Peter Frank now fills the position as Drug Development manager at Ilya Pharma. Peter has a background in the industry of more than fifteen years working with development of biologics. Previous recent positions were at GE Healthcare and Galderma.
SwedenBIO's prize is awarded to a Life Science company that demonstrated successful achievements beyond the usual and that has contributed to increased interest in the industry. This year Ilya Pharma is selected as finalist together with Bioarctic, Galenica, Gedea Biotech, Hansa Medical, Isconova/Novavax, Scandinavian Biopharma, Verigraft, Wilson Therapeutics and Xintela. The jury consists of SwedenBIO's Board and a representative of the year's price sponsor HealthCap.
Evelina Vågesjö participated in a panel discussion with Ann Linde, Sweden´s Minister of EU affairs and trade. The subject was how to strengthen the export potential in the business region Uppsala.
Five promising entrepreneurs from the Nordic countries was selected to participate in a global conference in New York, between the 4th and 9th of March. The focus was how to build a sustainable global company according to the goals UN Development and Sustainability Objectives 2030.
The foundations of ILYA Pharmas successful drug development program stems from high level scientific work.
Uppsala-based Ilya Pharma has been awarded EUR 2.99 million (about SEK 30 million) from the European Commission in the face of tough international competition. The company, which develops next-generation biological drugs for treating wounds in skin and mucous membranes, has thus secured funding to obtain the first clinical data for its new drug candidate.
Every year the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute announces the Laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine following a traditional ceremony. Professor Mia Phillipson, one of the cofounders of Ilya Pharma was specially invited to the studio (DI-tv) to give her view and comment the topic and the work of the three Laureates. The Nobel Prize was awarded Jeffery C. Hall, Michael Rosebush and Michael W. Young for their discoveries in genetics and concomitant functions relating to the circadian rhythm. Professor Mia Phillipson is leading the field of immunophysiology and have also published in the field of circadian rhythm and functions of a specific type of immune cells, affected by one night of sleep deprivation.