Jennie Ekbeck: Therefore, UBI is a rebel

How is it that so much happens in life science in Umeå? And why does Umeå Biotech Incubator call itself a rebel? UBI:s CEO Jennie Ekbeck answer this and more questions in an interview in Nordic Life science insight.

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Umeå life science company granted millions to develop new product

Life science company Inficure Bio has been awarded millions by Vinnova to support the company’s development of a model that will help create new treatments for fibrosis.
“This money is incredibly important to us. Thanks to this investment we can now finish developing a new product”, says Sofia Mayans, CEO of Inficure Bio.

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Life science companies in northern Sweden could double in a decade

Small and medium-sized life science companies operating in the Västerbotten county in Sweden will double in numbers over the next ten years, while a vibrant scientific community will add to the growth. These are the goals set by Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI), which is now entering a new development phase of its incubator operation in Umeå.

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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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