Sweden´s success as a power engine of innovative life science companies is linked to a strong collaboration between business, academia and healthcare. Heavy public and private investments are made in research infrastructures, partnerships, and programs. To fully harness the potential of these measures – and ultimately benefit patients through medical breakthroughs – the industry needs a strong voice that clearly articulates needs, hurdles, and opportunities. The science relations manager will work closely together with SwedenBIO’s members to ensure this.
Maja Neiman has a background in academia and the research infrastructure SciLifeLab, as well as from the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA. She holds a PhD in Biotechnology from KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, specializing in investigations of protein signatures related to health and disease.
At SwedenBIO, she will among other things be leading the analytical work, including writing reports outlining various segments of the industry.
“It is vital for us to have the analytical power to process facts and figures and to support a clear understanding of the developments going on in the industry,” SwedenBIO’s CEO Helena Strigård says. “Through the recruitment of Maja, we strengthen SwedenBIO´s capacity to secure favorable conditions for our members to succeed in their RnD endeavors, and to analyze and improve efficiency in the Swedish life science ecosystem.”
“The life science industry and research conducted in Sweden is an international point of pride, and I am convinced that there is high potential in more collaborations across sectors. I very much look forward to our work ahead, and I hope to contribute with facts and data to support fruitful discussions,” Maja Neiman says.
SwedenBIO is the national non-profit association for the life science industry in Sweden, with more than 300 members. Sweden has an innovative life science industry, strong academia and world leading infrastructure for research. SwedenBIO's members are companies active within pharma, biotech, diagnostics and medtech and comprise the entire range from small start-ups, to SMEs and large enterprises. Many are engaged in research and development. Other members are experts in fields such as IP, law, finance, product development, life science communication, and business development. SwedenBIO works to create the optimal conditions for these actors to succeed.