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David Munis Zepernick

David Munis Zepernick

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Below you will find the latest news from MVA. You can also sign up to our newsletter MVA Update.

MVA Update is an electronic newsletter providing you with news about MVA and an overview of our events and other relevant events in Medicon Valley. You can also check out our calendar for more information about life science events in the region.

If you have any questions regarding our news section or media inquiries then please contact David Munis Zepernick, Head of Press on +45 2498 1668.

Must-read interview with CEO, Per Falk, Ferring about NLSDays’ Gender Science super session

MVA-member, Ferring, and their CEO, Per Falk, has recently been interviewed by Sweden Bio´s Helena Strigård, about NLSDays’ Gender Science super session (super session 5) scheduled for the 29th of September. We believe it´s a must-read for everyone interested in women´s health and the discussion about gender equality in health. It might even serve as an appetizer for your participation in Nordic Life Science Days 2022, and if so, don´t forget to use your exclusive 20 % MVA member discount on...

New article published in Nature about the BioInnovation Institute model 

As documented in the recently published analysis "LIFE SCIENCE IN EASTERN DENMARK – THE DANISH PART OF MEDICON VALLEY – a survey of companies in the sector", MVA-member, BioInnovation Institute, has been a game changer for life science innovation in the region. CEO, Jens Nielsen, Chief Technology Officer, Markus Herrgård and Chief Business Officer, Bobby Soni, have recently published a paper in Nature Biotechnology (Nature Portfolio) about the specific BioInnovation Institute model, which we...

Register now for DTU’s new Biotech Lifelong Learning courses

Registration is now open for MVA-member, the Technical University of Denmark’s, three new in-person courses that will run in September and December. These courses are developed by expert instructors with significant academic and industry experience. Click the links below to learn more and reserve your place in one of these unique new professional development opportunities: Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products, 5-6 Sept. Cell Culture Engineering: A Single-Use Perspective, 7-9 Sept....

Sweden and Denmark both in top-5 on global ranking of countries that have headquartered biotech companies listed on stock exchanges

Switzerland tops the list followed by Sweden, US, Israel and Denmark according to the recently published article "The Worldview national ranking of health biotech sectors" in Nature Biotechnology How our binational Danish-Swedish Medcion Valley life science cluster would figure on the list is unclear, but the ranking indicate that the aspiration to become Europe´s leading life science cluster is not that far-fetched, and within the EU we are probably already number one.

MVA-member, PolyPeptide Group wins the Malmö City Business Award in Life Science 2022

MVA would like to congratulate, Jens Fricke, and his team from PolyPeptide, with the prestigious award. Well done! The City of Malmö is definitely on the rise when it comes to life science, and Malmö and Lund have firmly established themselves as the key life science municipalities in the Swedish part of Medicon Valley. Malmö University, Medeon Science Park and Malmö-based companies such as Sedermera are all part of the life science infrastructure that has helped put Malmö on the life science...

Medicon Valley Alliance celebrated it´s 25th anniversary at the Swedish Embassy in Copenhagen

Medicon Valley Alliance would like to thank all members and stakeholders who joined (or would have liked to join!) our summerreception yesterday at the Swedish Embassy in Copenhagen, AND who have helped strengthening Medicon Valley and Danish-Swedish life science collaboration from 1997 onwards! A special thanks to our host, H.E. Ambassador, Charlotte Wrangberg, David Meinke, Director, Center for Regional development, Capital Region and Anna Mannfalk, Regional council, Region Skåne for your...

The challenge is structural. We can do so much more to fight infertility” says Minister of Health, Magnus Heunicke in the ReproUnion infertility panel discussion at The Political Festival (Folkemødet)

In a fully packed tent Thursday afternoon ReproUnion and Medicon Valley Alliance sat the scene for an intense panel discussion about the implication of infertility and current low birth rates. The distinguished panelist were Minister of Health, Magnus Heunicke, Copenhagen Mayor for health affairs, Sisse Marie Welling, chairman of the Health Committee of Danish Regions,  Karin Friis Bach, chairman of the Health Committee of the Capital Region, Christoffer Buster Reinhardt and Søren Ziebe, Head...

“We did it!” Copenhagen selected host city of NLSDays 2023

As part of a consortium also including Wonderful Copenhagen and Copenhagen Capacity and assisted by the Municipality of Copenhagen and Bella Center, MVA has worked intensively to convince the organizers of NLSDays to try out Copenhagen as a venue for the conference. As a result, NLSDays will come to Copenhagen in 2023 to celebrate it´s 10th anniversary, as described in the recently published article in Nordic Life Science News ”We did it! Back in 2016 we successfully pitched the idea of...

“And the future looks even brighter!”, column in Nordic Life Science News by MVA chairman, Søren Bregenholt

As demonstrated in the recently published analysis, "Life Science in Eastern Denmark" life science is booming. This is, however, not an isolated Danish phenomenon. Life science is booming in the Nordics as such, and although Denmark and Sweden are by far the leading life science nations of the region, the biotech sector in both Finland and Norway are accelerating and contributing to the idea of the Nordics as a life science powerhouse. In this column, MVA chairman of the Board, argues that...

New publication: Welcome inside Medicon Valley!

Inside Medicon Valley is a new magazine co-produced by Medicon Valley Alliance, Invest in Skåne, Copenhagen Capacity and JS Sverige highlighting what's happening in the Swedish-Danish life science region. Medicon Valley is the strongest life science cluster in the Nordic countries, bursting with innovation, ground-breaking research, and advances for the better good of humanity. In this magazine, you will meet representatives from universities, companies big and small, scientists, Danes,...