Management and board

Management

Sara Thorslund, PhD (b 1977)
– CEO since 2009 –
Co-founder of Gradientech. Solid background within MEMS fabrication and diagnostic POC applications for microfluidics.

Ann-Sofie Andersson (b 1964)
– Sales & Marketing Manager since 2013 –
More than 25 years of experience from research, sales and marketing within diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and biotech companies like Pharmacia and Mercodia.

 

Board of Directors

Camilla Huse Bondesson, MBA (b 1958)
– Chairman since 2013 –
Long experience from marketing, sales and business development at various international life science companies including companies like Invitrogen, Biacore, Gyros and Amersham Pharmacia Biotech (today GE LifeSciences).

Ted Elvhage (b 1968)
– Director since 2014 –
Representing Stockholms Affärsänglar as shareholders in Gradientech. Sales background with leading sales positions at IT companies and life science companies like Pall. Currently holding a position as sales manager at Kivra.

Jan Närlinge (b 1951)
– Director since 2016 –
Representing PÄAB as shareholders in Gradientech. Jan has successfully served in senior executive positions in large multi-national organizations like Boeing and SAAB – well experienced in facilitating and leading business execution, but has also solid experience in leading small entrepreneurial enterprises.

Allan Asp (b 1958)
– Director since 2017 –
Representing Almi Invest as shareholders in Gradientech. Allan Asp has long experience from marketing activities at life science companies like KABI Biopharma, Pharmacia, Pyrosequencing and AlfaHelix. Currently holding a position as Investment Manager at Almi Invest.

Karl Xavier (b 1978)
– Director since 2017 –
Representing CBC Investment Group as shareholders in Gradientech. Background within financial planning and investment management both for private and corporate clients. Currently holding a position as marketing and investment manager at CBC Investment Group.

 

Scientific Advisory Board

Johan Kreuger, PhD Assoc. Prof Molecular Cell Biology (b 1972)
– Head of Scientific Advisory Board –
Assoc. Prof in molecular cell biology at Uppsala University, Sweden, with research focused on understanding the signals that control both normal and pathological angiogenesis.
Co-founder of Gradientech.

Øyvind Kommedal, MD PhD
Consultant in medical microbiology at Haukeland University, Bergen, Norway. In his research he focuses on culture independent detection of bacteria and poly-microbial infections. Working in a diagnostic lab, he has a keen interest in technologies that can reduce time to result for patient specimens.

Mia Phillipson, PhD Prof Physiology
The laboratory of Mia Phillipson at the Dept of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University, Sweden, is focusing on defining the role and function of immune cells in inflammation, as well as during angiogenesis and maintenance of homeostasis. Mia Phillipson was appointed Ragnar Söderberg Research Fellow in medicine, 2012 and Wallenberg Academy Fellow, 2012.

Jonas Bergquist, MD PhD Prof Analytical Chemistry and Neuro Chemistry
Background as MD and Assoc. Prof in Clinical Neuroscience from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburgh, Sweden. Since 2005 having a position as professor at the Department of Chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden, with reserach focused on neuro degenerative diseases like ALS and MS. Since 2011 also Adjunct Prof at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.