UBI hosts “Life science super week” with four events in three days

Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) is ending its development project program period with the “Life science super week” between May 8th-10th 2023 – an action-packed three-day event filled with seminars, an investment day, a life science pub plus a brand new services business fair.
“Life science in Umeå is buzzing right now, so pulling together several events at the same time gives us great synergistic effects”, says Jennie Ekbeck, UBI’s CEO.

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Huge interest in emerging cancer treatment from G4 Cancer Cure

G4 Cancer Cure, a biotech research initiative located in Umeå in northern Sweden, has attracted considerable interest from doctors and the pharmaceutical industry for a new treatment method it is developing for triple-negative breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women around the world, with approximately 15 percent of all cases diagnosed as triple-negative breast cancer. G4 Cancer Cure’s progress towards a treatment method is therefore being followed very closely, according to Project Manager Stefanie Sandberg.
“Our needs analysis shows there is huge interest in a new treatment method from doctors as well as pharmaceutical companies, experts and investors”, she says.

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Kunskapsportalen för Life science-bolag vässas med nytt utbildningsmaterial

Sjösatt, uppskattad och under ständig utveckling. Kunskapsportalen vässas nu ytterligare med nytt utbildningsmaterial för flera efterfrågade områden.
– Vi ser att det är många olika forskare, entreprenörer och start-up företag som har hittat till plattformen. Vi hoppas att det nya innehållet ökar plattformens attraktionskraft ännu mer, säger Jennie Ekbeck, ordförande för Kunskapsportalens styrgrupp.

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Two pre-incubator cases break new ground at Umeå Biotech Incubator

Umeå Biotech Incubator is expanding. Shades of Green and Cropcision are two new cases in the pre-incubator that work with a mix of biotech and architecture and in agtech with the next generation of sustained release systems.
”I applaud UBI to open the doors to entrepreneurs that want to develop ideas within plant biotech, agtech or food tech”, says Daniel Pacurar, who runs the case Shades of Green.

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Argentinian startup praises the International Incubator Program at UBI

Brian Reznik from Argentina was one of the first participants of a new international incubator course hosted by Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) that is aimed at helping life science startups.
“We received a lot of help from UBI – among other things in regards to interviews and validation. They really helped us navigate our way through our challenges”, he says.

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Neores joins UBI in push to go global with ground-breaking breathing aid for premature babies

In 2019 the research group behind R&D company Neores won both the Athena prize and the Medtech4Health Innovation Award for their rPAP breathing aid designed for babies born too early. Now Neores has announced it is taking the next step in building its business – where one goal is to reach the US market – by joining Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI).
“Neores is an academic spinoff, so our ambition was never to make money or expand. But if we are to reach out more widely with our product we need to become more like a normal company”, says Thomas Drevhammar, CEO of the Östersund-based business.

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Strong start to 2023 for InfiCure Bio

The life science company InfiCure Bio has started the new year in the best way by signing an agreement with a new client in the US.
“It’s all part of a positive trend that started in the autumn of 2022, and which is getting even stronger now that the US market is recovering after the pandemic. This latest agreement is proof of that”, says InfiCure Bio’s CEO, Sofia Mayans.

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UBI hosts life science seminar at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm

Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) will represent Umeå’s life science industry as part of the annual ‘Västerbotten på Grand Hôtel i Stockholm’ event being held in January.
“We want to contribute to Umeå’s growth as a life science city by connecting the life science industry with local, regional, and national decision-makers”, says UBI’s CEO Jennie Ekbeck.

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UmanDiagnostics expands to meet demand

UmanDiagnostics is experiencing growing pains and is expanding its current premises in Umeå.
“We have very efficient premises that we are extremely satisfied with, and this expansion will enable us to increase productivity and deliver more products to the market”, says Niklas Norgren, Vice President and Managing Director at UmanDiagnostics.

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InfiCure Bio signs agreement with two major international companies

The Umeå based life science company InfiCure Bio continues to take large steps in the global market by signing agreements with two major international companies.
“The contracts with our new clients clearly show that pharmaceutical companies continue to invest in the development of new drugs for fibrosis, which is extremely promising for InfiCure Bio”, says InfiCure Bio’s CEO, Sofia Mayans.

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Kunskapsportalen sjösatt – gemensam lärplattform ska lyfta svenska life science-innovationer

Svenska inkubatorer och innovationskontor med life science-inriktning har gjort gemensam sak.
Resultatet: Kunskapsportalen – en gemensam utbildningsplattform som både effektiviserar och förenklar kunskapsinhämtandet för forskare, innovatörer och startups inom området i Sverige.
– Det är resursineffektivt i Sverige att varje inkubator och innovationskontor ska ordna sin egen utbildning. På det här sättet får vi synergier och mer pang för pengarna, säger Jennie Ekbeck, styrelseordförande för life science-inkubatorernas förening ALIS och ordförande i projektets styrgrupp.

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UBI launches international incubator program

Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) specializes in developing life science business ideas. Now it is looking for more success beyond its borders with the launch of an international incubator program.
“If you strive to be one of the world’s best incubators you must have the whole world as your marketplace”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of UBI.

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New national assignment for Xerum

Xerum will, on behalf of the Public Health Agency, measure the presence of antibodies in the population against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19 in Sweden.
“We’re delighted that our antibody test is proving useful”, says Julia Wigren Byström, CEO at Xerum.

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