UU Innovation

Case stories

Here you will find stories about researchers and students who commercialise their discoveries and ideas, supported by us at UU Innovation.

Analysis of drugs in simulated intestine

Janneke Keemink has developed a tool for the lab environment that can predict how a drug will act in our intestines and how much of the chemicals will reach the blood. The goal is to create a fully-developed service that enables companies to make progress with their drug candidates faster than currently possible.

Interview with Janneke

Developing a new bone cement for vertebral fractures

Uppsala University researcher Cecilia Persson has developed a new elastic bone cement that can improve the treatment of elderly patients with fragile bones (osteoporosis) who have suffered a fracture of their spinal vertebrae. Her new company Inossia, started with colleague Malin Nilsson, has also secured funding to help optimise production and gain access to the clinical environment.

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Rapid diagnostic test for antibiotic resistance

Professor Johan Elf’s research group has developed methods that make it possible to study life’s processes in real-time at the molecular level. With this knowledge, scientists have now developed a rapid diagnostic test for antibiotic resistance in urinary tract infections.

Interview with Johan Elf

Living her dream – researcher and entrepreneur

Discovering new things is an important driving force for Sara Mangsbo, Associate Professor at Uppsala University’s Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. In addition to her research duties at the university, she is also Director of Research at the Uppsala company Immuneed AB. Being both a researcher and entrepreneur is a dream come true, even though there are times when she wishes that the day had more hours.

Interview with Sara Mangsbo

Hoping to revolutionise drug discovery

Innovative nano-particle technology that stabilises the functions of isolated membrane proteins opens up new opportunities for faster drug development and the production of more effective vaccines.

Salipro Biotech

For the patient’s best

A new healthcare app that empowers patients and creates a better basis for treatment decision-making should also benefit healthcare as well as society in general.


A business journey that began in space

An entirely new type of space-based instrument for detecting extremely small quantities of gases looks destined to enjoy more earth-bound success, initially in environmental monitoring.

Fourth State Systems