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February, 2013
No. 23

Roche supports Bio-X cancer diagnostics project

Liquid Biopsy AB, a spin-off from Karolinska Institutet, has through the BioX-program signed an agreement with the global pharmaceutical and diagnostics company Roche. Liquid Biopsy has developed a test method to improve cancer diagnostics that will pave the way for better cancer treatment. Thanks to the agreement Liquid Biopsy receives support to develop a new sample enhancement method.

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Upcoming Events

7th Swiss-Scandinavian Bio-Business Seminar
Feb 12, Zürich, Switzerland
The Nordic countries in cooperation with Swiss partners welcome you to participate in an exclusive investment and partnering conference. READ MORE

Diagnostics Forum
Feb 13, Uppsala, Sweden
Uppsala BIO invites to a conference focused on economical and medical needs of new diagnostics, and includes presentations with examples of research solutions. READ MORE

Breakfast seminar: Hagastaden  a modern district with a unique profile
Feb 14, Stockholm, Sweden
As Hagastaden starts to take shape an interest in the new district is growing. Stockholm Science City Foundation invites you to a breakfast seminar where you will hear more about the plans for Hagastaden and get an opportunity to ask questions. READ MORE

Seminar: Drug development  from concept to product from a safety perspective 
Feb 21, Solna, Sweden
KI Science Park invites to a seminar where you will meet Karin Svens and Hallgrimur Jonasson from Toxicology Knowledge Team and Nina Brenden from Exploratory Toxicology, Lundbeck. READ MORE

Challenges and opportunities in pharmaceutical development projects, from an IP strategic perspective
Mar 12, Solna, Sweden

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  Become an expert in internationalization of Medtech products

To succeed internationally, your company needs to have comprehensive understanding of different markets and their specific requirements. It's time to apply for the upcoming edition of Go Global Medtech. The program aims to provide your company with the competence needed for growth and international expansion.


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  News from Tools of Science


Karolinska Experimental Research and Imaging Centre  - KERIC, is a new core facility featured on Tools of Science. KERIC offers a wide range of  imaging analyses in experimental systems in combination with experimental surgery as well as courses to both academic and external clients.


Join us on LinkedIn

Are you a Life Science professional? Join the Tools of Science LinkedIn group for discussions relevant for academic researchers, core facilities, CRO's and other life science companies in Sweden.


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Towards the most innovation-driven economy

Innovationskraft Stockholm, a County Administrative Board initiative, is moving forward. Since this summer's launch of the regional innovation strategy,  the project has entered a new phase focusing on the action plans.

The goal of the innovation strategy is to make Stockholm the world's most innovation-driven economy in 2025. To achieve this position, five focus areas have been chosen: Research and Innovation infrastructure, Innovation procurement, Capital procurement, Interdisciplinary and Global attractiveness.

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Registrations are now open for AIMday Sustainable Solutions for Cities

With a rapidly growing urban population, cities and surrounding areas are facing major challenges. Due to the concentration of production and consumption activities, cities contribute to a large part of the global emissions of greenhouse gases and to air and water pollution. At the same time, cities offer great opportunities to implement new innovations and solutions that can contribute to the transformation to become more sustainable in the future.

KTH is organizing AIMday® Sustainable Solutions for Cities in Stockholm May 15, 2013. By matching companies need for new knowledge and their questions with academic expertise, AIMday brings understanding and new perspectives to actual challenges in companies and organizations. As a company or public organization you are able to register and submit questions until March 11.


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Current calls

Business Development vouchers for Life Science Companies in Stockholms, Södermanlands, Gotlands and Uppsala County
The County Administrative Board
Apply before February 28, 2013

Funding for internationalization to foreign markets
Nordic Project Fund Nopef

Funding for internationalization to emerging markets
Swedfund International

Travel support for starting up individual projects within EUREKA
The KTH Life Science Technology platform


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