Ziccum attracts powerful new Board
18 May, 2018
Ziccum AB’s new Board of Directors includes the Head of Life Science at Chalmers Ventures, and a Senior Advisor at Karolinska Institutet Innovation AB. “The business and scientific calibre of our new members is a powerful vote of confidence in our product, market and vision,” says Ziccum CEO Göran Conradson.
Ziccum AB, a subsidiary of ISAB, is commercializing a dry powder air drying system that could revolutionize how vaccines and drugs are formulated and transported. It dries them at room temperature—transforming them into stable dry powders that are cheap and easy to transport, from often delicate, difficult-to-transport liquids. Ziccum attracted capital funding of 2.25 MSEK in 2018 and expects to be listed independently in Q4 2018.
“Our three new members bring even more business and pharmaceutical skills to the table,” says Göran Conradson “combining decades-long experience in drug and business development.”
The three new Ziccum Board members
Ola Camber PhD and Assoc. Prof. in Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, is an expert in drug formulation/delivery. He is CEO and Founder of ClinStorage AB. With decades of experience in the health care sector e.g. Director of Pharmaceutical R&D at Astra/AstraZeneca, VP Drug Development and Board member at Biotech Companies and Senior Adviser at Karolinska Institutet Innovation AB, Ola is a Member of the Review Panel of the Swedish Research Council.
Mattias Münnich is VP for Business at Stayble Therapeutics and Head of Life Sciences at high-profile innovation and incubation hub Chalmers Ventures. Mattias is a driven veteran of biotech start-up ventures. He guides complex products and drugs to market through Clinical Trials and has contracted GMP manufacturing, designed regulatory strategies, negotiated clinical study agreements, met with some of big pharma’s top business development executives—and more.
Kristian Kierkegaard has a background in investment banking as a sell-side equity researcher and sales analyst. He is the CEO and founder of a private asset management company focused on financing small- and mid-cap growth companies. Kristian has a strong track record in equity finance and has a M.Sc. in Finance from Jönköping International Business School and Singapore Management University. Alongside Ziccum, Kristian serves on the Board of private equity company AGOF Investments.
Current long-term members are CEO Göran Conradson, CFO Michael Owens (currently CFO of parent company ISAB too) and Board Chairman Fredrik Sjövall, (outgoing CEO of parent company ISAB and its next Board Chairman).