies of successful public and private partnerships  which have discovered new medicines using open access research.

Nanomedicine: The Little Big Revolution
Explore the impact of nanotechnologies in medicine, illustrated by a series of presentations from leading experts in the field.

The European and Nordic Regulatory Landscape
Join the European Medicines Agency and the Committee for Advanced Therapies and investigate current and future regulatory challenges across the board.

Personalised Medicine & BioBanks: Transforming Healthcare by Improving Health Outcomes
Insight on updates on regulatory and business issues, policy, as well as advances in the personalised medicine space.

Special Session on Stockholm Uppsala
Delve into Stockholm’s successful strategic collaborations – industry, academic and research opportunities. Presentations from Karolinska Institutet, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Science for Life Lab and the AstraZeneca Translational Science Center will showcase successful business development in Stockholm.

To see the full program, please visit:

Twitter: @SwedenBIO #nlsdays
LinkedIn group: Nordic Life Science Days


Global Partners, Registering etc.
Olivier Duchamp, Conference Director, Nordic Life Science Days
+ 33 472 270 089,

Nordic Partners and Program
Jonas Ekstrand, Acting CEO, SwedenBIO
+46 70 302 08 96,

Karina Eskilsson, Senior Manager, Communications & PR, SwedenBIO
+ 46 70 420 33 74,

SwedenBIO helps innovative companies succeed! SwedenBIO is the national organization working for the benefit of the entire life science sector in Sweden - a member driven, private non-profit organization. The main objective is to improve and maintain industry conditions which will support prosperous growth and business development among our, today, close to 200 member companies. Our members are active in the fields of pharmaceutical, biotech, medtech and diagnostics. Our mission is to create visibility and interest for the Swedish life science and thereby support a successful life science industry. A successful industry can heal and help those patients still suffering from unmet medical needs. A successful industry creates jobs and welfare and creates opportunities for a healthier and brighter future. We’ve been successfully doing this for 10 years.

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