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Five new super hospitals underway in Denmark

The construction of five new national super hospitals with health IT infrastructure is now well underway in Denmark, reports Invest in Denmark. Danish hospitals have been co-developing innovative healthcare solutions with the industry for many years. This approach is now extended to a core methodology in a so-called intelligent hospital…

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Ascendis Pharma presents new data

Ascendis Pharma has announced data supporting its product pipeline presented at ENDO 2017, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Orlando, Florida. “We are delighted to show the breadth of our growing pipeline at this year’s ENDO conference, including three potentially differentiated treatments for rare endocrine diseases,” said Jonathan…

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Denmark tops the Digital Economy and Society Index

Denmark is the most digital country among the 28 EU member states according to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2017. 94% of Danish citizens are online and actively engaged in the use of a variety of online services, making their digital skills highly advanced. The Digital Economy and…

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Hope for new treatment for Huntington’s disease

Researchers working at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and University of Southern Denmark have managed to produce short synthetic DNA analogues – oligonucleotides – that bind direct to the gene that is mutated in Huntington’s disease and prevent the production of a protein that damages the nerve cells. The discovery, published in the…

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Denmark bids to host EMA headquarters in Copenhagen

Last week, the Danish Government officially announced its candidacy for hosting the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Denmark. ”The Danish Medicines Agency is excited about the Danish Government’s decision. The EMA is the most important European coordination forum in the pharmaceutical field, and Copenhagen offers a visionary and innovative life…

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The Maersk Tower has been inaugurated

Maersk Tower, the new home of the University of Copenhagen´s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, was inaugurated a few weeks ago. The building will among other things be the center of the University of Copenhagens research and education activities within the fields of cancer, obesity and diabetes, cardiac disorders,…

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New company to optimize pharmaceuticals

The newly started company GlycoDisplay has discovered how to alter the properties of proteins by changing their sugar structures – a discovery that could help pharmaceutical producers optimize their products. GlycoDisplay is a spin-out from SUND at the University of Copenhagen and specialises in changing sugar structures in proteins, thus improving…

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New genome data center in Aarhus

Aarhus University and the Central Denmark Region will create a new joint genome data centre in Aarhus which will establish a strong foundation for research within genetic causes of common diseases and how to prevent them. Aarhus University and the Central Denmark Region are already working in close corporation within…

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The role of dendritic cells in cancer

Danish researchers report about the vital role of CD103+ dendritic cells. Morten Hansen and Mads Hald Andersen at the University of Copenhagen contributed with an article about the role of dendritic cells in the special issue on cancer and autoimmunity in Seminars of Immunopathology 2016. Dendritic cells (DCs) are major…

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Novo expands its Changing Diabetes in Children programme

On the World Diabetes Day, Novo Nordisk announced a four-year extension of its Changing Diabetes in Children programme which provides access to diabetes care and free insulin to children with type 1 diabetes in developing countries. The expansion sees five new countries join the programme; Cambodia, Ivory Coast, Myanmar, Senegal…

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Three danes on top 10 of young biotech entrepreneurs

Who are the most inspiring innovators under 30 years in European Biotech this year? According to Labiotech.eu, a new European life science online media, three Danes have made the list. The three Danish entrepreneurs are: Andreas Laustsen, CEO, VenomAb. He has already founded 3 Biotech companies before his 30s: Biosyntia, VenomAb and…

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Novo Nordisk plans to cut 1000 jobs

Novo Nordisk has announced its intention to reduce its workforce by approximately 1,000 employees of the 42,300 positions in the company’s global organisation. This is one of several actions taken to reduce operating costs as the company faces a challenging competitive environment in 2017, especially in its large US market. The…

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Denmark’s biotech sector best in Europe  

For the second year running, Denmark’s biotech sector is awarded a global top three ranking by Scientific American Worldview and is praised for its generous public sector investment and speedy drug trial application process. Denmark takes the global top three spot in the 2016 Scientific American Worldview Scorecard, assessing countries…