Tanomed AB – developed a unique nasal spray

Tanomed has developed a unique nasal spray to relieve and prevent the progression of the common cold by reinforcing the body’s own defenses. The patented technology is based on Swedish research carried out in cooperation with Umeå University and with business development support from the Umeå Biotech Incubator. The company was sold to Karo Bio AB in spring 2015.

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UmeCrine Slim – a novel substance to modulate appetite control

Obesity is a serious and increasing worldwide problem. Inhibition of the appetite-stimulating factors would be a possible treatment for obesity. This discovery provides a target for possible drug intervention for limiting food intake among the obese. Today the hypothesis still holds and three drug companies have been formed.

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Nordic Biomarker AB – a manufacturer of latex reagents for coagulation and clinical chemistry analyzers

Nordic Biomarker was founded in 2007 by the biochemist Dr Göran Aronsson and the clinical biochemist Dr Gunnar Pohl. Their business idea didn’t directly come from their research at the time at Umeå University, rather from a clear customer need that they identified after their research period. Today, Nordic Biomarker has grown to 20 employees, has a turnover of SEK 40 million with good profitability, and has customers all over the world.

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HILICON AB

HILICON is a world leading company in developing and manufacturing chromatography products for HILIC (hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography) separation of polar and hydrophilic compounds. They offer a broad range of HILIC products under the brand names of iHILIC®-Fusion, iHILIC®-Fusion(+), iHILIC®-Fusion(P), and iSPE®-HILIC.  

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Betula Pharma – improved quality of life during cancer

Our project goals aim at increased survival, improved quality of life and less suffering for cancer patients. Our novel chemical entities (NCE) can prevent over-activation of certain signaling pathways and are based on existing pharmaceuticals that are well tolerable and easy to produce. This will be a first in class drug with little side effects (known drug class), addressing cancer induced cachexia and suppression of the immune system.

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Inficure AB – in vivo validation of fibrotic drug candidates

InfiCure Bio offer advanced drug validation services for pharmaceutical companies developing drugs against fibrosis – or scar tissue formation in organs. The shortage of existing model systems that reflect human fibrotic disease conditions, make this a very attractive CRO-service for pharmaceutical developers.

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Medsens AB – exact real time prostate cancer diagnosis

By combining two different methods, Medsens AB is aiming at offering a whole new tool for realtime microdiagnostics during prostate cancer surgery. The company’s instrument is far more accurate that the methods used by clinicians today – which could make surginal procedures much more efficient. The project is based on the work of Olof Lindahl och Kerstin Ramser.

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MD Biomedical – the startup behind the Onzurf Probe

The company has developed a unique and patented probe and method, Onzurf, which can be used to monitor the status of bodily organs from the surface of the organ in question. The probe provides critical life-saving information for patients, and saves resources for the health care sector.

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Programming cyanobacterial cells for self-aggregation

Cyanobacteria have significant potential as industrial biotechnology platforms to produce a wide variety of bio-products, such as polymers, sugars and powerful antioxidants such as C-phycocyanin. Our team have created a set of genetic tools that give significant advantages in the microalgae industry for save, efficient and specific bioproduction.

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Gobroxia AB – neutralizing bacterial exotoxins

A natural compound-approach for neutralizing exotoxins from various gram-negative pathogens. Gobroxia AB has  developed a novel method to treat pathogens causing diseases such as diarrhea, sepsis, tooth loss and whooping cough in humans, as well as bovine respiratory disease in cattle and pneumonia in pigs.

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