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EMA in search for new executive director: "A monumental task awaits"

A huge task awaits the future executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) when current executive Guido Rasi steps down in the end of 2020. His successor should be an experienced diplomat and not on any account a visionless administrator, says director of the Danish Medicines Agency.

Roche enters partnership with Danish innovation center

Roche Diagnostics Denmark has signed a partnership agreement with innovation center Nordic Health Lab at New North Zealand Hospital. The parties want to kick off development of solutions for early identification and disease prevention.

Analyst: New CEO has overhauled Ambu

After a turbulent year, new Ambu CEO Juan-José Gonzalez has cleaned up in the company and set new standards, says Danske Bank analyst. Investment managers and hedge funds reduce their short positions.

Innovation Fund Denmark grants millions to diagnostics firm

Danish healthtech firm Radiobotics has received DKK 2.1 million from Innovation Fund Denmark to expand the team and launch its product in Europe next year. The US is up next, and the company anticipates an annual revenue of DKK 200 million in five years.

Life science is the growth driver of Danish export

During the past 10 years, export rates have doubled for Danish life science, and medicines export increased twice as much as in he rest of Europe in the second quarter of 2019 alone. The Danish Minister for Finance is pleased, and industry association emphasizes the regulatory framework's importance for continued growth.

Zealand CEO on new milestone: It's a validation of the company

Danish Zealand Pharma can look forward to a three-digit million milestone payment after German partner Boehringer Ingelheim takes one of the drugs in-licensed from Zealand to next development phase. The Danish biotech firm now awaits Boehringer's decision regarding second candidate in the license agreement.

Billionaires put DKK 10 million into Danish medtech firm

The affluent Danish Schrøder family has increased its owner's share in Mequ, the company behind a transportable blood warmer. The medtech firm now prepares to enter the US market, which could be even more lucrative than anticipated.

Siemens opens two new laboratories in Danish hospitals

This week, two new blood test laboratories opened at the hospitals in Herlev and Gentofte outside Copenhagen. For the provider, Siemens, the new labs mean closer ties to the Capital Region and increased presence in the Danish laboratory field.