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Danish IT company gains South African order 

Vikingegaarden, a Danish IT company based in Jutland, has gained an order from the South African company N&Z Instrumentation  

Roche selects two more Genmab antibodies for clinical development 

Copenhagen based Genmab has announced that Roche has selected two more Genmab antibodies for clinical development 

Lundbeck drug gains Canadian approval for the treatment of depression 

The Canadian health authorities have approved Lundbeck's drug Cipralex for the treatment of depression 

Sales of computer games in Denmark up by 20% in 2004 

New figures from the Multi Media Association show that sales of computer games in Denmark increased by 20% in 2004 compared to 2003 

Half year report from IO Interactive shows strong profit growth  

The latest half year report from IO Interactive shows a profit before tax of DKK 7.1 mn, 40% more than for the whole of 2003 

Mobile phone sales in Denmark soared in October and November 

New figures from the IT Industry Association show that more than half a million mobile phones were sold on the Danish market in October and November 

Lundbeck files application for approval of Cipralex for the treatment of GAD 

Lundbeck has filed an application with the health authorities in Sweden to gain EU approval of its antidepressant Cipralex for the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) 

IDC forecasts major market growth for Danish e-learning  

Analysis firm IDC has published a forecast of e-learning market growth in Denmark 

Center for Biological Sequence Analysis gains US grant 

The Center for Biological Sequence Analysis at DTU has received a DKK 23 mn grant from the US National Institute of Health to conduct research in vaccine development 

Danish biotech company invents new vanillin production process 

Copenhagen based Poalis has invented a cost-effective biological production process which can make vanillin using microorganisms  

Heme Biotech changes name to Zymenex and appoints new chairman 

The Hillerød based biopharmaceutical company has changed its name to Zymenex and strengthened its board of directors with Fredric D. Price as new chairman 

Osteologix, formerly Nordic Bone opens office in San Francisco, California 

The Danish biotech company has opened an office in San Francisco, CA, to supplement its existing R&D facilities in Copenhagen, and has also appointed a new MD 

Biotech firm Vivox has developed its first product and is seeking investors 

Århus based Vivox has developed a patented mini-laboratory and is seeking for DKK 10 mn in capital to bring it to market 

Canadian based I.T. Xchange establishes European subsidiary in Denmark  

I.T. Xchange, a leading distributor of secondary market personal computer products, has opened a sales office in Aarhus, Jutland 

Flexible labour laws attract US firm Arbortext to place Nordic HQ in Denmark 

The US software firm joins the growing list of companies attracted to invest in Denmark on account of its well educated workforce and flexible labour laws  

Denmark's competitive advantage in healthcare 

Denmark has a competitive edge in healthcare that could reap rich rewards, says World Competitive Yearbook chief 

Denmark's pervasive healthcare expertise is a potential goldmine 

A strong research environment and a leading international reputation in pervasive computing makes Denmark well placed to exploit the rich potential of the next development wave in IT  

Major investments expected in the Danish medico industry  

Industry observers forecast major investments in fledgling Danish medico companies in the coming years 

Lyngsoe Systems gains major order from McDonald's 

The Northern Jutland based software manufacturer has gained a DKK 30 mn order from McDonald's to supply a food traceability system 

California based Juniper Networks opens office in Copenhagen 

The global supplier of networking and security solutions has opened a sales office in Copenhagen to accelerate growth in Denmark 

Danske Telecom to offer rapid wireless broadband via Wimax technology 

From the beginning of 2005 the Copenhagen based supplier of communication solutions will offer very fast wireless internet connections via Wimax technology 

IBM enters outsourcing contracts with Danske Bank and A.P.Møller–Mærsk  

In continuation of acquiring DMdata and Mærsk Data in August this year, IBM has gained outsourcing contracts with the former owners worth DKK 6bn 

European Commission and DTU sign agreement on Biosimulation project 

The European Commission and DTU yesterday signed an agreement on 'Biosimulation – A New Tool in Drug Development' – a project in which Novo Nordisk plays a part  

Delfi Electronics in Denmark benefits from production in China  

The electronics contract manufacturing company has doubled its Danish workforce in the last 12 months due to production benefits in China 

FDA approval of Biogen Idec drug Tysabri brings cheer to Hillerød 

The FDA has approved Biogen Idec's drug for the treatment of MS in just 6 months, which bodes well for the company's factory currently under construction in Hillerød, Denmark  

Siemens Business Services aims to grow by 20% annually in Denmark 

Siemens Business Services has gone on the offensive in Denmark where it aims to grow its business by 20% annually until 2007 

Ferrosan's main shareholder puts shares up for sale 

The main shareholder of the Danish consumer healthcare company Ferrosan, Sonnich Fryland, has put his shares up for sale 

Danish biotech firm among finalists for prestigious US innovation award 

Exiqon is among the 100 finalists in California media company Red Herring's world competition for the most innovative company in biotech, IT and communication technology  

Danish IT entrepreneur establishes new company 

Juha Christensen, who formerly had an executive position in Microsoft and lives in the US, is establishing a new IT company in Silicon Valley and Copenhagen 

New survey shows strong expectations for IT investments  

An IDC/Computerworld survey of 400 companies shows the strongest expectations of IT investments since 2000 

Delegates flock to Invest in Denmark Life Sciences conference in Japan  

The Life Sciences conference held during the current royal visit, attracted more than twice as many participants as expected 

IT company HP achieves 19% growth in revenues in its Danish business 

Last year's growth figure for HP in Denmark was among the best in the whole of Europe 

Microsoft signs agreement with the IT University of Copenhagen 

During Bill Gates' visit to Denmark, plans for further collaboration with the IT University of Copenhagen were revealed including establishment of a Microsoft laboratory 

Microsoft opens ISV centre in Vedbæk north of Copenhagen 

Microsoft director of EMEA Jean-Philip Courtois has opened an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) centre at its Business Solutions Unit in Vedbæk 

Biogen Idec reveals plans for further activities in Denmark 

The world's 3rd largest biotech company, currently building a new factory north of Copenhagen, reveals plans to extend its activities in Denmark 

CSC gains new major outsourcing contract with SAS 

CSC has won an outsourcing contract with SAS enabling Norwegian subsidiary SAS Braathens to put its IT systems onto a shared platform with the parent company 

TopoTarget enters collaboration agreement with Inhibox 

The Anglo-Danish company has entered a two year agreement with UK company Inhibox to use Inhibox's screening technology for anti-cancer lead identification 

Novo Nordisk cuts first turf for new insulin purification plant 

The Danish healthcare company has cut the first turf for a new insulin purification plant in Kalundborg, Denmark, to increase its Levemir production 

IBM and Maconomy to market a shared IT solution for SMEs 

IBM has entered a partnership agreement with the Danish software company Maconomy to market a shared IT solution for SMEs 

Novozymes enters collaboration with Solvay Pharmaceuticals 

The Danish enzyme manufacturer has entered a collaboration with Solvay Pharmaceuticals to develop new products for enzyme replacement therapy 

California's stem cell investment decision lifts Novo Nordisk hopes 

The Danish healthcare company Novo expects to gain a quality lift in its diabetes research as California decides to invest USD 3 bn in stem cell research. 

Microsoft enters agreement with Novo Nordisk's IT company 

Microsoft Business Solutions headquartered in Vedbæk near Copenhagen, has entered an agreement with NNIT to qualify Microsoft Axapta for Life Sciences 

Telmate receives investment from UK company Intec 

Software company Telmate has received DKK 16 mn from Intec Telecom Systems to further develop Telmate's products 

UK group Cobham acquires technology company Spectronic 

The UK group Cobham has acquired Danish technology company Spectronic for DKK 232 mn 

Denmark ranked world No.1 in IDC's Information Society Index 

Denmark has displaced Sweden as the top ranking nation in IDC's influential Information Society Index (ISI) which ranks 53 countries' ability to access and use IT 

NsGene's protein Neublastin advances into development phase 

The Danish biotech company has announced that Biogen Idec has moved Neublastin from research into development for treatment of neuropathic pain 

Investors plough USD 25 mn of additional funding into Symphogen 

The Danish biotech company announces fresh round of financing from existing international investors 

Danish Minister Helge Sander opens new research centre in India 

The Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Helge Sander opened a new research centre in Delhi last week 

IT outsourcing to India creates jobs in Denmark 

Outsourcing of IT tasks to India creates jobs and greater flexibility in Danish companies according to Kring Technologies 

Danish delegation to India gains collaboration agreement 

India and Denmark enters collaboration agreement regarding stem cell and diabetes research 

Denmark to host first International Wireless Summit in Sept. 2005  

Aalborg in northern Jutland is to host the first International Wireless Summit – IWS 2005 – from 17-22 September. 

The number of broadband internet connections continues to rise significantly 

New figures from the National IT and Tele Agency show that the number of broadband subscribers has risen by 53.4% in a year 

Business Objects opens office in Denmark  

The world's largest supplier of programmes for analysis and visualisation of company data opens office in Denmark 

The Lundbeck Foundation doubles its research funding  

The Lundbeck Foundation has doubled its funding for Danish science and healthcare research to DKK 500 mn  

Wireless network planned for 2005 in two major Copenhagen hospitals 

The National Hospital and Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen will get wireless networks in June 2005 

GN ReSound wins prestigious Japanese design award 

The Danish hearing aid producer will later this month receive the Japanese 'Good Design Award' for its hearing device ReSoundAIR  

Danish software developer Transvision wins contract with German concern 

Transvision has won a contract with the German gas concern Linde AG to supply logistics software to Linde's administrative transport systems 

Swiss anti-infectives company acquires Combio 

Arpida has acquired Copenhagen based biotech company Combio in an all share transaction  

Scandinavia well ahead within IT 

Scandinavian companies are European leaders within investments in IT and telecommunication, according to a new prognosis 

Robots create jobs 

The number of robots in the Danish business environment is on the upward scale 

Denmark ranks 2nd in new world forecast on broadband connections 

A new report by Research and Markets forecasts that 25.4% of Danes will subscribe to broadband internet connections in 2007 

Neurodan gains major investment for launch of new product 

Aalborg based Neurodan has received DKK 35 mn in investment from existing investors to launch its new product ActiGait 

Cybercity prepares to offer super fast internet connections 

The internet and broadband services provider has entered an agreement with Alcatel which gives Cybercity access to ADSL2, ADSL2+ and VDSL technologies 

New survey shows an optimistic outlook among IT companies 

A survey carried out among 73 IT companies shows that the majority of respondents expect increased growth in the next 12 months 

Bang & Olufsen increased its revenues by 13% in June - August quarter 

The Danish electronics group has published its interim report for 1 June – 31 August which shows a 13% increase in revenues to DKK 726 mn 

New funding to Speakanet for European expansion 

The Copenhagen based software house has received DKK 15 mn from the Finnish venture company Eqvitec Partners for European expansion 

British government enters collaboration agreement with Medicon Valley 

The agreement was announced by Lord Sainsbury at the largest biotech conference in the Nordic region, Biotech Forum, held in Copenhagen 

LifeCycle Pharma initiates clinical trials of its first product 

The Danish biotech company has initiated clinical trials of its first product, an improved formulation of fenofibrate, a drug used for lowering cholesterol 

New consortium to develop advanced protein analyses 

The Danish Technological Institute, the University of Southern Denmark and three companies have formed a consortium to develop advanced protein analyses 

Agreement with Siemens a major breakthrough for Danfysik 

The Danish company has entered an agreement with Siemens to supply unique ion accelerators for cancer treatment each priced at DKK 100 mn 

Norwegian telecompany takes over fledgling Musimi 

The Norwegian telecompany Telio has taken over the small Danish broadband telephony supplier Musimi 

Bavarian Nordic awarded a 3 year contract from the US Government 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded the Danish biotech company a DKK 604 mn contract to further develop its safe smallpox vaccine 

Novo Nordisk enters agreement with US company Aradigm 

The Danish healthcare company has entered an agreement with Aradigm which gives Novo Nordisk the full development and production rights to Aradigm's AERx iDMS programme 

Oticon wins Product Prize 2004 for intelligent hearing aid 

The Confederation of Danish Industries has awarded its Product Prize 2004 to hearing aid manufacturer Oticon for the product Oticon Syncro 

High-tech company IFAD receives new order for the Joint Strike Fighter  

The Funen based company has received a new order for its engine synchronisation software from the US company Pratt & Whitney 

The number of broadband internet connections continues to rise 

New figures from published by the National IT and Telecom Agency show that 200,000 more broadband connections were installed in H1 2004 

Danish university creates interactive and digital historical figures 

The University of Southern Denmark, in collaboration with international partners, is creating digital historical figures as part of a DKK 35 mn project 

Israeli company DiskSites establishes a presence in Copenhagen 

The network infrastructure solutions provider has announced that it has established a presence in Copenhagen to support sales activities in EMEA 

Alight Technologies receives investment for launch of its first product 

The Copenhagen based company receives a DKK 16 mn investment to launch special lens for lasers used in optical networks 

Energi Danmark ESS invests in broadband network in south Jutland 

The energy supplier plans to invest DKK 15 mn in a fiber optic cable network to supply internet broadband connections with a speed of up to 9.2 MB/sec 

Software company Resultmaker granted patent from US authorities 

The US patent authorities have granted patent to the Danish company Resultmaker for its product The Online Consultant 

Delta receives order to supply chips for a payment system in Chile  

The Danish electronics, optics and acoustics company has received an order to supply 700,000 chips for a motorway payment system in Chile 

Biogen Idec and Roche plan to invest in Medicon Valley  

Key international health industry players including Biogen Idec and Roche are currently searching for new investment projects in Medicon Valley 

The eEurope 2005 Index ranks Denmark as No. 1 

Denmark has been ranked No.1 in the eEurope 2005 Index performed by INSEAD business school 

Genmab reaches milestones in collaboration 

Biotech company Genmab has reached two milestones in its collaboration with the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche  

BBC chooses Aarhus based company as its main supplier of monitors 

BBC Radio & Music has chosen Dynaudio Acoustics as its main supplier of monitors following a comprehensive selection procedure 

Successful start on cross-border collaboration in mechatronics 

The new Centre for Product Development in mechatronics is involved in 20 development projects after 6 months of operation 

Medical giant Merck & Co enters licensing agreement with BioImage 

Merck & Co has signed a licensing agreement with the Danish biotech company that gives Merck & Co the rights to use BioImage's Redistribution technology 

Microsoft announces plan to expand its share of the Danish server market 

Microsoft aims to increase its sales of servers in Denmark by 25% involving investment in training of sales partners 

Europe's largest CD-ROM manufacturer acquires Danish CD Factory 

Germany's ODS acquires the Danish competitor CD Factory for an undisclosed sum 

Samsung to establish country office in Denmark 

The South Korean electronics giant has chosen Denmark as a base for achieving continued growth on the Nordic market 

Digital annual accounts expected to save millions 

From January 2005, Danish companies can send their annual reports electronically to the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency via a new data standard 

Germany's Swyx Solutions enters partnership with Kirk Telecom 

Swyx Solutions has entered partnership with Danish wireless phone manufacturer Kirk Telecom to provide joint IP telephony solutions 

Saxo Bank's forex trading system to be used by US clearing house 

Chicago based clearing house Rosenthal Collins Group will incorporate the Danish system into its own trading platform  

DSB plans to offer wireless internet access in Danish trains by end of 2005 

The main operator of train services in Denmark plans to offer passengers wireless internet access by the end of 2005 

Danish software developer Commwyse receives new investment  

The software fledgling has received a DKK 5.1 mn investment from the French investment company Ixcore and Danish venture company DTU Innovation 

Fertin Pharma inaugurates the world's largest medical chewing gum factory 

Jutland based Fertin Pharma last week inaugurated a DKK 500 mn factory for the production of medical chewing gum 

Medicon Valley attracted most investment projects in Europe in 2003 

A new analysis shows that Medicon Valley attracted most investment projects in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry in Europe in 2003 

TopoTarget prepares for listing on Copenhagen Stock Exchange  

The Danish/British biotech company is preparing for listing on Copenhagen Stock Exchange this year 

Investment boom in Danish IT companies in Q2 

A newly published analysis from the Danish Fund for Industrial Growth and DVCA shows that investments in the Danish IT industry increased by 44% in Q2 

50% of Danish companies use wireless networks 

The new IT in Practice survey shows that half of all Danish companies and over a third of public sector organisations use wireless networks 

Bill Gates to be keynote speaker at IT Forum in Copenhagen  

Microsoft holds its largest European conference on IT structure at Bella Center in November with Bill Gates as the keynote speaker 

Novo Nordisk signs licensing agreement with TTH 

The Danish healthcare company has signed a licensing agreement with Canadian biotech company Transition Therapeutics (TTH) 

Embedit to exploit the mechatronics cluster in south Jutland 

The Danish software company specialising in embedded software has set up a new department in south Jutland  

IBM plans to establish a global competence centre following acquisitions 

IBM will set up a Global Transportation and Logistics Competence Centre built on the combination of IBM and Maersk Data transport 

Thomsen Bioscience enters agreement with Italian helicopter company 

As part of the agreement Thomsen Bioscience receives DKK 1.5 mn to develop a prototype of a biochip 

DTU soon to produce nano components in its new multimillion facilities 

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will soon be ready to produce nano components in its new DKK 100 mn process facility Danchip 

Siemens plans to establish a Scandinavian RFID competence centre 

Siemens Business Services plans to set up a Scandinavian centre for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) 

RTX Healthcare receives FDA approval of its Wireless Telehealth Gateway 

The US based subsidiary of RTX Telecom has gained a preliminary FDA approval which means the wireless device can be marketed 

Kirk Telecom in research collaboration with the University of Aarhus 

The Danish company has entered a DKK 12 mn research project with the University of Aarhus to develop traceable phones 

A.P.Moller – Maersk sells its subsidiary Maersk Data to IBM Denmark 

Denmark's largest company group has entered into an agreement to sell its fully owned subsidiary Maersk Data to IBM Denmark 

Dell Denmark plans to employ 90 more people in Copenhagen  

IT manufacturer Dell is growing rapidly in Denmark and plans to employ 90 more people of whom 25 have already been appointed 

Danish Swedish medico company Millimed gains major investment 

Millimed has received a DKK 130 million investment from four venture funds for product development and preparation for a major market breakthrough 

Telecompany 3 reaches 50,000 customers 

The first telecompany in Denmark offering 3G telephony now has more than 50,000 customers compared to just 3,424 at the turn of the year  

Biogen Idec approves plan to build new factory in Hillerød 

The board of directors of US biotech company Biogen Idec has approved the plan to build its first large factory outside the US in Hillerød north of Copenhagen 

Zealconnect offers Wi-Fi to the passenger transport industry  

The Danish software fledgling has developed a new technology Pulz8express for high-speed wireless internet access in the passenger transport industry 

Novo Nordisk increases its H1 operating profit by 12% 

The Danish healthcare company has published its financial statement for H1 which shows a 12% increase in operating profit to DKK 3.4 billion 

US based Tectura acquires Aston Business Solutions 

The Danish IT consultancy company has been acquired by US competitor Tectura for an undisclosed sum 

IT company JAI increases its pre-tax profits by 67% in 2003 

The Danish IT company that specialises in intelligent camera solutions increased its pre-tax profits by 67% to DKK 40 million in 2003 

TDC enters agreement with EasyJet billionaire Stelios Haji-Ioannou 

Denmark's largest telecompany yesterday signed an agreement with EasyGroup on establishing a shared budget mobile telecompany EasyMobile in the UK 

Software company Traen increases its turnover by 35% 

The Danish software company increased its turnover by 35% to DKK 23 million in the financial year 2004 

Actebis Denmark receives multimillion sum from its German parent company 

The rapidly growing IT distributor Actebis Denmark has received DKK 30 million to strengthen its equity 

Danish fledgling gets patent on a new method for data erasure 

Nensome has been granted a Danish patent on a new method for data erasure which makes it impossible to reconstruct deleted data 

Edutainment concept for eLearning a success for Verticportals 

The Danish dialogue and web agency Verticportals has gained success by combining education and entertainment 

Optiondirect ready to introduce its software product in Sweden  

The Danish IT company plans to market its web-based software product in Sweden after raising additional capital  

Danish researcher at DTU wins sought after European award 

Ole Sigmund, a researcher at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has won one of the European Young Investigator Awards with a DKK 7.5 million prize 

Swiss software company Esmertec acquires Aarhus based OOVM 

Zurich based Esmertec has acquired the Danish software developer OOVM, for an undisclosed sum  

Sharp Electronics Denmark more than triples its Q1 revenues 

The Danish division of the electronics giant more than tripled its revenues in Q1 2004 compared to the same period last year 

Danish division of the US storage company Veritas sees marked sales growth  

The Danish subsidiary of the US storage company Veritas saw a 20% growth in sales in 2003 

Telecompany TDC sells its service company Dan Net  

Denmark's largest provider of communication solutions has sold Dan Net to Luxembourg based Mach Sàrl for DKK 1.2 billion 

Internet Ventures invests multi million sum in Kapow Technologies 

The venture company is currently investing several million kroner in software development company Kapow Technologies to accelerate its growth abroad  

Neurosearch obtains permission to initiate trials of its new epilepsy drug 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company has obtained permission to initiate two phase II trials of its drug NS1209 for the treatment of epilepsy  

Bavarian Nordic gains US patent for its proprietary vaccine technology 

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for Bavarian Nordic's core MVA-BN vaccine technology 

New Danish technology creates new opportunities for design analysis 

Two Danish graduates have invented a new technology iMotions which can be used for design analysis  

Electronics and IT giant Canon acquires Dataflight Europe 

Canon has acquired the Danish software company Dataflight Europe for an undisclosed sum 

Mobintech receives EU grant for development of laptop IT devices 

The Danish mobile internet company has received DKK 3.2 million to continue its development of a new type of display glasses and a belt computer 

Bavarian Nordic enters collaboration agreement with GSK  

The Danish biopharmaceutical company has entered a collaboration agreement with GSK on production and marketing of Bavarian's smallpox vaccine Imvamune 

Microsoft wants to make the whole world like Denmark 

"Make the whole world like Denmark" is CEO Steve Ballmer's prescription for turning around Microsoft's ailing enterprise applications business 

Danish software house Opportunity Solutions receives new investment  

The Copenhagen based company has gained a DKK 10 million investment from existing investors including Sølco Invest and the Employees Capital Pension Fund 

Breakthrough for Danish biotech company 

The biotech company NatImmune is preparing its first medicament for human testing. The drug may save e.g. cancer patients from potentially lethal infections. 

Summer schools in nano- and biotechnology 

The purpose of the summer schools is to give the young students a first hand impression of the abundance of possibilities and challenges posed by modern research 

Danfoss sets up centre for entrepreneurs 

Danfoss in Nordborg is currently setting up a new centre for entrepreneurs: Elsmark Entrepreneur Park – an incubator for new companies. 

SAS goes online in the air 

11 SAS planes will offer passengers wireless Internet access 

Danish biotech company receives Michael J. Fox grant 

The Danish biotech company NsGene, a spin-off from NeuroSearch, has received a grant of USD 3 mill (approx. DKK 18 mill.) for developing a treatment for Parkinson's disease.  

MP3 and wireless networks in new DSB trains 

The delayed DSB IC4 trains will include both MP3 and wireless networks as part of the electronic equipment delivered by South Jutland based Focon Electric Systems. 

Medicon Valley strikes back 

After a few slow years, the trust in the Øresund region as a force within biotechnology has returned.  

Danish Swedish biotech company HemeBiotech raises new capital 

HemeBiotech has gained a DKK 240 million investment from its two existing investors BankInvest and the Danish Fund for Industrial Growth 

Chempaq secures investment to bring new measuring instrument to market 

The Danish medicotech company has received a DKK 41 million investment from two new and three existing investors 

New Product Sheet on Wireless is now available on this website 

Invest in Denmark has just released a new Product Sheet on Wireless, available for ordering or download from this website 

New Product Sheet on Robotics is now available on this website 

Invest in Denmark has just released a new Product Sheet on Robotics, available for ordering or download from this website 

Copenhagen offers hotspots in centrally located squares 

The Danish capital yesterday opened wireless internet access points, or hotspots, in a number of centrally located squares  

Danish net shopping is booming 

New figures from PBS show that Danes spent DKK 1.2 billion on internet shopping in Q1, twice as much as the same quarter in 2003  

Ewire receives investment from French venture company IAF 

IAF has invested DKK 12.5 million in the Aarhus based net payment company Ewire to ensure operation and market expansion 

Telecompany 3 plans to open 40 mobile phone shops 

The shops are planned to be opened across Denmark by the end of 2005 to give customers easier access to the company and its products 

Intel to open new research centre in Copenhagen 

The world's largest chip manufacturer Intel plans to open a new centre for carrying out research into fast connections between computer and communication units 

ZLB Behring sets up new operational office in Denmark  

Biological drug manufacturer ZLB sets up an operational office in Denmark following successful tendering for a Danish contract for human plasma fractionation 

Ground-breaking software developer Atomistix gains investment  

The Danish software company has received DKK 5 million in investment from venture company Dansk Kapitalanlæg  

Scanmarket sees explosive growth in revenues 

The Danish-developed internet marketplace Scanmarket is surging ahead and forecasts revenues of up to DKK 7 billion in 2004 

Biogen Idec announces plans to build factory north of Copenhagen 

The US biotech company has announced plans to build a new factory in Hillerød for production of a new treatment for MS 

Novo Nordisk announces breakthrough treatment for brain haemorrhage 

Healthcare company Novo Nordisk has achieved a major breakthrough with NovoSeven in the treatment of brain haemorrhage 

More people gaining employment in the Danish IT industry 

Employment in the Danish IT industry is surging ahead after several years' downturn with Dell Denmark exemplifying the trend 

CCI Europe wins major US order 

The software division of the Stibo concern has won a multimillion order to supply its advertisement sales system AdDesk Sales to Tribune Publishing 

Speakanet receives funding for international expansion 

The Copenhagen based software house Speakanet has received DKK 15 million in funding from Northzone Ventures for global expansion 

Aarhus: A hot city for hotspots  

An investment focus on Pervasive Computing is giving Denmark's second city a growing reputation in this field, as well as boosting IT employment  

Genmab signs agreement with DSM Biologics 

Biotech company Genmab has signed an agreement with DSM Biologics to produce clinical and commercial supplies of HuMax-CD4 

Concentration on pervasive computing benefits Aarhus 

Aarhus has the highest proportion of IT jobs in the total corporate sector compared to other cities due to its concentration on pervasive computing 

Denmark leads the EU in broadband internet connectivity 

New figures from the European Commission show that Denmark has more high speed internet connections on a per capita basis than any other EU country 

Aalborg based division of Texas Instruments continues progress 

The Aalborg based division, a part of the Wireless Terminal Business Unit, increased its turnover by 5% to DKK 215 million in 2003 

New Business Case from Invest in Denmark : IBM Development Centre 

Invest in Denmark has just published a business case on IBM, which has placed its Pervasive Computing development centre in Copenhagen 

SBC Communications to sell 32% of its shares in TDC 

The US based telecompany is to sell 32% of its 42% shareholding in Denmark's largest telecompany TDC  

Sales potential for Lundbeck's new drug upgraded 

The pharmaceutical company's new drug Bifeprunox for the treatment of Schizophrenia has greater sales potential than previously estimated 

Joint Danish Swedish biotech promotion in the US 

15 Danish and Swedish biotech companies represent Medicon Valley in a joint biotech promotion at BIO 2004 in San Francisco 

Novo Nordisk receives EU approval of Levemir 

The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Novo Nordisk's new insulin drug 

GPRS is booming in Denmark 

The two largest mobile phone companies in Denmark, TDC and Sonofon, are both seeing explosive growth in the use of the mobile data technology GPRS  

Novozymes seeks partner for house dust mite allergy vaccine 

The Danish concern has overcome a major barrier in developing a new HDM allergy vaccine and now seeks a partner for further development 

Belgian telecompany wins 3rd FWA licence 

Belgium's Flux Europe has successfully bid for the 3rd Fixed Wireless Access licence covering the Copenhagen area  

Danish software receives user prize at Microsoft fair 

The Danish software developer Add-On Products has received a user prize for its product Webteam Central at a Microsoft fair in the US 

Denmark ranks 3rd in new ECTA report  

In a new ECTA report, Denmark has been ranked 3rd of ten EU countries regarding effectiveness of national telecom regulations 

Increase in IT investments 

The Danish Fund for Industrial Growth has invested in more IT companies in the first months of this year compared to the same period last year 

Nokia Denmark increases investment in R&D  

The annual report from Nokia Denmark shows that the Finnish mobile phone giant invested DKK 1.36 billion in R&D, up 5% on last year 

Venture millions to Danish IT firm 

Giritech signs major funding deal with Nordic Venture Partners and the Danish Growth Fund 

New Danish software builds a bridge between IBM and Microsoft products 

The software company Intoint has developed a new solution which builds a bridge between IBM's Lotus Notes and Microsoft's Navision (Attain) 

Foundation grants millions for research in biophysics 

The Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation has given grants of DKK 25 million for biophysics research at three universities  

Logix acquires two Danish IT distribution companies 

The French IT distributor Logix has acquired Aarhus based Four Leaf Technologies and Aalborg based Comentor Computing  

Exact Software opens a subsidiary in Denmark 

The Dutch business software company has just opened a subsidiary in Denmark, and plans to focus on multinationals and subsidiaries of international enterprises. Exact Software Denmark A/S is located in Copenhagen. 

Systematic Software gains sought-after CMMI level 4 quality seal of approval 

Aarhus based Systematic Software Engineering is the first company in Denmark to receive a CMMI level 4 quality certification from TeraQuest 

IT billionaire invests in Danish IT fledgling 

IT billionaire Erik Damgaard has invested an undisclosed sum in International Power Switch and will be heading its software development  

US internet company sets up shop in Copenhagen  

Yahoo! owned Overture Services opens office in Copenhagen 

Australian-Danish biotech partnership boosted by acquisition 

Human Genetic Signatures Pty Ltd acquires the Intercalating Nucleic Acids (INA®) activities of Unest A/S 

Danish health portal wins European prize 

The Danish public sector health portal has won the prestigious eEurope Awards prize ahead of 31 finalists 

TetraStar launches new mobile network 

The Danish mobile phone company TetraStar yesterday launched its new mobile network based on Tetra technology 

Exiqon enters licence agreement with IBA 

The Danish biotech company Exiqon has signed a licence agreement with Germany's IBA concerning Exiqon's LNA technology 

Broadband internet connections exceed modem connections 

New data from Statistics Denmark show that more Danish families now use broadband connections than modem connections 

Game Trust acquires Danish Core Websystems as its European bridgehead 

New York based Game Trust, the renowned tournament infrastructure company for video games, recently acquired Aarhus company Core Websystems  

Sonofon acquires CBB Mobil 

Mobile phone company Sonfon has acquired Danish discount company CBB Mobil 

RTX Telecom wins international contract 

The Danish wireless technology developer has closed a DKK 10 million contract with a major international company to develop a wireless product 

US foundation grants sum for diabetes research 

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International has granted DKK 3 million to a diabetes research project at the University of Copenhagen 

Trifork becomes first company in Europe to get Java certificate 

The Aarhus based company has been certified by SUN for the latest version of the Java based platform J2EE 1.4 for web services 

Webpartner makes Nordic alliance with DCG and Catch 

Internet supplier Webpartner has entered an alliance with Sweden's DCG and Norway's Catch to offer firms high-speed internet access across borders  

Danish research team wins US biomedical project 

A research team at the University of Copenhagen has won a DKK 24 million biomedico development project through an international bid by NIH 

Alk-Abelló presents positive results of allergy study in London 

The pharmaceutical company has presented proof of concept for its tablet vaccine against grass pollen allergy at a symposium in London 

Symhogen attracts biotech pioneers 

The Danish biotech company has strengthened its board of directors and advisory board with two international biotech heavyweights 

Record number of Dankort internet payments  

The number of internet payments made with the Danish payment card has increased by 100% in one year, passing one million monthly transactions 

Nycomed enters major agreement with NPS Pharmaceuticals 

The Danish based pharmaceutical company has signed a DKK 550 million agreement which gives the rights to develop and market NPS's drug PREOS 

SDU establishes new nanobio centre  

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) has established a new nanobio centre NanoBiC to prioritise research in nanobioscience and nanobiotech  

Exiqon enters multimillion agreement with US Genomics 

The Danish biotech company has entered a multimillion agreement with US Genomics concerning Exiqon's LNA technology  

SAS to offer wireless internet access on its route to Seattle 

The Scandinavian airline and Connexion will offer passengers between Seattle and Copenhagen wireless internet access from December 

Denmark No.1 in the world for e-commerce 

A new survey carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit and IBM ranks Denmark as No.1 in the world for e-commerce 

Nuevolution creates the world's largest drug-like library 

The Danish biotech company yesterday announced that it has created the world's largest drug-like library for drug candidate discovery 

WirTek enters cooperation agreement with Texas Instruments 

The Danish software company has entered its second cooperation agreement with Texas Instruments to develop software for mobile phones 

Anglo Nordic biotech conference interests British venture capitalists 

The Danish, Finnish and Swedish Trade Councils held a conference in London on 1 April in a bid to promote Anglo-Nordic biotech partnerships and alliances 

Danionics enters joint venture with Chinese battery giant 

The Danish battery manufacturer enters JV with GP Batteries International, one of the world's biggest battery manufacturers 

Tivoli introduces new Bluetooth child surveillance system 

The Danish amusement park will offer a new surveillance system for parents with small children based on Bluetooth technology 

North Denmark aims for role as new mobile digital communication testing area  

North Denmark aims to be the new testing area for new wireless digital technology. The new Digital Identity project group has the objective to put the region on the World wide wireless map.  

Danish AM3D achieves global breakthrough within 3D sound technology 

AM3D, majority-owned by Nordjyske Holding, has been chosen to supply 3D-sound for the largest military project in worldhistory – the Joint Strike Fighter. 

Synkron in strategic cooperation with IBM 

The Danish CMS company has entered a strategic cooperation with IBM on integrating their respective products Synkron.web and WebSphere technology 

LifeCycle Pharma enters its first foreign contract  

The Danish biotech company has entered its first foreign contract with Recordati to develop a modified-release formulation of Recordati's drug Zanidip  

NovaVision Software enters partnership with Heidelberg 

The Aarhus based gazelle company has entered a strategic partnership with Heidelberg, the world's largest printing group  

Gastrotech Pharma enters agreement with Eli Lilly 

The Danish-Swedish biotech company has entered a licence agreement with Eli Lilly to develop drugs for the treatment of digestive tract disorders 

Novo Nordisk cuts the first turf for new factory 

Today the Danish healthcare company will cut the first turf for a new DKK 800 million factory in Kalundborg for the production of a new diabetes drug 

Bavarian Nordic's new smallpox vaccine factory ready mid-2005 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company has announced that its new smallpox vaccine factory is expected to become operational mid-2005 

Increased optimism in Medicon Valley 

The annual report from Medicon Valley Academy notes that 11 new biotech companies were established in Medicon Valley in 2003 

ENKAM Pharmaceuticals a step closer to testing promising drug 

The Danish company has filed an application with the UK health authorities for permission to test its promising Alzheimer's drug 

Genmab's drug candidate given Fast Track Status 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Fast Track Status to Genmab's HuMax-CD4 for the treatment of lymphoma 

US based Game Trust acquires Core Websystems 

The New York based company has acquired Core Websystems, a Danish company developing games for online and wireless applications 

Denmark among EU elite in biotech 

A new report by Cap Gemini/Ernst & Young shows that Denmark is one of the most attractive places in the EU for establishing biotech companies  

DNS Group acquires Network Technologies 

The German network supplier has acquired Copenhagen based Network Technologies, a distributor of internet security solutions 

Wyeth extends its collaboration with Zealand Pharma 

The Danish biotech company and US based Wyeth will extend their current collaboration to involve drug development for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases  

Aalborg University receives grant for research from US agency 

The National Institutes of Health has granted DKK 6.1 million to the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction at Aalborg University for pain research 

Enigma Semiconductor receives major investment 

The chip developer has received a DKK 77 million investment to complete a chip prototype aimed at improving data communication efficiency 

OOVM has developed software that fixes faults in embedded chips 

Fledgling software developer OOVM is close to completing a round of financing which will be used to launch its Resilient software commercially 

RTX Telecom launches wireless Skype telephone for IP telephony  

The Danish wireless technology developer has launched a new telephone which can be used for both IP telephony and telephone calls via the ordinary net 

Ferring on its way with potential blockbuster drug 

Ferring Pharmaceuticals plans to make the third and final clinical test during this year of its promising drug Degarelix for the treatment of prostate cancer  

Maconomy enters contract with Publicis Group in UK 

The Danish software company has closed a contract with Publicis Group UK to supply 1500 software licenses worth DKK 10 million 

Promising preclinical results for LiPlasome Pharma  

The Danish biotech company has shown proof of principle of its drug delivery technology for cancer treatment 

Roche selects two Genmab antibodies for clinical development 

The Swiss medical concern has selected two of Genmab's antibodies as clinical candidates 

Biotech company ready to sell its first product this summer 

Copenhagen based Poalis expects to be ready to sell its new method of vanillin production this summer 

New service company to link biotech science and corporate sector 

DTU has established biotech company Bioneer with the aim of making rapid links between scientific ideas and the corporate sector 

China approves ALK-Abelló's vaccination drug 

The Chinese health authorities have approved registration of Alutard, an injection based vaccine against house dust mite allergy 

SAP chooses Denmark to launch ASP system rental 

The German software company launches ASP system rental to small enterprises as an alternative to selling licences 

Coloplast enters partnership with Danish biotech company 

The Danish medico concern has entered a partnership with Nordic Vaccine Technology to develop a vaccine plaster 

Skype internet telephony gains major investment 

The Danish-Swedish developed software for internet telephony gains DKK 114.5 million in funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Index Ventures 

Aeras invites SSI to collaborate on vaccine development 

The international research fund sponsored by Bill Gates has invited the State Serum Institute to collaborate on developing a new TB vaccine 

NeuroSearch generated positive results in 2003  

The Danish biotech company's annual report shows profits before tax of DKK 10.5 million, a DKK 53 million improvement on 2002 

Danish biotech boost through Danish British venture capital agreement 

Danish biotech boost through Danish-British venture capital agreement 

New Danish Bluetooth product gives access to local network 

Blip Systems has developed BlipNet 2.5 which connects PDAs and mobile phones to local networks using Bluetooth wireless technology 

Amitech launches its first LCD TV models 

The Danish PC manufacturer has launched its first 17 and 19 inch screen LCD TV models and will soon launch a large plasma screen with a TV tuner 

Bavarian Nordic posts solid 2003 results 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company reports a turnover of DKK 505 million and pre-tax profits of DKK 217 million 

Eidos acquires successful Danish computer game company 

UK's largest video game developer and publisher Eidos has acquired software company IO Interactive for DKK 313 million 

Borean Pharma buys promising arterial drug 

The biotech company has acquired Proteopharma which holds patents on a protein trimer that may reduce arterial cholesterol plaque 

Telecompany 3 employs more sales staff 

The Danish division of 3 yesterday employed 21 more sales staff after increased demand for the company's 3G telephony 

EU approval of Nycomed's new drug TachoSil expected in May  

The EU's scientific committee has recommended marketing authorisation for Nycomed's new drug for control of bleeding during operations 

Internet company launches broadband telephony to the public 

2004.03.02 is the first Danish company to launch internet broadband telephony to the public 

Novo Nordisk a step closer to marketing Levemir 

The EU Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products (CPMP) has recommended marketing authorisation for Novo Nordisk's insulin drug 

Thomsen Bioscience close to breakthrough 

The Northern Jutland based biotech company is currently negotiating with several foreign governments on sales of a detection system for biodefence 

COLT Telecom in Denmark generates strong growth in turnover 

The British telecompany has published its annual report which shows 150% growth in turnover in its Danish division in 2003 

Nordic Bone expects to start clinical trials this year 

The Copenhagen based fledgling firm aims to start clinical trials of its first drug for the treatment of osteoporosis at the end of 2004 

WM-data buys Aarhus based IT company 

The Swedish owned IT company has acquired B-Data to strengthen its activities in the Danish healthcare sector 

Danish Cisco dealers' expertise popular with Cisco 

The world's largest network supplier will use the expertise of Danish Cisco dealers to adjust Cisco's international SMB strategy 

New Danish research project receives multimillion sum 

A 5 year project investigating the connection between genes and drug action has received DKK 25 million in government funding 

DakoCytomation receives FDA approval for new test kit 

The diagnostics company has received approval from the US health authority for its new diagnostic test kit, EGFR pharmDx 

BioFund plans major investments in Danish biotech companies 

The Finnish biotech venture fund has announced plans to invest DKK 100 million in Danish biotech companies this year 

Increasing numbers of Danes sign up for digital signature 

Digital signature number 100,000 is expected to be issued today, bringing the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation closer to its objective 

Texas Instrument's division in Aalborg continues its progress 

The Northern Jutland division is expanding its business; new soundproof premises are under construction and more people will be employed 

New giant on game market in Denmark 

Europe's largest game shop chain, Game, will open a store in Copenhagen's new shopping mall Fields which opens in March 

Northern Jutland hospitals to implement Danish developed picture streaming system 

Medical Insight's system for mobile processing of information intensive pictures such as X-rays has been successfully tested at Aalborg Hospital 

Danish broadband telephony in the pipeline 

Internet broadband company Webpartner to launch telephony via broadband connections from 1st March 

Lundbeck and Merck & Co enter alliance 

The two pharmaceutical companies have agreed to collaborate on development and commercialisation of the Lundbeck compound gaboxadol in the US  

Denmark's medical exports continue to boom 

Danish pharmaceutical companies have increased their exports by 13% from Jan-Nov 2003 compared to the whole of 2002 

New venture capital for biotech industry 

Novo A/S has plans to invest DKK 2 billion in new promising biotech companies over the next 5 years 

Swedish consortium to hold exchange seminar in proteomics 

The Swedish Embassy in Denmark, the Swedish Trade Council and Invest in Sweden will hold a seminar in protein research in Odense to stimulate collaboration 

Traceworks sells its product StatLynx to major US based companies  

The fledgling Danish IT company has sold its internet traffic tracking product to large US companies such as Lane Bryant 

Avesthagen establishes Nordic Office in Copenhagen 

The Indian biotech company has established a Nordic Office in Copenhagen with a view to finding development partners in the area 

Jutland based Ericsson Dias has developed new ADSL equipment 

Ericsson's Danish subsidiary has developed equipment for faster broadband connections with TeliaSonera among the customers for the new product  

US Army's research institution chooses Danish drug candidate 

LICA Pharmaceuticals and the US Army's research Institution, WRAIR, have entered an agreement to further develop LICA's antimalarial drug candidate 

TDC to open 400 new hotspots in Denmark 

Denmark's largest telecompany will launch 400 new hotspots at Statoil petrol stations, McDonald's restaurants and Baresso coffee bars in late March 

Aalborg University wins EU project 

The university has received DKK 80 million from the EU to manage a European research project, the objective is to develop drugs for cancer treatment 

Infinity Pharmaceuticals enters licence agreement with BioImage 

The US based pharmaceutical company has entered a licence agreement with Denmark's BioImage on using BioImage technology for drug development  

Microsoft tests new wireless chips at snack firm Kims 

Microsoft Business Solution and Danish snack manufacturer Kims are collaborating on testing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology 

Denmark experiences marked growth in IT investments 

IT system renewal is under way in both the private and public sectors, with total software investments for 2004 forecast to reach DKK 40 billion 

Medicon enters agreement with US biotech company Nobex 

The Danish drug development company will test Nobex's drug Apaza at Medicon's Clinical Pharmacology Unit in Copenhagen 

Sanos Bioscience raises major investment 

The biotech company has raised DKK 60 million from Swedish venture funds to start clinical tests of a product for treatment of osteoporosis  

Biotech company Unisense raises cash for new project 

Aarhus based Unisense has raised DKK 1.5 million from existing investors to start a new project for improved fertility treatment 

Denmark is rapidly developing its biodefense technologies 

An article in this month's Genetic Engineering News charts the increasingly rapid rise of biodefense sector competencies in Denmark 

Danish IT firm makes world history with programmable Ethernet adapter 

Copenhagen based Napatech has made the world's first 10 Gbit programmable Ethernet adapter, with Caltech among the first customers 

Enkam Pharmaceuticals seeks partner to progress Alzheimer drug 

The Danish biotech company has received investment cash to progress Phase I/II studies, but will need a strategic partner onboard in 6 months' time 

Acadia Pharmaceuticals _ an investment winner in 2003 

Danish and international investors pumped DKK 183 million into the Danish-American biotech company in 2003 

CapMan expands life science business into Denmark 

The Nordic private equity company wants to become a leading investor in the Danish medical technology sector 

Venture company IVS ready to invest major sum in IT companies 

The Scandinavian venture company has plans to invest DKK 50 million in the IT industry over the next few years 

IT company Etiro receives gold certification from Microsoft 

The Copenhagen based IT company has been given Microsoft's highest approval for an e-learning programme  

Novo Nordisk invests heavily another cancer research firm 

Denmark's largest medico concern invests DKK 500 million in the Swedish-American biotech company Biostratum, whose owners include BankInvest 

CMC Biopharmaceuticals moves onwards and upwards 

The Danish biotech firm has outgrown in current premises and is building a new and larger base in Copenhagen 

Maconomy gains Nordic breakthrough with IBM 

Maconomy has joined IBM’s small business initiative, and will now offer its industry solutions on IBM’s DB2 database 

GN Netcom presents new wireless headset concept at CES in Las Vegas 

The Danish manufacturer of hands-free communication has presented the world's first headset which can be used with both mobile and fix net phones 

Danish American biotech company Acadia reaches first milestone 

US based Allergan has selected the substance muscarine for further development from its Danish-American collaboration partner Acadia Pharmaceuticals 

Lundbeck announces promising results from Ebixa studies 

The Danish pharmaceutical company and Forest Laboratories Inc. have announced preliminary and positive results for Alzheimer drug 

New biotech company established in Symbion Science Park 

The Danish company MedChem will conduct contract research including organic synthesis of new or known chemical compounds 

Biotech company Virogates receives new investment 

The Danish company has received DKK 2.5 million from investors to complete the development of its first diagnostic product, suPARnostic 

Danish PC manufacturer first to market with storage unit for homes 

Aarhus based PC manufacturer Amitech prepares to launch Amitech HomeCenter, a storage unit for digital information in private homes 

Exiqon enters licence agreement with IDT 

The Danish biotech company has entered a licence agreement with US based Integrated DNA Technologies concerning Exiqon's LNA technology 

DIBS reports marked growth in Danish e-trade 

The Danish Payment Service Provider, DIBS, reports a 160% growth in the number of payments in 2003 

Researcher forecasts 4G mobile phones will reach market in 2010 

Professor Ramjee Prasad of Aalborg University, who heads Samsung sponsored research, predicts 4G mobile phones will be on the market in 2010 

Software Innovation receives fresh capital 

The Danish division of Software Innovation has received DKK 45 million from its Norwegian parent company 

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