Anders Nordström, Chairman
Mr. Nordström has a long and versatile professional experience from executive positions in Life Science companies such as CFO, Executive Vice President and as a Board Member in global life science companies and Startup companies e.g. Halo Genomics. He has held executive positions in Phadia, Pharmacia as well as in ArthroCare International including international assignments in the US and Canada. He is currently working as Senior Advisor, Business Development at Uppsala Innovation Centre and has served as Chairman of the Board in several companies e.g. OssDsign, Vanadis Diagnostics, ExScale Biospecimen Solutions. Mr. Nordström has a BSc in Business Administration and Economics from University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Ola Winqvist, MD Ph.D
Ola is a Professor of Cellular Immunotherapy, Head of Translational Immunology, and Senior Consultant in Clinical Immunology at the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital. The Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Cancer Society have continuously supported Ola’s research since 1999, and he has received various competitive grants from the European Union and Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems for the development of immunological therapeutics. Ola has an M.D and Ph.D. from Uppsala University in Sweden, and did his postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute in the United States.
M.Sc. in engineering physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. More than 25 years of experience in various senior positions in the Norsk Hydro Group and as CEO of BioInvent International AB. Chairman of the Boards of iCell Science AB and Gabather AB. Board member of Athera Biotechnologies AB and Arild Capital AB.
Previous appointments (last five years): Board member and CEO of BioInvent International AB, Chairman of the Board of Biotec Pharmacon ASA and Board member of the industry organization Sweden Bio.
Master of Pharmacy from Uppsala University, Pharm Dr from Linköping University, Associate Professor in Neuropharmacology and Anesthesiology from Uppsala University, previously Professor (Adjunct) in Neuropharmacology at Uppsala University, Lund University and Karolinska Institutet. Currently he is Guest Professor in Neuropharmacology at Linköping University. After his Pharm Dr, he did a post-doctoral at NIH (NIEHS) in the USA. From 1981 – 1994 he was scientist and Preclinical vice president at Astra Pain Control and Astra Draco. Between 1994 and 1997 Claes was senior vice president for preclinical and clinical CNS drug discovery and development, as well as medical director CNS at Pharmacia, later Pharmacia&Upjohn in Milan and Nerviano, Italy. He has been CEO of several start-up companies in the pharmaceutical fields, for example Melacure Therapeutics (Uppsala), Gastrotech (Copenhagen, Denmark), and Aprea (Stockholm). Claes has also been engaged in university based technology transfer as, as CEO of Karolinska Innovations AB, and senior business development at Linköping University. Currently Claes is Investment manager in the Life Science field at ALMI INVEST AB and serves as member of Boards at several ALMI INVEST Portfolio companies. Academically he has published more than 140 articles in peer review scientific journals.