Winners of Arvid Carlsson Award by Sahlgrenska Science Park

Professor Jens Nielsen

The winner of Arvid Carlsson Award by Sahlgrenska Science Park 2019 is a role model in translating fundamental research into innovation and an inspiration within entrepreneurship.
He has founded several biotech companies, striving to improve health through novel therapeutics. He is highly recognized internationally within his field. His research, focused on systems biology, modeling of metabolism, and metabolic engineering of cell factories has created breakthrough opportunities for the industry.

Kristina Lagerstedt and Susanne Staaf, founders of 1928 Diagnostics

The winners of Arvid Carlsson Award by Sahlgrenska Science Park 2018 are internationally recognized through a technique that is considered to be pioneer in solving one of the world’s largest threats to human health. Antibiotic resistance. With a global mindset from start in 2014, the Gothenburg-based company is already active in more than ten countries throughout Europe and is now planning future expansion in the US. The founders show that dedication and true entrepreneurial spirit for a good cause based on research can make a difference in the world.

Erik Gatenholm and Hector Martinez, founders of CELLINK

Going to market with a Life Science product is known to take time in a complex regulatory environment. Despite this the winners have built one of the fastest growing Life Science companies in Sweden with an international and sustainable mindset from the start. With a true entrepreneurial spirit they are influencing others to believe in their ideas. With the future ahead of them, they dare to break boundaries by collaborating and building a strong team for successful business across the world.