On Monday, November 4, Sveriges Television (SVT) broadcasted a news report from Pro Test Diagnostics.
Umeå Biotech Incubator has been named the best in Sweden in the category Best Accelerator Program or Incubator Program – and thus goes on to the Nordic final in the prestigious Nordic Startup Awards.
“Now we keep our fingers crossed that as many people as possible votes for us. We aim to win the finals – and to move on to the global finals in China”, says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO at UBI.
The start-up company Dianox, based in Umeå, is releasing a web-based education in clinical anaerobic bacteriology to teach biomedical scientists and other health and lab staff more about anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria can cause severe infections, that in the worst case can lead to fatal sepsis.
“The knowledge is inadequate in many hospitals and the universities address the problem of anaerobic bacteria to a limited extent. With more knowledge, hundreds of cases of serious blood poisoning can be avoided each year”, says Maria Hedberg, CEO at Dianox.
Umeå Biotech Incubator has reached the final of the Nordic Startup Awards in the category Best Accelerator or Incubator Program. This gives us the chance to advance to the Global Startup Awards competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday, September 5, Umeå Biotech Incubators CEO Jennie Ekbeck gives a lecture to Norway’s joint research elite in Tromsø, Norway.
– They want inspiration on how to effectively support researchers so that more research is utilized – and can be developed into future innovations that benefit humanity, says Jennie Ekbeck.
Harald Hedman is Community Manager at Umeå Biotech Incubator. A job he sees as varied, educational and fun.
– I like structure and being service minded – that’s a big plus in this job, he says.
Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) has been named the only incubator in the Nordic region to once again be granted funding from the prestigious Erling Persson Family Foundation.
UBI is being granted SEK 10 million between 2020-2022 to help researchers commercialise their ideas for the greater benefit of society.
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.
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”.
Life science company UmanDiagnostics in Umeå has merged with the American listed Quanterix.
”We are incredibly happy. This gives us the opportunity to expand globally”, says Niklas Norgren, CEO.
Umeå Biotech Incubator has been nominated for the prestigious Nordic Startup Awards.
– We are very honored! We strive to be the best incubator in Europe – and the best in the world. This is an acknowledgment that we are on the right path, ”says Jennie Ekbeck, CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator.
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.
Umeå-based life science company Inficure Bio has appointed Lena Söderström, who was previously in charge at stock exchange listed company Senzime, as its new chairman of the board of directors.