Newsletter January 2017 - No 62
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Upcoming events

Life Science-stafetten
Uppsala, February 1

Biotech Umeå Investment Day 2017
Stockholm, February 2

11th Swiss-Scandinavian Bio-Business Seminar 
Zurich, February 8

Workshop: En effektiv sammanhållen vård och omsorg – visst går det!? 
Stockholm, February 13

KI Facility Expo 2017
Solna, February 14

Breakfast seminar: Artificial Intelligence within health - a data driven revolution
Stockholm, February 16

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Integrated fund raising – a long term strategy to achieve synergy between fund raising and corporate development
Hedvig Andersén, Torsen AB
Stockholm, February 23

CHaSe 2017
Solna, March 9

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SwedenBIO Pipeline Report 2016 

For the eleventh year in a row, SwedenBIO presented the Pipeline Report 2016 in December. The report gives a view over the Swedish companies that are developing new medicines focusing on their projects. New for this year is that preclinical projects are included. We had a chat with Sara Gunnerås, editor of the report.
Read the interview here (in Swedish) >> 

Apply for the eHealth Award 2017

eHealth Award 2017 is a cooperation between Vitalis, Nordic Connected Health Star Track, Cerner and Sahlgrenska Science Park. The registration period is January 10th - March 21st 2017. The award is open to Swedish start-up’s and small businesses. Apply today!

Read more and register >>

What’s up at H2

H2 Health Hub welcomes Aleris XMRDM & Byon8 as new members. All three have very exciting solutions to the market. Byon8 creates a digital physician through an AI based medical diagnostics software. MRDM provides a digital platform combining national quality registries and patient reported outcome measurements to help clinics and clinicians improve their outcomes. Aleris X was founded by Aleris last year as a digitalization hub to develop digital solutions and tools for healthcare.

H2 hosted the second Stockholm AI meetup 18 January. With 140 participants, it’s the biggest event so far at H2. Clearly interest in AI and healthcare is stronger than ever.
Stay tuned for coming events or if you want to throw your own event at H2. 

City of Stockholm uses innovation to develop the society

Stockholm is facing a number of challenges related to globalization, digitizing, demands for an organic and social sustainability and an increased competition from other regions. The demographic development puts big demands on developing infrastructure and housing opportunities and to secure and develop a good welfare. Gunnar Björkman, Director of Innovation, tells us how the City of Stockholm deals with these challenges. 

Read the full blogpost here (in Swedish) >>

Core facility MAF receives grant from Vinnova

The purpose and mission of the Mutation Analysis core facility (MAF) at Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset is to help scientists at Karolinska Institutet, its associated hospitals, and other academic institutions to perform genetic, epigenetic and genetic-epidemiological research in order to identify and assess genetic factors involved in different disease processes. The number of analyzes have consistently risen and MAF has now analyzed more than 400 000 samples since the start in 2003. MAF has now received a grant from Vinnova to validate a new method of diagnosing a genetic disease. We had the opportunity to ask some questions to Kristina Duvefelt, section manager at MAF and also the project manager for the project that received funding.

Read the full blogpost here (in Swedish) >>

See MAF´s core facility profile on Tools of Science here >>

Drones takes care of transportation in the future's health care

The goal is to make health care available for all, no matter where on earth you are, using drones to make it happen. Helena Samsioe started Globhe 2015 and today the comapany has three employees, operations in Malawi and Rwanda and collaborations with several universities. We got to ask Helena a few questions between her pitch at the investor conference Nordic Life Science Days and her next meeting at the Royal Institute of Technology.

Read the full interview here (in Swedish) >>

Forum for Health Policy uses dialogue to stimulate health and innovation

Forum for Health Policy is a non-profit association that work to support and improve the analysis of health politics in Sweden and to stimulate innovation and new policy options. With an international perspective and patients needs in focus, the aim is to contribute with new insights and to provide desicion-makers and politicians with knowledge and qualified support. We got the opportunity to ask Catharina Barkman, Project Manager at Forum for Health Policy, a few questions. She also reveals the theme of their next workshop.  

Read the full interview here (in Swedish) >>
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