Biobanks & Registers – Your Springboard to Innovation

30 March 2023


Matching people and ideas

Biobanks and registers are valuable tools in R&D and innovation work. Access to sample and data collections can give unparalleled insights, paving the way for new treatments and medical products.

Some examples are product development, validation and molecularly stratified clinical trials. Biobanks and registers are also valuable sources for follow-up of current healthcare outcomes, and for predicting impact of new products and services, including cost-benefit analysis.

EIT Health Scandinavia supports your ambitions in using these goldmines of information! The conference “Biobanks & Registers: Your Springboard to Innovation” will bring together industry and academic scientists with representatives from biobanks and registers organisations. At the conference you will:

  • Learn how to access sample collections, biobanks and registers in Sweden, Denmark and Estonia
  • Meet and discuss with potential collaboration partners in 1:1 match-making sessions
  • Listen to several of the key Scandinavian biobank experts
  • Kick-start your new developing EIT Health innovation proposals

Register before 2 October, and welcome to Stockholm on 21 October!

Erik Forsberg
Managing Director, EIT Health Scandinavia


Date: 21 October 2019

Time: 08.30 – 19.00

Venue: BioClinicum Conference Center, Karolinska University Hospital

Address: Solnavägen 30,
171 64 Solna, Stockholm

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Practical information

Date: 21 October 2019, 09.00 – 19.00
Venue: BioClinicum Conference Center, Karolinska University Hospital
Address: Solnavägen 30, 171 64 Solna, Stockholm
Website: Biobanks and Registers Conference

Who can participate?

The conference is open for all EIT Health Partners, as well as start-ups in the EIT Health network. There will be reimbursement options for travel costs.


Registration is open until 2 October. From 2nd of October, we will open the platform to all registered participants for scheduling 1:1 meeting sessions based on their created profiles (their expertise and collaboration wishes).

Register here.   


08:30 – 09:00 Registration and coffee

How can EIT Health leverage the use of Biobanks and Registers?

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome address
Erik Forsberg, Ass. Prof, Managing Director, EIT Health Scandinavia
09:10 – 09:30 EIT Health programme “Registers and Biobanks in Transition”, and how to develop innovation project proposals
Merike Leego, Innovation Manager, EIT Health Scandinavia
09:30 – 09:50 EIT Health support for startups, via the Digital Sandbox
Christos Vaitsis, Business Creation Manager, EIT Health Scandinavia
09:50 – 10:10 How to use biobanks for innovation: the Stockholm3 prostate cancer diagnostic test
Per Matsson, CTO at Thermo Fisher Scientific/Phadia
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee break

How can I access biobanks and registers?

10:30 – 10:45 Denmark
Registers in Denmark
Prof. Henning Langberg, Prof. CEO, MBA, Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster, The Danish Clinical Registers, The Danish Clinical Registers
10:45 – 11:00 Biobanks in Denmark
Lasse Boding, Head of Coordinating Centre of the Danish National Biobank, Statens Seruminstitut
11:00 – 11:15 Estonia
Registers in Estonia
Representative (tba), Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs/Estonian Health Insurance Fund
11:15 – 11:30 Biobanks in Estonia
Andres Metspalu, Prof, MD, PhD, Head of the Estonian Biobank, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu
11:30 – 12:00 Sweden
Biobanks and Registers in Sweden
Anna Pedersen, CEO of Lihme Research & Healthcare AB
12:00 – 12:15 Europe
Biobanks in Europe
Erik Steinfelder, Director General, BBMRI-ERIC, the European research infrastructure for Biobanking
12:15 – 12:30 BC Platforms Software and Data Science Solutions
Jennifer Cubino, Executive Vice President, Head of Data Science at BC Platforms
12:30 – 12:45 Industry collaboration models
Tõnu Esko, Dep. Director of Development, Estonian Biobank Science Center; and Research Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking

Matching people and ideas

13:30 – 15:15 Face-to-face match-making sessions
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 17:30 Face-to-face match-making sessions
17:30 – 19:00 Networking & snacks, Elite Hotel Carolina Tower
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