Name: Pernilla Abrahamsson
Education: PhD in medicine
Age: 46
Family: Married, two teenagers
Hobbies: We spend a lot of time in the cottage and the whole family goes cross-country skiing. It feels good to be creative like working with crafts or just try something new.
Living: House in Ersmark, Umeå

From MedTech to drug development, is it a big step?

I am driven by challenges and am convinced that setbacks can be turned to strength. My 20 years in science and MedTech is a good experience that I will bring to Lipum. I find it very exciting to start working in the pharmaceutical industry. I enjoy to coordinate and make sure things are done.

You are originally from Umeå. How does it feel to come back to the north of Sweden?

When I sold my company MD Biomedical AB to Senzime AB in Uppsala, I continued to work four years for Senzime with product development, market and sales. It was fun and simulating, but when I got the opportunity to start working as COO at Lipum, I felt it was time for new challenges. Umeå is the place where we want to live.

What about the future?

Lipum is a very interesting company in an exciting phase of development. First there is the clinical phase and then we aim for the product launch. It´s going to be a very inspiring experience!