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MedTechLabs appoints new Chair of the Board

Clara hellner Foto Region Stockholm

Clara Hellner has been appointed new Chairperson for MedTechLabs.

She entered the position as Director for Research and Innovation in Region Stockholm in June this year. Clara Hellner is an Adjunct Professor at the Institution for Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) at KI.

“Stockholm will be one of the worlds’ leading regions within life science, where medical technology is an important part. Being the R&D Director for Region Stockholm it is also natural for me to lead the work of MedTechLabs. The Centre is creating opportunities for researchers at KTH and KI to work close to the clinical operations within the healthcare, thus speeding up the pace for research results to benefit the patients. MedTechLabs also contributes to the regional ecosystem for start-ups and regions attractiveness for global corporations,” says Hellner to MedTechLabs.

Top priorities

Her top priorities for MedTechLabs during the coming year includes making sure that investments such as ScilifeLab and others within the region benefits from the collaboration that MedTechLabs is gradually starting with clinical operations.

“We are building the first model with Karolinska University Hospital at BioClincium, which then will be ready to spread to our other hospitals. It shall be easy for researcher and companies to conduct clinical studies as part of research projects. The coming year we will create the foundation for this infrastructure within MedTechLabs,” says Hellner to MedTechLabs.

Photo of Clara Hellner: Region Stockholm