Dr Stenar Thoresen, Medical Director at Abbvie (Photo: Anne Grete Storvik)
ShareLab - important for the success of building a strong Norwegian healthcare industryPublished June 13th 2018
Abbvie has partnered with ShareLab to build the health industry in Norway. In this article (link below), Medical Director Steinar Thoresen (Abbvie) and Managing Partner Esben A. Nilssen explain why ShareLab will make a difference, and why the Norwegian government's health industry announcement is important.
Should we succeed in building strong health education, we depend on good information exchange and close cooperation!
Read the full article here (The article is written in Norwegian)Published by: Iselin H. Wood
Life Science Team: Expertise at hand for life science businessesPublished June 10th 2018
Life Science Team AS was established to promote new career opportunities in life science and contribute to the development of the Norwegian life science sector. They are building a network of independent life science consultants to offer their expertise to companies and organisations operating in the sector. Their services span the entire value chain from development to commercialisation of new, research-based products and services.
" -We are convinced there is a better way of managing life science expertise than hiring people in full-time positions. Many companies lack the finances they need to acquire necessary expertise, full time. We are here to help these companies get started at a much lower cost. We also aim to be a lean staffing partner for established companies."
Eirik Torheim (Development manager)
From their desk in Sharelab, Life Science Team has an excellent vantage point to the Norwegian life science industry: In Sharelab and Oslo Science Park, new businesses are forming constantly. Next door, at the University of Oslo, tomorrow's talent is training. Additionally, the National Hospital across the road represents a major hub for testing and implementing new products and services.
" -We are very happy to be here, and are determined to contribute to all the exciting developments we are witnessing around us. We humbly offer our help, and hope to contribute to making Oslo and Norway an international hub for life science. The potential is definitely there!"
Eirik Torheim (Development manager)
The ShareLab team is excited to have Life Science Team as member and wish them the best of luck!Published by: Iselin H. Wood
INHIBIO: Sustainable biocontrol solutionsPublished 17 April 2018
Inhibio AS is a start-up company developing environmental-friendly solutions for combating unwanted biofilm in the aquaculture industry and on materials in marine environments.
Biofilms may form on living or non-living surfaces in almost any environment where there is a combination of moisture and nutrients. Once bacteria have formed biofilm, other organisms like plants, algae and animals can also attach, resulting in biofouling.
Biofilms and biofouling cost marine businesses (aquaculture, shipping etc.) billions of dollars every year, along with lost industrial productivity, product loss and equipment damage. Inhibio's solution has a preventive effect on biofilm formation, and is environmetally friendly - which adds up to substantial market potential.
" - We are happy to be part of ShareLab! It was perfect timing for us to get access to the laboratory facilities now, and we have already started our laboratory activities. We are looking forward to further developing and testing our technology in the lab."
Mari Espelund (CTO)
Through two projects, partly funded by the Norwegian Research Counsil, a network of external spesialist partners and persons make up the cutting-edge Inhibio technology- and product development team. CEO Kim Heglund has several tech-based start-ups on his CV and CTO Mari Espelund is responsible for development of the Inhibio technology.
The ShareLab team is excited to have Inhibio as a member and wish them the best of luck!
ShareLab Kick-Off Gathered Over 300 Participants
With over 300 visiting guests and Prime Minister Erna Solberg conducting the official opening, ShareLab reached a milestone on its Kick-Off March 21st. “- We wanted to create momentum and excitement for ShareLab, as well as inform about our activities. I think we reached that goal”, says Esben A. Nilssen, Managing Partner at ShareLab.
“ - Creation of ShareLab is important in the current restructuring of Norway. ShareLab is interaction, new companies, and science- and knowledge-based ”
- Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Eight ShareLab members did short presentations illustrating the width of competence and field of interest amongst the ShareLab community, before seven SPARK Norway projects (from University of Oslo’s SPARK initiative) entered the stage to battle for a 6-month membership at ShareLab. Simone Mester and her project on antibodies won the prize, congratulations!
How does ShareLab work?
ShareLab is a membership community providing a complete range of biotech innovation and technical services. This includes access to a fully equipped and managed lab, special functions rooms, shared office space, as well as social areas. Our dedicated staff manage the laboratory so that members may concentrate on their R&D. ShareLab is open for all companies and researchers working within biotech and life sciences seeking lab facilities and entrepreneurial peers. High impact innovation startups have priority.
ShareLab - grand opening on March 21st
Published 8 March 2018