Carlsberg establishes new biotech company  

2002.08.30
Carlsberg A/S establishes new biotech company to develop diagnostic and medical equipment

According to today's Jyllands-Posten, brewery giant Carlsberg A/S has established a new biotech company VersaMatrix that will use advanced polymers for the development of diagnostic and medical equipment. Carlsberg have put DKK 25 million (USD 3.3 million) into the project to cover three years of the new company's operation. VersaMatrix is expected to break even after 5 years.

 

Carlsberg has already created a biotech subsidiary Carlsberg BioIncubator, as well as the biotech company Combio, which currently has 25 employees and is ready to take on bigger laboratory-based research tasks. Combio uses polymer pellets for applications in connection with the development of new candidate drug molecules, while VersaMatrix will develop the pellet technology for drug production, so that they can be sold to major biotech and medical groups.

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