For companies in the life science sector, the US is generally the most important market. Breaking into that market alone is not always simple, but acting as a group can make things considerably easier. The 3rd Nordic American Life Science conference will be held on 28-29 November in New York. The event is expected to gather over 120 company representatives from the USA and the Nordics.
Life science and healthcare
The ongoing digitalisation is upending traditional business models. Meanwhile, new digital platforms are opening up new possibilities for companies. In West Sweden, one example of this is a new virtual incubator that now complements the region’s life science start-up scene.
When the BIO International Convention gets underway on 4-7 June in Boston, USA, Business Region Göteborg will be on hand showcasing the region and its life science expertise. But competition is stiff with around 16,000 attendees from over 70 nations.
From health gadgets and apps to smart hospitals, new technologies are transforming the health industry. The world’s biggest laptop maker Quanta Computer is one of the companies bringing new solutions to market.
As the healthcare industry undergoes sweeping change, interest in digital health and healthtech is growing rapidly. Many of the industry’s key players and startups are set to take part in Vitalis, Scandinavia's largest eHealth event, held in Gothenburg on 24-26 April.
Life science service provider Scandinavian Development Service (SDS) is opening an office at the BioVenture Hub in Mölndal, Gothenburg. There, the Stockholm firm joins the likes of Cellink, Mölnlycke and Mentor Mate, which are all co-located with pharma giant AstraZeneca.
A large-scale research arena for Life Science is to be built near AstraZeneca’s R&D facility in Mölndal, Gothenburg. The plans concern 100,000 square metres with space for 7,000 people. Business Region Göteborg’s Iris Öhrn, Life Science Investment Advisor, and Maria Strömberg, head of the Clusters and Innovation department, explain what the plans mean for the region and the sector.
A major investment in an international research arena for life science is planned beside AstraZeneca's R&D facility in Mölndal, Gothenburg. Within a few years 7,000 people will be working in an area full of business and collaboration.
Stockholm logistics company Your Special Delivery Service has opened its first office in the Gothenburg region.
A world without medical errors. And with Sweden as the world leader in e-health, the US-headquartered company Cerner is taking things to the next level in Gothenburg to reach its highly ambitious goals. "There's no shortage of innovative drive and expertise here," says Steven Gallagher, Vice President Business Development & Political Affairs Europe at Cerner.
Chinese pharmaceutical giant Fosun Pharma is now the majority owner of Breas Medical. The Gothenburg based company is the first Nordic acquisition for the Chinese firm.
MentorMate has been one of the most rapidly growing companies in the USA and has, at the present time, over 400 employees. And now that MentorMate is ready to expand on the European market, it will do so with Gothenburg as its base.