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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Swedish innovation key strength in bid to bring #ematosweden

1st of April 2019 the European Medicines Agency (EMA)will open in a new location outside the UK following Brexit. As of the 1st of August 2017, nineteen different cities in Europe are in the run to host the EMA. The Stockholm-Uppsala region is one of them, and the innovative climate and entrepreneurial vibe is considered a major strength in Sweden’s offer #ematosweden.

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Inficure Bio hand picked for an exclusive investor trip to NYC

A few weeks ago, Sofia Mayans, CEO of the startup InfiCure Bio, got an offer she could not turn down. Her successful participation in the “Entreprenour of the Future” last year had attracted some international attention – and suddenly she was the only woman out of eight CEO’s closing the bell at Nasdaq in New York City.

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Hot athmosphere when Med Tech Week hosted tour stop in Umeå

MedTech Week in Umeå gathered around 50 specialists, startups, politicians, researchers and health care management staff. The main topic was centered around digital transformation in health care. UBI joined the session together with Biotech Umeå, Uminova innovation and European Enterprise Network. 

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Experienced life science expert boosts UBI’s coaching team

Peter Jacobsson took on his new role as business coach at Umeå Biotech Incubator at the beginning of May 2017. That makes him the fourth coach at the specialized life science incubator in Umeå. Bringing onboard comopetence from both pharmaceutical production, project management and quality control he strengthens the coaching services provided to early cases and startups.

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Spinchem launches new product segment with Purolite Life Sciences

SpinChem AB – the successful Umeå University spinoff company – announced last week that they have launched a collaboration with Purolite Life Sciences. Together they have released a range of novel products for biocatalysis in a totally new bioreaction concept that consist of cartridges into the innovative SpinChem® rotating bed reactor (RBR) systems. This new Product segment is being launched at the BNCM conference in Rostock, Germany on May 9th 2017.

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We support March for Science – with 66 other national stakeholders

On the 22nd of April over 600 cities worldwide gathered hundreds of thousands people in the March for Science. UBI have co-authored an opinion piece in the national media SVT Opinion where our CEO and 66 other organisations put forth three goals all actors in society need to safeguard together. Join us in the fight to build a robust, sustainable world based on evidence and facts.

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A look inside the new refurbished medical incubator facilities

On the 24th of march 2017, Umeå Biotech Incubator hosted a public Open House event to showcase the improved design of the refurbished facilities and rental spaces for startups. Top attractions included hands-on demos from both Brain Stimulation and SpinChem and a challenging quiz walk with an impressive high score list.

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