The SpinChem team at Umeågalan, from the left: Pierre Rönnqvist, Emil Byström, Elena Löfgren, Erik Löfgren.

SpinChem triumphed at the Umeå Gala on Thursday, clinching the ‘University Spin-Off of the Year’ award.
“It gives the whole team a boost of motivation,” commented CEO Emil Byström.

SpinChem AB is no stranger to the Umeå Gala, with several nominations previously. They were contenders for the same category last year and have also been nominated for ‘Innovative Company of the Year’. This year marks their first win.

“Exciting! We at Spinchem have been dedicated and diligently working over time. Our market is broad, spanning 35 countries. While we primarily operate internationally, receiving local recognition is also very gratifying. It confirms that we are on the right track and it’s a great boost of motivation for the whole team,” he added.

Also nominated for the award were QureTech Bio, a life science company supported by Umeå Biotech Incubator, and Enduce.

Located in the Science Park, Tvistevägen 48, SpinChem specializes in developing Rotating Bed Reactors (RBR) for synthesis and purification in the chemical and biotechnical industries. SpinChem’s vision is to transform the world by providing the simplest, fastest, most stable, and resource-efficient technical solutions, as a catalyst for the global process chemistry industry.

Successful Life science sector in Umeå
Life Science companies have frequently been acknowledged at the Umeå Gala across various categories in past years.

In 2023, Sartorius was recognized as the ‘Export Company of the Year’, joining a roster of past winners like Nordic Biomarker, UmanDiagnostics, Brain Stimulation, Medicvent, and InfiCure Bio.

The citation for the 2024 ‘University Spin-Off of the Year’:
“Through their innovative and patent-protected solutions, the company has enhanced processes across multiple fields. Attentive to customer needs, they have successfully and sustainably established their products in diverse applications and markets.”