Mayor König Jerlmyr opened Swedish-American Life Science Summit

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Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr officially opened Swedish American Life Science Summit (SALSS) which takes place from October 20-22, 2021 in Stockholm. Summit’s mission is to stimulate new business ideas and investment opportunities, combining the worlds of business and science.

Founder and Chairman of SALSS Barbro C. Ehnbom said: “Over the years SALSS has evolved to a widely recognized Summit, gathering a diverse community with representatives challenging the boundaries of technology and business. It has made Stockholm into a deal making hub for Life Science, which makes us very proud”.

The focus of SALSS this year is Cell & Gene Therapy and lessons learned from Covid-19 with a wide range of panel discussions and presentations: it will also include Company Presentations, a Rising Star exhibit and announcement of the winner of the SALSS Rising Star Award 2021, reports

Some of the esteemed speakers ar SALSS are Dr. Lars Ekman Executive Partner, Sofinnova Investments, Dr. Mathias Uhlén Professor KTH, Dr. William A. Haseltine, President, Access International, Dr. Robert Langer, Koch Institute Professor, MIT and Co-founder Moderna, Dr. Daniel Kraft Chair, Medicine, Singularity University, Mr. Richard Bergström, Vaccine Coordinator, Government Offices of Sweden and Dr. Anders Tegnell, State Epidemiologist of Sweden.

Professor Robert Langer, David H. Koch Institute, MIT and Co-founder Moderna stated: “This year the ongoing Pandemic and its imprints on the industry and human lives will be explored. There is an incredible amount of scientific research going into new diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, and medical devices that have been crucial to combating this pandemic. This, put in the frame of SALSS – enhancing interaction between academia, industry, politics and financing – will hopefully lead to new ideas and collaborations, as it has many times in the past”.


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