How to bridge the ‘Valley of Death’
The SciLifeLab Drug Discovery Model
Different viewpoints of science
Platform in operation for four years
Key distinctive elements of the SciLifeLab Drug Discovery Model are:
Begin with the goal in mind!
- Scientific validity of the therapeutic approach
- Medical need and differentiation from standard of care
- Safety concerns
- The competitive situation
- A patent and publication strategy
- The feasibility to conduct a phase 2 study
- Competence and ability of the academic research team
- Technical feasibility to develop a drug
- Entrepreneurial behavior
Major improvements can be made
Scaling Up the Value: BioLamina
Uppsala BIO has an important role to connect and contribute to the overall growth of Life Sciences, nationally and internationally, both for academic institutions and companies.
Since the beginning of Testa Center, Uppsala BIOs team has as an external project coordinator role and has developed the application and selection process based on the BIO-X methodology.
Breaking down the numbers 2017-2018
The overall goal of Uppsala BIO is to contribute to Upsala's vision of 70,000 new jobs in 2050. Of these, at least 3500 jobs will be created in the life science sector.>>
Uppsala BIO helps Testa Center off to a flying start
Process based on successful BIO-X methodology.>>
“You can make a holding company profitable, but it takes a bit of luck.”
This autumn, Lars Jonsson, CEO of UU Holding since 1998, retires and hands over a very successful investment business to his successor. “UU Holding is nothing short of a success story,” writes Uppsala BIO’s Erik Forsberg. Lars Jonsson has proven that it is possible to make a holding company profitable.>>
Uppsala’s innovation support system works! Award-winning Kontigo Care is the latest proof.
“With its high costs and huge suffering for those affected as well as their relatives, alcohol abuse is one of our major social problems. Kontigo Care’s work on digital biomarkers is one of the most exciting things I’ve witnessed during my career,” writes Uppsala BIO Buiness Developer Magnus Engevik.>>
Spotlight Uppsala’s unique resource!
Uppsala’s life science industry is healthy and developing well. More than 100 life science companies can be found here and in 2016 they employed about 5000 people and had a combined turnover of approximately SEK 27 billion.>>
“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…”
During 52 hours, staff from the Academic Hospital, AbbVie, Bristol Myers-Squibb and Microsoft worked together to develop and test new ideas and models for early diagnosis and better treatment of cancer. Now the experiences of Sweden's first “Innovation Race” can be summed up.>>
50 years of excellence – it all started with a collaboration between academia and industry!
2017 marks the 50 year anniversary of the RAST-method. Learn about the history and see how Uppsala BIO and UU Innovation are addressing future challenges in asthma and allergy diagnostics.>>
Sweden needs new regulations and ways for collaboration to stay ahead in healthcare and the life sciences
Challenges and opportunities for countries wanting to take a leading role in life sciences, with focus on the future role of Sweden, was the topic of a seminar in May 2017. In our blog Johan Gómez de la Torre, Business Development Manager, Stockholm Science City digest the report.>>
Call for proposals: A pull to transform inventions into innovations
How do we pull out the good ideas that may become new innovative products or treatments for the benefit of patients? Calls for project proposals may be the pull that is needed.>>
Uppsala Health Summit 2017: Time for the world to meet on Infectious Disease Threats
10 – 11 October Uppsala Health Summit gathered 200 decision makers and experts from 30 different countries in a discussion about global threats from zoonotic infectious diseases.>>
EMA needs Sweden’s strong scientific environment
Karin Meyer, CEO, Swedish Pharmaceutical Society about what Sweden can offer the EMA and EU.>>
Check out EIT Health and its Uppsala activities
The purpose of EIT Health is to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation for healthy living and active ageing in Europe.>>
Fast-growing companies in Uppsala’s life science cluster
Between 2014 and 2015, the number of employees in this category increased by 11%. If we include 2013 as well, the increase is almost 20%.>>
Financial support and further action!
Our long-term goal is, as always, to contribute to growth by driving actions that complement those of the private and public sectors.>>
Tough competition prior to relocation of EMA after Brexit
Among the arguments stressed in the Swedish application to convince other member states that Sweden and Stockholm is best suited to host the EMA, is the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) in Uppsala.>>