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Existing investors pump fresh capital into NsGene 

The Danish biotech company has received DKK 18 million from its existing shareholders including NeuroSearch 

Sophion Bioscience receives new investment  

Existing investors put DKK 25 million into the Danish biotech company for commercialisation of its new drug discovery system QPatch 16 

IMS to open Nordic head office in Copenhagen  

The US based market analysis company in the pharmaceutical industry will open a Nordic headquarters in Copenhagen on 1 January 2004 

Aalborg University in 4G research project with Samsung 

With a budget of DKK 26.8 million Aalborg University is heading a new research project within 4G mobile telephony sponsored by Samsung  

GlaxoSmithKline enters 5 year agreement with NeuroSearch 

The medical giant takes an 8% stake in the Danish biotech company and acquires sales rights to a pipeline drug  

New indication promise for Novo Nordisk drug NovoSeven 

Phase 2 studies of the Danish healthcare company’s drug NovoSeven show surprising effectiveness in reducing massive bleeding  

CSC acquires Scandinavian IT Group 

The US based Computer Sciences Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire the SAS Group's IT company  

Danes head online usage of governmental services 

The Governmental Online Study 2003 shows that 63% of Danes sought governmental information in the last 12 months, the highest level out of 32 countries 

NeuroSearch alliance with pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline rumoured 

The Danish biotech company is reportedly close to signing an agreement with the Anglo-American concern which will earn NeuroSearch DKK 100 million 

Exiqon receives multimillion investment to launch new product 

The biotech company gets DKK 20 million from its existing investors to launch its Human Probe Library 

TDC shows interest in acquiring mobile discount company 

Denmark's largest telecompany has expressed an interest in acquiring CBB Mobil and its 200,000 customers 

ALK-Abelló seeks partner to develop promising hay fever treatment 

The pharmaceutical company ALK-Abelló has established clinical proof of concept for its vaccine against grass pollen allergy 

Novozymes gets green light for environmentally friendly technology 

The Danish enzyme concern has developed an enzyme which can replace aggressive chemicals used in production processes 

TDC to sell its clearing company Dannet A/S to foreign buyer 

Denmark's largest telecompany close to selling its subsidiary, with US company Verisign among the potential buyers 

US breakthrough for Danish software company Saxotech 

US media concern Gannett has chosen Saxotech's CMS for its local and regional newspaper websites 

Danaher Corporation tables bid for Radiometer 

Washington based Danaher makes a DKK 4.4 billion offer to acquire the Danish leader in blood gas equipment 

Microsoft invests major sum in Denmark 

The software giant gives the Danish division of Microsoft Business Solutions, formerly Navision, DKK 450 million for R&D  

Norwegian telecompany acquires Bell South's shares in Sonofon 

Telenor has entered agreement with Bell South to acquire its shares in the Danish mobile company 

Danish IT city to lead major IT project in the EU 

IT city Katrinebjerg wins competition against other European IT environments to lead prestigious project in pervasive computing 

Siemens ready to launch smartphone developed by Danes 

The German mobile manufacturer is set to launch its new SX1 mobile phone before Christmas 

Cantion receives undisclosed sum from new investors  

The new investment will enable the Danish company to continue its development work on biosensor manufacturing 

New investment to biotech company Natimmune 

Existing investors pump DKK 35 million into Danish biotech company to drive development of promising drug for cancer patients 

Finland's BioFund plans investments in biotech in Medicon Valley  

The Finnish venture company is currently considering investing in up to 6 potential biotech companies  

Bavarian Nordic makes major investment in domestic vaccine production 

The Danish biotech company acquires production plant in Zealand for DKK 250 million to establish vaccine production 

Delta approved as Bluetooth chip testing centre 

Knowledge centre Delta first in Europe approved by Ericsson to test Bluetooth chips  

Danes export SMS services to USA 

Danish development department of Orion Information Services enters agreement with USA's largest mobile telephone operator AT&T 

Danish IT firm wins JSF order from Lockheed Martin 

HiQ Wise wins multimillion order from the US weapons manufacturer to evaluate systems for the US Joint Strike Fighter aircraft 

Microsoft gets playful with Danish web production firm 

Danish creative web production company Titoonic A/S in MSN Messenger initiative 

Investment in Danish biotech in the US 

Boston based Danish biotech firm Advandx to set up Danish facility following DKK 32 million investment 

Nordic nations lead digital access technology, says new UN report 

UN telecommunications agency confirms Nordic countries lead the world in access to digital information and communication technology 

DTU buys Dell supercomputer for R&D into wind turbines 

The Technical University of Denmark buys Dell supercomputer for aerodynamic simulations of wind interaction with wind turbines 

US owned company acquires Scandinavian Micro Biodevices 

US owned Inverness Medical Switzerland GmbH gains the divested NKT subsidiary for DKK 32 million 

High speed internet provider gets further investment boost 

Dansk Bredbånd A/S is to get a DKK 48 million cash injection from new and existing investors to connect up 20,000 more households 

Dell recruits sales staff for ambitious business drive in Denmark 

The US computer manufacturer recruits 50 more staff as it gears up to double its business in Denmark over the next three years  

Microsoft kicks off openness initiative in Denmark 

Denmark will be the first country where Microsoft makes its technical document information in XML available free of charge 

New degree course reflects drive for growth in bioscience 

Ministerial approval is given for a new university degree course in nano-bioscience at the University of Southern Denmark 

Samsung places major battery order with Danionics 

Danionics share price rockets as doubts over the company's ability to survive are answered with a big order for Samsung laptops 

GN Netcom in new Bluetooth deal with Siemens 

GN Netcom will supply the next generation of wireless Bluetooth headsets to the giant German concern Siemens 

Intel acquires a share of Danish IT company Zensys 

Chip giant Intel has acquired part of Zensys which develops chips and technologies for wireless networks 

Teliasonera eyes possible Debitel acquisition deal 

Swedish-Finnish teleconcern Teliasonera expresses interest in acquiring the Danish part of mobile telephone company Debitel 

US and Danish industry leaders to discuss bio-defense in Boston 17 Nov.  

US and Danish industry leaders will meet in Boston 17 November to explore collaborative opportunities for developing bio-defense products 

Denmark's private and public sector prepares for IP telephony 

Denmark's largest telecompany TDC expects that half a million Danes will be using IP telephony within 5 years 

US biotech company places its European HQ in Denmark 

US biotech company Senetek is establishing its European head office in Science Park Aarhus, Jutland 

Novo Nordisk plans new insulin production plant in Brazil 

Novo Nordisk A/S is to build a USD 200 million insulin production plant in Brazil, capable of supplying export markets around the world 

Danish researchers seek partners to capitalise on plant gene discovery 

A research group at Aarhus University discovers genes which determine if vegetables can grow without nitrogen fertilizer 

Norwegian owned ErgoBluegarden expands in Denmark  

ErgoBluegarden Danmark opens office in Copenhagen in addition to its Jutland facilities 

Denmark among world's leaders in high speed internet access 

Denmark has the fastest spread of high speed internet connections in Europe and is among the world leaders in ADSL accessibility 

Dutch ABS Group establishes ABS Scandinavia in Copenhagen 

Automation and IT logistics specialists ABS Laundry Logic is establishing a Nordic headquarters in Copenhagen 

Copenhagen to host major biotech exhibition next year 

Biotech Forum will be held at Bella Centre, Copenhagen in 2004, following a cooperation agreement with Stockholm exhibition centre 

Blip Systems to supply software for Austrian mobile operator ONE 

Austrian Mobile Operator ONE is purchasing the located communication network software solution Locon from Blip Systems in northern Denmark 

Sonofon and End2End launch Sonofon e.go service solution 

Denmark's No.2 mobile operator launches a new service solution with End2End, which gets another cash boost from its US and German owners 

ACE Biosciences bids for a US bio-defense contract 

Funen based biotech company ACE Biosciences has applied for USD 9.4 million under the US Biodefence programme 

Consortium lobbies to bring EU IT security agency to Denmark 

A consortium of IT industry associations and universities is pressing hard to bring the planned EU agency for IT security to Denmark 

Bavarian Nordic vaccine sales go through the roof 

Smallpox vaccine sales to the US, UK and Germany put Bavarian Nordic on course for a USD 80 million annual turnover  

Denmark sets focus on IT for automobiles 

Regional efforts are under way in northern Jutland to make Denmark a centre for Intelligent Transport Systems, known in the car trade as ITS 

Roche and Genmab reach second collaboration milestone 

Second Genmab antibody achieves proof of concept in Roche collaboration 

T-cellic gets fresh capital to develop its promising cancer therapy 

Danish biotech company T-cellic has just completed a DKK 40 million second round of financing to accelerate its R&D 

RTX seals Korean deal to develop advanced mobile telephone 

RTX Telecom has entered an agreement with a Korean producer on the development of an advanced GSM/GPRS mobile telephone 

Four fledgling IT companies get cash injection from Symbion Capital 

Symbion Capital and other investors put around DKK 12 million into AudioAsics, Noise Limit, Atinec and MAT 

Danish Biotechnology cluster sets its sights on Japanese partners 

The Danish Embassy in Japan is hosting a conference at Hotel Okura on 21 October and BioTeam South participates at Bio Forum 2003 Osaka on 22/23 October 

Danish researchers in world nanotechnology breakthrough 

Top science journal Nature reports that Copenhagen University's Nano-Science Center has created the world's first transistor from a single biomolecule 

India's Tata tables a bid for the SAS owned Scandinavian IT Group 

India's largest private sector company Tata joins the acquisition race along with IBM, CSC and Maersk Data, with a bid rumoured to top DKK 1 billion 

Aarhus IT firm to launch software that fixes faults in embedded chips 

Fledgling software developer OOVM aims to launch its Resilient software in January next year 

Kiss Technology gets capital injection from US chip producer Sigma Designs 

Sigma Designs has put DKK 6 million into the Copenhagen DVD player company, gaining a 6.7% ownership stake 

Nuevolution gets fresh capital to develop its Chemetics technology 

Nuevolution A/S raises USD 15 million in first close of Series B equity financing 

3 launches Denmark's first 3G mobile telephony service today 

Telecompany 3 becomes the first in Denmark to launch 3G telephony, ahead of TDC, Telia and Orange 

MESH-Technologies gets cash injection from Syddansk Venture 

The Odense based computing firm receives investment cash from Syddansk Venture, established 6 months ago with DKK 100 million in its cash tank 

Software for free phone calls worldwide starts download stampede  

Telecoms analysts say the free Skype programme could have major significance for telephony costs worldwide 

Bavarian Nordic on acquisition trail for more production capacity 

Success on the US market has spurred Bavarian Nordic to look around Europe for ready made vaccine production facilities 

Copenhagen University to spearhead research into developing "supertrees" 

Villum Kann Rasmussen Fund gifts Copenhagen University DKK 3.3 million to research into developing fast growing, disease resistant "supertrees" 

Thrane & Thrane promises product-led growth over next 2 years 

Thrane & Thrane, which produces satellite communication equipment, aims to create growth with 5 new products by 2005 

3 opens customer centre in Ørestaden 

Last Friday the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Helge Sander inaugurated 3’s new customer centre in Ørestaden, Copenhagen 

7 innovation environments to oversee spending of IT millions 

The Science Minister has appointed seven IT innovation environments to disburse DKK 200 million of public money  

Danish mobile phone use adds to, rather than replaces, fixed net telephony 

A new report shows that Danes' use of mobiles in H1 2003 grew by 2,300 hours while fixed net calls only reduced by 175 hours. 

Price war looms as Tiscali slashes its broadband subscription prices 

Internet supplier Tiscali has reduced the price of its broadband connection to just DKK 295 a month 

RTX Telecom in multimillion deal with Australia's FOXTEL 

The Danish technology company will handle development and production f a wireless telephone line extension (TLE) 

IO Interactive has great expectations of its new computer game 

Denmark's internationally known computer game company IO Interactive has introduced its latest offering "Freedom Fighters" on the world market 

Digital Danes surf 'n shop with increasing frequency 

A new report reveals that 20% of Danes who used the internet last month also purchased or ordered over the net 

Denmark leads the EU on broadband internet connectivity 

IT and Tele Agency figures for the first half of 2003 show that Denmark has more high speed internet connections on a per capita basis than any other EU country 

More US millions flow into Bavarian Nordic for smallpox work 

Bavarian Nordic gains the second part of a US government award to further develop a third generation smallpox vaccine (MVA-BN) 

Danish PC manufacturer first to market with AMD's 64 bit processor 

Amitech hits the streets with 64 bit stationary PC and laptop computers on same day as AMD launches the CPU inside them 

Digital Denmark impresses Siemens 

Siemens prepares to incorporate its Nørresundby-based company into the Siemens Group, and employ 20 more staff 

IT sales via the net storm ahead in Denmark 

According to the largest players on the domestic market, internet sales have passed the DKK 1 billion mark and are still growing strongly 

Agroferm A/S starts construction of lysine factory in Esbjerg 

Agroferm says its new lysine factory in Esbjerg in Southern Jutland is expected to generate a profit in its first year of operation  

Intersystems Corporation sets up Nordic office in Copenhagen 

The US database supplier establishes a Nordic office in Copenhagen as a prelude to forging new partnerships 

UK's Itec Telecom Systems acquires Digiquant 

Roskilde based Digiquant has been acquired by the London bourse-listed company Intec for DKK 78 million 

UNICEF places tuberculosis vaccine order with State Serum Institute 

The United Nation’s children's fund places a DKK 45 million order for tuberculosis (BCG) vaccine to be supplied over the next 3 years 

Danisco denies that it is negotiating to offload its stake in Genencor 

A newspaper claim that Danisco is selling its Genencor shareholding is refuted in a press release to the Copenhagen bourse 

Novozymes is ranked No.1 in sustainability – for the third time 

Novozymes is yet again No.1 in the Dow Jones’ Sustainability Group Index, globally as well as in Europe 

Lundbeck and Solvay put promising schizophrenia drug into Phase III trials 

Lundbeck and Solvay Pharmaceuticals announce their joint decision to move bifeprunox into Phase III trials 

Danish biotech firm ZGene receives further investment boost 

Symbion Capital I and Danish Innovation Investment put DKK 15 million into the Danish biotech company ZGene 

Lundbeck spin-off LifeCycle Pharma gets multimillion cash injection 

Existing shareholders Lundbeck, Novo A/S and Nordic Biotech put DKK 22 million into biotech company LifeCycle Pharma 

New internet portal to streamline business administration launched today 

2003.09.02 is the result of a wide-ranging partnership between public and private sectors to bring all the services of the state online 

Systematic Software Engineering in recruitment drive 

A new order from the Danish armed forces provides employment boost for the Aarhus based IT company 

More biotech jobs on the way in the Oresund region 

A new survey carried forecasts that there will be 2,500 more jobs created by 2006 

Samsung sets up sales office in Denmark as part of European sales drive 

Samsung has plans to become the world's No.2 supplier of mobile phones as it prepares a pan-European sales offensive 

Biotech company Bavarian Nordic quadruples turnover 

Bavarian Nordic converts last year's H1 loss into a multi-million profit 

Greenland gets high speed internet access 

Tele Greenland and Siemens join forces to give the 56,000 islanders ADSL internet access 

Danish public sector gears up for big savings as E Day approaches 

From 1 September all Danish local authorities, county councils and state organisations must communicate digitally with each other 

Swiss medical giant Roche buys Danish biotech 

Roche has licensed technology from Up Front Chromatography which enables cheaper production of ingredients 

Analysis firm IDC forecasts 5% growth rate for Nordic IT market in 2004 

IT analysis company IDC has released its latest quarterly analysis which shows that the situation in the Nordic IT industry is improving 

Bioscan expects to see a profit this year after 5 years of losses 

The Danish biogas and waste-water treatment specialist company sees more profitable times ahead 

Danish state awards major telephony contracts 

Telecompany Sonofon is the main winner as the Danish state awards contracts worth DKK 1.5 billion 

Ebeltoft municipality spearheads Denmark's e-government aims 

The east Jutland public authority is ready to launch a full digital service with Fujitsu providing the necessary software free of charge 

Scandinavian airline SAS to sell off its IT company 

SAS plans to sell the Scandinavian IT Group in order to streamline its operation and concentrate on the core airline business 

IBM ousts Hewlett-Packard as main IT supplier to Lego 

Denmark’s iconic toy manufacturer Lego and IBM have sealed a 5 year deal on a new IT system 

The future looks bright as Neurosearch ups year-end forecast 

The Danish biotech company expects to finance its own operations until the first product launches in 2007 

Telecompany 3 set to launch 3G telephony in Denmark before year end 

International 3 group aims to be first on the streets in Denmark with 3G – ahead of TDC, Telia and Orange 

Aalborg University to head prestigious EU mobile telecoms research  

Aalborg University will lead the high priority Magnet project under the European Commission's 6th framework programme 

Novo Nordisk reveals substantial leap in profits for the first half year 

The Danish medico concern raises its full year profit expectations, as sales increase across its key therapy areas 

Denmark's leading telecom posts bumper Q2 profits  

Encouraged by promising Q2 figures, telecom TDC upgrades its year-end profit forecast by 21% 

Digiquant and enter marketing and product alliance 

The Danish and US companies will jointly market systems that enable service providers to sell IP telephony more effectively 

Columbus IT Partner and Aston land record IT order from Esselte 

Two Danish IT companies win major order from Esselte to install the financial control system Axapta 

TeliaSonera reveals plans to take over Sonofon or Orange in Denmark  

Swedish-Finnish tele group TeliaSonera looks to acquisition as a means of reaching its target 20% share of the Danish market by 2005 

RTX successfully demonstrates world’s first TD-SCDMA handheld call  

Denmark's RTX Telecom A/S and Italy's Prisma Engineering have successfully tested their TD-SCDMA 3G mobile phone in a live network 

Implant firm gets fresh wave of investment as it gears for product launches 

Neurodan, which develops implants for stroke and sclerosis patients, has received a new cash injection from its investors 

New Danish nanotechnology centre to specialise in plastics research 

The new centre for nano-structured polymer surfaces will research into implants and has received funding from central government 

Denmark pumps state money into the new Center for Grid Computing 

The State Scientific Research Council has granted DKK 7.5 million to the new Center for Grid Computing 

New Danish biotech company offers drug firms clinical trials service 

PhaseOne Trials is the first independent Danish biotech company to offer drug firms Phase 1/2 clinical trials 

Venture fund invests in two neophyte biotech start-ups 

Venture fund Nordic Biotech has invested in biotech start-up companies Nordic Bone and Gastrotech 

Danish Zensys receives DKK 45 million investment 

The Danish Investment Fund and London-based venture company, Palamon Capital Partners support Danish Zensys with DKK 45 million 

Danish biotech firm ready to market low-cost HIV test in Africa 

Biotech company ViroGates in deal with MissionPharma to launch ViroGates’ low-cost HIV test in Africa 

Aarhus is Europe's 1st city to offer free wireless internet access in city centre 

Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Redspot and Tiscali among backers of free wireless internet initiative 

Excellent growth prospects for commercial hotspots 

New report predicts massive growth for public space wireless networks within the next 5 years 

Success for new education in biotech 

DTU (The Technical University of Denmark) experiences massive interest for new education in medico- and technology.  

Copenhageners get digital signature to sign up for public services 

Copenhagen introduces digital signatures for electronic self-service to enable its citizens to do business with local government 

Danish internet purchasing shows rapidly increasing growth 

Danes made 2 million payment card purchases over the net in the last three months, double last year's equivalent figure 

Denmark – the world’s second best for IT 

Denmark moves up from a fifth to a second place on the list of countries showing highest degree of IT-readiness 

Danish gene sequencing centre gets new SGI supercomputer 

The Danish Centre for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS) has just purchased a supercomputer from US IT supplier SGI 

Canada's Cardiome chooses Medicon A/S to conduct heart drug trials 

Cardiome Pharma Corp chooses Denmark's Medicon A/S to carry out international drug studies of the anti-arrhythmic agent RSD1235 

Danes prepare to receive advertising via e-mail, SMS and MMS 

From 25 July companies in Denmark can advertise to consumers via e-mail and mobile phones, subject to certain conditions 

MMS mobile phones prove a big hit with Danes  

MMS and digital camera phones are set to drive record sales in a country where 80% already have a mobile 

Danish mobile games company to launch multiplayer concept 

Aalborg based Microgames set to launch multiplayer games for J2ME mobile phones this autumn 

Japan's Murata invests in Medicon Valley biotech company 

Electronics giant Murata invests DKK 1 million in Danish biotech company Atonomics, which is close to launching a diagnostic biochip  

Private investors pump millions into Danish software company SiteCore 

13 private investors linked to MVI Danmark invest in SiteCore, which develops CMS systems 

Denmark's medical exports continue to boom, especially in the US 

Danish pharmaceutical companies have increased their exports by 20% in the first four months of this year 

Danish B2B e-trade marketplace Gatetrade net gets investment boost 

Gatetrade's owners – Danske Bank, Maersk Data, Post Denmark and TDC – pump in DKK 60 million  

Ferring Pharmaceuticals' profits soar following move to high rise HQ in Copenhagen 

Ferring posts strong gains in turnover and profits from its administrative services tower block in Ørestad  

Mobile company 3 to set up a call centre with 200 employees in Copenhagen 

Mobile company 3, formerly Hi3G, plans to set up a customer call centre with 200 employees in Ørestad, Copenhagen 

Neurosearch expected to licence its promising cancer drug Endovion 

Following good early results Neurosearch expects to licence Endovion to an international pharmaceutical company 

Danish biotech company Symphogen strengthens its patent position 

Symphogen gains a European patent on its Symphage antibody technology used for developing new drugs 

Aventis licenses promising Type 2 diabetes drug from Zealand Pharma 

French pharma company Aventis signs licensing deal to develop and commercialise Zealand Pharma's star drug ZP10 

New survey shows further signs of recovery in the Danish IT sector 

A company survey from Greens Analysis Institute shows that 30% are ready to make substantial IT investments  

Danish-American Acadia Pharmaceuticals starts expansion phase 

Acadia Pharmaceuticals puts cash from Coastview Capital into Danish chemical laboratory expansion 

Denmark takes a top two position in IDC's annual worldwide IT ranking 

Denmark jumps to No.2 in the Annual Information Society Index 2003, challenging Sweden's pole position 

Novozymes acquires US biotech company Roots Inc. 

Danish enzymes company Novozymes acquires Kansas based Roots Inc. for an undisclosed sum 

Danish business angels network seeks new investors for biotech 

Business angels network BioBan is looking for new investors to back fledgling biotech projects 

Danish biotech company begins construction of animal feed plant 

AgroFerm is building a new factory for lysine production in Esbjerg on the west coast of Jutland 

Denmark has the fastest growing IT sector in the Nordic Region 

IT analysis company IDC forecasts that the Danish IT industry will grow faster in 2003 than in the other Nordic countries 

Embedded software company opens unit in north Denmark 

Embedit aims to capitalise on its growing resources thanks to major orders from Korean company Maxon 

Acadia Pharmaceuticals gets cash boost from Coastview Capital 

Gordon Binder joins the board as Acadia gets a DKK 10 million boost for drug development work 

Reinhard Fässler's arrival strengthens Copenhagen University's biotech credentials 

Copenhagen University appoints Dr. Reinhard Fässler from the Max Planck Institute to help establish the Bio Campus 

Novo Nordisk builds new factory for long-acting insulin analog production 

New Novo Nordisk facility in Kalundborg to produce forthcoming Type 1/Type 2 diabetes drug Levemir 

Abbott Laboratories puts NeuroSearch pain drug into trials 

Abbott Laboratories and NeuroSearch initiate clinical studies of compound ABT-202 for the treatment of pain 

One out of five Danish companies use e-learning 

Positive experience will see Danish companies tripling their use of e-learning over the next two years, suggests DTI survey 

Danish researchers prepare for initial tests of SARS vaccine 

Researchers at Copenhagen University and DTU ready to conduct animal tests of SARS vaccine within months 

New IT Science Park to be built in Katrinebjerg, Aarhus 

Aarhus City and County Councils have signed a contract for the establishment of an IT Science Park 

Denmark winning the war against software piracy 

New data from BSA shows that Denmark has Europe's best record for battling software piracy 

Scandinavian biotech will attract more investment, says US expert Steven Burill 

Worldwide biotech report from Burill & Company says Scandinavia will see higher investment in 2003 

B-Natural establishes Nordic/Baltic headquarters in Denmark 

Life Inc. subsidiary sets up in Denmark to develop its Nordic/Baltic market interests 

Danish IT industry adds more value, reveals government report 

The Danish IT industry welcomes new government report showing that IT accounts for 9% of Denmark's revenues 

Lundbeck sells its stake in US biotech firm Cephalon 

The Danish pharmaceutical concern sells its stake in US biotech company Cephalon for USD 41 million 

Danish software company breaks into Asian market 

Copenhagen based Maconomy gains distribution agreement with the Singapore based CalendarOne 

Tellabs wins major order from Swedish teleoperator Tele2 

Danish engineering company Tellabs has developed a solution enabling Tele2 to better exploit its internet traffic 

Finnish software corporation sets up in Denmark 

Firewall manufacturer Stonesoft Corporation establishes Copenhagen office to capitalise on important market 

Danionics lands key US order for pocket pc batteries 

Danionics to supply batteries for pocket pc developed by OQO Corporation 

Flextronics plans changes to its production strategy 

The Danish mobile phone producer seeks greater independence from Siemens as mega-order nears completion 

Scandinavian market leader in newspaper software considers US acquisition 

Danish IT company Saxotech gets DKK 10 million funding boost to expand on the US market 

Chewing gum dynasty gets its teeth into biotech funding 

Family owners of Dandy establish venture fund for investments primarily in biotech sector 

Danes experience world's first wireless internet connection on trains 

Wireless online internet connection introduced on trains between Copenhagen and Gothenburg 

Danish biotech firm perfecting simple test to reveal BSE in live cattle 

Copenhagen Biotech Assets' new test is based on a patented technique which reveals certain proteins associated with BSE 

Eppendorf AG sets up Nordic headquarters in Denmark 

Invest in Denmark assists the German biotech system supplier in establishing a subsidiary in Denmark 

US biotech company Chiron in bid for Bavarian Nordic alliance partner 

Chiron reported willing to pay GBP 500 million for UK company Powderject Pharmaceuticals 

Danish biotech company gets milestone payment 

Genesto receives DKK 10 million milestone payment following funding agreement with Danish Growth Fund and 3i last year 

Lyon hosts biggest ever Biosquare 2003 conference 

Invest in Denmark anticipates 6 investment projects to materialise after participation in the popular Life Sciences forum 

New Danish research centre to shape future telecoms 

Aalborg University establishes new research institute for high level tele-infrastructure research 

Danish biotech firm licenses French technology 

NsGene acquires rights to French biotech company Neurotech’s technology for drug encapsulation 

Danish drug discovery company imports high profile CEO 

Nuevolution announces appointment of Briton Zahed Subhan as its new Chief Executive Officer 

Denmark's RTX Telecom close to China breakthrough 

RTX Telecom in manufacturing agreement to produce chipset for Chinese version of 3G 

Leo Pharma shows the industry how to earn money efficiently 

Leo Pharma posts record figures for 2002, with a pre-tax profit of DKK 1.8 billion on a turnover of DKK 4.4 billion 

Danish cancer drug gets FDA approval for US clinical trial 

FDA approves Phase I trial of Pharmexa’s breast cancer drug HER-2 Protein AutoVac 

NOVI and National Hospital commercialise GM enzyme project 

Science park NOVI and the National Hospital establish a company to commercialise a PhD project which shows promising results 

Deutsche Telekom sets up shop in Denmark 

Deutsche Telekom's IT company will drive new tele offensive targeted at the wholesale market 

Medicon Valley and bioTEAMsouth in partnership 

The biotechnology and healthcare clusters in the Øresund and Southern Danish regions have entered a partnership agreement  

Novo Nordisk makes a profitable start to the year 

The Danish medical group has published its Q1 2003 accounts showing a healthy growth in turnover and operating profit 

US medical giant buys rights to promising Danish drug 

Wyeth acquires the rights to a new heart drug from Danish biotech company Zealand Pharma 

Danish research satellites due to go into orbit 

Two of the world's smallest satellites, built by Danish universities, are due to go into orbit 30 June 

Fluxome Sciences in strategic US partnership 

Danish biotech company Fluxome Sciences makes cooperation agreement with US biotech company Bio-Technical Resources 

Acadia gets major external financing boost 

Danish-American biotech company Acadia Pharmaceuticals receives DKK 173 million in external finance 

Microsoft in new Danish alliance 

Danish IT company Estructure seals deal to run Microsoft’s Navision and Axapta systems 

Danes get serious with their internet usage 

E-mail, private banking and online news access top a new internet usage poll conducted by Telia Stofa  

Kapow enters multi-million software agreement with Bea Systems 

World’s No.1 application server supplier chooses data integration software from Denmark's Kapow Technologies  

Novo Nordisk rumoured to have blockbuster drug in development 

The Danish medical group is developing a new drug for Type 2 diabetes that could achieve billion dollar sales 

DM Data invests in Nordic region expansion 

DM Data posts 2002 profits of DKK 148 million and enters a JV with Sweden's WM-Data 

Novo Nordisk in European co-marketing deal with Fournier Pharma 

Novo Nordisk and Fournier Pharma to co-market oral antidiabetic drug repaglinide in Europe 

Roskilde Municipality puts its e-government net online 

Roskilde Municipality on Zealand has linked all its 160 public institutions together in one large IT network 

Chempaq receives further round of venture capital  

The Danish medico company gets funding to ensure launch of its groundbreaking mini-analyzer in 2004 

Fluxome Science in deal with US company 

Danish biotech company Fluxome Science enters 3 year research deal with un-named US company 

Digital Denmark proves its credentials in world survey 

Accenture survey shows Denmark is now among world's top 4 for e-government 

3i cash on the way to Danish biotech 

UK venture company 3i is expected to increase its investments in Denmark in 2003 

Invest in Denmark presents new video case story on Biogen 

President & CEO Jim Mullen describes why Biogen chose to place its first manufacturing facility outside the US in Denmark 

Automobile industry gives Novozymes productive ideas 

Enzyme manufacturer Novozymes to start ambitious productivity programme based on car industry principles 

New nanotechnology initiative in Aalborg 

DKK 25 million deal entered between start-up company NanoNord and Aalborg University 

Danish internet use continues its upward trend 

New figures show a modest increase in daily use from 35% in 2001 to 38% in 2002 

Proxeon in licence deal with University of Southern Denmark 

Proxeon has bought the licence to a commercially promising technique for protein structure analysis 

Danish proteomics expertise leads to breakthrough in fatal gene disorder 

A research team including MDS Proteomics in Denmark has identified a gene causing Leigh Syndrome, French Canadian type (LSFC) 

Grundfos moves into microchip manufacture  

The Danish pump giant is starting up chip production activities for microsensors  

Denmark noses ahead of the US in "e-readiness" 

According to EIU, Sweden and Denmark have overtaken the US as the most 'e-ready' nations 

European Federation of Biotechnology sets up trade office in Aarhus 

EFB is setting up a trade office in Aarhus, Jutland for its activities in innovation and functional genomics 

Investment-seeking Danish chip company wins top US innovation award 

Sycs, which is seeking fresh capital, has scooped a prestigious US award for the year’s most innovative chip product 

IT security company gets capital injection 

Danish IT security company Cryptico gets DKK 10 million capital injection from Northzone Ventures and the Danish Growth Fund 

Another biotech start-up funded on Funen 

Unest aims to use its nucleic acid technology to create personalised medicines for genetic diseases 

Roche in Novo Nordisk takeover rumour 

Having acquired insulin pump maker Disetronic, Roche is rumoured to be preparing a bid for diabetes care giant Novo Nordisk 

Lundbeck announces successful completion of Parkinson's drug trials 

H. Lundbeck and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries complete phase III drug trials in Parkinson's disease patients 

Biogen begins construction of its Danish powerbase 

Today marks the official start of building work on Biogen's new production plant in Medicon Valley 

Aarhus to establish new biotech research park 

Aarhus Science Park to inaugurate new biotech research park at Skejby Hospital this November 

Danish researchers find way to retard HIV 

Researchers at the Panum Institute create molecule which can retard the spread of HIV in human cells 

Zealand Pharma gets welcome capital injection 

Drug development company Zealand Pharma gets USD 5.5 million capital injection from existing shareholders 

Danish and Belgian biotech firms in licensing agreement 

Denmark's Exiqon and Belgium's Eurogentec group have agreed a licensing deal for Exiqon’s Locked Nucleic Acid technology 

Denmark's ADSL growth pays off for Taiwan's Zyxel 

Taiwanese telecommunication equipment company Zyxel generates its first surplus on Danish operations 

Danish pharmaceutical exports are booming 

Pharmaceutical exports totalled DKK 30.3 billion in 2002, an increase of approximately DKK 2 billion on 2001 

US trade delegation takes a closer look at Medicon Valley 

A trade delegation of 16 US companies from the healthcare and biotechnology sector visited Copenhagen yesterday 

Danish IT companies Zellsoft and Realtime in merger 

Software developer Zellsoft and wireless application infrastructure provider Realtime agree merger 

New Danish portal for technology transfer inaugurated 

A new Danish internet portal for research and business called opened yesterday 

Danish IT firm in partnership deal with Microsoft  

North Jutland based IT company Targit enters international partnership agreement with Microsoft Business Solutions 

Norway's largest broadcasting network opts for Danish e-procurement 

Norsk Rikskringkasting has chosen an e-procurement solution from Danish company Maconomy 

Novo Nordisk IT cements its position as independent IT vendor 

The 2002 annual accounts for Novo Nordisk IT show strong growth with a DKK 61 million surplus 

Danish biotech firms in merger discussions 

Investors in Pantheco and Cureon have agreed to enter discussions on merging the two companies 

Danish researchers find natural way of combating Listeria 

A common lactic acid bacterium which combats hazardous Listeria will be mass produced by Chr. Hansen 

Lundbeck posts a 24% increase in turnover for 2002 

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck's 2002 turnover was DKK 9.488 billion, 24% up on the 2001 performance 

Breakthrough for allergy vaccination 

Danish biopharmaceutical company ALK-Abelló has presented good results from a major allergy study 

Bavarian Nordic vaccine shows promising results in HIV infected patients 

MVA-BN nef has shown promise in a clinical study in HIV infected patients on antiretroviral therapy 

BioImage gains US patent for protein detection technology 

Danish biotech company BioImage has been granted a US patent for a method of detecting protein translocation 

New turnover records for advertising on the internet 

Data from the Association of Danish Internet Media shows record increases in turnover on the internet in Q4 2002 and for the year as a whole 

Danish enzymes to be tested in Norwegian marine paint 

The research company BioLocus has entered a license and development contract with the Norwegian paint manufacturer Jotun 

NeuroSearch discovers new treatment principle for incontinence 

NeuroSearch has announced a new incontinence treatment mechanism, derived from its ion channel research 

Denmark's first professor of pervasive computing appointed 

Computer science professor Morten Kyed has been appointed to the first Danish professorial chair in pervasive computing at Aarhus University 

Medicon Valley is Europe's fastest growing biotech cluster 

Danish-Swedish Medicon Valley is now Europe's 4th largest biotech cluster, says international report  

New biotech start-up on Funen 

Newly formed HyScite will use its patented technology to develop biologics of interest to the pharmaceutical sector 

Solid signs of recovery in the Nordic IT market 

A new survey shows a solid upward trend in IT investment confidence among companies 

US government buys Danish smallpox vaccine 

US Department of Health and Human Services has placed a multi-million order with Copenhagen-based Bavarian Nordic A/S 

Danish medico company in high tech ambulance initiative 

Jutland based medico company Judex has developed a unique patient record and communication system for pre-hospital treatment in ambulances 

Canon places major order with Danish eLearning software supplier 

E-learning software supplier Danish Probe has gained its largest order ever from Canon’s EMEA office 

Danish Java developer in Linux alliance 

Aarhus based IT company Trifork A/S and Germany's SuSE Linux have announced a technology partnership 

NeuroSearch starts trials of new epilepsy drug 

Danish biotech company NeuroSearch has initiated a Phase II clinical study of NS1209 in epilepsy patients 

Pipeline Biotech sets up shop in Medicon Valley 

Contract research organisation Pipeline Biotech has opened premises in Symbion Science Park in Copenhagen 

DKK 45 million protein factory planned for Funen 

Construction of a new plant for producing protein from natural gas or methanol is planned to start this summer 

Digital Denmark shows most progress in developing eGovernment 

Latest survey results from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young show that Denmark is making the most progress in developing e-government 

Maxon Telecom enters cooperation with Intel  

Maxon Telecom has entered a cooperation with Intel, whose PXA800F chip will power the new MX-E20 multimedia phone 

Europe gets the hots for wireless internet access 

A report from IDC shows that the number of hot spots in Europe has more than quadrupled in the last 12 months 

Orange first with GSM location service in Denmark 

Orange is now offering its business customers the opportunity to track their salespeople, service staff and truck drivers using Orange's GSM net 

Biomedico Forum in Aarhus seeks EFB connection 

Aarhus based Biomedico Forum gets DKK 2 million in local government funding, and plans to become an EFB trading post 

New biotech research school gets government and commercial funding 

Biotech Research Academy gets DKK 10 million in joint support from Novozymes and the Ministry of Science Innovation and Technology 

Denmark researches toys for the future, sponsored by robocash 

Danish toy company Kompan is entering a research cooperation involving robotics to develop new types of IT-based creative toys 

US Energy Department tops up Novozymes' cash tank 

DOE approves final year funding of a 3-year Novozymes subcontract to develop more cost-efficient enzymes for bioethanol production 

Aalborg University prepares for 4G with help from India 

Tata Consultancy Services of India is to provide Aalborg University with experts on 4G mobile/wireless technology for a 3 year period 

RTX Telecom develops an all-Danish mobile telephone 

RTX Telecom has developed two mobile phones to be presented at GSM World in Cannes in 2 weeks 

Bavarian Nordic wins its biggest ever contract for smallpox vaccines 

Copenhagen based Bavarian Nordic to mass supply smallpox vaccines to an un-named government 

Denmark signs up for a digital future 

In a month's time, Danes will be able to use an official digital signature to send legally binding documents by e-mail 

BSP Pharma oils its wheels with a DKK 15 million investment 

Aarhus Oliefabrik pumps DKK 15 million into BSP Pharma to develop new drugs for psoriasis and herpes 

Columbia University chooses Danish e-learning software supplier 

Columbia University has chosen Cursum to supply an e-learning platform for its medical and health science students worldwide 

FDA approves Biogen drug for psoriasis 

FDA approves Amevive, one of the products Biogen has slated for manufacture at its brand new production facility in Denmark 

The Confederation of Danish Industries takes on a biotech brief 

A new association for the health, medico and biotech industry is planned under the auspices of the Confederation of Danish Industries 

AnyBody Technology prepares to be a Somebody on the world market 

Anybody Technology prepares to launch unique body modelling software with countless applications for human interface products 

Medico company set to scoop DKK 75 million in fresh funding 

Neurodan is on course to get a fresh wave of capital from a mix of existing shareholders and new investors 

Lundbeck enters production deal with Biovitrum for therapeutic protein 

Swedish biotech company Biovitrum has entered an agreement with Lundbeck regarding the production of a therapeutic protein  

Hewlett-Packard enters technology deal with Innovation Lab 

Hewlett-Packard pumps a small fortune into the new Aarhus based IT future-factory, Innovation Lab. 

Øresund region still the biggest in IT 

The IT sector in the Øresund Region is in continuous growth, and remains the largest IT resource concentration in Scandinavia. 

Danish investors back a hothouse biotech idea  

Cobento Biotech gets DKK 25 million investment to develop idea for making therapeutic proteins from plants using gene technology 

Venture fund quintet in multimillion biotech acquisition  

Five venture funds have acquired all the shares in Aarhus-based biotech company CCSS for a total of DKK 30 million 

Sophion Bioscience gets new capital injection 

Copenhagen-based Sophion Bioscience has received a fresh capital injection to keep the start-up company going for a further year of operation 

Thailand calls on Danish biotech expertise 

The Thai government has sought Denmark's help in planning a science park as part of Thailand's 2003 Biotech Year initiative 

Medicon Valley company secures funding for promising bio-polymer 

Cartificial A/S has secured most of the DKK 35 – 50 million it needs to complete development of a novel artificial cartilage material 

Owners pump millions into Danish mobile telecompany "3" 

Danish mobile telecompany "3" gets a DKK 395 million cash injection from its owners, Hutchison Whampoa and Investor 

The Nordic Region's biggest e-learning project gets under way 

Banking group Nordea has introduced e-learning for all 38,000 employees in the Nordic Region with the help of IBM and a small Aarhus based company, Key2Know 

Novo Nordisk and ZymoGenetics begin clinical tests of potential cancer drug 

Novo Nordisk is teaming up with partly owned US subsidiary ZymoGenetics to conduct clinical tests on IL-21 

Aarhus based hosting company almost trebles its turnover 

2003.01.20 is expected to post a 2002 turnover figure of DKK 22 million compared with DKK 8 million in 2001 

Nordic region is world's leading IT zone 

According to new research, ICT in the Nordic region leads the world in proliferation terms  

Danish researchers patent new flu treatment in US, Europe and Australia  

Danish company Profylakse ApS has patented a method of disabling the influenza virus by protein binding 

Leo Pharma prepares to manufacture promising new drug 

Danish pharmaceutical firm Leo Pharma is building a DKK 50 million production plant for a potentially groundbreaking respiratory disease drug  

Danish Growth Fund ready to invest again in IT and telecom start ups 

DKK 370 million investment fund has been formed for financing Nordic IT and telecom start ups 

Danish software houses explore .Net solutions 

According to Microsoft's Danish .Net division, 13 per cent of software developers in Denmark are currently working on creating 'dot Net' based solutions 

Genmab achieves first milestone in Roche antibody collaboration 

Genmab has achieved the first milestone in its collaboration with Roche 

Danish biotech company launches innovative new product 

Aarhus based fledgling biotech company Accip Biotech is ready to market its newly developed automated cell collector 

Danionics gets battery order for ViewSonic's smart display 

Danish high tech battery producer Danionics will supply the battery pack for ViewSonic Corporation's new Airpanel V110 Smart Display 

Lundbeck's star drug Lexapro rapidly gains US market share 

In Q3 2002 Lundbeck's US partner Forest Labs racked up USD 80 million in sales of Lexapro, which has already claimed an 8% market share  

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