was a True Moonshot reaching far Beyond!
Dear SALSS Family, The SALSS Team and I are so happy after this year's wonderful experience and interactions! Three days of intense activities with world class speakers, impressive companies and exciting startup entrepreneurs show that we still got it! In 2016, we made a promise to strengthen our future. Today, we proudly and confidently conclude that SALSS and the SALSS Family are back in business! We exceeded ourselves, and for the 13th year, we celebrate the success of making the Best SALSS Ever! Obviously, we have raised the bar when it comes to this fantastic roster of rock star speakers, super nova companies and rising star startups. Not only do we have amazingly competent speakers, but also hilarious stand up comedians. This year also featured several novelties, such as The SALSS Rising Star Award, The HealthTech Showroom and The SALSS Investor Forum. I am also genuinely proud to be privileged to showcase so many accomplished, acknowledged, superb female speakers - who just happened to be fun and gorgeous as well!
The SALSS Team 2017 humbly thanks each and every one of our knowledgeable audience, who contributed to bringing SALSS 2017 to the Moon and Beyond!We already have received exciting input from many of you, and we look forward to continuing receiving your ideas on this thrilling journey!
Barbro C. Ehnbom
Founder & Chairman
To the Moon and Beyond at SALSS 2017
This year's edition of SALSS took place August 23-25, in Stockholm For three intense days in a beautiful summer Stockholm, we gatehered the foremost scientists, corporate leaders and investors of the Global Life Science Industry. The focus was on: Cancer Moonshot HealthTech Transformation Impact Investing
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Impressions from SALSS 2017
“Dear Barbro, Please first let me thank you for the amazing opportunity, not only to be amongst the best and brightest but also for the opportunity to meet you. What you are doing for life science, women and the industry is to be commanded and is an example for all of us.” (Dr. Bahija Jallal, Head, MeImmune | Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca)
"Hi Ylva, Barbro - It was such a great pleasure to meet you. Thanks very much for your hospitality. I truly enjoyed my time at SALSS and made great connections. Barbro - You are a super amazing woman and role model!“ (Dr. Canan Dagdeviren, Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab)
“Many thanks for an again fantastic conference. I truly enjoyed both the conference program but of course even more so the boat trip. You are unique in managing to combine a highly professional program with a very entertaining and enjoyable social program.” (Håkan Björklund | Industry Executive, Gyllebo AB)
”Bästa Barbro och bästa Ylva, Det var helt fantastiskt att ta del av SALSS idag. Vilken superintressant mix av människor och föredrag. Jag gillade särskilt Ola Rosling samt Canan Dagdeviren! Hoppas middagen ikväll blir lika trevlig som den i går. Stort tack för att jag fick delta!” (Dr. Maria Strömme, Professor, Nanotechnology, Uppsala University)
“Having reviewed your program with so many significant attendees from academia, industry, and the investment community, this is clearly one of the most exclusive and impactful life-science conferences around the globe. Thus, I am very honored being considered as one of the “Rising Stars” and have already booked a flight to Stockholm.” (Dr. Chrisan Apfel, Founder & CEO, SageMedic Inc.)
“.../I wish to thank you and your fine SALSS team for your splendid hospitality and an enriching, inspiring summit. It's been a privilege and a pleasure to be amongst each and every one of you.” (Mr. Chuck Dimmler, Vice Chairman, Torreya Partners | CEO, Ceramedix)
”Tack för en väldig trevlig SALSS dag! Intressant fokus och spännande föredragshållare.” (Dr. Carl Borrebaeck, Director CREATE Health Cancer Center)
”Tack för ett väldigt trevligt och stimulerande SALSS-möte! Kul att Forbes Magazine var intresserade och skrev om oss, verkligen en fjäder i hatten för organisatörerna och deltagarna.” (Göran K. Hansson, Professor, Secretary General. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences/KVA)
“Ylva/Barbro, You and your team were amazing. An incredibly well-run and impressive event.” (Mr. Rod Schwartz, Founder & CEO, ClearlySo)
“I would like to congratulate you on the level of excellence that was evident in every aspect of SALSS. There no question that it is perhaps the best, if not one of the best run event of its kind in the world. It is unique and focused on the realistic needs of the participant. Not incidentally, it is boredom free and besides being at the top level of scientific communication, is entertaining. Much of this is due to the incredible energy that you impart to the event, which is contagious. As a result, strangers interact and the level of comradery is unsurpassed. Everyone is approachable, which goes a long way to help achieve the results each participant is desirous of. Not to mention class, which you personify, SALSS is a classy event. I have to congratulate you on your hand picked staff who conveyed your message flawlessly. Your attention to detail is incredible, and your personal attention to all who attended is not short of amazing. We have been busy following through on the contacts made at SALSS, and consider our participation a definite success. Thanks for all your efforts on our behalf, you made our participation in SALSS and the few days in Stockholm seem almost a holiday. Thanks again to you and your crew.” 1 (Alen Sands York, Co-Founder,Senior Advisor, AVRA Medical Robotics Inc.)
“Stort tack för ett fantastiskt event med ett helt enastående program och ett perfekt genomförande. Massa inspiration, insights och ovärderliga nya kontakter. Vi bockar och tackar igen för stora äran att få vinna ”the first ever SALSS Rising Star Award”. Vi kommer att förvalta och växla upp på detta pris med super-powers och honors. Ser fram emot SALSS 2018 och fortsatt framtida samarbete! Varma hälsningar från hela Coala-teamet” (Mr. Philip Siberg, CEO, Coala Life)
"Being a first time participant at the SALSS I was truly impressed by the organization of the event and the rapid and concise pace throughout the days. All speakers brought new and innovative perspectives creating insights that added great participant value. The opportunities for networking in a genuine and familiar setting are truly unique and the SALSS platform will have a key role setting the future of the Swedish life science industry." (Fredrik Hansson, Board Member, Anocca)
“Ylva/Barbro, First of all, thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful conference in Stockholm. What an absolute treat, from start to finish! The caliber of the speakers, the inspiration from women, the connections I made were invaluable and I’m so very grateful.” (Kathryn Goetzke, Founder & CEO, iFred |The Mood Factory)
Sällan har jag lyssnat på så många inspirerande big shots under en och samma vecka. Och extra roligt att få träffa så många riktigt skickliga kvinnor (dig inkluderat). Det känns förhoppningsfullt för framtiden från en som är så van vid den väldigt mansdominerade kemiindustrin. (Ms. Karolina Storckenfeldt, Projektledare, Bonnier Business Media)
”We are thrilled that I’ll be able to attend your very well organized, high profile meeting. The thoughtfulness that you are putting into this meeting speaks for itself and is apparently an integral part for making this a huge success for everybody./…/thank you again for your strong work and attention to detail.” (Dr. Christan Apfel, Founder & CEO, SageMedic Inc.)
“Thank you again for hosting such a wonderful gathering at SALSS! It was great to meet other biotech entrepreneurs in the field and hear about their exciting work. What a wonderful piece [article in Forbes Invest, as of September 9] highlighting the strengths of SALSS, as well the specific mentions of companies like ours." (Jonathan Clarke, CEO, Smartwise)
“Truly it was an honor for me personally to join your meeting and have the unique opportunity to share our work /.../ your support for how such devices can transform [this branch of the industy] was invaluable. After our attendance and the many wonderful points of feedback we received, there has been an energized concerted effort to bring this project to fruition. In just two days, we were able to get a rapid 360 evaluation of our vision, something that would have taken much longer under normal circumstances. Really what you have developed with SALSS is special/.../ It will remain in my heart as one of the best experiences in my 20 years of attending various congresses and meetings.” (Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, AVRA Medical Robotics)
”Stort lycka till med detta intressanta och fina event. Jag är helt imponerad av allt vad ni gör och på vilket sätt. Det är strålande!” (Ms. Karolina Storckenfeldt, Projektledare, Bonnier Business Media)
“Dear Barbro and SALSS Team, Congratulations on a spectacular event. Every element of the Summit was top notch and in the spirit that you have created over the years of being a unique venue to share and learn about the most pressing topics in healthcare, and serving as a vehicle for establishing strong and lasting bonds among the participants. I am proud to have been, and continue to be a part of, the SALSS Family, and know that my feelings are shared by those who had the good fortune to attend this year's Summit. I know that the future for all the hard work that has been done over the years continues in the most positive direction with great energy and vision, as always.” (Richard Serbin, COO, The Gorlin Companies)
SALSS is proud to be a global player in the Life Science Universe
The 13th Swedish-American Life Science Summit, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, August 23-25, will focus on Cancer Moonshot, HealthTech Transformation and Impact Investing
SALSS and The SALSS Family in the MediaMathias Uhlén Swedish public service television, August 17, 2017
Unik svensk kartläggning banar väg för bättre cancerbehandling Barbro Ehnbom and Leif Pagrotsky in Dages Industri Life Science Appendix, June 22, 2017, pp. 8-9
Swedish-American Interactions and HealthTech Transformation - What happend to the Industry when new Players enters the arena?
Barbro Ehnbom is a summer host in the Swedish Radio show Sommar i P1
Please click on the link to see the nice scholarship she has received
Beyond the Moon at 600 Park Avenue...
On 24th October 2016, our Chairman, Barbro C. Ehnbom, and the Swedish Consul General, Leif Pagrotsky, gathered a select few of SALSS Best Friends at the beautiful residence, to discuss the future of SALSS in the reshaping of the Life Science universe. To truly light up the star-spangled sky that night, the lucky guests had the delight to listen to one of the brightest shining stars of them all, Dr. Robert Langer, talking about how technology is reinventing our industry.
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Memorable impressions from an unforgettable eve
"Tack för en väldigt god middag och trevlig kväll med glada skratt och vetenskapliga diskussioner på 600 park avenue.
En oförglömlig kväll för mig då jag fick samtala med en av mina förebilder, Prof. Robert Langer.
Ett stort tack till Barbro som alltid lyckas samla en mix av intressanta personer "and make magic happen". Utan ert värdskap och den elegans 600 park avenue utstrålar hade det dock inte varit komplett."
(Dr. Mohammed Homman, Founder & CEO of Vironova )
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