InfiCure Bio is a life science company, which started as a project at Umeå Biotech Incubator (UBI) in 2013. The project was initiated by Prof. Dan Holmberg and Dr. Sofia Mayans based on research conducted in the research group of Prof. Holmberg at the Universities of Umeå and Lund. The company, InfiCure Bio, was established in 2015 and the founders of the company are Dan Holmberg and Sofia Mayans.
Preclinical model – the NIF mouse
The base of the company is a unique preclinical model for studies of fibrosis together with the owners’ competence in the field of inflammation/fibrosis as well as in work with preclinical models.
Development of fibrosis in the model is spontaneous, seen in multiple organs (e.g. liver and kidney) and is preceded by chronic inflammation. This resembles many of the human condition that constitute important therapy segments eg chronic liver disease and chronic kidney disease.
The company’s preferred business model is to offer pharmaceutical companies to test their new anti-inflammatory/anti-fibrotic drugs in the unique preclinical model. The offer includes set-up, execution, analysis and reporting of results from the effect tests.
Lena Söderström, Chairman of the Board
Lena has thirty years of experience in management positions from international pharmaceutical companies and the medical device industry. Her broad range of experience includes positions with people and project management, business development, international marketing and manufacturing. She has been the CEO of Senzime, Isconova and Kibion and she is a board member of Uppsala University Holding AB (UUAB), SLU Holding AB, Genovis AB, Dicot AB and the Chamber Council at Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Lena is Chairman of the Board of InfiCure Bio AB.
Mattias Eriksson, Board member
Mattias has more than seventeen years of experience from the pharmaceutical and biotech sector, both within large companies such as AstraZeneca and Pfizer as well as in smaller start-up companies. He has worked with investments in early companies at Innovationsbron and later Almi Invest and since 2016 he is working with company investments at Partnerinvest. He has been a member of several corporate boards and is now member of the Board of InfiCure Bio.
Dan Holmberg, CSO and Board member
Dan has been a professor in Medical Genetics since 1999 at the Universities of Umeå, Copenhagen and Lund. He has more than 30 years of experience from research in immunology, autoimmune disease and inflammation. Co-founder of Symbicom AB, and co-founder and chairman of Famgen AB. Dan is CSO and member the Board of InfiCure Bio AB.
Sofia Mayans, CEO
Sofia has a PhD in Medical Genetics and more than 10 years of experience from research in immunology, genetics and autoimmunity from Umeå University and Copenhagen University. She did her postdoc at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in San Diego, USA. Sofia is the CEO of InfiCure Bio AB.
We know the importance of privacy and confidentiality. Therefore, we adhere to strict guidelines regarding how we handle sensitive data. Especially when we borrow personal information about you.
In this policy you can read in detail about how we handle personal data, for which reason, and how you can control what data we store about you. Do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org you would like more information about the legal aspects of handling personal data.
- InfiCure is the data controller responsible for processing your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.
- What types of data do we process?
Personal data means all types of information which can, directly or indirectly, be used to identify a living physical person (“Personal Data”).
- InfiCure collects and processes Personal Data about you when you use the contact form on the company’s website. The information that we collect and process in such cases include:
- contact information including name, email address and telephone number; and
- other Personal Data that you provide us with.
(i) and (ii) above is collectively referred to as ”Contact Information”.
2. InfiCure collects information that is necessary for us to be able to contact you in your role as a representative for a company. InfiCure collects and processes information about you if you represent a company that is a customer, supplier, contractor or otherwise partner of ours, as well as a potential customer, supplier, contractor or otherwise partner of ours. The information that we collect and process in such cases include contact information (such as name, address, title, company, email address and telephone number).
3. InfiCure also collects Personal Data in connection with recruiting staff members. When you contact us to apply for a job opportunity with us, we collect such Personal Data that you provide us with in connection with such application. Personal Data normally included in a job application is contact information (name, address, email address and telephone number), CV (including previous work experience and education), and occasionally picture and personal registration number.
- Why do we process your personal data?
InfiCure collects Personal Data relating to you for the following reasons:
- to market ourselves
- to contact you as a representative for a customer, supplier, contractor or otherwise partner of ours
- to process job applications and
- to fulfil requirements by law.
- The legal grounds for processing personal data
InfiCure’s processing of your Personal Data is based on the legal grounds as follows:
The legitimate interest of InfiCure constitute the legal basis for processing in situations where you provide us with your contact information by handing us a business card or otherwise has expressed an interest in our or services. The legitimate interests of InfiCure in such cases is for InfiCure to be able to market it’s services.
Furthermore, the legitimate interest of InfiCure is the legal basis for when InfiCure is processing your personal data when you are a representative for a customer, supplier, contractor or otherwise partner of ours. The legitimate interests of InfiCure in such cases are InfiCure’s need to contact you as a representative to administer the relationship InfiCure has with the company that you represent.
Also, the legitimate interest of InfiCure is the legal basis for InfiCure’s processing of your Personal Data in connection with your job application, in which cases the legitimate interests of InfiCure are to be able to secure that its employees has sufficient education and experience.
Additionally, the legitimate interest of InfiCure is the legal basis for InfiCure’s processing of your Personal Data in connection with InfiCure distributing newsletters, invitations to events and collaboration offers. The legitimate interests of InfiCure in such cases is for InfiCure to be able to market itself and its services.
InfiCure may process your Personal Data for the purpose of complying with safety standards and other statutory requirements, based on the legal ground that this is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which InfiCure is subject.
- For how long do we store data?
- How may data be shared?
- InfiCure will not sell, trade or lease your Personal Data to third parties. However, InfiCure may share Personal Data with our trusted subcontractors (including Internet service providers). They may need access to the Personal Data in their assignment for us, but they will not be allowed to use the Personal Data for any other purpose.
- Unless otherwise set forth in any specific information regarding our processing of your personal data, InfiCure will not transfer your Personal Data to any country outside the EU/EEA.
- Personal Data may be disclosed by InfiCure to comply with legal requirements or other requirements from official authorities, in order to safeguard InfiCure’s legal interests or to detect, prevent, or draw attention to frauds or other safety or technical problems.
- Protection of your personal data
You should always feel secure when you provide your Personal Data to us. We have employed a wide range of security measures to help protect your Personal Data against undue access, modification and deletion.
We protect your Personal Data using reasonable safeguards to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. These measures include data encryption and firewalls.
- Your rights regarding your data
Withdrawal of consent
Corrections, additions or erasure
You are always entitled to access your Personal Data for viewing, and to request that we correct or update your Personal Data. Furthermore, you have the right to demand that we erase your Personal Data (unless the Personal Data has to be saved for another purpose, for example to fulfil legal obligations).
Restriction of use and data portability
Under certain circumstances, you may request that InfiCure restricts the use of your Personal Data. You also have the right to have your Personal Data resubmitted to you, in a structured and accessible format, for transfer to another user/processor.
Requests and Complaints
Should you be dissatisfied with our processing of your Personal Data, please let us know, and we will do our best to meet your complaints. Your integrity is very important to us, and we always strive to protect and secure your Personal Data in the best possible way. Should we nevertheless, in your opinion, fail in this ambition, please note that you are also entitled to lodge a complaint with the Swedish Data Protection Authority (Sw. Datainspektionen, which will change its name to Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten), or such other authority as may be determined in the future.
- Cookies information
As a first-time visitor to our website, you will be asked for approval for us saving cookies on your computer. You can later delete these cookies by clearing your browser cache. You can block cookies if you like, either all or only those from specific websites.
When you fill in the contact form, Inficure Bio will save your contact information to be able to get in touch. If you want to delete your information, just let us know by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or use the contact form.
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Common misconceptions regarding cookies are that there is a kind of virus. That cookies can help find out personal information from a computer or send spam. Nothing of this is true, cookies are just data.
- How to contact us
You can contact us at: InfiCure Bio AB, 907 36 Umeå, Sweden, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.