Our Company

Transforming Scientific Advancements into better Life Science solutions for tomorrow.

Our Partners

Bioneer is a trusted strategic R&D partner to biotech and pharmaceutical companies, founded in 1982.

We are a Danish innovative specialty CRO, creating customized research service solutions that meet your needs.

We help you develop and produce your promising early drug candidates from as early on as their inception, and we generate key early insights into their mechanisms, efficacy and safety.

As your extended R&D team and trusted strategic partner, we bring value with our unique know-how and advanced technologies.

With dedicated and highly skilled employees, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and a history of nearly 40 years of operation, we deliver innovative solutions to the Life Science industry, as a Danish government-approved Research and Technology Organization.

Bioneer is a trusted strategic R&D partner to biotech and pharmaceutical companies, founded in 1982. We are a Danish innovative specialty-CRO, creating customized research service solutions that meet your needs. We help you develop and produce your promising early drug candidates, and we generate key early insights into their mechanisms, efficacy and safety.

We bring value with our unique know-how and advanced technologies, as your extended R&D team and trusted strategic partner. With a staff of 65 dedicated and highly skilled persons, state-of-the-art facilities in the Scion-DTU Science Park in Copenhagen, and a history of almost 40 years of operation, Bioneer is fit to fulfil its dual role as commercial entity with a societal obligation.

Financials

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Assets (MDKK) 46.2 44.9 53.3 70.0 141.0
Equity (MDKK) 19.6 21.0 31.4 52.2 123.8

Locations

Bioneer is located in the heart of Medicon Valley.
We have two sites in Denmark serving our partners globally.

Hørsholm – Denmark

Our main site and headquarters is located in Hørsholm, 20 minutes north of Copenhagen, in the heart of the Scion-DTU Science Park.
This 3350m2 site is equipped with both offices and state-of-the-art lab facilities. Overall the site has 1400m2 office space, 450m2 of warehouse and 1500m2 of laboratory space.

Copenhagen – Denmark

We have a site located at the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen, Bioneer:FARMA.
This 180m2 site has offices and laboratories, It was established in 2007 in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.

Hørsholm – Denmark

Our main site and headquarters is located in Hørsholm, 20 minutes north of Copenhagen, in the heart of the Scion-DTU Science Park.
This 3350m2 site is equipped with both offices and state-of-the-art lab facilities. Overall the site has 1400m2 office space, 450m2 of warehouse and 1500m2 of laboratory space.

Copenhagen – Denmark

We have a site located at the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen: Bioneer:FARMA.
This 180m2 site has offices and laboratories. It was established in 2007 in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.

Leadership

Our dedicated team is looking forward to adding value to your programs.

Board of Directors
Lars Hagsholm Pedersen
Lars Hagsholm PedersenCEO, Ph.D.
Lars H. Pedersen has an M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Copenhagen, a Ph.D. in plant membrane proteins from the Technical University of Denmark, and a business education from the Engineering College of Copenhagen. He has hands-on experience with molecular diagnostics, cell technology, protein production and medico technology. He was CSO at Bioneer for twelve years where his research focused on a combination of life and physical science. Before being appointed CEO of Bioneer in April 2018, he was heading Sales and Business Development for four years, where the main task was to tailor Bioneer’s activities to meet the demands of clients.
Christian Clausen
Christian ClausenCSO, M.Sc.
Christian Clausen was educated in biochemistry and medical science at the University of Southern Denmark and Odense University Hospital, with research visits at Aarhus University Hospital. He has also completed R&D management programs at Harvard Business School, Boston. His research experience is primarily in the human cell biology field, especially in developing in vitro model systems and recombinant protein production. He was previously R&D Manager at Interface Biotech, leading several pipeline programs from preclinical to clinical phase. He has extensive experience in executive management of large national and international public-private partnerships. As CSO he is responsible for the overall R&D strategy and for external strategic collaborations across the Bioneer organization.
Jette Asboe Lassen
Jette Asboe LassenCBO, M.Sc.
Jette Asboe Lassen brings more than 20 years of business experience from her leadership roles in therapeutic and diagnostic life science companies in both the US and Europe. Prior to joining Bioneer, she served as Vice President and Head of Business Development and Alliance Management at Symphogen, a clinical stage oncology company developing antibody therapeutics. A commercial mindset combined with a robust understanding of science has enabled her to successfully guide product pipeline prioritization, transition ideas/programs into strong selling propositions, and execute and manage significant strategic alliances with pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies globally. She did her commercial training in the US and has since been the commercial lead during all stages of development from discovery through to product launch. As Chief Business Officer, she has the overall responsibility for Business Development and Marketing at Bioneer.
Søren Madsen
Søren MadsenProtein Expression, Dept. Head, Ph.D.
Heads the Protein Manufacturing Group in Hørsholm, managing R&D and customer relations, and handling projects from small-scale protein production to downstream processing.
Anette Müllertz
Anette MüllertzBioneer:FARMA, Dept. Head, Professor
Anette Müllertz heads the site of Copenhagen: Bioneer:FARMA, located at the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen. She is also a professor in Pharmaceutical Design and Drug Delivery.
Pernille Skouboe
Pernille SkouboeRA/QA Manager, Adm. Dept. Head, M.Sc.
Responsible for quality assurance and regulatory compliance objectives within R&D services and GMP production.
Bjørn Holst
Bjørn HolstCellular Engineering & Disease Modelling, Dept. Head, Ph.D.
Heads the Biomedical Technology department in Hørsholm and is responsible for the advanced Disease Model group.
Charlotte Kvitz LorentzenContract Manufacturing, Dept. Head, M.Sc.
Heads the Contract Manufacturing department at Bioneer, over 20 years of experience.

Board of Directors

Our Board has a profound insight into the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industries as well as in research and contributes to Bioneer’s position as a strong research-based development partner

The Team
Kirsten DrejerChairman
Kirsten is very well known to the national and international pharma and biotech community, and was a co-founder and CEO of Symphogen A/S for more than 16 years. Kirsten has an M.Sc. in Pharmacy and holds a Ph.D in Pharmacology. She held several scientific positions prior to her leadership roles at Novo Nordisk, which included the positions of Director of Diabetes Discovery and Corporate Facilitator. Since stepping down from her role as founding CEO in Symphogen, Kirsten has accepted board positions in a range of pharma and biotech companies. In addition, Kirsten continues her engagement in promoting scientific development and entrepreneurship at the pharmaceutical department of the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School. Kirsten Drejer has been a member of the Board at Danisco (now part of Dupont), The Danish Advanced Technology Fund and is currently member of the Board of Symphogen, Bioporto, Antag, Resother pharma and Lyhne & Co. Kirstens ambition is to strengthen the awareness of Bioneer as an advanced not-for-profit science-driven company offering high-technology drug development and analytical services to the Danish pharma and biotech environment.
Marianne ThellersenDep. Chairman
Marianne comes to the board with many years of biotech industry experience prior to her present position at DTU where she heads all activities concerning the creation of commercial value from scientific results. Marianne has an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from DTU and an e-MBA from CBS-SIMI. She first joined Novo Nordisk and later Novozymes where she held a range of positions related to research and innovation. Marianne was Program Director at CBS-Simi for two years before becoming SVP at DTU in 2012. Marianne is deeply engaged in how innovative research can be converted into viable societal and commercial value and is instrumental in creating a vibrant entrepreneuria environment at DTU campuses. Marianne represents DTU (the owner) and contributes to Bioneers societal and business activities with her many years of insight into technology transformation processes.
Michael PålssonBoard member
Michael Pålsson is a dedicated entrepreneur who for many years has been involved in establishing and running a number of companies within biotech and medico. Michael is B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and B. Comm. from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and he has attended several international management programs at INSEAD and IMD. Michael has held a number of advisory, leadership and executive roles, including Chief Executive Officer and Board Director positions of several biotech, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, including Medtronic A/S, Bonesupport AB, Bioneer A/S and Appium Partners P/S. Michael was CEO of Upfront Chromatography until 2015. Michael has been instrumental in a number of business transactions ranging from licensing and spin-outs to M&A. Bioneer is benefitting from Michaels experience with small and medium sized companies and his experience in business models and sales.
Søren CarlsenBoard member
Søren is an internationally recognized industrial biotech expert with a long track record in biotech including in establishing, funding and operating new companies. Søren holds an M.Sc. in Engineering and in Brewing Sciences. He has more than 35 years of experience within the biopharmaceutical industry where he has held a number of executive positions. From 2000-2015 he was Managing Partner at Novo Ventures and Novo Seeds and he has been responsible for establishing a broad range of companies. For about 25 years he also chaired Dansk Biotek, a branch organization for Danish biotech companies. Søren is now on the board of a range of biotech and pharma companies. Bioneer specifically benefits from Søren’s deep insight in developing, establishing and running biotech and pharma companies at all levels.
Trine WinterøBoard member
Trine is a well known authority in the management of innovation processes and in the operationalization of novel business ideas at the interface of business, science and technology. Trine has a Ph.D in Molecular Genetics from The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University where she later became Associate Professor. Her business career started in 2001 in her role as Innovation Manager of Symbion Science Park, and she later became the CEO of Symbion Management and Symbion Capital, an early stage venture fund. In 2008 she founded Medtech Innovation Consortium (MTIC) as CEO. At MTIC she was the main driver in building an entrepreneurial and creative product and service development environment between medtech companies, start-ups in the field, and health institutions. In 2016 she joined the University of Copenhagen in the role of Vice Dean for innovation at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Here, her task is to support the creation of a productive innovation system. Trine contributes to the Board with her many years of experience with public- private partnerships and in the management of innovation.
Bjarke Bak ChristensenBoard member
Bjarke Bak Christensen has a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and worked as a Research Scientist at the Danish Food and Veterinary Research Institute, where he became Head of Section in 2004. In 2007 he became Head of Research Division Microbiology and Risk Assessment at DTU Food. From 2010 to 2016 Bjarke headed the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (FOOD), which he left in order to become Head of Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at DTU, which offers research and education within the areas of biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry and pharma technology. Bioneer benefits from Bjarke’s profound knowledge and knowhow concerning novel trends and scientific developments in food science, biotechnology and pharma areas.
Bjørn HolstBoard member
Biomedical Technology, Dept. Head, Ph.D., Bioneer.
Trine MøllerBoard member
Laboratory Technician, Bioneer.
Søren MadsenBoard member
Protein Manufacturing, Dept. Head, Ph.D., Bioneer.

GTS

From science to societal value

Bioneer A/S is a not-for-profit organization and a subsidiary of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). It is approved by the Danish Ministry of Science and Technology as an authorized provider of technological services – a GTS entity.

Our public mission is two-fold. First, to provide tools and technologies that facilitate early implementation of new therapeutic strategies in the Danish health sector. Second, to contribute to making Denmark a front-runner in very early commercialization of biomedical research as a means to grow the Danish biotech industry.

GTS is the Danish Association of Research and Technology Organizations that connects technology and businesses.

The seven Danish government-approved Research and Technology Organization (GTS institutes) play a key role in the Danish innovation system as the link between technology and business. They seek to make new technological methods applicable to businesses and promote businesses uptake of new technology.

Read more about the GTS entities here.

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