SOURCE: Swedish-American Life Science Summit

August 20, 2013 11:28 ET

9th Annual Swedish-American Life Science Summit (SALSS) to Focus on Global Aging and Enhanced Health From August 21st to 23rd in Stockholm

Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Entrepreneurship and Opportunities on the Brazilian Market Will Be Featured

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - The Swedish-American Life Science Summit (SALSS) today announced that this year's conference will focus on Global Aging and opportunities for Enhanced Health utilizing Regenerative Medicine, including Stem Cells.

With the mission to nurture exciting new sciences into successful ventures SALSS combines the worlds' of Business and Life Science for cutting edge discussions and exclusive networking opportunities. "Over the years SALSS has evolved to a highly recognized summit bringing together international decision makers discussing the forefronts of technology and business. Last year, the Institutional Investor concluded after the SALSS conference that Stockholm has now become the deal making hub for Life Science, which makes us very proud," says Barbro C. Ehnbom, Founder and Chairman of SALSS.

By exploring new technologies, such as regenerative medicine and the ever expanding use of stem cell research, this year's topics will not only cover ways to enhance our healthspan but also to decrease healthcare delivery costs globally.

"I am convinced that the key to accelerating medical research and improving global healthspan is to break down silos. Accelerating innovation means getting academicians, investors, business people and regulatory people in the same room, where they can share ideas and create novel strategies. SALSS can have a major impact driving these changes," says Dr. Brian K Kennedy, CEO, the Buck Institute for Aging Research. 

Amongst an impressive presence of private equity groups, investors, life science companies and academia, this year's program features Dr. Kennedy, cited above, as well as Susan Solomon, Co-Founder of the New York Stem Cell Foundation, Dr. Jan Lundberg, President, Lilly Research Laboratories and Jamie Oliveira, Director, ANVISA, the Medical Products Agency of Brazil. The segment on Entrepreneurship will start off with a unique opportunity to hear Dr. Håkan Björklund, Chairman of Lundbeck, talk about the incredible success story of Nycomed, sold to Takeda Pharmaceutical for EUR 9.6 billion in 2011.

ABOUT SALSS 2013 The Swedish-American Life Science Summit 2013 is the ninth annual summit, an invitation-only format where the program features some of the best known Life Science executives and investors in the world. The objective is to stimulate the Life Science sector in Sweden, paving the way for new investments and establish Stockholm as an international leading innovation and research center. The intense three-day program includes panel discussions and presentations of selected, successful and promising companies. Barbro C. Ehnbom, Founder and Chairman of SALSS, has been a pioneer in the Life Science industry throughout her whole career.

For more information on SALSS, visit www.salss.com

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