MEET OUR Talents
Some of the most promising new biotech and life science startups in Denmark are located at COBIS. Highly skilled, professional in development, and fun to be around – they are the heart and blood of the science park and probably the main reasons you should consider choosing COBIS as your next location. So far more than 100 life science companies have joined us -- you should be next!
Here you can read a bit about the companies currently living with COBIS. They each wrote a little about themselves so you get an idea of what they are working with. Meet our businesses here and go out and talk to them if you find them exciting. They may not have a job yet, but they have plenty of experience to be entrepreneurs / startups. Get some tips on what to do and not do as a startup from them.
Some of these companies have moved out, which is pleasing, that means they grow and can make room for new companies at COBIS. Progress is good and we keep an eye on the development of every single company.
Acesion Pharma is a Danish biotech company founded in 2011 by Morten Grunnet and Ulrik Sørensen and based on seeding capital from the venture funds Novo Seeds and SEED Capital Denmark. Acesion Pharma aims to develop more efficacious and safe drugs for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia. AF mainly affects the elderly population and often causes a pronounced decrease in quality of life and furthermore increases the risk of stroke. Existing drug therapies generally have a limited efficacy and/or are associated with risk of serious adverse events. Therefore, there is a considerable need for developing better and safer drugs. Inhibition of SK channels, an ion channel present in the heart and with relevance for the cardiac rhythm, constitute a novel and promising drug target for the treatment of AF. Acesion Pharma aims to develop a first-in-class SK channel inhibitor for the acute cardioversion of AF.
ADCendo ApS is a biotech company dedicated to developing new types of anti-cancer drugs. We focus on antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) directed at novel targets, that have been found to be overexpressed by several cancer forms, that are all characterized by a significant unmet need for novel treatment.
Ankrin Therapeutics is a biotech start-up developing first-in-class drugs for cancer treatment. Our novel and unique therapeutic strategies, founded on forefront high quality research in cancer biology, target essential protein-protein interactions required for error-free DNA damage repair.
Avineuro discovers and develops novel small molecules for unmet medical needs in neurology and psychiatry. Avineuro is managed by professionals experienced in drug discovery and development. By acquiring lead compounds through collaborations and partnerships, Avineuro develops novel products and extends the reach of marketed compounds for indications with a significant commercial potential. Avineuro emphasizes a rational approach that combines modern medicinal chemistry with streamlined pre-clinical and clinical development studies, thus allowing a fast transition to proof-of-concept product candidates.
Axxam S.p.A is an innovative Partner Research Organization (iPRO) providing science-driven, top quality and tailored Discovery Services.
Axxam expertise includes:
- Molecular biology: cloning and construct preparation, automated gene expression screenings (Taqman-based), protein expression, gene editing
- Cell-line generation: GPCRs, ion channels, nuclear hormone receptors, transporters & others
- Assay development: Biochemical assays (protein interactions & enzymes) and Cell-based assays including optogenetics biosensors
- Natural and synthetic compound libraries
- High-Throughput Screening automated platforms: fluorescence, luminescence & radiometric
- High-Content Screening automated platforms
- Compound management and Storage
- Hit characterization & profiling
- H2L activities, Cardiac safety and liability profiling
- Electrophysiology (Manual & Automated Patch Clamping)
With more than 16 years of experience, Axxam has successfully conducted hundreds of Hit identification projects, Hit-to-lead activities and Lead optimization programs.
Axxam works with Clients globally and deals with projects from different market segments: Pharma, Biotech, Academia, Crop protection, Animal health, Cosmetics, Fragrances, Flavors and Nutrition.
BGI was founded in 1999 as a nonprofit research organization to support the Human Genome Project. Over the years, BGI has grown into a multi-national genomics company with significant global operations, including sequencing laboratories based in the US, Europe, Hong Kong and mainland China.
BGI Europe’s headquarters were established in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2010. Our experience in high-capacity, high- throughput analytics, bioinformatics capabilities, and our long history in large population–scale genomics and data analysis, means that BGI Europe is uniquely positioned to support both academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies with a wide array of high quality genomic services for basic research, pharmacogenomics and clinical diagnostics.
BioCare Copenhagen is a Danish bioscience company that specialises in microbial actives targeting gastrointestinal disorders, metabolism, infections and immunity.
The company’s activities are based on research conducted by Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark’s leading hospital for patients requiring highly specialised treatment. BioCare Copenhagen was established as a joint venture between the Danish Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation and the management team Søren B. Thomsen (CEO) and Jesper Gantzel (COO).
Offering innovative products with a strong competitive edge, BioCare Copenhagen and its partners have achieved a very robust market position on several European markets, including the Danish home market, reaching a market share of 70% in probiotic supplements. Furthermore, the company has been awarded with the Danish Gazelle price 2016 due to its continuously growth the previously four years.
What does it take for a life-science researcher to start a company? How do you bring science out of the lab and into the economy?
The BioInnovation Institute offers entrepreneurs and researchers in life science help to bring interdisciplinary ideas to life and research to market. Through providing networks, support, facilities, and funding.
BII embraces every phase of a life-science start-up company and though we are based in Denmark, our aspirations are international. BII is a Novo Nordisk Foundation initiative.
Center for Innovation and Research
Centre for Innovation and Research (CIR) acts as a point of entry for issues relating to innovation and research and the commercialisation hereof in the Capital Region of Denmark. In addition to counselling and negotiating contracts, the centre actively leads projects to commercialise inventions and advises on clinical trials and funding. CIR also deals with strategic and political issues pertaining to innovation and research.
Clinical Survey Outcomes
An independent consultancy company providing services within drug development. Focus areas:
Contera Pharma identifies and develops innovative treatments for patients suffering from movement disorders. We use our expertise in drug discovery and development in close collaboration with expert individuals and organizations to provide foundations for success.
Copenhagen Life Science Advisors
Copenhagen Life Science Advisors is a network of life science professionals with years of experience from pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industries, as well as experience in working in and with life science venture capital. We work together as one, offering services in commercialization of science and fundraising of early stage companies.
Curasight is a clinical development company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Company is a pioneer in the field of exploiting a novel Positron Emissions Tomography (PET) imaging platform targeting the urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (“uPAR”). The technology provides improved diagnosis and risk stratification in multiple cancer types, most notably for risk stratification in prostate cancer.
DANISH BIOTECH is a trade organization for Danish biotech companies with the aim to promote opportunities for biotechnology research, development and production in Denmark and perform common business interests in this context, both nationally and internationally. DANISH BIOTECH members are private companies in Denmark who research, develops or produces pharmaceuticals or other products with a significant content of biotechnology (biotech companies) and their parent companies and investment funds that are active owners of biotech companies. Membership can be obtained on www.danskbiotek.dk.
Danish-Chinese Organic Food Center
Defensin Therapeutics is a Danish biopharmaceutical company spun out from Novozymes A/S in 2013. Defensin Therapeutics focuses on the development and commercialization of novel products for the treatment of diseases and conditions associated with dysregulation of the human microbiota.
ESS Data Management and Software Centre
The European Spallation Source (ESS) ERIC is a multi-national collaboration that is currently constructing the world’s brightest neutron scattering research facility in Lund, Sweden. The Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC), located in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an ESS Division that is responsible for developing the data acquisition, reduction, visualization and analysis software for the ESS neutron beam instruments, and for storing, and making available, the scientific research data taken at the ESS when it is operational.
The ESS will be up to 100 times brighter than today’s leading neutron scattering facilities, enabling new opportunities for researchers in the fields of life sciences, energy, environmental technology, cultural heritage and fundamental physics.
Fischer BioConsult provides services relating to financing, business development and product development within the biotech sector. Per Fischer has more than 15 years experience from biotech, pharma and consulting, and has worked for more than 25 clients over a period of 4 years.
Galecto develops small molecules for the treatment of severe diseases, including fibrosis and cancer. The company, founded in 2011, builds on more than 10 years of research centering on the role of galectin-3 and LOXL-2, and the use of modulators of these proteins to treat fibrosis-related diseases and cancer.
Genau & More
Genau & More operates in the regulated industries Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Device and are offering quality oriented consultancy within e.g. current compliance, validation, and business performance – services that will ensure the inspection readiness of the clients and ultimately help to ensure patient safety in medical treatment.
At HPNow, we believe that natural solutions are often the best. That is why we are introducing a novel technology solution for the on-site generation of a powerful, yet safe and eco-friendly water and air treatment agent. Our on-site generation devices produce pure hydrogen peroxide where and when it is needed using only water, air and electricity as input. These can be utilized in water treatment applications ranging from irrigation, livestock, aquaculture, municipal, residential, and through to chlorine-free swimming pool, as well as in air and surface treatment applications.
ISD-Immunotech is developing a STING pathway modulator as a first-in-class treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune diseases where the STING pathway is clearly shown to be implicated in the pathogenesis of the disease. ISD is a spin-out of Aarhus University and is run by a team of experienced pharmaceutical experts and business leaders with a solid track record of successful drug development.
IWA Consulting – For quality, safety, and efficacy
The IWA Consulting Team is a dedicated group of regulatory affairs specialists providing expert services to a range of international private and public clients. We do that based on our long term regulatory experience, in-depth knowledge, and expertise.
We assist biotech, pharma, and medtech companies in achieving their major regulatory milestones, knowing and thoroughly understanding the sense of urgency that applies to this business area. Regulatory affairs – in every aspect of the discipline – is our core competence.
Keep Your Promise
- Steer and drive projects forwards
- Professional clinical study protocols, investigators brochure’s, clinical study reports and other regulatory documents which ensure you licence to operate.
- Plan and effectuate production of clinical modules for NDA etc.
- Coordinate and prepare response to HA questions
- Efficient writing of briefing packages to support meeting requests
Life Science Plus Advokater
LIFE SCIENCE PLUS Advokater provides specialized and business oriented legal advisory based upon more than 15 years of hands-on experience from the Life Science industry - both from an operational and strategic level.
* General Legal Services - full spectrum of general commercial & R&D specific contracts, legal risk management, IP aspects as well as commercially oriented legal and strategic advice and compliance work.
* Business Development/Licensing activities - coordination and structuring of licensing and other transactional activities, incl. due diligence processes, deal structures, drafting and negotiation as well as anchoring/integration.
* Partnerships - structuring, drafting, negotiation and management of value creating partnerships & alliances with e.g. academia, institutions and commercial partners; R&D outsourcing and CRO vendor management.
We also help companies to professionalize operations and governance to prepare them for external fundraising.
The LINX Association is the platform for Linking Industry to Neutrons and X-rays.
LINX is the focal point for creating commercial value through innovative material science solutions based on advanced neutron & X-ray technology in collaboration with facilities, such as MAX IV, ESS and European XFEL.
The LINX Association was established in spring 2016 to encompass “The LINX Project” funded by the Danish Innovation Fund (IFD) for a period of 5 years (2016-2021).
Medidee was established by three partners, all experts in the field of medical devices. As professionals with a multidisciplinary background we provide all necessary competences internally to handle all aspects of your project, from the Design to the Certification. Our team is expending regularly to provide the best resources and competences to address all dimensions of your project and to reach the ambitious milestones required by the marketing of your product. Hereafter are the key people of Medidee.
MEQU has invented an entirely new way of warming IV-fluids. We have created the °M Warmer - a pre hospital portable IV-fluid/blood warmer for use with critically injured trauma victims. It warms infusion fluids and blood to an appropriate temperature in order to prevent or reduce hypothermia.
GBS is the leading cause of life-threatening bacterial infections in newborn babies affecting some 8,000 babies annually in Europe and the US. GBS infections may result in still-births, or pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis in the newborn babies leading to either severe morbidity, mortality or life-long disabilites. MinervaX is pursuing the development of a novel vaccine candidate against Group B Streptococci (GBS).
NEX & PHISTER
Nex & Phister ApS (Law & IP) is focusing on providing strategic and legal counselling regarding IPR such as patents, trademarks, designs and copyright in the EU and internationally.
Patent counselling includes without limitation drafting and prosecuting patents, as well as analysis of patentability and freedom to operate, and developing patent strategies. Patent counselling is primarily focused within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology area. However, Nex & Phister ApS is also able to provide patent consulting within a broader chemistry area as well as the mechanical area.
Trademark, design and copyright consulting is focused on achieving, maintaining and enhancing the IP rights and strategy related hereto.
Nex & Phister ApS also offers legal assistance regarding contracts, HR-law and GDPR from its sister office at Symbion.
Nordic Nanovector is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to extending and improving the lives of patients with haematological cancers through the development and commercialisation of innovative targeted therapeutics.
The company's lead clinical-stage product is Betalutin®, the first in a new class of antibody radionuclide conjugates (ARCs), designed to improve upon and complement current options for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need and orphan drug opportunities.
Betalutin® is a tumour-seeking anti-CD37 antibody conjugated to a low-intensity radionuclide (lutetium-177). It is showing promising efficacy and tolerability in a Phase 1/2 clinical study in a difficult-to-treat NHL patient population.
The company aims to develop Betalutin® for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory NHL.
Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets, while exploring potential distribution agreements in selected geographies.
Nordic Nanovector is committed to building a pipeline of novel ARCs and antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) addressing multiple selected haematological malignancies based on proprietary technologies and expertise, and with technologies from partners where complementary.
Ozack deliver value creating interactions with regulatory agencies during drug development.
• prepare regulatory strategies to discover the best path and mitigate risk
• explain ways of engaging regulators from early development and onwards
• take you through the regulatory steps with execution of required documents and leadership if needed
Papermill Medical is a globally operating medical and scientific consultancy that provides services for companies and organizations in the life science industries including pharma, biotech and diagnostics. Based on a proven track record in R&D and commercial functions of the pharmaceutical industry Papermill Medical can support clients in different tasks such as:
Patentgruppen provides counselling on all matters of IPR (Intellectual Property Rights), i.e. on all matters relating to patents, utility models and designs. Patentgruppen wants to simplify the client’s ways to protect his business, products and innovation through a proactive and strategic approach to IPR. By working as a team, we will let you exploit our expertise both as regards IPR and technical knowledge. We will work as a team not only internally in Patentgruppen but also with our clients. No matter who you are or which requirements you have for either technical counselling or IPR knowledge, we will proactively match your needs. We see ourselves as an important partner to our clients, and we take pride in the job, we do.
Pharma IT has an experienced team of Drug Development Consultants ready to assist you with services from early discovery through the clinical phases and well into the post-marketing phase.
- CMC strategy, project management and “hands on” tasks.
- Clinical Trial & Operation, Scientific & Medical Writing, Clinical Data Management, Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance, Biostatistics
- Developing a quality system “Fit for purpose”
Pharma IT can also deliver IT and Business Consultants who are experts in delivering IT and Quality services supporting the pharma business processes. We deliver services within the following areas:
- Management Consulting
- Quality Compliance and Security Consulting
- IT Applications Consulting
- Pharma, Biotech and Medical Devices Expertise
The expertise within both the classical fields of drug development and IT systems, in the same house makes it possible for us to guide you, to when it is timely to introduce the different IT support systems. This ensures that the content is organized in a meaningful way and adds value to the development process.
Red Glead Discovery
Red Glead Discovery’s integrated drug discovery platform, powered by high-value partnerships, provides the means to progress projects from target validation to lead optimisation. In close collaboration with the client, we perform all essential activities needed for small molecule or peptide projects. Successful fragment-based hit generation is enabled by the unique WAC™ (Weak affinity chromatography) technology, permitting screening for novel chemical starting points in a truly time- and cost-efficient manner. Red Glead Discovery is one of the fastest growing Life Sciences companies in Sweden, having successfully delivered drug discovery solutions to over 200 clients- academic researchers, biotech as well as Pharma companies. We are located at Medicon Village, Lund, Sweden, in the vibrant Medicon Valley Life Science cluster of the Öresund region.
RefLab is a private Danish laboratory with extensive expertise in allergy and chronic urticaria testing, serving hospitals and allergy specialists. Further, we partner in projects within drug allergy and mechanisms of new anti-allergic drugs. In 2010 RefLab became a member of R-Biopharm group.
Reveal Consulting Denmark
Background: Methotrexate is a cornerstone treatment for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, one of the most common childhood diseases; as well as for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a common autoimmune inflammatory disease of adults.
The problem: Due to saturation kinetics, today’s methotrexate (MTX) tablets have poor bioavailability. Many patients will be switched to injectable MTX products to obtain sufficient therapeutic efficacy. However, this is frequently traumatic. Patients, families and physicians have indicated the need for safer, more effective, easier and less painful-to-administer medicines.
The solution: Successful development of a tolerable and effective oral Trexior™ would increase health-related quality of life for children with JIA.
The Company: ROS Therapeutics is a development stage company committed to optimize the treatment experience for small people suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases. Market research indicates that Trexior™ may be able to transform MTX care.
Scan Medical Tech
LAB HOS is a company devoted to the design, develop and marketing of high-tech instruments for clinical testing and healthcare for labs and hospitals. We’re able to satisfy the exacting quality standards required by these industries thanks to the experience and expertise of our team. We are working in
- Lab section: we declare the best quality materials and high tech instrument to labs and IVO manufacturers, for example all reagents and instruments being used in immunoassay based clinical tests in medical and veterinary fields.
- Hospital section: we provide the EU approved facilities being used in patient caring like parts used in making bed hospital, different types of hospital and lab washing machines. Moreover, in clinical diagnostic section, we present PC based audiometers.
SoftOx Solutions AS is a Scandinavian medtech company, founded in 2012, after 4 years of research and product development.
The SoftOx technology, using acetic acid together with the body’s own disinfector, is developed by SoftOx Solutions AS with the support of leading chemical scientists from CR Competence at University of Lund, Sweden. In 2016, SoftOx Solutions established a partnership with Professor Thomas Bjarnsholt, Chief Surgeon Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, and the University of Copenhagen.
Scientists at University of Copenhagen have since 2007 conducted research on the use of acetic acid against biofilm, and since 2009 used acetic acid in clinical settings. The University of Copenhagen is a leading European research centre on biofilm and chronic wounds. SoftOx Solutions scientific department is established at the university under leadership of Thomas Bjarnsholt. Klaus Kirketerp-Møller will lead the company’s clinical research at Copenhagen University Hospital.
SOSmatematik er startet i 2012 af Jan Ulrich Lauridsen, som er uddannet cand.scient i matematik fra Københavns Universitet og til daglig underviser på Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium.
Formålet med SOSmatematik er at tilbyde hjælp til de mange gymnasieelever landet over, der oplever problemer med matematikundervisningen og har brug for et skub i den rigtige retning.
Dette gøres primært ved at arrangere kurser til attraktive priser, som kan tages uden for skoletiden - f.eks. i weekender og ferier.
ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME MEASUREMENTS
The Spectro Inlets analysis system incorporates our unique microchip inlet technology with a vacuum and gas-handling system in conjuction with a mass spectrometer to deliver unprecedented real-time measurements of dissolved gases in liquid environments. The analysis system can characterize minute gas evolution at the surface of an electrode for electrochemistry and battery R&D. As the inlet is robust and self-cleaning, the system is also suitable for monitoring dissolved gases for industrial applications such as biogas production and wastewater treatment.
StatGroup ApS provides statistical consulting within the areas of pharmaceutical development, pre-clinical development, clinical development, diagnostic tests, epidemiology & regulatory interaction.
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STipe Therapeutics focuses on harnessing the innate immune system to battle cancer. The company has developed first-in-class drugs targeting intracellular protein-protein interactions of the STING Pathway; a major driver of innate immunity, and regulator of tumorigenesis and autoimmune disorders. The company has identified and validated compounds that sensitizes the STING pathway and by this modulates the tumor microenvironment to support a potent anti-tumoral response.
We prevent chronic stress and treat your stress with mindfulness.
Individuals under high levels of pressure at work are 45 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those experiencing lower stress levels. According to WHO “Stress would be the main source of diseases by 2020". We are solving #1 problem of our society and while doing that, we are helping them by being happy.
The Back Office
Union Medico is a Developer and Manufacturer of Injectable Drug Delivery Systems. We are a trusted partner and we have been working with some of the world’s leading Biotech and Pharma companies for years. Our injection system is out there worldwide, millions of injections are now carried out with this injection system.
VAR2 Pharmaceuticals is a privately held biotechnology company engaged in the design and development of proprietary therapeutic proteins targeting cancer-specific carbohydrate structures for multiple cancer indications. We have a portfolio of proteins with unique affinity and specificity for these cancer-associated carbohydrates for the development of treatments for cancers where there is no effective therapy, such as sarcoma, triple negative breast cancers and prostate cancer.
The technology is based on groundbreaking discoveries made by researchers at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in collaboration with partners at University of British Columbia, Canada.
Vild develops and markets safe, high quality products within children’s dermatology and supplements. Vild is pure and raw Nordic nature. We find raw materials and ingredients in the nature that surrounds us, and process them with an uncompromising attitude to quality and care. Simple and safe products for your child.
Scientific advice: In the area of pharmacology, toxicology and regulatory affairs - special focus on diabetes and veterinary medicine. Scientific reviews,safety/efficacy assessments, Drug development plans (screeningplans, CRO contact, project management with focus on translational medicine). Contract research: Pig glucose clamp model and general/ translational models for (diabetes) research in association with relevant CRO's.