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David Munis Zepernick

David Munis Zepernick

Head of Business Development and Public Affairs

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.

Medicon Valley Alliance´s chairmanship re-elected

At this year´s ordinary general meeting Monday 12th of April, both MVA chairman, and future CEO of Alligator Bioscience, Søren Bregenholt (photo), and MVA vice chairman and CEO of Medeon Science Park, Ulf G. Andersson, were re-elected. “I am very happy that our members have entrusted me with a new period as chairman, and I look forward to continuing working closely with the Board at these crucial times for Medicon Valley. We have a national Danish life science strategy coming up shortly and...

3 Q&A interview with Business Director, Anna Holmberg, SDS Life Science in Lund

Among our recent new member companies are SDS Life Science in Lund. We used the opportunity to ask their Business Director, Anna Holmberg, a few questions about their ambitions in the region and why they have chosen to open an office here and now. 1) SDS Life Science opens an office at Medicon Village in Lund. Why do you choose to establish yourself in the Medicon Valley region? The Medicon Valley region is an exciting region with a fast-growing life science sector. In Skåne there are more...

Two Medicon Valley based incubators made the list of “25 Best Biotech Incubators Hatching Startup Stars in Europe”

The Nordics is well represented on the Labiotech´s newly published list of "25 Best Biotech Incubators Hatching Startups in Europe" Apart from our friends at Oslo Cancer Cluster´s incubator and Spark in Finland, two well-known Medicon Valley based incubators, which are also members of Medicon Valley Alliance, also made the list, which gives us every reason to SmiLe. Read the full list on the link above.

New Scandinavian Investor Climate Report

8th of April Medicon Valley Alliance is organizing the webinar "Early-stage Funding for Life Science Companies in Medicon Valley". As part of the programme, we have invited Johan Ny, CEO of NY Consulting to present highlights from his recently published "Scandinavian Investor Climate report". As a little appetizer, we have also used the occasion to ask him a few questions about his findings and recommendations, Q1) What are the key obstacles to creating a more attractive Scandinavian investor...

AbbVie Denmark wins Great Place To Work 2021

Considering a career in life science? Life science is once again ranked prominently in this year´s Great Place To Work list, which was announced yesterday. In the small companies category (20 - 49 employees) MVA-member, AbbVie Denmark, takes the lead, and just a little bit further down the list, another MVA-member company, Bristol Myers Squibb, is ranked 6th. “We are very humbled and happy to be ranked as the best place to work in Denmark by Great Place to Work. I cannot be more proud of what...

Medicon Valley Alliance welcomes professor, Henriette Svarre Nielsen, to the ReproUnion Executive Board

Medicon Valley Alliance is happy to announce that professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Copenhagen and founder of Maternity Foundation, Henritte Svarre Nielsen, has accepted to join the ReproUnion Executive Board. “We warmly welcome Henriette Svarre Nielsen, to the Executive Board and are pleased that she wants to expand her involvement in ReproUnion. Her experience and affiliation in- and outside the project will continue to support the ReproUnion team, as we further...

MVA-member, Novo Nordisk, and the University of Toronto announce historic investment

Insulin was discovered 100 years ago by a research team from University of Toronto, Canada consisting of Frederick Banting, Charles Best, J.J.R. MacLeod and James Bertram Collip. Consequently,  Novo Nordisk and it´s predessors, Nordisk Insulin Laboratorium and Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium  have historically had strong ties to University of Toronto. These ties are now  strenthened once again with the decision to invest DKK 200 million  to establish the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy...

Medicon Valley Alliance wins the Malmö greater Copenhagen business award 2021

It is with with a mix of great pleasure and humility that we can announce that Medicon Valley Alliance has been awarded with the Malmö greater Copenhagen business award 2021. Among the finalists were also Novo Nordisk Foundation and Jayway by Devoteam, as described in Øresund News back in December. In their decision the jury emphasized our ability to highlight and help develop companies in an industry of strategic importance in Eastern  Denmark as well as Southern Sweden and our dedicad effort...

Life science recruitment is a crucial component of a successful life science cluster

What are the specifics of life science recruitment in the Nordics, and how has recruitment been affected by the pandemic? In order to find some answers, we did a little 3 Q&A interview with Managing Director, Vibe Puggard, from MVA-member HAYS - Recruiting experts worldwide. Q1: How does Life Science Recruitment in the Nordic differ from the recruitment elsewhere? Recruitment to the LS industry in the Nordic Countries is an interesting subject to look at. To give a view on how recruitment...