Cancer-startup Hiloprobe partner up with team of investors and angels

Hiloprobe  AB has signed off on a partnership deal with a group of public and private stakeholders who have come together to back this high-potential startup. Hiloprobe is now complemented with much needed business expertise – as Mattias Pettersson from Northern Light Capital joins the board of directors, The company aims to launch their product for improved colorectal cancer diagnosis by 2020.

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Inficure in new global collaboration agreement with biotech giant CSL

Inficure Bio has developed a new mouse model, the N-IF model. Mice are used as model organisms for studying human biology due to the genetic and physiological conformity between mice and humans. N-IF mice are unique as they spontaneously develop pathological fibrosis, rather than it being induced. This pathological progress is therefore more natural and provides better and faster results.

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Annual investment event yielded five investor leads per startup

The ninth edition of Biotech Umeå’s annual partnering event was the first ever to fill up before deadline. Around 30 Swedish and European investors met with 13 startups and early cases. Two weeks after the event participants report an impressive turnout – on average they have retained at least five active leads per company.

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Business and science expertise merge in new networking event

The first ever edition of Meet Umeå Life Sceince gathered over 70 branch experts, entrepreneurs and researchers in Stockholm. This after-work networking mingle allowed startups to connect with experienced professionals with industrial expertise and business know-how. The aim was to match our promising ideas with the skills necessary to grow successfully.

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The OnZurf Probe approved for sales on the European market

The Umeå-derived invention has taken nine years to go from idea to approved product for sale. Pernilla Abrahamsson, the creator of OnZurf Probe, has successfully ushered her innovation all the way from that moment of serendipity to CE-approval – the final milestone before launch.

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Open call: Up to one million SEK in funding available for collaborations

A new national call named “Projekt för Bättre Hälsa” opens today and is a joint innovation drive from the strategic national research programmes SweLife and MedTech4Health. Collaboration is mandatory – but each applicant can land up to one million SEK in funding if successful. SweLife offers hands-on support to make that happen for your team.

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Laboratory and Community manager wanted to UBI

The Umeå-based life science incubator commonly known as UBI is growing in both projects, plans and people. The team is now searching for a service-minded laboratory technician that can help to develop the thriving life science community growing in and around the incubator at Tvistevägen 48.

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Incubator CEO nominated for regional leadership award

Jennie Ekbeck has been the leading figure for life science in Umeå and northern Sweden since she took on the CEO-role for Umeå Biotech Incubator in 2013. She was named “Innovation Angel” by Veckans affärer and Vinnova in december 2015 and last year Umeå kommun handed her the Equal Opportunies prize. Now, her leadership is gaining attention as she is one of four nominees for the title “CEO of the year” in the Umeå region.

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Lipigon signs target validation agreement with Secarna Pharma

The UBI alumni Lipigon Pharmaceuticals announced yesterday that the startup has entered into a target validation research agreement with Munich-based antisense therapeutics company Secarna Pharmaceuticals. The goal is to co-develop a best-in-class drug for treatment of severe forms of dyslipidemia and related lipid disorder driven diseases. 

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Pioneering fibrosis startup secures backing to reach global market

Inficure Bio has signed an investment deal acquiring external venture capital for the first time. The new partners contribute with broad competence and funding – and within one year the goal is to become an established player on the international market for development of anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic drugs.

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Strong increase in interest at record sized life science forum

Eighteen meetings in two days. The team from Umeå reported a record interest in our portfolio of startups at the Nordic Life Science Days in Malmö 12-14th of September. Record participation, new location, world renowned key notes, displays, discussions and panels added to the success of the largest life science event of the year in Scandinavia.

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Newly started Umeå company gets national e-health assignment

The Umeå-based startup Biosolens has officially been assigned a national mission to introduce the digital tool Patient Voice™ in Sweden. The app allows people with chronic gastointestinal problems to report wellbeeing and health status continuously, and healthcare professionals can then personlize their treatment regimens faster.

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