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High blood pressure during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease


High blood pressure during pregnancy increases the risk for cardiovascular disorders later in life, according to a study by...

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Calls to unite life science sector


Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca stretched out a hand for collaboration with the region’s smaller medicine companies...

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‘Promising’ companies disappear


Ten years ago, Göteborgs-Posten listed 30 very promising life science companies in the Gothenburg region. Today, only...

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Unique robotic arm to help amputees

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The world’s first implantable robotic arm that is directed by thoughts is being developed by a researcher at Chalmers...

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AstraZeneca collaborates with academia


Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has made available a number of potential new drugs free of charge to the...

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Gothenburg professor wins Pioneer Award


Mikael Kubista, a Czech professor who runs a gene technology company in Gothenburg, has been named Pioneer of the Year for...

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Unique uterus transplantation


Doctors in Gothenburg have carried out the world’s first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants. Two Swedish women,...

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Astra Tech stays in Mölndal


Astra Tech will remain in Mölndal. The new owners have decided to not move the operations.

Astra Tech was sold by...

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AstraZeneca unions positive to new CEO


The unions at AstraZeneca in Mölndal are positive to the appointment of Frenchman Pascal Soriot as new Group CEO.

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AstraZeneca appoints new CEO

Pascal Soriot (press image)

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced that Frenchman Pascal Soriot will be its new chief executive officer...

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AstraZeneca: EC approves new antibiotic


AstraZeneca says that Zinforo, a new treatment for serious skin infections and community acquired pneumonia, has been...

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AstraZeneca sells drug rights to Pfizer

$250 million. AstraZeneca says it has agreed to sell the rights to market an over-the-counter version of its popular...

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Vitrolife receives entrepreneurship award


Vitrolife and Renew Group receive the Göteborg Companipris award of 2012. The award is handed out by the Trade and...

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New treatment for alcoholism


Researchers in Sweden say they have found a potential treatment for alcohol dependence.

The drug candidate, OSU6162, was...

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Gene discovery can help prevent broken bones


Scientists have identified a specific gene that regulates bone density and strength. The breakthrough can lead to the...

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Collaborative project to improve safety of vaccines


Researchers in Gothenburg are taking part in a large EU project to help discover and develop safer vaccines. 30 million...

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Successful transplantation of vein grown from human stem cells


In the future it may be possible to create new organs using stem cells from patients, according to scientists in Gothenburg....

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Researchers study emergence of resistant bacteria


How can metals and biocides contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria? The Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg has...

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Vitrolife wins prestigious life science award

Gothenburg company Vitrolife has been named the winner of the 2012 Sweden BIO award...

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Researchers plan first mother-daughter uterus transplant


Researchers in Gothenburg are now planning the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants.

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US patent approval for Promimic



The Gothenburg-based medical device company Promimic has obtained US patent approval for its thin implant coating HAnano...

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Billion dollar acquisition for AstraZeneca


AstraZeneca is acquiring American biotechnology company Ardea Biosciences for 1 billion US dollars, around 6.7 billion...

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New Strokefinder ready for clinical study


The first generation of Medfield Diagnostics' supervisory Strokefinder is now ready to be part of a clinical study of...

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'Mölndal facility stands strong'


AstraZeneca's Mölndal facility stands strong. This is Karin Wingstrand's, VP and Head of Clinical Development, main...

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Broken heart: researchers look for answers


Can you die from a broken heart? Yes, it's possible, but most people survive. A team of heart researchers at the Sahlgrenska...

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New collaboration to increase clinical trials


Region Västra Götaland (VGR) wants more clinical trials to take place in the county. It has entered a...

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AstraZeneca names Leif Johansson as new chairman


Former Volvo boss Leif Johansson is the proposed next chairman of AstraZeneca. The AstraZeneca board has proposed he takes...

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First patients trial cancer vaccine


Gothenburg-based Immunicum has begun phase I/II clinical trials on the first patients for its cancer vaccine.

In total 12...

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GU researchers give hope to infertile women

Professor Kui Liu

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg (GU) have made a discovery that could help women who have difficulties...

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Mölnlycke buys US Brennen Medical


Med-tech. Gothenburg-based Mölnlycke Health Care has acquired American burn and wound care business Brennen Medical.

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Encubator enters new collaboration with AstraZeneca


Business incubator Encubator AB has entered a new collaboration with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. The project, which...

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Large study can save many hearts


On Valentine's Day, February 14, begins a large heart study at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. 1,000 Gothenburgers...

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Cultivated corneas - new method in Gothenburg


Cultivated corneas may become reality. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have been able to grow stem cells on...

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Stem cell researcher awarded grant from Brain Foundation


Gothenburg stem cell researcher Charlotta Lindwall has received a research grant for 280,000 kronor from the Swedish Brain...

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Life Science a prioritized cluster in West Sweden


The Life Science sector in West Sweden has been identified as one of five prioritized clusters by leading representatives...

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10 million kronor to cardiac disease research in Gbg


Three cardiac disease researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and the Sahlgrenska Hosptial in Gothenburg have been granted...

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International award to Medfield Diagnostics


Gothenburg based life science company Medfield Diagnostics has won an international design award for their stroke helmet,...

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Bindhu, Aditi and Vidya

From India to Gothenburg via the UK

A new life in Gothenburg. It is November 2010 and Bindhu Gururajan and Vidya Sudheendara jump on a flight to Gothenburg...

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Gothenburg researchers discover new tick-borne infectious disease


Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg have discovered a new tick-borne infectious disease. Only eight cases...

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New drug can help insomnia sufferers


A new drug is offering hope to sufferers of insomnia. An extensive clinical trial, which included patients in Gothenburg,...

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Brilique listed as major research development


AstraZeneca's new heart-drug, Brilique (ticagrelor tablets) is one of this year's most important research developments,...

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AstraZeneca to build factory in China


Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will invest around 1.4 billion kronor (200 million dollar), in a new factory in China....

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ESC recommends Brilique in new guidelines



AstraZeneca's new heart-drug, Brilique (ticagrelor), has been recommended for treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) by...

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AstraZeneca breast cancer drug receives approval in Japan


AstraZeneca's Faslodex 500mg has received regulatory approval in Japan, for the treatment of postmenopausal women with...

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Park Annual 2011: innovation, sustainability and democracy


Park Annual is one of the largest life science events in the Gothenburg calendar. The seventh edition of the event took...

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French biotech company to buy Cellartis


Gothenburg stem cell company Cellartis announced on Thursday that it is to be acquired by French biotech company Cellectis.

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