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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.

Apply for the SVAR Complement Excellence Award

The Svar Complement Excellence Award is annually celebrated to acknowledge the remarkable international contributions made by researchers and physicians in the field of complement. In collaboration with the International Complement Society (ICS) and European Complement Network (ECN), MVA member SVAR Life Science (a Swedish group of companies, specializes in inventing, developing, and applying the best assay technology for drug development and clinical diagnostics) offers two grants of 20,000...

Novo Nordisk Foundation, Wellcome & the Gates Foundation announce new R&D partnership

At this year´s Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Global Science Summit in Denmark, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Wellcome & the Gates Foundation each committed USD 100 million to support solutions to address the health impacts of climate change; infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance (AMR); and greater understanding of the interplay between nutrition, immunity, disease, and developmental outcomes. “By pooling the vast experience and unique expertise of each organization – across research,...

Register for Bio Europe in Stockholm with your 10% MVA member discount

Join the 30th anniversary edition of BIO-Europe, the biopharma partnering event that has grown with the industry, innovated alongside it, and remains the gathering place for meaningful and memorable conversations and connections.  In 2023, BIO-Europe reached new levels of attendance, engagement, and collaboration. 2024 promises to deliver quality opportunities for connection and partnering. The 30th annual BIO-Europe will take place November 4-6, 2024 in Stockholm, Sweden, and it will convene...

Must read article by Søren Tulstrup, President & CEO at Hansa Biopharma “Fueling the future: the role of biotech in advancing innovative science and delivering new medicines”

President & CEO at MVA member company Hansa Biopharma, Søren Tulstrup, recently published the article Fueling the future: the role of biotech in advancing innovative science and delivering new medicines, which we strongly recommend to life science decisionmakers and key opinion leaders eager to get updated on the important work being done by biotech organizations and why it will transform healthcare and change lives.

BioInnovation Institute (BII) and Science launch the BII & Science Translational Medicine Prize for Innovations in Women´s Health and Gender Medicine

At yesterday´s BII & Science Prize for Innovation event, which recognizes and celebrates bold researchers internationally and presented winner Aditya Kunjapur Assistant Professor & Entrepreneur from University of Delaware, MVA member BioInnovation Institute (BII) and Science also announced launch the BII & Science Translational Medicine Prize for Innovations in Women´s Health and Gender Medicine. The introduction of the Translational Medicine Prize for Innovations in Women´s Health...

Nordic Star 2024 Pitch Competition application is now open!

NLSDays Nordic Star is a pitch competition for Nordic life science SMEs. During Nordic Life Science Days on 18-19 September 2024, a selection of high-potential Nordic SMEs will compete for the Nordic Star Award. To apply for the competition, fill in the application form (see link below)  before 31 May 2024. 20 companies are selected by a jury consisting of high-profile investors and big pharma scouts to pitch their innovation in front of the NLSDays attendees. The selected companies receive...

Life Science Barometer 2024 – Skåne Edition presented by Medicon Village

What is the sentiment among life science companies in Skåne, and how are they positioned for the future? Is there reason for optimism? Find the answers in the recently published Life Science Barometer 2024 – Skåne Edition Some key highlights from the report: * There are about 820 companies and organisations active within the life science sector in Skåne, of which more than 560 are classified under the core life science segments of pharma, biotech, medtech and diagnostics. * Micro-sized...

“Building and bridging the most innovative life science cluster in the EU” – new column in Nordic Life Science News by MVA chairman, Niels Abel Bonde

What can the Medicon Valley region learn from Boston’s Kendall Square? This is the point of departure for the column "Building and bridging the most innovative life science cluster in the EU" published yesterday in Nordic Life Science News. Feel free to read and share with friends, partners and colleagues who might have a say in the matter or who are just curious to explore and realize the potential of the largest and most vibrant life science cluster in the European Union! "Hopefully, the...

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a grant of DKK 150 million to establish the Copenhagen Center for Biomedical Quantum Sensing

“Quantum sensing is among the most mature of the quantum technologies and holds the potential to greatly improve medical diagnostics. Denmark has a stronghold in quantum sensing, and with this grant we want to enable further development and translation of this powerful technology from the laboratories to clinical applications,” says Lene Oddershede, Senior Vice President, Natural & Technical Sciences, Novo Nordisk Foundation. Under this new research project, researchers at the University...

Three new board members join Danish-Swedish Medicon Valley Alliance´s Board of Directors

At the Ordinary General Assembly Thursday 11th of April three new life science profiles were elected. The new board members are; Maria Björkqvist, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Professor, Research group leader Brain Disease biomarker Unit, Julia Davies, Professor of Oral Biology at Malmö University, and Matthew Iles, General Manager, AbbVie Scandinavia. “As chairman of the board I am very pleased to welcome the new academia representatives from Lund and Malmö universities, Maria...