The Nordic's largest partnering conference within the life science industry to be held in Medicon Valley, Malmö-Copenhagen for the first time

Press release: The Swedish life science industry organisation SwedenBIO and Bionordic have decided to hold the Nordic region's largest conference for the international life science industry, Nordic Life Science Days (NLSDays) in Malmö in 2017.

The conference has previously exclusively been held in Stockholm and attracts over 1000 participants from 30 countries. Last year the relatively large number of partnering meetings resulted in over 500 licensing opportunities, more than 1000 participants have already registered for this year’s event including some of the largest pharmaceutical companies Abbvie, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim and Johnson & Johnson, MSD and Sanofi to mention some, as well as international investors.

“To hold a conference of this magnitude in Medicon Valley gives us a great opportunity to promote our excellence to an international audience,” says Ulrika Ringdahl, Business Area Manager, Invest in Skåne. “We can expose the sought for wide scope of the local business community as well as our academic skills, in particular within, diabetes, cancer and inflammatory diseases. The event will surely strengthen the brand of the region, above all Medicon Valley’s brand” she concludes.

"By allocating NLSDays in Medicon Valley we can market the conference to the many small and medium-sized Danish and southern Swedish life science companies. This will in turn strengthen the professional partnering meetings, which take place during NLSDays and that are a prerequisite for new long-lasting and fruitful relationships", says Petter Hartman, CEO of Medicon Valley Alliance.“

"Since activities will take place on both sides of the Öresund strait, Malmö and Copenhagen, we hope to be able to show our openness and good ability to co-operate across borders that characterize the Greater Copenhagen region," adds Ulrika Ringdahl.

The partners behind the initiative to hold NLSDays in Skåne 2017 are Invest in Skåne, Event in Skåne, Wonderful Copenhagen, Copenhagen Capacity and the Medicon Valley Alliance in cooperation with Medeon Science Park and the City of Malmö.

About Nordic Life Science Days

Nordic Life Science Days is the largest life science partnering conference held in the Nordics. The conference brings together industry, academia and investors and provides a scientific program that features the latest trends in the industry coupled with networking opportunities. The conference also attracts leading decision makers, industry organizations and government agencies.

The Nordics are proud hosts to some of the world's most innovative biotechnology and medical device and pharmaceutical companies, it is the 12th strongest economy in the world and is therefore regarded as an attractive place to invest in.