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NEWSLETTER  |  NOVEMBER 2022  |  #117
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A major focus should be put on the life science sector 

It’s now up to the new government to take the next step and accelerate the work. We have no time to lose if Sweden should become a leading life science nation – now is the time. 

Read the November blogpost by Frida Luncmark, Policy Manager at LIF >

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Another world-leading company chooses Forskaren

Vectura has signed a lease agreement with the Swedish company Atlas Antibodies. The 1,700 square meters will be the company's new headquarters with future work and lab environments in Forskaren at Hagaplan 1. Atlas Antibodies is a leading global developer of antibodies for biomedical research and will move to Forskaren  in 2024, thereby contributing to Vectura's vision of a place for innovative collaborations.

Read the press release >

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Life City offers relaxation and workspace

Located in the middle of Hagastaden at Solnagatan 3, is Life City. In addition to offering conference and office spaces, the ground floor is open to everyone. "K-märkt" runs both a restaurant and a food café here. At Life City there is plenty of space for informal meetings, as well as a possibility to work between meetings.

Visit the website of Life City >

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Stockholm students won silver in a worldwide competition

iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) is the largest synthetic biology competition in the world. Multidisciplinary teams are working on designing techniques and building biological devices that will bring novel solutions to everyday problems facing the world. The Stockholm team consisted of students from Karolinska Institutet, KTH, Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Economics.  

Learn more about iGEM 2022 and the winning team >

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Cross fertilization in life science is facilitated with new web

The recently launched explains what great work is going on in Sweden. The whole life sciences ecosystem is included; Pharma, Medical Devices and Precision Medicine including future of our health. 

Learn more about >

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“WHO ranks us number one in the world”

Scandinavia Biopharma is a Swedish research company that develops the world's first vaccine against ETEC, a type of E. Coli bacteria. ETEC causes a big part of severe diarrhea for children under five in low- and middle-income countries. It’s also the most common cause of travellers’ diarrhoea.

Read the interview with CEO Björn Sjöstrand >

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"We aim to put Sweden in a top international leading position"

Medtech4Health works to provide value to people by ensuring that more medical technology ideas and solutions reach the healthcare system. They gather actors in healthcare, academia, idea-driven organizations and business with innovations that strengthen the medical technology industry, as well as make healthcare more efficient.

Read the interview with Programme Director Lena Strömberg >

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SIS contributes to safer, cheaper and more sustainable medical technology

By working with standards, increased patient safety is ensured. The standards contribute to the societal benefits and an improved working environment for healthcare personnel. SIS is appointed by the Swedish government to develop standards and represent Sweden in the international standardization arena.

Read the interview with Jenny Acaralp and Lena Morgan >

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The Stockholm region's innovation system within life science

Stockholm Science City commissioned Arthur D. Little to carry out an analysis of the innovation system. Their report is based on several in-depth interviews conducted by Arthur D Little to identify where there are gaps in the life science innovation system. The purpose of the analysis was to see which gaps are relevant for Stockholm Science City to address, based on the Foundation's statutes.

Read the innovation system report  >

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“Free basic research, initiated by researchers, forms the most important foundation for new knowledge and innovation"

Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt is the secretary general for medicine and health at the Swedish Research Council. Here she talks about the Scientific council's most important recommendations and why free basic research is so important.

Read the interview with Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt >

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Lunch seminar with Janne Lehtiö
December 2: Vassare kombinationsterapier med hjälp av kombinerad genomik- och proteomikanalys.
Arranged by GMS (Genomic Medicine Sweden)
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Tech Tuesday with KTH
December 8: Designing mobile communication networks with uniform coverage and speed by Emil Björnson, Professor of Wireless Communication at KTH.
Arranged by Kista Science City & KTH
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Lunch seminar with Anneli Svensson
December 9: Genetikens roll vid ärftliga hjärtsjukdomar – nya rekommendationer.
Arranged by GMS (Genomic Medicine Sweden) 
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Data-Driven Precision Medicine and Diagnostics Research Area
December 12: Symposium for  all researchers interested in the DDLS program and data-driven precision medicine and diagnostics.
Arranged by SciLifeLab
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