The Future of Swedish & Danish Life Science

– How can we streamline the Nordic Life Science Ecosystem? Medicon Village, Lund, March 31st, 2016

How do we initialize cross-border partnerships between pharma, biobanking and healthcare? What roles will clinics and health organizations, academy and industry have in making this a reality? An inventory is needed to create a shared vision of how a triple-helix approach can be developed, leading to innovative processes and personalized solutions. How can we get a closer collaboration between Swedish & Danish Life Science? How can the Nordic Region reach its full potential to become a European first-class innovation example using a world class research infrastructure and outstanding talents?

Some 35 exhibitors and 400 visitors are expected at this annual international networking forum organized by Kemivärlden Biotech/Journal of Chemistry & Biotechnology, Medicon Village and Medicon Valley Allliance. The target audience are decision makers in the pharma, biotech, medtech and healthcare sectors, R&D-­persons from the industry and academia. Other targeted groups are investors, authorities and politicians. New for this fifth edition of the event is that partnering meetings will be facilitated by our one-to-one meeting partnering software available for all delegates at The Future of Swedish & Danish Life Science. We charge no entry fee and will provide lunch and refreshments. The day will be covered by the press.

We hope you will be able to join us for the end of show drinks and refreshments reception, which provides a great opportunity to network with fellow delegates. Combined with the extended lunch break and coffee breaks, delegates will have ample opportunities to touch base on a more informal basis.

Interview with the Organizer

March 31st, 2016
Medicon Village AB (Restaurang Inspira)
Scheelevägen 2, Lund

one-on-one partnering meeting system

Username and password for the one-on-one partnering meeting system will be e-mailed to you within 24 h after you have registered for the event on this website. You will then be able to complete your company profile and personal profile. Please make sure that you have filled in/updated your personal and company profile.​ This is necessary to enable other participants to search you and find you in the system and thus be able to make meeting requests with you. The system will be open for submitting requests until 10.00 PM. on March 30th. Only mutual availability between delegates will be scheduled. The first round of scheduling starts at 9:00 AM March 24th to provide ample time for scheduling.

Recruitment Board & Services Board

List your job openings or advertise your business services to conference participants on our Recruitment Board or Services Board in the exhibition area. Submit materials for inclusion to Anders Arehag on by March 29, 2016.


8.00 Registration, partnering meetings and networking at the exhibition

8.45 Welcome and introduction
Maria Eriksson, Kemivärlden Biotech/Journal of Chemistry & Biotechnology, Mats Leifland, Medicon Village, Petter Hartman, MVA

8.50 Back to the Future – a regional Swedish-Danish life science adventure
Petter Hartman, Medicon Valley Alliance

9.10 ReproUnion – prime example of Danish/Swedish life science collaboration
Stig Jørgensen, SJ-Bioventures ApS

9.15 Research and clinical excellence in the Öresund region – when size matters
Aleksander Giwercman, Lund University

9.25 ReproUnion from a Danish perspective
Claus Yding Andersen, University Hospital of Copenhagen

9.40 Uppsala and Lund in cooperation linking patient care and research in molecular cancer diagnostics
Åke Borg, Lund University

10.00 Small is The Next Big – from start-up to spin-out
Karin von Wachenfeldt, Truly Translational/Truly Labs
Martina Kvist Reimer, Red Glead Discovery

10.20 Coffee, partnering meetings and networking at the exhibition

10.40 Key success factors for fast and successful drug development projects
Anna Törner, SDS

11.00 Balancing the time, cost and risk of drug development
Christina Gustafsson, APL

11.20 Boost for clinical trials in Sweden
Kaj Stenlöf, Swedish Research Council

11.45 Modern biobanks, a tool for life science development – quality aspects
Peter M Nilsson, Lund University

12.10 Lunch, partnering meetings and networking at the exhibition

13.00 Integrated biobanking and design of future information systems – two SWElife initiatives of collaborative healthcare innovation
Peter Nordström, SWElife, Therese Fagerqvist, Regionalt biobankscentrum Uppsala/Örebro

13.25 eHealth – transforming patients into customers
Martin Paulsen, Symbioteq

13.45 Medtech4Health – supports innovation in medtech
Reidar Gårdebäck, Medtech4Health

14.10 Cooperation benefits small & large medtech companies
Kenneth Salonius, Vertical

14.25 The Unified Patent Court (UPC) and European Patent with unitary effect – considerations for the Future
Anders Hjelmencrantz, Zacco

14.45 Coffee, partnering meetings and networking at the exhibition

15.15 Stimulating growth of the sector: Observations from the UK
Tony Jones, One Nucleus

15.40 Does biotech always have to speak with an American accent?
Mike Ward, Informa

16.05 Futurizing the Nordic health model
Bogi Eliasen, Future of Health, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies

16.30 Healthcare transformation and opportunities for life sciences
Hans Erik Henriksen, Healthcare Denmark

16.55 Conclusion
Lucy Robertshaw, Lucy J Robertshaw

17.00-18.30 Partnering meetings, end of show drinks and refreshments reception

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Themes for the fifth edition of the international meeting The Future of Swedish & Danish Life Science are:

  • How can we speed up time and streamline the Nordic Life Science Ecosystem in terms of the healthcare system (e-health etc), financing, new drugs, market access etc.
  • How can we strengthen collaboration between Swedish and Danish life science and industry, academia and clinics?
  • How can we learn from other Life Science Ecosystems?
  • Biobanking/Stem cells


Registration and booking please contact customer service
+46 (0)8 670 41 50
Program and partnering, please contact Managing Director Maria Eriksson
+46 (0)8 670 41 86
Regarding the exhibition and shipping, please contact Anders Arehag
+46 (0)736 82 53 78


Main Organizer

Kemivärlden BiotechKemivärlden Biotech med Kemisk Tidskrift/Journal of Chemistry & Biotechnology is the leading magazine in the Nordics with a focus on Chemistry, Biotechnology and Life Science. We are a subscription-based glossy magazine published 8 times per year. Ever since the magazine was founded in 1887, our core values have been credibility and quality. The Journal of Chemistry & Biotechnology reaches the members of SwedenBIO, Swedish Chemical Society, SwedNanoTech and other important groups associated with the biotech and Life Science industry.

Late February every year we publish our magazine in English for an international audience. To read the e-version of the international issue of 2015 please click here.

For current news and more information see the website: On the website you also find a calendar covering the most important seminars, trade fairs and events. ​Our collaboration with international partners opens up for delgates from all over the world at our 6 annual international events.

Maria ErikssonMaria Eriksson is the initiator and Managing Director for The Future of Swedish & Danish Life Science. She holds a MSc in Medical Biology from Linköping University. Maria has a current position as Business Development Manager at Journal of Chemistry & Biotechnology (Kemivärlden Biotech) and has more than 12 years experience from the Life Science Industry. She has a background from the pharma industry and Karolinska Hospital where she served as a Research Engineer in the Fertility Unit.

Maria is also the initiator and Program Director of other international annual events such as New Updates in Drug Formulation & Biovailability in Copenhagen,  Are We on Track? in Stockholm, Bioscience – Research Through innovative Technologies in Uppsala, Pharma Outsourcing – Find The Right Partner in Stockholm and New Horizons in Bioprocessing in Stockholm.

Main Partner

Medicon Village Medicon Village want to create an environment where research, innovation and entrepreneurship work together to create value for people’s health and wellbeing.
Together with the medical research centres Biomedical Centre (BMC) in Lund and the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) in Malmö, as well as the developing research facilities ESS and the MAX IV laboratory, Medicon Village is establishing an infrastructure of world class. The total area available for letting within Medicon Village amounts to around 80,000 square meters, of which laboratories account for about 30,000 square meters.


Medicon Valley Medicon Valley Alliance (MVA) is a network organization working for the life science companies and institutions in the south of Sweden and the Copenhagen area – Medicon Valley. As a non-profit member organization, MVA carry out initiatives on behalf of the life science community aiming to support the creation of new research and business opportunities within the region. Furthermore, MVA serves as the point of entry to Medicon Valley for foreign stakeholders. MVA’s members include biotech, medtech and pharma companies, CROs and CMOs, as well as universities, science parks, investors, public organizations and various business service providers.

March 31st, 2016
Medicon Village AB (Restaurang Inspira)
Scheelevägen 2, Lund

Username and password for the one-on-one partnering meeting system will be e-mailed to you when the system is available for bookings from February 15th. Please do note that you need to register for the event first on this website.

Address & Map


Registration and booking please contact customer service
+46 (0)8 670 41 50

Program and partnering, please contact Managing Director Maria Eriksson
+46 (0)8 670 41 86

Regarding the exhibition and shipping, please contact Anders Arehag
+46 (0)736 82 53 78