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Copenhagen Capacity: Ambition Is to Make Greater Copenhagen a Global Hub for Microbiome Research

Life Science
A new three-year project seeks to establish Greater Copenhagen as a global leader and hub for research in the up-and-coming field of microbiomes.

Well Begun Is Half Done – but Only Half Done!

Life Science
When it comes to life science, the partners in the Danish-Swedish Medicon Valley region, Denmark and Sweden, are both well-positioned to become first class life science nations in the future.

Shifting the Paradigm of Birth Control: A Danish ­Start-Up Is Engineering Mucus at the Molecular Level

Life Science
Cirqle Biomedical is developing a contraceptive that promises to leverage the natural properties of the female body, without any negative side effects.

When Universities Turn Their Patents into Start-Ups Everybody Wins

Life Science
According to Marianne Thellersen, the senior vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation at DTU, universities should feel an obligation to consider whether the knowledge that is generated in their academic departments can benefit individuals and societies. And start-ups are often the most viable way to ensure knowledge gets translated to practice.

Clinical Tests Are Based on Artificial Reality and Yield Suboptimal Results

Life Science
Clinical medical tests are developed in an artificial reality and can’t be effectively applied in the clinical setting, says Morten Sodemann. That’s why he’s encouraging doctors to swallow their pride and start researching alongside social- and human science professionals.

Biotech Advances by Finding Talent Who Can Walk through Walls

Life Science
As one of the most accomplished engineers in history, Robert Langer has spent most of his career in ­biotech – spinning companies out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This past November, he joined the Scientific Advisory Board of BioInnovation Institute.

Danish Life Science: Up-and-Comers Are Finding Success on Swedish Stock Exchange

Life Science
Several Danish life ­science ­companies have taken to ­Sweden’s Spotlight Stock ­Market to raise capital for their ­developments. Here, investors are more willing to bet on ­­­smaller- growth companies – propelling ­business innovations forward.

Merger of Danish Health Clusters Will Strengthen the Sector

Life Science
Five Danish Health Clusters will merge in to one National Health Cluster for Life Sciences and Welfare ­Technology. The new organisation must strengthen collaboration between businesses, universities and health care providers on innovative products and solutions to ensure growth, export and better health care for all.

Agilent Technologies and Dako Denmark: A Shared Appetite for Innovation

Life Science
Agilent Technologies had built a strong appetite for acquiring Dako Denmark due to a strong ­cultural fit and leading focus on research and innovation. Now, Agilent Technologies is developing and ­commercialising leading Dako branded diagnostic solutions as part of its Diagnostics and Genomics Group.

Infertility Can Be Solved by Tech, but Not in the Way You Think

Life Science
Exseed Health is helping couples to win their fight with infertility through a medical device that enables at home sperm testing. It has the further advantage of nudging users to make lifestyle changes.