19 April 2021

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Untapping Nordic Life Science Gold Mines

Nordic Life Science Investment Day

10:00 - 17:00Malmömässan Conference Center

This NLSDays 2020 Pre-Event will be a private, by-invitation only event. Participants will arrive in Malmö one day prior to NLSDays to experience a full-day program alongside relevant industry and financial parties. The day will include interactive workshops, educational sessions, discussions, and pitches, etc.

20 April 2021

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Moderator(s): Ms. Helena Strigård - Director General, SwedenBIO

Speaker(s):
Mr. Olivier Duchamp - Managing Director, NLSDays - NLS Invest Mr. Emmanuel Ligner - CEO & President at Cityva (former GE Healthcare Life Sciences) Mr. Erik Gatenholm - CEO and Co-Founder, Cellink Dr. Rafiq Hasan - CEO, ExACT Therapeutics

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Challenging Nordic Success Stories

Fireside Chats

10:30 - 11:15Main Exhibition Hall

In this casual chat, we hear from investors that traditionally focus on technology companies: how do they think differently and what would make them consider working with a life science player?

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Data as the New Currency

Super Session 1

11:15 - 12:30Plenary Room

In the Nordics, we are sitting on a vast number of viable data sources – and data, as we know, is key to our industry’s ability to thrive. As such, we must cooperate to better align, integrate, and use our data sources in a protected and patient-centric way that also supports industry participation. In this session, we look at examples of successful collaboration models, at how data helps to drive the value of an asset, at the importance of industry, and at the reciprocal requirement to address and articulate societal value.

Speaker(s):
Ms. Rajji Mehdwan - General Manager, Roche Norway Dr. Lars Lindsköld - Portfolio manager, Sweper / Swelife Dr. Nikolai Brun - Chair HMA-EMA Taskforce on Big Data Ms. Louise Rosenlund Nielsen - Head of International Development & Partnerships, CopCap

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Unique Uses of Data

Company Presentations

13:45 - 15:00Presentation Room

This presentation session is dedicated to those who have created a unique way of integrating, using, or developing data in their research or business models.

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Microbiome: The New Genetics?

Super Session 2

13:45 - 15:00Plenary Room

The human microbiome is considered to be a counterpart to the human genome, with the number of genes in our microbiome outnumbering the genes in our genome by 100 to 1. We also know that understanding and thus balancing our microbiome is vital to human health and that our microbes are impacted on a community, rather than individual, level.

In this session, “Microbiome: the New Genetics?” hosted by the Greater Copenhagen Microbiome Signature Project, we will hear from some of the world’s leaders on the current developments within microbiome research, such as host-microbe interactions and their implications on disease progression and treatment, where opportunities and challenges exist in translating proof-of-concept studies in animal models to clinical trials, and how research can transition from academia to industry to result in improved therapies and better therapeutic outcomes for patients.

The discussions will further shed light on how the Nordics can play a key role in moving the field forward.

Moderator(s): Dr. Eric De La Fortelle - Venture Partner, Seventure Partners

Speaker(s):
Dr. Mirjam Mol-Arts - SVP Global Development, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Dr. Henrik Bjørn Nielsen - Chief Scientific Officer, Clinical Microbiomics Dr. Gianfranco Grompone - Chief Scientific Officer, BioGaia Ms. Sarah Lidé - Senior Strategy & Project Manager, Medicon Valley Alliance

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Breaking Industry Barriers

Fireside Chats

15:00 - 15:30Main Exhibition Hall

A collaborative mindset is required for success at all levels of scientific and health care development. However, the hesitancy towards working with industry still exists, particularly amongst legacy systems. How do we tackle such challenges?

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Emerging Infectious Disease

Super Session 3

15:30 - 16:45Plenary Room

Our world has seen an emergence and re-emergence of infectious and contagious diseases, albeit rather controlled and isolated outbreaks – until now. COVID-19 has propelled us into a new era, one in which the impacts of globalization, travel, and climate change on our collective health and safety are evident. Many new questions are now upon us:

  • Can we help better prepare our local health systems?
  • How will our industry survive beyond shutdown?
  • How does the regulatory landscape function in a global health crisis?
  • Should we steer towards local production & manufacturing?
  • How are investors thinking & behaving during the crisis?
  • How easily can we repurpose existing drugs & technologies?

In this session, we will tackle as much as we can, given what we know & are continuing to learn.

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Creative, Cross-Industry Partnerships

Company Presentations

15:30 - 16:45Presentation Room

This presentation session is dedicated to those who are thinking outside-the-box when it comes to how they aim to or have succeeded in partnering their research or products.

Hosted by:
Notch Communications

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Standing Out in the Crowd

Fireside Chats

16:45 - 17:15Main Exhibition Hall

While our life science industry is full of exciting innovations, many companies are wary of shouting about their accomplishments, both culturally and in such a strictly regulated environment. At the same time, the world won’t notice your company unless you provide compelling information about who you are and how you are changing the game.

It’s vital that potential stakeholders understand that you are developing the best solution to the problems they face. Therefore, you must be able to present them with the bold vision behind what your innovation means to the market, alongside a relevant brand story.

Join us in this interactive fireside chat to learn about the power of branding in differentiating you from your competitors and in influencing customer perceptions through storytelling.

21 April 2021

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The Push for Intelligent Capital

Super Session 4

09:15 - 10:30Plenary Room

Approaching the financial community can be a daunting task, one made greater if we don’t know our particular audiencewell enough. In this session, we focus on hunting intelligently. We highlight different ways of thinking between varying types of investors and then deep-dive into the venture world to better understand what venture capital really is, what are its pros and cons, how to find the right match, and what to know about a rejection. Expect a dialogue, so come prepared with your questions!

Moderator(s): Dr. Sonia Benhamida - Senior Vice President Healthcare, DNB

Speaker(s):
Dr. Ingrid Teigland Akay - Managing Partner, Hadean Ventures Dr. Christina Trojel-Hansen - CEO and Co-Founder - Oscine Therapeutics, in Residence - Arch Venture Partners Ms. Isabelle de Cremoux - CEO & Managing Partner, Seventure Partners

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The Science Behind the Service

Company Presentations

09:15 - 10:30Presentation Room

This presentation session is dedicated to service-oriented companies with a strong scientific base and a unique offering to share with the life science community.

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Successful CRO Navigation

Fireside Chats

10:30 - 11:15Main Exhibition Hall

CROs can get a ‘bad rap’ across some parts of our industry. Why is that, and how can we open the dialogues to do business when sales meets science? Likewise, as a small company, how do you know which CRO is right for you?

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From Population to Precision

Super Session 5

11:15 - 12:30Plenary Room

Tackling global health challenges requires that we move from ‘reactive’ to  ‘proactive’ care, and that we personalize our approach. The practice of evidence-based medicine and the continued identification of new biomarkers are vital steps in improving disease diagnosis, improving the safety and efficacy of existing medicines, and in developing new medicines and targeted therapies. In this session, we discuss the needs and challenges from both industry and financial viewpoints.

Speaker(s):
Ms. Karin Conde-Knape - CVP Global Diabetes, Cardio-Renal and Global Drug Discovery, Novo Nordisk Ms. Carolina Haefliger - VP, Head Centre for Genomics Research, AstraZeneca Dr. Patrick Sobocki - Investment Manager, Industrifonden

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The New Cross-Industry Playground

Super Session 6

13:45 - 15:00Plenary Room

In the world of exponential data and digital disruption, there are more players involved in R&D than ever before. Traditional business models across the drug discovery and development value chain are, therefore, transitioning at an increasingly rapid pace. In this session, we take a look at the new playground: who is involved, how are they working together, and what does this mean for the future of clinical trials from academic, pharma, technology, and regulatory perspectives.

Speaker(s):
Mr. Martin Olovsson - CEO and Co-Founder, Ondosis Dr. Magnus Björsne - CEO, Astrazeneca BioVentureHub Dr. Jessica Shull - European Lead, Digital Therapeutics Alliance Dr. Sam Oddsson - Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, SidekickHealth Dr. Elisabeth Liljensten - CEO, Devicia

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New Technologies

Company Presentations

13:45 - 15:00Presentation Room

This presentation session is dedicated to technologies that offer a new approach for life sciences – particular those that, in earlier years, may not have been seen as relevant to the sector.