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101 Top Pharmaceutical Startups and Companies in Sweden (2021)

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Sweden based Pharmaceutical companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Pharmaceutical industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Sweden Pharmaceutical Startups

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Recipharm

Recipharm

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Recipharm focused on supporting pharmaceutical companies in taking their products from early development to manufacturing.

Aprea

Aprea

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Aprea focuses on the discovery and development of novel anticancer compounds reactivating the tumor suppressor protein p53.

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OnDosis

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OnDosis is a Swedish life science start-up.

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Sciety

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Life science investor syndicate.

Aprea

Meds.se

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Meds is an online pharmacy that sells prescription and non-prescription drugs.

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Orexo

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Orexo is a pharmaceutical company developing improved treatments using proprietary drug delivery technology.

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Calliditas Therapeutics

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Calliditas Therapeutics is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops pharmaceutical products in fields of unmet medical needs.

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ITBMed

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A Stockholm, Sweden-based biopharmaceutical company.

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Modus Therapeutics

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Swedish drug development company in clinical phase focused on normalizing the lives for patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

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Captario

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Captario is a professional services company for the pharmaceutical industry helping clients in the area of drug development.

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Camurus

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A pharmaceutical company specialising in developing innovative specialty medicines based in Lund

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Athera Biotechnologies

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Athera Biotechnologies researches and develops pharmaceutical solutions for risk assessment and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

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Ascelia Pharma

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Ascelia Pharma is a drug development company dedicated to oncology, focusing on the production of new medicines to enhance life expectancy.

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Asarina Pharma

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Asarina Pharma is a company targeted on developing products to treat women with severe symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle.

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BioInvent

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BioInvent is a research-based pharmaceutical company.

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Oasmia Pharmaceutical

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Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB develops, manufactures, markets and sells an improved generation of drugs within human and veterinary oncology.

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Sprint Bioscience

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Sprint Bioscience AB offers a modular gene-to-lead drug discovery platform for fragment-based drug discovery, including protein expression

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Cinclus Pharma AG

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Cinclus Pharma AG is a research based biotech company

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Vicore Pharma

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Vicore Pharma is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing innovative medicines for severe lung disorders.

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Umecrine Cognition

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Umecrine Cognition has develops drugs against central nervous system neurological disorders, CNS caused by endogenous CNS active steroids.

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CombiGene

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CombiGene provides patients affected by severe life-altering diseases with the prospect of a better life through novel gene therapies.

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Ilya Pharma

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Ilya Pharma develops the next-generation biological drugs for treating wounds in skin and mucosa.

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Empe Diagnostics

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Empe Diagnostics develops diagnostic solutions for infectious diseases with a special focus on antimicrobial resistance.

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Metabogen

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Metabogen is a operator of a research and development company intended to offer biomarker and personalized treatment services.

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Fluicell

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Fluicell is one of the manufacturers of fluid platforms for multifunctional pipettes.

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Gesynta Pharma

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Gesynta Pharma is a pharmaceuticalcompany that leveraging research from Karolinska Institutet.

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Klaria Pharma Holding

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Klaria’s business concept is to develop and commercialize innovative products

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Dilafor

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Dilafor AB is a Swedish drug development company focusing on the development of tafoxiparin for obstetric indications.

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Cavidi

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Cavdi is a Swedish company that makes products for detecting HIV.

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LipUm

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LipUm operates as a biotechnology company that offers anti-inflammatory drugs.

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PharmNovo

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PharmNovo addresses the high unmet need of treatments for chronic pain, which affects up to 30% of the adult population in the USA & Europe.

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Oblique Therapeutics

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Oblique Therapeutics is developing a new type of antibody-based medication for chronic pain and metastatic cancer.

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Lipigon Pharmaceuticals

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Lipigon Pharmaceuticals is specialized in fat metabolism and develops new blood lipids.

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Double Bond Pharmaceutical

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Double Bond Pharmaceutical company which develops and commercialises innovative first-in-class approaches for treatment of cancers.

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Immuneed

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Immuneed is developing a new generation of prostate cancer vaccines, based on activation of the body’s own immune system.

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Scandinavian Biopharma

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Scandinavian Biopharma is a Swedish research-based biotech company.

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Emeriti Pharma AB

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Emeriti Pharma AB develops a whole new treatment against skin disease rosacea.

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Pila Pharma AB

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Pila Pharma AB is developing a new class of orally active drugs for the treatment of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.

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Toleranzia AB

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Toleranzia AB is a technology portfolio for treatment of autoimmune diseases

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Likvor

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Likvor has developed a unique instrument for measuring the cerebrospinal fluid (brain fluid) pressure and flow.

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Genagon Therapeutics

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Genagon Therapeutics is developing a brand new unique method for the treatment of cancer.

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MedFilm

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MedFilm business idea is to convey information about surgical interventions to patients through animation and film.

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Cavis Technologies

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Cavis Technologies is an innovative company supplying invasive cardiology care units with a unique device for improved control and safety.

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Ziccum

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Ziccum is developing new dry-powder versions of the world’s most effective vaccines and biologic pharmaceuticals.

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Glionova

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Glionova is a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new therapies for cancer.

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Alzinova AB

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Alzinova AB operates as a biotechnology company engaged in drug discovery research for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Ectin Research

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Ectin Research offers a combination therapy MFA-370 consisting of two pharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer.

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Quality Pharma Medtech

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Quality Pharma Medtech offers method and business support for good and safe drug use.

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Meda

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Meda AB is an international specialty pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Solna, Sweden.

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Oncopeptides

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Oncopeptides AB is a privately held clinical stage company developing melflufen, a peptidase potentiated therapy for multiple myeloma.

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Apoteket AB

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Apoteket AB is a state-owned pharmaceuticals retailer in Sweden.

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Envirotainer

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Manufactures and rents/leases temperature-controlled containers for air transport of fresh products and other perishable merchandise.

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Biotage

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Biotage is a global life science technologies company.

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Karo Pharma

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Karo Pharma is a specialty pharma company, which develops and markets products for pharmacies as well as directly to the healthcare sector.

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TFS Trial Form Support AB

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TFS Trial Form Support AB provides clinical research services.

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Phadia

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Phadia develops, manufacture complete blood test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma, etc.

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Medivir

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Medivir is a research-based pharmaceutical company with a research focus on oncology and infectious diseases.

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TSS AB

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TSS is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider with more than 20 years of experience within temperature monitoring.

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Abarceo Pharma AB

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Abarceo Pharma has identified a novel diabetes target located on beta cells and a novel mechanism of action enabling a therapeutic.

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Adenovir Pharma

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Adenovir Pharma develops solutions for the treatment of infectious diseases affecting the eyes.

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AlzeCure Pharma AB

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The AlzeCure Foundation is focused on the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics for PD.

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PEPTONIC medical AB

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PEPTONIC medical AB (publ), a pharmaceutical company, develops oxytocin based products for the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

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2A Pharma

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2A Pharma is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercialising novel, cost effective vaccines.

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Bluefish Pharmaceuticals

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Bluefish Pharmaceuticals AB is a most progressive generics pharmaceuticals companies.

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Cereno Scientific AB

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Cereno Scientific AB develops a new innovative treatment for patients with increased risk of blood clotting.

Aprea

PledPharma

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PledPharma is a Swedish pharmaceutical company developing new therapies for life-threatening diseases.

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Bioactive Pharma

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Bioactive Pharma specializes in developing and developing new health products.

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Redwood Pharma AB

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Redwood Pharma AB is a company whose business concept is to develop new ophthalmic drugs in areas where there are major needs in the market

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Biophausia AB

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Biophausia AB is a pharmaceutical company, develops and sells prescription medicines in the Nordic region.

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CellProtect Nordic Pharmaceuticals AB

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CellProtect Nordic Pharmaceuticals AB is a new cell-based therapies for treatment of severe diseases

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Life Genomics

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Life Genomics has develop offers of genetic testing for healthcare and the public.

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ApoEx System AB

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ApoEx System AB offers a complete solution of goods and services to private and publicly run healthcare providers.

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Axcentua Pharmaceuticals

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Axcentua Pharmaceuticals is a health care Company.

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Biolin Scientific

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BiolinScientific is an analytical instruments provider focused on the nano-scale study of interfaces within materials research.

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Indevex AB

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Indevex AB is a science-based and privately owned biotech company.

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Antaros Medical AB

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Antaros Medical is a pharmaceutical company specialized in MRI, PET, Clinical Trials and Studies.

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OncoZenge

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OncoZenge develops better products for the supportive care of cancer patients.

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Pelago Bioscience

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Pelago Bioscience offers target engagement studies of drug candidate interactions with target proteins in cells and tissues.

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Emplicure

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Emplicure is a privately held Swedish research and product development focused pharmaceutical company.

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Cederroth Intressenter AB

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Cederroth manufactures and distributes a wide range of products within the personal care, healthcare, wound care.

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Health Solutions

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Health Solutions helps in developing decision support systems to monitor patient outcomes with a focus on infectious diseases.

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Navamedic

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Navamedic ASA is a Norwegian medtech and pharmaceutical company,

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MedCap

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MedCap AB is a private equity firm specializing in investments in middle markets, mature, turnarounds, buyouts, mezzanine, and bridge

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Kronans Apotek

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Kronans Apotek is a pharmacy chain company.

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iApotek Int AB

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iApotek Int AB is engaged in retailing of non-prescription drugs, nicotine medicines and related peripheral products.

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TCER AB

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TCER AB is biotechnology company based in Stockholm, Sweden which conducts its research in close cooperation with the research group.

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ProMore Pharma

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ProMore Pharma is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of therapeutic peptides for local application.

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QuiaPEG Pharmaceuticals AB

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QuiaPEG Pharmaceuticals AB is a drug development company that has received a patent in the US for a further development.

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ABIGO Medical

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ABIGO Medical is a pharmaceutical company

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Metenova

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Metenova is a technology leader of magnetic mixers to the global pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

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Lumina Adhesives

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Lumina Adhesives has a unique patented adhesive technology platform that can be used in different products.

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Myoroface AB

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Myoroface AB has developed and sold IQoro, an exercise aid and method for treating swallowing difficulties and snoring.

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Immedica

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Immedica is a pharmaceutical company that offers niche/specialty care products.

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Pharmetheus

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Pharmetheus is a provider of pharmacometrics and strategic advisory services for drug development companies.

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CD Pharmaceuticals AB

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CD Pharmaceuticals is an international pharmaceutical company targeting its services to pharmaceutical small and medium-sized companies.

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Red Glead Discovery

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Red Glead Discovery is an established CRO company based in the south of Sweden in the research- intensive Medicon Valley region.

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Healthcare Media Sweden AB

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Healthcare Media is an internet company that helps businesses & non-profit organizations in healthcare to market their services on the Web.

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Glactone Pharma AB

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Glactone Pharma AB is a privately held Swedish biotech company founded in 2012

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Syntagon

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Syntagon is a Scandinavia-based drug development and chemical manufacturing company.

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IRW Consulting AB

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offer solid know-how and experience of clinical research.

Written by Mark Kendall

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