June 24 was the first time for Life Science Day during the Entrepreneur Week event in Båstad and several life science companies were there to tell their stories.
Among others, Bactiguard CEO Christian Kinch and Scilife Clinic founder Mouna Ezmaelizadeh talked about the journey and life as entrepreneurs. Christoffer Lindhe, founder of medtech company Lindhextend also was there as well as Magnus Björsne from AstraZeneca who spoke about AZ Bio Venture Hub in Mölndal which will operate as a node for smaller companies, academia and larger companies.
Filippa Reinfeldt, Health Service Commissioner of Stockholm County, also attended, speaking about the situation within Swedish healthcare.
Finalists in Serendipity Challenge
The event week also premiered the entrepreneur competition Serendipity Challenge, in which three life science companies made it to the finals. Stayble Therapeutics, a Gothenburg-based company that develops a new drug for the treatment of chronic back pain, was one of the finalists, as were Vivoline and Concellae. Medtech company Monivent has developed a breathing monitor for acute care of new born babies and also participated in the competition.
None of the life science companies made it to the top however and the winner of the first prize was packaging company Wellplast.