16.9. 2016 BioTurku®

Ocuspecto rewarded in Nordic Life Science Days

A Turku-based companyOcuspecto has been announced as one of the three winners of Nordic Stars 2016 Awards. The awards were presented at the conclusion of the Nordic Life Science Days in Stockholm in September.

From the left: Hans Arwidsson, CEO, Eurocine Vaccines; Olav Flaten, CEO, AURA Biopharma; Tapio Mäntysalo, CEO, Ocuspecto; and Jonas Ekstrand, CEO, SwedenBIO. Photo: SwedenBIO.

Ocuspecto has developed and commercialized a novel portable medical device for the examination of the neuro-visual system from the eye to the visual processing in the brain. This ”easy-to-use-almost-anywhere” cloud-based device will provide healthcare professionals with essential information to diagnose, prevent and with increased precision follow up treatments of vision defects, cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Their slogan is ”your vision is our mission” - what else can you expect from a Nordic Star.

Ocuspecto was one of the three winners in Nordic Life Science Days in Stockholm. The other winners were AURA Biopharm from Norway and Eurocine Vaccines from Sweden. Recently founded AURA Biopharm is developing a treatment for a serious rare autoimmune disease, Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Eurocine Vaccines will soon enter clinical trials with their nasal quadrivalent influenza vaccine particularly aimed for children under the age of 2 years.

Nordic Stars Awards were introduced in 2013 in special recognition of life science companies in the Nordic region demonstrating outstanding innovation and entrepreneurial skills.

- At SwedenBIO we are proud to present three winners of the Nordic Stars Awards 2016, each being passionate about developing solutions for their respective patient groups. Innovations like these, developed with impressive entrepreneurial spirit all contribute to sustainable healthcare, the theme of this year’s conference program, says Jonas Ekstrand, Director General at SwedenBIO.

Nordic Life Science Dayswas founded in 2012 and has grown rapidly to become the largest Nordic partnering conference for the global life science industry. NLSDays 2016 had 1070 registered delegates and repreresented 36 countries. Next year Nordic Life Science Days are held in Malmö – Copenhagen on September 12-14, 2017.