2015-09-09 12:12Pressmeddelande

​Sweden and Lithuania sign life sciences agreement at NLSDays


Memorandum of Understanding aims to catalyze collaborations in key areas.

Enterprise Lithuania and SwedenBIO, the Swedish Life Science Industry Organization, today announced the signing of at Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Nordic Life Sciences Days meeting in Stockholm to facilitate collaboration between both the organizations and the countries’ life science research centres and industries.

Mr. Mantas Nocius, Managing Director of Enterprise Lithuania, commented: “Focussing on life sciences is part of our national strategy to move to a knowledge-based economy. Having invested heavily in infrastructure in recent years, we are now looking to establish collaborations with leading international life science clusters. We have always admired Sweden and hope this MoU will lead to joint investment, cooperation and innovative projects, based around our key strengths in areas such as laser and medical device technology, biologics, informatics and clinical trials. ”

“The Lithuanian life science sector is strong and innovative and attracting a lot of attention as we have seen through the success of their Life Sciences Baltics conference”, said Dr. Jonas Ekstrand, Director General of SwedenBIO: “I am sure this joint initiative will be beneficial to both countries on several levels. We are honored to host the Lithuanian delegation”.

The signing took place at the international life science business meeting Nordic Life Science Days, in Stockholm on September 9-10, gathering 1000 life science business executives from more than 30 countries. Close to 700 companies and investors are present, and 2000 face-to-face meetings resulting in collaborations that are beneficial to the life science industry will be held. Nordic Life Science Days is a SwedenBIO event produced by BioNordic.

Facts about Enterprise Lithuania/Lithuanian Life Science

Facts about Swedish Life Science

SwedenBIO helps innovative companies succeed!
SwedenBIO is the national organization working to benefit the entire life science sector in Sweden. SwedenBIO is a member driven, private non-profit organization. The main objective is to improve and maintain industry conditions which will support prosperous growth and business development among our 200 member companies. Our members are active in the fields of pharmaceutical, biotech, med tech and diagnostics. Our mission is to create visibility and interest for the Swedish life science and thereby support a successful life science industry. A successful industry can heal and help those patients still suffering from unmet medical needs. A successful industry creates jobs and welfare and creates opportunities for a healthier and brighter future.


Enterprise Lithuania
Enterprise Lithuania is a governmental institution under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, which helps foreign companies to find business and science partners for various initiatives as well as suppliers in Lithuania and provides business information. Enterprise Lithuania is the main organizer of the biggest life sciences forum in the Baltic countries Life Sciences Baltics (www.lsb2016.com).


For inquiries, please contact:

Jonas Ekstrand, Director General, jonas.ekstrand@swedenbio.com, +46 703 02 08 96

Enterprise Lithuania
Donata Mauricaitė, project manager: d.mauricaite@enterpriselithuania.com, +37 061883173 

Om SwedenBIO

Working for a successful life science industry The Life Science Industry has improved the lives of millions of people, has created enormous values and is one of the most beneficial industries to our society. SwedenBIO is one of Europe´s largest industry organisations representing more than 180 exciting member companies in Sweden. SwedenBIO is the industry´s only national organisation with a mission to promote an environment bringing success and growth to the entire Swedish Life Science Industry. Join and follow us: Twitter Linked In Youtube