Team

We are a dynamic and multidisciplinary team consisting of scientists, engineers and businesspeople, driven by the vision to improve human health

Sana Alajmovic

CEO and Co-founder

 

  • Over 10 years of business development within life sciences
  • Venture capital and private equity experience
  • B.Sc., Business and Economics Stockholm School of Economics
  • Sweden’s Most Important Female Founder 2021 by financial newspaper Dagens Industri
  • Winner of numerous prestigious awards for influential leaders in Life Science sector

Tore Bengtsson

CSO and Co-founder

 

  • Professor in physiology at Stockholm University
  • ​​Leader of an international group of scientists 
  • Experienced in commercializing scientific research discoveries.
  • 25 years of experience in pharmacology and physiology
  • Founder of several successful companies

Eric Johnston

CTO & COO

 

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
  • Specialized in the design and production of synthetic mesoporous silica.
  • 10 years of experience in scientific research in ​​polymers
  • Led the research and development of modern treatments 
  • Experienced in building operating models for life-science businesses

Jeanha Baek

Head of Preclinical Development

 

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology
  • Strong background in translational medical research
  • Specialized in the research finding novel therapies for diseases without a cure
  • Broad research experience at all levels from cells to animals, and to humans 
  • Experienced team builder

Ghislaine Robert-Nicoud

IP Manager & Material Scientist

 

  • Ph.D. in Biomaterials
  • Experienced in product development according to ​​GLP/GMP standards.
  • ​​Specialized in biomedical research and material characterization techniques
  • Extensive experience in patents applications for novel material compounds

Agneta Brodin

Finance Manager

 

  • Experienced finance manager
  • Extensive background in accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll
  • Specialized in small and mid-sized companies and start-ups

Muhammad Naeem Iqbal

Material Scientist

 

  • M.Sc. in Chemistry 
  • Industrial Ph.D. student
  • Extensive research experience within Mesoporous Silica Material
  • Specialized in production, scale-up, and testing of SiPore21®

Xia Wang

Material Chemist

 

  • Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry
  • Background in ​​Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • Experienced in research and innovation different materials
  • Development and testing of SiPore21®

Kim Höglund

Senior Clinical Project Manager

 

  • Master of Science in Biotechnology
  • Extensive experience in clinical trials involving use of medical devices
  • Proven track record within clinical trials in different roles

Melissa Borg

Preclinical Researcher

 

  • Ph.D. in Physiology
  • 10 years of experience in medical research on metabolic diseases
  • Extensive background in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Preclinical development

Anna Ioannidou

Preclinical Researcher

 

  • Ph.D. in Biology
  • Extensive background in biological research
  • Experienced in research of therapeutic interventions against obesity and metabolic diseases
  • Preclinical development

Damir Konakovic

Head of Oral Health Division

 

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, M.Sc. in Dental Science
  • 10 years of dental and oral health practice
  • Extensive background in business development, marketing, and sales
  • Specialized in commercializing disruptive health innovations
  • Experienced in building business models and strategic partnerships

Porraphun Rieanjarernsuk

Business Developer

 

  • M.MedSc. in Bioentrepreneurship
  • Background in medical technology with specialization in healthcare & life sciences business
  • 10 years of combined experience in sales, business development, and project management

Marcia Alvarado

Business Intern

 

  • M.Sc. in Bioentrepreneurship student 
  • Nutritionist and dietician background
  • Experienced in life-science starups and product launch  
  • Experienced in sales B2B and B2C

Learn more about our team by watching the video below!