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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.

Two MVA-member companies appear on the list of “The 20 European Biotech Companies to Watch in 2022”

The leading European online biotech media,, has just published their list of "The 20 European Biotech Companies to Watch in 2022" The MVA-member companies, Genmab based in Copenhagen and Swedish women’s health company,  Gedea Biotech based in Skåne have both made the list, and where as Genmab regularly makes the headlines and is well known to most, Gedea Biotech, is somewhat less known in the broader public. Maybe that is about to change! Among other positive news from Gedea, they...

“The Valley of Life: All I want for 2022” business column in Copenhagen Post by MVA chairman, Søren Bregenholt

MVA chairman of the Board, Søren Bregenholt, kicked off 2022 with a brand new business column in Copenhagen Post, which is a call to action for Danish and Swedish decision-makers to come together to address the list of challenges for cross-border commuters in the region. It is of specific relevance to life science as more than 800 highly-educated life science professionals living in Sweden commute to Denmark to work in Danish life science companies. On top of that we have Swedish-based...

Medicon Valley Alliance CEO, Anette Steenberg in Berlingske life science magazine “High growth, but there is still an unrealized potential”

Life science is growing both East and West of Øresund and continues to contribute with an even more substantial part of both Denmark´s and Sweden´s national economy and export earnings. But we should aim even higher! We should push the Medicon Valley life science cluster further up the rankings and and aspire to become one of the world´s top life science regions. This is the guiding principle of Medicon Valley Alliance. Read the full interview (in Danish) or the entire magazine including...

3 Q&A Interview with Michael Bronsdijk, General Manager, Hologic Nordics

Johan Larsson (left), Marketing Manager, and Michael Bronsdijk (right), General Manager for the Nordics and Benelux. One of the latest companies to join Medicon Valley Alliance is Hologic, a global medical technology company from the US primarily focused on women’s health. We took the opportunity to ask their General Manager for the Nordics and Benelux, Michael Bronsdijk, a few questions about their ambitions in the region and why they have chosen to become a part of our network. Q1: As a...

HealthTech @ Medicon Valley 2021: Commercialisation in Europe now available on YouTube

The event recording for HealthTech @ Medicon Valley 2021: Commercialisation in Europe, has now been published on Medicon Valley Alliance's Youtube channel. For any questions regarding the event or how we work with HealthTech at Medicon Valley, please do not hesitate to contact one of the organizers: Sarah Lidé, Senior Strategy & Project Manager, Medicon Valley Alliance ( Niels Christian Ganderup, Senior Investment Manager – HealthTech & Data, Copenhagen Capacity...

New MVA-member benefit agreement with Fischer Scientific

MVA-members now have access to exclusive prices in the Fisher Scientific Webshop. Thanks to the collective purchasing power of our members, our purchasing programs realizes attractive discounts from the world’s leading supplier of laboratory products: from consumables and chemicals to equipment. Learn more in MVA´s member benefit program here

Medwatch portrait article with MVA CEO, Anette Steenberg

Meet our (still relatively) new CEO, Anette Steenberg! A lot of you already know, Anette, who has been working with life science and internationalization for many years in among other places Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Copenhagen Capacity. But for those of you who do not, MedWatch just published a nice portrait article, which we would like to share. (It is in Danish and it might require a Medwatch subscription)

Article in Life Science Sweden: 2020 was an all time high for Medicon Valley

Despite the pandemic life science companies in Medicon Valley have experienced significant growth in 2020 and during the last five years life science employment has gone up with 4000. This is one of the conclusions in the "State of Medicon Valley Analysis", presented yesterday which were highlighted in the recently published article in Life Science Sweden.

State of Medicon Valley 2021 Analysis presented today at MVA’s Annual Meeting

Medicon Valley Alliance is happy to present to you this year´s "State of Medicon Valley Analysis". Highlights from the report will be presented by MVA CEO, Anette Steenberg, later today at this year´s MVA Annual Meeting at Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport. Life science export, patent applications and employment is booming, but many "beacon companies" (companies with  250 < employees) fear that the growing demand for talent and skilled labor within both production, R&D and business...