The Swedish-American Life Science Summit

The Swedish-American Life Science Summit (SALSS) is a by-invitation-only conference bringing together some of the most renowned Life Science executives, scientists, entrepreneurs and investors. The aim is to build strategic and collaborative relationships between academia, industry and fundings, thus enhancing Life Science business.

During three days in late August in Stockholm we present an intense and exclusive program featuring insights from top-notch speakers, high-level panel discussions, a limited number of presentations by successful and promising companies, as well as a small and thoughtfully matched exhibit of specially selected start-up companies operating within Life Science. The Summit offers plenty of opportunity to one-to-one meetings and networking. Specifically, we encourage our participants to take part in the exclusive off-program social events, implying unique advantages to build sustainable relationships and long-term friendships.

SALSS was founded in 2005 as an initiative to increase the level of cross-border business between one of the largest market in the world, the United States, and one of the most important Life Science industry centers in Europe, Sweden. Over the years the Summit has taken on an increasingly global nature, making it a true reflection of the Life Science industry today. It is our hope and ambition that SALSS will continue serving to strengthen Life Science entrepreneurship, partnership and friendship.

Chairman & Founder

Barbro C. Ehnbom is the originator of the Swedish-American Life Science Summit. She combines a long experience in the US pharmaceutical industry and Wall Street with today’s financial services within the field of Life Science in both countries.

Barbro C. Ehnbom Barbro has been a pioneer in the Life Science industry throughout her entire career. She was one of the first female executives in several US pharmaceutical companies, a top analyst in Wall Street, followed by many years of investment banking. Thanks to her long time board membership of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and Chairman Emeritus of the Swedish Economist Group in New York, she has 30 years of experience in organizing events between Sweden and the U.S., not only in the commercial field but also in academics, music, the arts and social entrepreneurship.

“When you put the right business people together and they become friends, they will end up doing business together.”
(Barbro C. Ehnbom)

Advisory Board

Lena Tibell Program Advisor
Lena Tibell is Founder & Managing Partner of Tibell & Associates, a consultancy firm within Life Science Business Management. She has over 28 years experience of International Biotech & Medical Device industry plus 7 years in Medical research and Drug analysis. Lena has been working with international suppliers as a consultant, business manager and marketing manager at multinational companies as well as startups. Before becoming a consultant, Lena spent 13 years with Pharmacia Biotech (now GE Healthcare) and Gibeck-Hudson RCI (now Teleflex) in different executive management positions.

Executive Team

Ylva Senior Project Manager
Ylva Nicolae Santesson is the acting Project Manager of SALSS since 2015, enthusiastic and committed to contributing to renewing and strengthening SALSS going forward. Newly returned from West African developing regions, she is passionately engaged in several Life Science and Tech start-ups and early-phase firms. Specifically, focus lies on developing the Health ICT sector, providing access to distant medicine for peripheral populations. Previously, she has worked with health economics, pursued several internships within investment banking and business strategy in London, Paris, Moscow and Stockholm, and also been part of the Swedish National Task Force for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

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