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Capitainer appoints new Chief operating Officer

Tom Sölch

Swedish medtech start-up Capitainer has announced the appointment of Tom Sölch as Chief Operating Officer.

Sölch brings experience in medtech sales and operations, most recently with global laboratory supplier VWR. He joins Capitainer as the company enters a period of expansion following the signing of key distribution agreements in the US and Europe for its qDBS dried blood spot sampling system, it states.

“Capitainer’s high level of innovation combined with my background in business development makes this a perfect move for me and I look forward to guiding Capitainer in moving from start-up to an operational business,” says Sölch.

“We are delighted to have attracted such an experienced COO as Tom in this critical stage of Capitainer’s growth. Interest is strong across the wide range of both existing and new applications such as therapeutic drug monitoring, genomics anti-doping testing we had originally identified. In addition, we are working with several groups involved in COVID-19 testing and planning to launch antibody testing in Sweden together with several health care regions,” says Christopher Aulin, CEO of Capitainer.

Photo of Tom Sölch: Capitainer