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European life science competetiveness: Why IP is fundamental

On the occurrence of the EU presidency, we place the spotlight on suggested EU-legislations affecting IP-rights in the life science industry. With examples from the Swedish life science arena, we show the importance of IP-protection in the journey from academic research to products and therapies for patients.

Event information


IVA konferenscenter, Grev Turegatan 16 Stockholm

The event is also streamed online


Online: Free

On Location: Free

In a quickly transforming world, the game is changing for the life science industry. An industry coming out of the pandemics with strong confidence of its importance, but where protectionism, nationalism, war and financial turmoil interfere with global just-in-time supply chains. At the same time, regulations and legislations change with the best intent for the benefit of patients. But how do these changes affect the industry’s possibilities for innovation and development of the therapies of the future?

Welcome to a seminar that highlights the importance of IP-protection throughout the life science innovation process where academic research is transformed into products and companies to fight diseases and sustain healthy life.

Moderator: Lotta Ljungqvist, chair of IVAs division of Biotechnology and chair of SwedenBIO.

Introduction by Elisabeth Björck, AstraZeneca

BLOCK 1: The start of the innovation journey

  • Kristian Tryggvason, CEO, BioLamina
  • Anders Persson, Executive Director Ecosystem Strategy & Innovation, AstraZeneca
  • Jesper Hedberg, CEO, Testa center
  • Johannes Hulthe, CEO and co-founder, Antaros
  • Marika Nestor, CEO and founder Akiram

BLOCK 2: Company growth and investments necessary for bringing pharmaceuticals to the market    

  • Gunilla Osswald, CEO, Bioarctic and member of IVAs division of Biotechnology
  • Renée Aguiar-Lucander, CEO, Calliditas
  • European VC (TBA)

Concluding panel: Which considerations are crucial for an EU legislation to support innovation?

The seminar will be held in English.

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