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Per Spindler
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Interview: Per Spindler at Biopeople

Biopeople is a gold-label Danish life science cluster. Director Per Spindler tells the secrets of its success. Per Spindler’s career spans veterinarian to startup vice president. He has degrees in toxicology and business, and expertise in drug development and regulation. He uses all this experience in his current job. Spindler…

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Jaakko Kaprio, new Director of FIMM

Ensuring the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) continues to lead at home in the molecular medicine field and grows in international prominence are among the goals of FIMM’s new director Dr. Jaakko Kaprio. “Molecular medicine is evolving rapidly and we need an institute in Finland that is at the…

Anna Omstedt Lindgren
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Anna Omstedt Lindgren, Founder of MedUniverse

Many people early on saw the enormous communications capabilities of the Internet, but Swedish digital platform pioneer Anna Omstedt Lindgren recognized the ability to link not just individuals but groups and create communities that transcend borders. During her 15-year career, Omstedt Lindgren has started unique web sites and helped companies…

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Q&A with Barbro C. Ehnbom

Barbro C Ehnbom was awarded “Årest Läkemedelsprofil” or “Life Science Profile of the Year” in October this year. Ingrid Lund asked her five questions about life science today and in the future. How can Sweden and the US have the most effective exchange within life science in the future? “Sweden…

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Interview with Peter Rosholm, Novozymes

Experienced in engineering and global business, Peter Rosholm epitomizes Novozymes. Company loyalty can be scarce in the life sciences, but not among Novozymes leaders. “I’ve worked with the same company for 25 years,” says Novozymes Biopharma Vice President Peter Rosholm. “What attracted me is the same thing that attracts people…

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Remaining at the forefront

Jan-Olof Jacke, AstraZeneca AB’s new CEO, on maintaining the company’s position in Sweden. Keeping AstraZeneca AB in the forefront – as a research and marketing leader, a key component of Sweden’s domestic economy and export business and as a contributor to AstraZeneca’s overall growth – are priorities that AstraZeneca AB’s…

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Malin Parkler: Leading with perspective

As the new head of Pfizer’s Swedish organization, Malin Parkler’s plan is to take past professional experience, multiple perspectives and the strength of collaborative leadership to lead the company forward in the fluctuating world of pharmaceuticals. Malin Parkler assumed the post as Country Manager of Pfizer Sweden this spring, taking…

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Marja Makarow’s path to policy

How international opportunities drew a life sciences researcher into European and Nordic science policy. Three unexpected experiences shaped Marja Makarow’s career. Today, Professor Makarow is vice president of research at The Academy of Finland (the country’s research council). From 2008 through 2011, she was the first woman Chief Executive of…

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View from the East

Hans gregersen’s first experience with China actually happened in California in 1994. He was a visiting professor in a laboratory at the University of California San Diego where he was the only person who was not Chinese. It was a rapid introduction to a Hans Gregersen is a Scandinavian scientist-doctor-entrepreneur…