Gösta Hiller, head of the new Gothenburg office and director of clinical project management at SDS, tells Business Region Göteborg more about the company, its plans and why it chose Gothenburg.
What is SDS?
"SDS is a service provider focused exclusively on the services for drug and device development and also biostatistics. Today we have around 30 employed experts representing key disciplines such as CMC, preclinical, regulatory affairs, clinical development and biostatistics," says Gösta Hiller.
Why is SDS opening an office in Gothenburg?
"The life science business is growing rapidly in Gothenburg and the plans are to expand considerably in the Mölndal area over the next few years. Small- and medium sized pharma and device companies rely on access to key expertise to run their projects. We believe effective communication to be key in successful collaboration and Gothenburg is a natural extension for us. Good connectivity with Stockholm by train and the fact that we are currently working with several companies in the Gothenburg region are also key factors."
Why are you establishing at the BioVenture Hub?
"We consider the BioVenture Hub to be the right location for SDS, geographically and also because of its focus on development aspects of drug and device projects."
When are you moving in and what happens next?
"Our first step is to establish the office and spread the word that we now are established in the Gothenburg region. The seminar on “strategies for drug development” on 3 May also services as our opening ceremony and we hope that many will find the topic interesting and choose to come. We have additional plans for the autumn and will announce in due time regarding those plans."