More jobs to Umandiagnostics – after USA buyout

Following the $22.5 million acquisition this summer of Umeå-based UmanDiagnostics by major US biotech company Quanterix more people are now being hired at its offices in Umeå.
“Demand for our products is extremely high in the global marketplace and we’re probably looking at hiring even more people in the future”, says Niklas Norgren, CEO of UmanDiagnostics.

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Expert on blood doping can be praised as New Settler of the Year

Nelson Khoo from Canada, co-founder of the Umeå company Pro Test Diagnostics, has been nominated for New Settler of the Year. On Wednesday, November 18, it will be decided if he wins in Region North, which means that he will advance to the national final in Stockholm.
”It feels absolutely fantastic. If I win, I get to meet the King of Sweden – it’s a life time opportunity”, says Nelson Khoo.

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Inficure Bio sets new record with major US deal

Umeå-based Inficure Bio signed the biggest deal in the company’s history back in April. Now they have signed a new deal – which is twice as large.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for us. Deals like this demonstrate that our international credibility is increasing”, says Sofia Mayans, CEO of Inficure Bio.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator named best in Scandinavia

Umeå Biotech Incubator, UBI, has been named Scandinavia’s best biotech incubator at the International Life Science Awards 2019.
– Our goal is to be best in Europe, so this is definitely a step in the right direction, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator.

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Inficure Bio attract millions in new funding round

Life science company Inficure Bio attract millions in new funding round.
“Attracting new investment allows us to move faster. We have lots of potential customers and we want to launch new applications for our product”, says Sofia Mayans, CEO of Umeå-based Inficure Bio.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator’s CEO turns 40

UBI’s CEO Jennie Ekbeck turns 40 on July 6. She has been CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator since 2012 and during that time she has achieved a lot in lifting the life science industry in the region and in Sweden.

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Umeå Biotech Incubator appoints new Chairman of the Board

Umeå Biotech Incubator has appointed Lena Karlsson Engman as its new Chairman of the Board. Lena Karlsson Engman, who is a member of the Social Democrats at Umeå City Council and a former researcher at the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) says: “I am very proud and happy”.

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Gets multi-million deal with big Canadian company

Umeå company Spinchem wins a multi-million deal with the listed Canadian company SNC-Lavalin. Spinchem will supply a so-called Rotating Bed Reactor that will be used to clean process water from the nuclear power industry.
– This is an incredible deal for us. It gives us the opportunity to further develop our product, says Emil Byström, CEO of Spinchem.

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It’s a fact – the perfect entrepreneur doesn’t exist!

A new report has busted many of the myths surrounding super entrepreneurs, claiming they do not generally have higher IQs than the average person and are not necessarily driven by revenge following a troubled childhood.
The report, compiled by the Stockholm-based Sting incubator together with Umeå Biotech Incubator and researchers from Karolinska Institutet also discovered several important abilities that characterise successful entrepreneurs.

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