Danish biotech company Egalet strengthens management by appointing internationally experienced CFO

Danish specialty pharmaceutical company Egalet has appointed Mr Bertrand Damour as its Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.

Mr Damour has extensive experience in the international financial markets and biotechnology industry and will reinforce Egalet’s position in the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector.


Novel Natural History Study to answer question in Rare Disease

The Natural History Study of the rare lysosomal disease alpha-Mannosidosis will answer the question; why the rare disease develops as it does? The first patients have been included in the first Natural History Study of the disease, being conducted under the HUE-MAN project, a 6th framework, EU grant supported initiative.

Santaris Pharma consortium awarded €1.35m by Denmark’s Advanced Technology Foundation for development of the first microRNA medicine

Santaris Pharma announced today that the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (ATF) has awarded a grant of €1.35 million towards the development of the first ever drug targeted against a human microRNA.

The drug candidate, SPC3649, is an antagonist of the liver-specific microRNA-122 and is being developed by Santaris in collaboration with the Centre for Biological Sequence Analyses at the Technical University of Denmark and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen.

New, groundbreaking technology may lead to a new generation of healthy dairy products

Chr. Hansen’s scientists see interesting potential in new, unique fermentation technology which improves conditions for “friendly” gut bacteria.

Yoghurts, soft drinks or juices with many more of the “friendly” gut bacteria (probiotics) with higher longevity and improved health effects – superior fermented dairy products or new developments within functional foods, we can’t even imagine today. These are some of the interesting prospects, Chr. Hansen researchers and technicians are facing with the help from this new technology.