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Management team: Dr Einar Pontén

Professor Lennart Lundberg,  co-founder and major shareholder
Prof. PhD. Lundberg has over 30 years in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. His most recent position was within the management team of AnaMar AB as VP of Intellectual Property. Before that prof. Lundberg was at AstraZeneca AB (20 years), where his latest positions were as a Business Development Manager as well as being responsible for biotech patents at the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal business units. He has also worked within Target Discovery at AstraZeneca as principal scientist for many years. Prof. Lundberg joined Astra AB in 1989 to work as Project Leader for a recombinant protein drug development project. Prof. Lundberg has 75 papers published in the fields of biochemistry, biotechnology and gene technology connected to his expertise in protein engineering. He is also an inventor of several biotech patents.
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Management team: Dr Einar Pontén

Professor Rikard Holmdahl, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Prof. Rikard Holmdahl MD, PhD. is currently holding a position as Head of division of Medical Inflammation Research at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) at Karolinska Institutet and has been a professor of medical inflammation research since 1993 (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm since 2008 and Lund University from 1993 to 2007). He has been a professor at the Finnish Academy (Turku University) since 2006. He is a member of scientific advisory boards of several companies. His research is focused on inflammatory diseases, using models for arthritis as a prototype disease. His group is identifying genes which are investigated through their molecular pathogenic pathway and therapy is developed with the aim to transfer the knowledge into clinical use. Prof. Holmdahl has a broad experience including employments at pharmaceutical companies and from starting new biotech companies. He is a worldwide known expert within his field of science and he has received numerous prestigious awards for his work.
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Management team: Dr Einar Pontén

Dr. Björn Löwenadler, CEO of Adjuvare AB
Dr Löwenadler has a PhD in molecular immunology from the Karolinska Institute. Löwenadler has extensive experience in preclinical and early clinical development projects and external collaborations through various positions in biotech and big pharma R&D, which include, among others, Director of Molecular Biology at Pharmacia, Head of Discovery Research Biovitrum, CSO within Arexis AB and Director in Discovery Sciences and External Collaborations at AstraZeneca R&D. Currently Löwenadler works for companies in the Swedish Biotech sector as a consultant.
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Professor Solbritt Rantapää Dahlqvist, Umeå University
Solbritt Rantapää Dahlqvist, MD, PhD, Professor, senior at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University. She has been specialised on rheumatology for more than 30 years. Solbritt has published more than 200 peer reviewed scientific papers and trained 17 PhD students. Solbritt has received the Nanna Svartz award as well as the Swedish Rheumatology and Whyetts Price, and the Royal Skytteanska Society price for her research.

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Professor Anders Fasth, University of Gothenburg
Prof. Anders Fasth MD, PhD. is presently Senior professor of pediatric immunology at University of Gothenburg and senior consultant at Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital. He is also senior consultant at Div of Pediatrics, National Children’s Hospital, San José, Costa Rica. He is an adviser to the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation program for primary immunodeficiency in Curitiba, Brazil. His research is focused on the epidemiology  of juvenile idiopathic arthritis and the etiology and treatment of primary immunodeficiency with more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. He pioneered hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for primary immunodeficiencies both in Sweden and in Latin America and have also been the founder of the Swedish National Cord Blood Bank. Dr Fasth has been awarded several prizes and honorary memberships for his work in Latin America.
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