Collaboration between SwedenBIO and the EBD Group and partneringONE® to Facilitate Partnering at Nordic Life Science Days 2013

Zurich, Switzerland; Stockholm, Sweden and Carlsbad, CA, USA, May 6, 2013B3C newswire / – EBD Group, organizer of the life science industry’s leading partnering events, and SwedenBIO, the Swedish Life Science Industry organization, announces its collaboration at Nordic Life Science Days 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden, where EBD will provide partneringONE as a partnering solution for the life sciences and is the industry's most advanced collaboration software.

Nordic Life Science Days, to be held October 14–15, 2013, is an international partner-, invest- and network meeting organized by SwedenBIO, a leading trade association for the Scandinavian life science sector, along with its sister organizations in Denmark, Finland and Norway—Biopeople, the Finnish Bioindustries and Norwegian BioIndustry Association.

“Nordic Life Science Days is an important event for our region and our members. partneringONE will allow attendees to participate in partnering using the most effective networking platform available in the industry.” said Dr. Jonas Ekstrand, acting CEO of SwedenBIO. “We have chosen the EBD Group based on the reputation of their products and the positive feedback we have received from leaders in the industry.”

"We are very excited to be on board with SwedenBIO to provide partneringONE at the Nordic Life Science Days event,” said Carola Schropp, President of EBD Group. “We believe partneringONE is uniquely positioned to facilitate highly productive partnering that will result in new collaborative opportunities, licensing deals and innovative drug development agreements for life science companies in the Northern European sector."

partneringONE facilitates one-to-one meetings to take place at the event between companies across the life science value chain, from large biotech and pharma companies to financiers and innovative start-ups. Meetings are scheduled prior to the event and delegates can manage their schedules online. Up to 20 life science events each year rely on the robust platform of partneringONE, provided as a third-party service.

The system generates over 40,000 one-to-one meetings annually at EBD Group's six life science partnering events held around the world. With partneringONE, pharma and biotech dealmakers can create a partnering profile and begin efficiently identifying and requesting meetings with potential collaborators. For more about partneringONE, go to

For more information about Nordic Life Science Days 2013 go to

About SwedenBIO

SwedenBIO helps innovative companies succeed! SwedenBIO is the national organization working for the benefit of the entire life science sector in Sweden. SwedenBIO is a member driven, private non-profit organization. The main objective is to improve and maintain industry conditions which will support prosperous growth and business development among our 200 member companies. Our members are active in the fields of pharmaceutical, biotech, med tech and diagnostics.

Our mission is to create visibility and interest for the Swedish life science and thereby support a successful life science industry. A successful industry can heal and help those patients still suffering from unmet medical needs. A successful industry creates jobs and welfare and creates opportunities for a healthier and brighter future. We’ve been successfully doing this for 10 years.

About EBD Group

EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have leveraged EBD Group’s partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships essential to their success.

EBD Group’s conferences are run with the support of leading corporations and international trade associations and include:

  • BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®, Europe’s largest life science partnering conferences, supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • BioPharm America™, the fastest growing partnering event in North America
  • Biotech Showcase™, a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to investors and business development executives, co-produced with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors
  • BioEquity Europe, the investor conference co-organized with BioCentury Publications and BIO
  • ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, the first dedicated biotech/pharma partnering conference in China, co-produced with ChinaBio® LLC
  • EuroMedtech™, EBD Group’s partnering event for the innovative medical technology industry
  • Partnering for Global Impact®, a new partnering conference providing an innovative forum to partner, identify and generate social and philanthropic investment and funding opportunities

EBD Group’s sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE®, is also used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events around the world, and partnering360® is the open online community of life science dealmakers that enhances partnering experiences all year long. Outside of the conference format, EBD Group’s consultants provide hands-on assistance for firms seeking to in- or out-license products and technologies.

EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.


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