• Sweden edition
 

The Diplomatic Dispatch

The British Ambassador to Sweden blogs on The Local

UK Life Science Goes On Tour

For the fifth consecutive year the UKTI team in Sweden organised a R&D Drug Development tour which brought together 16 UK research companies with players from the Swedish life science sector. This year, the tour moved away from Stockholm and emphasised other life science clusters such as the newly formed Medicon Village in Lund and Sahlgrenska Science Park in Gothenburg. Over the 2 day event the companies had 107 meetings.

The tour started off in Lund, where the 23 British delegates listened to presentations by Cristina Glad (Bioinvent AB), Åsa Sjöholm Timén (Spago Imaging AB) and Adam Bruce, founder of Tikomed, about the types of collaboration that they are looking for and explained their pipeline development. To facilitate clinical research in the UK Ravi Chana from the Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) gave a presentation on what help they can offer both Swedish and UK companies.

The tour then continued to Gothenburg where Lars Wiklund, the British Honorary Consul, hosted a dinner, with lively discussions, covering the future of Contract Research Organisations, the role of governments and the public sector in promoting collaboration, as well as patent expiry in the sector.

On the final day, the UK delegation met with companies from the Sahlgrenska Science Park network. Mattias Rehnberg (AstraZeneca R&D) highlighted the outsourcing needs that are experienced by large pharma companies. At the same time, the Park Annual Life Science Conference took place, which gave the UK delegates the opportunity to meet with 350 life science companies from all over Sweden.

The follow up has just started but we can already reveal that UK companies have already secured direct business worth up to £900,000, with bright prospects for the future. Through this activity UKTI Sweden was not only able to generate inward investment leads and trade wins, but also to make a contribution to delivering on the UK government’s Life Science strategy.

Report abuse »

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Blog updates

17 August

Sea Fever (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

"I’m going to keep this post short and sweet as its not something I take any pleasure in writing. After much deliberation I have made the heartbreaking decision to abandon my trip after 1200km due to reoccurring injury. It is not a decision I have made lightly and it is one that has been truly devastating..." READ »

 

17 August

St. Louis strong (Blogweiser) »

"It’s typically a bad sign when my hometown makes news in Sweden. St. Louis was in the headlines here a few years ago when a tornado struck the airport. The city also caught attention after a politician talked about ‘legitimate rape’. Now, shooting and riots this week in Ferguson, a part of St. Louis, are..." READ »

 
 
 
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

691
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se