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Life Science in Sweden


A government report on the future of life science in Sweden in part calls for strong academics, positive growth conditions for businesses and government support to sustain industry gains.

The report, “A Competitive Ecosystem for Life Science,” is the result of meetings with 80 organizations and companies in Sweden’s life science sector and looks at the challenges facing the life science industry and possible solutions.

In October, SwedenBIO along with the other two trade associations LIF and Swedish Medtech, also released an action plan for the life sciences. The action plan included 25 proposals on measures to strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness. Många förslag på åtgärder går i linje med de som idag presenteras i regeringens samordnares rapport. Many proposed measures complement those in the government’s coordinator report.

“It shows that there is a clear path forward for the life sciences and most people agree on what needs to be done,” said Ingrid Heath, executive vice president of SwedenBIO. Utmaningen ligger i genomförandet och där är det viktigt att regeringen visar handlingskraft och tar ansvar för ledning och samordning av de insatser som krävs, säger Ingrid Heath. “The challenge lies in the implementation and where it is important that the government shows resolve and take responsibility for the management and coordination of the efforts required.”