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Indian software company Four Soft acquires Denmark's Transaxiom 

India's Four Soft Ltd, a global leader in software solutions for the transport, logistics and supply chain industries, has acquired Danish software company Transaxiom for approx. USD 10 m 

More good news for ALK-Abelló's pollen allergy vaccine Grazax 

A clinical study of Grazax, Danish pharmaceutical company ALK-Abelló's new tablet-based vaccine for the treatment of pollen allergy, shows improved effect in the second treatment season 

Vestas gains major order for offshore wind power plant in the UK 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for a 180 MW offshore wind power plant which will be located off the west coast of Scotland 

FDA accepts LifeCycle Pharma's NDA for its fenofibrate drug candidate 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted LifeCycle Pharma's New Drug Application (NDA) for LCP-FenoChol, the company's most advanced product candidate 

Norway's Aker BioMarine acquires Danish biotech firm Krill A/S 

The Norwegian nutraceuticals company has acquired Krill A/S, which has developed a process for extracting medically useful oils from planktonic crustaceans found in Arctic waters 

Software firm Camelot helps Microsoft drive its robotics ambitions 

Danish robot technology company Camelot has joined Microsoft's group of third-party solution providers supporting the newly launched Microsoft Robotics Studio 

Genmab and GSK enter lucrative global agreement  

Danish biotech firm Genmab and GlaxoSmithKline have entered a global agreement to co-develop and commercialise HuMax-CD20 

Vestas gains large wind turbine order for the Italian market 

Vestas has received an order for 138 MW for two wind power plants, Fortore and Irpinia, in the Campania region of Southern Italy  

NeuroSearch could strike gold with its anti-obesity drug tesofensine 

Nordic investment bank Carnegie has estimated that NeuroSearch's anti-obesity candidate drug tesofensine, which is in Phase II clinical development, could generate potential sales of DKK 17 bn annually 

Biogen Idec makes massive new investment in Danish MS drug plant  

The US biotech firm is investing a further USD 225 m in the Danish production facility for its groundbreaking MS drug Tysabri, on top of USD 339 m already invested 

New consortium to develop artificial skin and bone tissue implants  

The 3-D-scaffolds consortium aims to make Denmark a leading player in the market for development of artificial skin and bone tissue implants 

Nordic countries excel at adopting new technology, says Cisco 

In the opinion of Chris Dedicoat, Cisco's senior vice president for European markets, the Nordic lands are the best at adopting new technology 

US software company MicroStrategy opens office in Denmark 

US software company MicroStrategy, a global leader in business intelligence technology, has opened an office in Copenhagen to service its current Danish clients and attract new ones 

H2 Logic wins order to supply fuel cell systems for electric city cars 

Denmark's H2 Logic has won an international contract for delivery of fuel cell systems for a new generation hydrogen-powered electric city car 

Research unit aims to find cure for neurodegenerative diseases 

A new public-private sector research consortium comprising Aalborg University and USA's Wyeth Research, has been set up with the aim of finding cures for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's Disease 

Vestas wins yet another US wind turbine order 

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has won yet another order from the lucrative US wind energy market 

Symphogen and Japan's Meiji Seika Kaisha enter collaboration 

Symphogen and Meiji Seika Kaisha have entered a collaboration to use Symphogen's technology platform to develop, produce and market recombinant polyclonal antibodies  

Vestas likely to supply turbines for UK's biggest offshore wind farm 

Denmark's Vestas is likely to be named as the supplier of 60 3-MW wind turbines for the UK's largest offshore wind farm project, which has been given the green light 

IT fledgling Zyb seals deal with Germany's E-Plus Mobilfunk 

Danish IT company Zyb, which offers online backup services, has entered an agreement with Germany's third largest mobile operator E-Plus Mobilfunk 

CMC Biopharmaceuticals forecasts its first operating profit in 2006 

The Danish contract manufacturing company has increased its revenues by 50% in 2006 and forecasts its first profit this year 

Norwegian leader in internet shopping enters Danish market 

Komplett, a leading Norwegian player in internet shopping, yesterday opened to offer IT equipment, telephones and white goods to Danish customers 

Denmark could be first to produce a blockbuster obesity drug  

A Danish biotech or pharmaceutical company could be among the first life science firms to launch a potential blockbuster drug for the treatment of obesity says president of IASO 

Genmab candidate drug for arthritis may prove a money-spinner  

Danish biotech firm Genmab has announced positive results from an ongoing Phase II study of HuMax-CD20 in rheumatoid arthritis 

Danish software fledgling becomes Microsoft partner on global accounts 

Microsoft has invited Danish software fledgling Interse to be a partner on Microsoft's Global Accounts which includes the IT giant's global customers 

Novo Nordisk to expand its diabetes sales force in the US by 60% 

Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk has announced plans to expand its diabetes sales force in the US by 700 people to 1,900, a 60% increase 

Nycomed enters licence agreement with USA's Durect Corporation 

Denmark's Nycomed and USA's Durect Corporation have entered a licence agreement for Posidur, a long-acting and local pain relief depot for the treatment of post-surgical pain 

ALK-Abelló and Menarini join forces to market Grazax in Europe 

Denmark's ALK-Abelló and Italy's Menarini have signed an agreement for co-promotion, distribution and licensing of Grazax, ALK-Abelló's new tablet-based vaccine for the treatment of pollen allergy 

Danes develop promising screening technique for arteriosclerosis 

Researchers at Aalborg University in northern Jutland have developed a promising new method of diagnosing arteriosclerosis at an early stage 

Pharmexa starts phase II trial of potential universal cancer vaccine 

The Danish biotech firm has started a multicentre phase II trial of its GV1001 vaccine in liver cancer patients following approvals in France, Spain and Germany 

Copenhagen-based Cell Biotech Europe plans to conquer probiotic market 

The European branch of Korea's Cell Biotech, established in Copenhagen in September, aims to gain a 25-30% market share on the EU market for probiotics over the next three years 

Vestas is an obvious acquisition target say share analysts 

Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, is an obvious acquisition target according to share analysts  

Vestas receives US order for 76 wind turbines 

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer has landed an order for 76 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for the Biglow Canyon Phase I project in the state of Oregon 

Motorola's Danish development division drives Tetra technology 

Motorola's Danish development division plays a key role in Tetra technology at a global level, says Motorola vice president 

RTX Telecom first with dual phone for Skype in PC off-mode 

RTX Telecom, based in northern Jutland is first to introduce a cordless dual phone for free calls via Skype with the PC in off-mode 

HP Denmark reports strong sales growth in 2005/06 

HP's Danish subsidiary, HP Denmark, increased its revenues by 16% in 2005/06, more than three times the market growth rate 

ALK-Abelló launches Grazax pollen allergy vaccine on the first market 

Denmark's ALK-Abelló has launched Grazax, a new tablet-based vaccine for the treatment of pollen allergy, in Germany 

Microsoft Denmark to play a central role in strategy to triple revenues 

Senior executives from Microsoft visiting Denmark reveal strategy to triple revenues on business solutions to USD 3 bn over the next two years, with Microsoft Denmark playing a central role 

Telecompany Debitel Danmark is rumoured to be up for sale 

Debitel Danmark is reportedly up for sale, with a price tag reckoned to be in the region of DKK 1.3 bn 

High Tech Foundation puts solid funding into 2G biofuel research 

The High Technology Foundation (Højteknologifonden) has given DKK 93 m to five research projects, with a 2G biofuel project getting DKK 21.7 m 

GlaxoSmithKline and NeuroSearch expand strategic alliance 

GSK shows its trust in NeuroSearch's abilities, as the Danish biotech firm takes on a greater share of drug development work  

Vestas gains French framework agreement for wind power plants 

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer has entered a framework agreement with France's EDF Energies Nouvelles for wind power plants in France, Greece and Italy totalling 200 MW 

Danish firm SVS with unique vibration measurement product seeks investors 

Structural Vibration Solutions, a spin-off company from Aalborg University, is looking for external investors with the aim of venturing into a world market worth DKK 20 bn 

Danish leader in RFID technology opens test centre in Canada 

Denmark's Lyngsoe Systems has opened a radio frequency identification (RFID) test centre in Toronto, Canada 

Evolva gains major contract from USA's Defense Threat Reduction Agency 

The Danish biotech company has entered a USD 26.7 m contract with DTRA for the discovery and development of drugs which can strengthen the immune system 

Danish contractors gain major contract to build hydroelectric power station 

Pihl and MT Højgaard have gained a DKK 1.5 bn contract to build a hydroelectric power station in the Bocas del Toro province 500 km north west of Panama City 

Swedish high-tech firm to acquire Denmark's IO Technologies 

Sweden's Prevas has signed a letter of intent to acquire IO Technologies, a leading Danish firm in electronics development 

US computer game giant THQ up and running in Copenhagen 

The world's third biggest computer game publisher, THQ, has chosen to place its Nordic HQ in Copenhagen and is now up and running 

Danish producer of biodiesel receives entrepreneurship award 

Emmelev, a Danish producer of biodiesel, has been judged Entrepreneur of the Year on Funen, by Ernst & Young in its annual competition for growth companies 

Vestas receives order for 47 wind turbines for Spain 

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer has received an order for 47 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for two wind power plants in the Castilla y León region in Spain 

Renewable energy use in Denmark could double, estimates minister  

Renewable energy could account for 30% of Denmark's energy consumption in 12 years, says the Minister for the Environment 

USA's Bridgehead Group acquires stake in Danish nanotech firm 

Bridgehead Group has acquired a stake in NIL Technology for DKK 100 m from Science Park CAT and a Danish state organisation 

Bavarian Nordic reports promising test results of breast cancer vaccine 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company's subsidiary in California, BN ImmunoTherapeutics, has presented excellent results from preclinical tests of a breast cancer vaccine, MVA-BN-HER2 

CSC acquires remaining stake in CSC Scandihealth 

Software giant CSC has acquired the remaining 40% shareholding in its subsidiary CSC Scandihealth from Danish Regions, a public sector organisation representing 13 regions in Denmark 

IBM Denmark gains large IT contract from French shipping firm 

France's CMA-CGM, the world's third largest shipping company, has placed a large order with IBM Denmark which specialises in IT solutions for transport and logistics 

Vestas gains orders for two wind power plants in China 

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer has received orders for a total of 145 MW consisting of 50 V80-2.0 MW turbines and 53 V52-850 kW turbines for two wind power projects in China 

Neurodan gets EU approval to launch implant cure for foot drop 

Neurodan, a neural implants company based in Aalborg, Jutland, has gained EU approval for sales of its ActiGait product for foot drop 

Skype founders to launch almost-free TV via internet portal 

Skype founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström have revealed plans to launch a new internet portal where users can watch quality TV 

Novozymes and Broin expand collaboration to develop 2G biofuel technology 

Denmark's Novozymes and USA's Broin have announced an expansion of their collaboration to develop a second generation process for production of ethanol from biomass 

TopoTarget reports encouraging data from cancer drug trials 

The Danish biopharmaceutical firm has reported encouraging preliminary results from phase II trials of a compound for the treatment of patients with advanced cancer 

Bavarian Nordic starts human tests of new HIV vaccine 

The Danish biotech firm initiates clinical trials to assess the safety and immunogenicity of its MVA-BN polytope vaccine 

New Danish satellite firm Gomspace launched on full service platform 

Gomspace, a new satellite firm spun off from Aalborg University, aims to expand the application opportunities of satellites 

Google moves in as IT City Katrinebjerg reveals its Master Plan 

IT City Katrinebjerg aims to become an international power centre for IT based business development, IT research, IT training and a world-class innovation environment 

Motorola expands its mobile phone development centre in Denmark 

US mobile phone group Motorola is expanding its recently acquired mobile phone development centre in Nørresundby, north Jutland 

Targit in deal with Hungary's top Microsoft AX solutions distributor 

Business intelligence developer Targit has signed an agreement with Hungary's leading distributor of Microsoft Dynamics AX solutions, in a deal that also opens up opportunities in Canada  

Lolland plans large scale hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration project  

The first phase of large scale hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration project is to start in November on the island of Lolland, south of Zealand 

Danes build worldwide niche in web-based interactive product catalogues 

A group of Danish companies headed by Ipaper ApS are laying the foundations for a global niche market of interactive product catalogues on the internet 

Biotech firm LifeCycle Pharma prepares IPO 

Danish biotech firm LifeCycle Pharma is preparing an IPO on Copenhagen Stock Exchange 

Danish based GN Resound first with rechargeable hearing aid 

Danish based GN Resound, which was recently acquired by Switzerland's Phonak Group for DKK 15.5 bn, is first to launch a rechargeable digital hearing aid 

IT fledgling Zyb gains multimillion investment 

Danish IT company Zyb has raised a multimillion investment from Nordic Venture Partners, a leading pan-Nordic venture capital firm focusing on the ICT industry 

Vestas enters long-term supply agreement with LM Glasfiber in India 

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has entered a long-term supply agreement with LM Glasfiber in India 

IPTronics raises development cash from several private investors 

Denmark's IPTronics, which develops high-tech chips for computers, has raised DKK 13 m from a number of private investors 

US based SuccessFactors places European head office in Denmark 

San Francisco based IT company SuccessFactors has chosen Denmark as the location for its European head office 

Vestas receives new order for the Top of Iowa project in US 

Vestas Americas, a subsidiary of Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, has gained an order for 18 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines from Madison Gas and Electric, USA 

CMB makes technological breakthrough for production of biobased plastics 

The Center for Microbial Biotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark, is the first in the world to produce large quantities of succinic acid using genetically engineered yeast in a fermentation process 

Danish biotech firm LifeCycle Pharma enters strategic partnerships 

Danish biotech firm LifeCycle Pharma has entered strategic collaboration agreements with global pharmaceutical companies Sandoz Inc and Merck Generics  

Danish software fledgling gains investment and US customer 

Denmark's iMotions - Emotion Technology has gained a DKK 10 m investment as well as its first customer, a large US analysis and marketing agency 

Action Pharma raises DKK 40 m investment 

Biotech firm Action Pharma based in Aarhus, Jutland, has gained a DKK 40 m investment from a Danish-Swedish consortium comprising Incuba Venture, Vækstfonden and Innovations Kapital 

Chinese group to start its first European electronics production in Denmark 

Capetronic Europe A/S, part of the stock exchange listed Grande Holding, has leased a factory in Pandrup, northern Jutland to start production of flat screens 

Niels Bohr Institute achieves quantum communication breakthrough 

A Danish research group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have taken an important step forward in quantum teleportation between light and matter 

B&O Medicom unveils Aspira, its new insulin inhaler 

The Bang & Olufsen subsidiary showcases its new invention at a major European diabetes conference in Copenhagen 

Danish IT companies strengthen Interpol's fight against crime 

Four Danish IT firms were among ten companies invited to Interpol's Annual General Assembly in Brazil 

Denmark has highest broadband penetration in EU 

Denmark has the highest broadband penetration in the EU, according to the latest Broadband Scorecard published by the European Competitive Telecommunications Association 

Vestas receives 140 MW wind turbine order from PacifiCorp 

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has gained an order for delivery of 78 V80-1.8 MW wind turbines to the US 

Dong Energy plans to build bioethanol plant  

Dong Energy, a leading Nordic energy group headquartered in Denmark, plans to build a bioethanol plant at Studstrupværket, a power plant located in Århus County 

Switzerland's Phonak Group acquires Denmark's GN Resound 

Swiss hearing aid giant acquires Denmark's GN Store Nord subsidiary GN Resound for DKK 15.5 bn 

ALK-Abelló pollen allergy vaccine gains approval in 27 European countries  

Denmark's ALK-Abelló has received approval from authorities in 27 European countries for Grazax, a new tablet-based vaccine for the treatment of pollen allergy 

UK's Gladstone acquires majority stake in Danish IT company 

UK based Gladstone plc, a leading provider of membership software and services, has acquired a 60% stake in Danish IT company Valuenetics, based in southern Jutland 

Danish biotech fledgling to present research results at biotech conference 

Danish biotech fledgling Enkam Pharmaceuticals will present its research result on the treatment of Alzheimer's disease at Biotech Forum, and aims to sell its lead compound 

Korean biotech delegation seeks partners in Denmark  

A Korean biotech delegation headed by pharmaceutical group Samyang Corporation is currently visiting Denmark to hold meetings with potential biotech company partners  

Developers of photo search engine Polar Rose gain DKK 30 m investment 

The Danish-Swedish developers of Polar Rose has gained DKK 30 m in venture capital from Nordic Venture partners, the Nordic region's largest IT venture company 

Novozymes improves plectasin and discovers new AMPs 

Denmark's Novozymes which last year announced the sensational discovery of an antimicrobial peptide, is growing a new AMP business area  

Nycomed buys Germany's Altana Pharma for a massive DKK 31.6 billion 

Denmark's third biggest pharmaceutical company, Nycomed, has acquired the German medical giant Altana Pharma in one of the biggest takeovers seen in the Danish pharma industry  

Zepto Computers reports record profits in August 

Zepto Computers, a Danish supplier of laptop computers on a built-to-order concept, generated profits of DKK 1 m in August, the firm's best result so far 

Exiqon enters agreement with Nasdaq listed Luminex 

Danish biotech company Exiqon has entered a development and commercialisation agreement with the Nasdaq listed company Luminex Corporation 

Subsidiary of Danish based Suzlon Energy gains 247 MW US order 

A Chicago subsidiary of India's Danish based Suzlon Energy A/S, has gained an order for delivery of 247 MW wind turbine capacity to the US 

Dong Energy to invest billions in renewable energy 

Dong Energy, a leading Nordic energy group headquartered in Denmark, plans to invest DKK 10 bn in renewable energy over the next four years 

Texas Instruments in Denmark continues to grow 

Texas Instruments in Denmark, with divisions in Aalborg and Lyngby, has seen impressive growth over the last three years and has doubled its workforce 

DTU inaugurates pilot plant for production of second generation bioethanol 

The Technical University of Denmark yesterday inaugurated a pilot plant, MaxiFuels, for production of second generation bioethanol 

Symphogen gains patent on method for production of antibodies 

Biotech company Symphogen has gained a patent on a method for production of recombinant polyclonal antibodies from the European Patent Office 

Fuel cell company seeks investment for automating production  

Fuel cell technology company IRD is seeking DKK 100 m in capital to initiate large scale production of fuel cells in Svendborg, where the firm is based 

Nanoscale drug delivery system promises breakthrough in cancer treatment  

Danish biotech firm Liplasome Pharma has developed a nanoscale drug delivery system which could make anticancer drugs more effective while reducing their side effects 

The US Navy answers ACE Biosciences distress call 

The US Naval Medical Research Center has entered a agreement with the hard pressed Danish biotech firm to develop a vaccine for traveller's diarrhoea 

Investment boom in Danish biotech industry 

The Danish biotech industry has seen a surge in investments in the last six months, reports national daily newspaper Berlingske Tidende 

Maxygen puts it first drug candidate into human trials 

The Danish-American biotech firm has begun human trials of Maxy-G34, which is designed to improve the protection of chemotherapy patients against serious infection risks 

Zealand Pharma raises multimillion investment 

Denmark's Zealand Pharma has raised DKK 216 m in capital from current investors for further development of drugs for heart disease and cancer treatment, and for bringing several new drugs into clinical development 

Danish companies in race to develop effective anti-obesity drugs 

Five Danish biotech companies are in the race to develop a tablet or injectable treatment for obesity, which is fast becoming a global epidemic 

Bavarian Nordic gains approval of vaccine production facility 

Danish biopharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic's production facility in Denmark has been given manufacturing authorisation by the Danish Medicines Agency 

Aalborg University spin-off firm launches new fuel cell concept 

Following two years of intensive development, new spin-off company Serenergy launches a new PEM fuel cell concept that promises high efficiency at low cost 

Minister inaugurates Danish pilot-scale wave power machine 

The Danish Minister for Economic and Business Affairs, Bendt Bendtsen, yesterday inaugurated a pilot-scale wave power machine from Wave Star Energy in Nissum Bredning, an inlet on the west coast of Jutland 

Vaccine and disease gene research gets government funding 

The Center for Biological Sequence Analysis has received a DKK 13 m grant to support research into disease gene finding, vaccine design and allied areas  

Vestas gains order for delivery of wind turbines to Turkey 

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for delivery of 15 V80-2.0 MW wind turbines to Turkey 

Biogas plant under construction has substantial export potential 

The Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, which is building a DKK 30 m biogas plant, says the market potential of the slurry technology is DKK 750 bn 

Vestas expands production capacity in China 

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems forecasts strong growth in wind turbines in China and India and is significantly expanding its production capacity in China 

Danish contractor wins order for world’s third largest offshore wind farm 

Aalborg based Bladt Industries wins an order to supply a substation to the world's third largest offshore wind farm, Q7 in the Netherlands 

Google seeks Danes to develop its next generation search engine 

A recruitment advertisement on the Alexandra Institute's website signals that Google is seeking staff for a new development department in Aarhus, says Computerworld 

Wind energy sector among Denmark's fastest growing industries 

The Danish wind turbine industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Denmark, according to figures from the Danish Wind Industry Association 

Denmark to get 500 new wireless hotspots  

Danish based telecompany Sonofon has entered a collaboration with the European hotspot operator The Cloud to establish 500 WLAN zones in Denmark 

Vestas lands order for four wind power projects in France 

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has gained an order for 33 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for four wind power projects in France 

New innovation consortium BioEnCap is established 

The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation has granted DKK 12.8 m for the establishment of a new innovation consortium, BioEnCap 

Nycomed expands its offices in Denmark 

Nycomed, a pharmaceutical company based in Roskilde near Copenhagen, has expanded its offices in Denmark 

Private equity fund acquires majority holding in Netcompany 

The Danish based equity fund Axcel has acquired 60% of the shares of Netcompany, one of Denmark's most rapidly growing IT companies 

Novozymes strengthens its focus on enzymes for bioethanol production 

Denmark's Novozymes will make enzymes for bioethanol production into its second largest focus area 

Statoil reports increase in sales following launch of bioethanol product 

Statoil has increased its share of the petrol market in Denmark following the launch of its new bioethanol product Bio95 

TopoTarget gains marketing approval for its first drug 

TopoTarget has received marketing approval in Europe for Savene, a damage-limiting agent for use following accidental leakage into surrounding tissue of injected anthracycline anti-cancer drugs 

Bids sought to build the world's largest bioenergy plant  

Maabjerg BioEnergy, which plans to build the world's largest bioenergy plant in Jutland, Denmark, is calling for bids for its DKK 350 m project 

Novo Nordisk reports 20% increase in H1 sales 

Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, increased its H1 sales by 20% to DKK 18.7 bn  

Vestas lands order for 120 MW offshore wind power plant in the Netherlands 

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 60 V80-2.0 MW wind turbines for an offshore wind power plant in the Netherlands 

Zepto Computers succeeds with its European launch 

Denmark's Zepto Computers is making rapid progress on the European market since the launch of its laptops in January 

BullGuard security software to be installed in all Medion computers 

Copenhagen-based BullGuard has entered an agreement with Germany's Medion to install BullGuard's security software in all Medion computers in the future 

Santaris Pharma and Enzon Pharmaceuticals seal major deal 

Danish biotech company Santaris Pharma and NASDAQ-listed Enzon Pharmaceuticals have entered a collaboration to co-develop and commercialize a series of innovative RNA Antagonists 

Lundbeck set to take lion's share of global antidepressant market 

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck is poised to take over the global No.1 spot with its antidepressant Cipralex/Lexapro, when the patent expires on Pfizer's rival drug Zoloft 

Nasa buys bioinformatics software from Aarhus based company 

The Exobiology Branch of the Nasa Ames Research Center in California, has entered an agreement with Aarhus based CLC bio to buy its bioinformatics software 

Danish company launches inexpensive PC anti-theft device 

Danish fledgling company Aagaard Innovation has developed an anti-theft system for desktop computers that emits an ear-splitting 105 dB alarm 

CSC Denmark becomes the group's most advanced IT centre 

CSC Denmark has invested millions in an upgrading of its mainframes which makes the IT centre the most advanced in the global group 

Vestas shows strong progress in Germany 

Latest figures from the German Wind Energy Institute BWE show that Vestas is making progress in Germany, says Sydbank 

India outsources IT development in wind turbine industry to Denmark 

India's Suzlon plans to establish an IT development department in Denmark this autumn which will function as a bridgehead for the group's international expansion 

Neurodan foot drop product close to approval in the EU 

Neurodan, a neural implants company based in Aalborg, Jutland, expects to gain approval for sales of its ActiGait product on the EU market this week 

Microsoft selects Danish fledgling as Industry Builder Partner 

Microsoft has chosen Denmark's Infonizer, an ERP company focusing on solutions for automotive dealers and services, as an Industry Builder Partner 

Milestone Systems establishes a presence in Japan 

Milestone Systems, a Danish producer of digital software for video surveillance cameras, is establishing a presence in Japan 

Nordic Biotech rakes in the cash for its second fund 

Nordic Biotech has raised a further DKK 150 m for its second biotech fund which now has DKK 381 m in capital for investments in new projects 

Genmab initiates phase III cancer treatment study  

Danish biotech company Genmab has initiated a phase III study of HuMax-CD20 for the treatment of a form of cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 

Japan's Anritsu makes its Danish division Nettest into global spearhead 

Japan's Anritsu which last year acquired the Danish test equipment producer Nettest for DKK 440 m, is now planning to make a Nettest competence area into its most important global focus for growth 

Burmeister & Wain to build biomass power plant in Wales 

The Allerød based firm of Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has gained a DKK 300 m contract to build a biomass-fuelled power plant in Cardiff, Wales 

Danish software house aims to revolutionize the IT sector 

Having been in existence for just a year, the Aarhus based software firm TimeXtender is bidding to revolutionize the IT sector with its Business Intelligence solution for the SME market 

Danish biotech firm launches DNA chip 

Medical Prognosis Institute has launched a DNA chip in Denmark to help finance MPI's development of a DNA chip for cancer diagnosis 

Astion Pharma receives another DKK 50 million in fresh capital 

For the second time in just 12 months, Copenhagen based Astion Pharma has received a DKK 50 m capital injection from its existing shareholders 

Bladt Industries lands order for Sweden's largest offshore wind turbine park 

Bladt Industries has gained an order for an offshore substation for Sweden's largest offshore wind turbine park, which is planned to be built on Lillgrund Havmøllepark 

US firm acquires Centre for Clinical and Basic Research  

Center for Clinical and Basic Research based in Ballerup near Copenhagen has been acquired by Synarc, a US firm headquartered in California, for an undisclosed sum 

Danish power supply companies invest heavily in telecoms 

New figures from the National IT and Telecom Agency show that Danish power supply companies increased their investments in telecompanies by a factor of twenty in 2005  

Novo Nordisk strengthens its technology position in inhalable insulin 

Novo Nordisk has acquired patent rights from US company Aradigm Corporation, which concern the administration of proteins via inhalation 

Internet shopping is booming in Denmark 

New figures from PBS show that e-trade volumes in Denmark have doubled in the last two years 

Danish research team invents revolutionary DNA chip for gene analysis 

A team of research scientists from Odense University Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark has developed a DNA chip which can analyse the majority of human genes 

Vestas lands order for wind power plant in Spain 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 31 V82 wind turbines for the Spanish market 

Novo Nordisk receives prestigious accolade from Teleos  

Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk has been judged a Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise by the independent think tank Teleos 

International IT consultancy firm Sogeti expands into Denmark 

International IT consultancy firm Sogeti, owned by Cap Gemini, is now expanding into Denmark with a plan to acquire smaller players 

Adobe acquires Danish digital imaging software company  

Adobe Systems Incorporated has acquired Pixmantec, a Danish company specialising in management and processing of digital images in RAW format, for an undisclosed sum 

Novozymes to enter biomass research agreement with China's CRAC 

Denmark's Novozymes expects to sign a research agreement this week with China Resources Alcohol Corporation on development of biomass for bioethanol production in China 

ALK-Abelló presents highly promising data from Grazax trial 

Denmark's ALK-Abelló yesterday presented highly promising new results from a phase 3 clinical trial of Grazax, ALK-Abelló's immunotherapy treatment for hay fever, at an annual congress in Vienna 

New analysis shows Danish IT industry is maturing and growing  

An IT analysis of the annual accounts of Denmark's 200 largest IT and telecompanies shows the industry has matured and is growing 

Danish research is world class, say top international professors 

A newly published assessment of Aalborg University's Department of Computer Science concludes that its research is world class in several areas 

TCM Denmark to handle marketing of Chinese dietary supplement  

TCM Denmark has gained a contract with China's Zhen-Ao Group, which means that TCM Denmark will handle EU approval and marketing of a dietary supplement developed by Zhen-Ao Group 

Promising Lundbeck antidepressant goes into phase II clinical trials 

Danish pharmaceutical company H. Lundbeck is to enrol 400 patients into a phase II clinical study for its new antidepressant candidate drug Lu AA21004 by the end of Q3 2006 

Denmark leads the EU25 in computer literacy 

A new report from the European Statistical Office, Eurostat, shows that Denmark leads the EU25 when the e-literacy of the populations are compared 

Danish cooperative company to build biodiesel plant  

Daka amba, a cooperative company primarily owned by Danish cooperative slaughterhouses, plans to build a DKK 180 m biodiesel plant at Løsning, Jutland 

IBM Denmark lands substantial order from Arla Foods 

IBM Denmark has gained a DKK 2 bn order from Arla Foods for development and management of all IT operations of Arla Foods in Denmark and Sweden for the next seven years 

Novozymes launches efficient new washing liquid enzyme 

Denmark's Novozymes has launched a new washing liquid enzyme, Liquanase, which can remove difficult stains at a temperature of 30ºC 

Swedish capital fund acquires Dangaard Telecom 

Sweden's capital fund Nordic capital has acquired Denmark's Dangaard Telecom, Europe's largest distributor of mobile phones and the world's second largest, for an undisclosed sum 

Danfysik seals lucrative particle accelerator deal with Siemens  

Danfysik, a Danish medico company, has closed the first of a number of agreements for delivery of a new type of ion accelerator for cancer treatment to Siemens' healthcare division 

Bush opens door to Danish wind energy 

The Danish Wind Industry Association predicts a breakthrough on the US market following the meeting between Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and President Bush at Camp David 

Aalborg University offers masters course in wind energy for engineers 

In September Aalborg University will introduce a new international masters course in wind energy for engineers  

Denmark creates cloned pigs using groundbreaking technique 

Scandinavia's first ever cloned animals were born last week – the result of a new cloning technique developed at the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences in Foulum, Jutland 

Columbus IT takes the lead with new Microsoft ERP solution 

Columbus IT, a Danish firm headquartered near Copenhagen, is the first company to put Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0, the next version of the Axapta ERP solution, into operation 

Motorola completes acquisition of R&D centre in Denmark 

US mobile phone group Motorola, the world's second largest mobile phone company, has completed its acquisition of a BenQ R&D centre with a staff of 250 engineers in northern Jutland, Denmark 

Leo Pharma groundbreaking drug made in goats is close to being approved 

Denmark's Leo Pharma and its US partner GTC Biotherapeutics have announced that EMEA has recommended an approval of ATryn, a therapeutic protein made in transgenetic goats  

IT billionaire co-invests in Danish based medico company 

Engineers & Doctors Wallsten Medical Group (EDWMG), headquartered north of Copenhagen, has raised DKK 67 m in investments from investors including billionaire Erik Damgaard 

Q1 figures show soaring investments in Medicon Valley biotech firms 

Medicon Valley Academy's newly published Q1 2006 figures show investments in medical biotechnology companies in Medicon Valley totalled DKK 109 m , more than a twofold increase compared to Q4 2005 

Silicon Valley company comes to Denmark 

US company Litepoint to establish a European head office in Copenhagen, attracted by Denmark's leading R&D competencies in mobile telephony 

Vestas gains major wind turbine order for Australia  

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 53 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for the Australian market 

Green light from politicians to Statoil plan for bioethanol production 

Regional politicians have given Statoil the green light to continue its plans to establish a bioethanol plant at Statoil's location in Kalundborg where it operates a refinery 

Danish security software to be installed in a million smartphones 

Copenhagen-based BullGuard, a producer of security solutions for PCs and mobile phones, expects its mobile security solution to be installed in approx. one million smartphones over the next six months  

Swedish medical technology firm opens office in Copenhagen 

Innovation Team, a Swedish medical technology company is opening an office in Copenhagen due to increasing demand for its services  

Medicon Valley biotech firms attract major UK investors to Copenhagen 

Eight UK investment companies specialising in medical biotech are visiting Copenhagen 8th June to meet promising new Danish and Swedish biotech companies in Medicon Valley 

Capital fund makes bid to acquire Dangaard Telecom 

A capital fund has made a bid to acquire Denmark's Dangaard Telecom, the world's second largest distributor of mobile phones, for an estimated price of around DKK 500 m 

IO Interactive's new Hitman game gets "must buy" designation 

Denmark's IO Interactive today launches Hitman Blood Money, its 4th game in the popular Hitman series, which is forecast to generate DKK 1 bn 

Software firm WirTek seeks IPO on First North 

WirTek, a Danish company specialising in software development for mobile telecommunication, has filed for an IPO on First North, a Copenhagen Stock Exchange market place for SMEs 

Danish hydrogen car wins class at Shell Eco Marathon 

A hydrogen car, DTU Dynamo, developed by students at the Technical University of Denmark won the Urban Concept class at the weekend's 2006 Shell Eco Marathon 

International interest for Danish games at E3 2006 in LA  

Game publishers and distributors at E3 2006 showed interest in six Danish game companies attending the fair, two of which received specific offers on distribution 

Microsoft owned consultant firm sets up subsidiary in Denmark 

Avanade, a JV between Microsoft and Accenture, has established a Danish subsidiary based in Ørestad, Copenhagen's new high tech urban enterprise zone 

Aarhus based company a world leader in providing mobile phone settings 

Mobilethink, a Danish firm based in Aarhus, Jutland, has become a world leader in providing over-the-air configuration of mobile terminals with customers including T-Mobile, Vodafone and Telia 

Danish government allocates millions to 2G bioethanol research 

The Danish government has allocated DKK 200 m over a four-year period for research into second generation bioethanol production with the aim of putting the country up among the world leaders 

USA's Wave7 Optics establishes north European office in Denmark 

USA's Wave7 Optics, an industry leader in optical broadband access systems based near Atlanta, Georgia, has established a north European office in Svendborg, Funen 

Semco Maritime gains major order for equipment for wind turbines 

Denmark's Semco Maritime has won a DKK 22 m (USD 3.7 m) order for design and installation of auxiliary equipment for platforms for two offshore wind turbine parks in Sweden and Holland 

Curalogic plans IPO through Copenhagen Stock Exchange this year 

Danish biopharmaceutical company Curalogic is planning an IPO through Copenhagen Stock Exchange this year with target proceeds of approx. DKK 200 m  

Danish research team makes major IT breakthrough 

A DTU research team has invented an efficient method of converting electronic signals into light signals and has taken a major step towards replacing electronic data transmission in computers with light transmission 

Vestas lands 107 MW wind turbine order from the US 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has landed an order for 65 V82-1.65 wind turbines for the US market 

NNIT enters strategic agreement with Indian IT company 

Denmark's NNIT has entered a strategic agreement with India's Satyam; a move which makes the company an obvious acquisition candidate says Børsen  

Danish software company Agillic gains multimillion investment 

Agillic, a Danish firm developing software for managing mobile phone subscribers, has gained a DKK 38 m investment from Denmark's Vækstfonden and UK's Amadeus Capital Partners 

Lundbeck reports solid sales growth in Europe 

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck's Q1 2006 report shows a 56% rise in European sales of its antidepressant drug Cipralex 

Swiss medical giant Roche acquires small Danish biotech company 

Swiss medical giant Roche has acquired Proteopharma, a biotech subsidiary of Aarhus-based Borean Pharma, for an undisclosed sum 

Danish technology company leads world with robot programme 

Inropa has developed a computer programme for robots which can organise a robot's painting procedure on an item by means of offline 3D scanning while the robot continues to carry out work on other items 

Denmark's biotech industry among Europe's elite 

Denmark's biotech industry ranks 3rd in Europe in terms of the numbers of drug candidates currently in preclinical and clinical development, according to a new report from Ernst & Young 

Danish game developer enters agreements with Broadcom and In-Fusio 

Progressive Media ApS, which develops advanced games for mobile phones, has entered two strategically important agreements which the firm hopes will boost its international prospects 

Stibo sells its Graphic Software division to Amdocs  

Århus based Stibo Group has sold its Stibo Graphic Software division to the US IT company Amdocs, in order to focus more attention on its core business areas 

Novozymes and Atomistix collaborate in lab-on-chip project 

Novozymes and Danish nano-IT company Atomistix join forces on a software project to provide tools for understanding enzyme behaviour and enable optimization of enzyme properties  

Motorola acquires mobile phone development centre in Denmark 

US mobile phone group Motorola has acquired BenQ's development centre with 250 engineers in northern Jutland, Denmark, for an undisclosed sum 

Dong Energy and Eon to build 200 MW offshore wind turbine park 

A consortium comprising Denmark's Dong Energy and Germany's energy giant Eon has been awarded a licence by the Danish Energy Authority to build a 200 MW offshore wind turbine park in Denmark 

Nycomed gains EU marketing approval for osteoporosis product  

Nycomed, headquartered near Copenhagen, and its US collaborator NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc., have received EU marketing authorisation of Preotact, a product for the treatment of osteoporosis 

Biogen Idec plans human trials with NsGene drug 

US biotech firm Biogen Idec is planning to start testing Neublastin, a drug discovered and patented by Denmark's NsGene, in humans in H2 this year 

eBay company Skype makes DKK 150 m acquisition 

Internet communication company Skype, founded by the Dane Janus Friis and the Swede Niklas Zennström, has acquired Sonorit Holding AS and its US subsidiary Camino Networks, Inc. 

Vestas gains order for two wind power plants in Spain 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has received an order for 29 V90-1.8 MW wind turbines for two projects in Spain 

Once again, Denmark ranks world No.1 for e-readiness 

For the third year in succession, Denmark has been ranked No.1 in the world for e-readiness in an annual survey by IBM in conjunction with The Economist Intelligence Unit 

Virogates completes cheap and simple prognostic kit for HIV patients 

Danish biotech company Virogates has completed production of its first batch of suPARnostic kits for the monitoring of HIV disease progression 

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to visit Denmark on Friday 

Microsoft Corporation's CEO Steve Ballmer is to address students and entrepreneurs Friday this week at the IT University of Copenhagen, and will also visit the Microsoft Business Solutions HQ in Vedbæk 

Svendborg Brakes gains major order for wind turbine brakes  

Svendborg Brakes has landed a DKK 250 m order from one of the world's 10 largest wind turbine manufacturers 

ALK-Abelló posts excellent H1 figures ahead of Grazax launch 

ALK-Abelló, which is launching a unique hay fever treatment for the 2007 pollen season, has posted excellent turnover and income figures for the first half of its 2005/2006 financial year 

Danish bioethanol can output twice the energy used to make it, says report 

A new analysis from the Danish Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University and Elsam shows that bioethanol has a positive energy balance, provided it is produced in connection with a power station 

Denmark a world leader in broadband use, reports OECD 

A new report from OECD reveals that the concentration of broadband users in Denmark is among the highest in the world 

Risø paves the way for competitive bioethanol 

Risø National Laboratory is developing a biorefinery concept with the aim of reducing the costs of producing electricity and bioethanol based on biomass 

Danware expands business activities in UK and Germany 

Danish software company Danware plans to expand its business activities via establishment of subsidiaries in the UK and Germany 

New survey reveals scale of mobile phone use in Denmark 

A new survey carried out by Wilke for the National IT and Telecom Agency provides an up to date and revealing snapshot of mobile telephone use in Denmark  

FDA fast-tracks TopoTarget drug approval application 

FDA grants priority review status to Totect, a damage-limiting agent for use following accidental leakage into surrounding tissue of injected anti-cancer drugs 

Softscan achieves rapid growth in Scandinavia 

Danish IT security firm Softscan increased its business customer base from 1,300 to 2,500 in 2005, and is on its way to becoming a market leader in Scandinavia 

Vestas receives 40 MW wind turbine order for Italy 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has gained a 40 MW wind turbine order for three wind power plants in Sicily, Italy 

Computer Associates chooses Denmark as north European centre 

American IT company Computer Associates has chosen Denmark as the centre of its north European activities, and is to build a brand new HQ in Ballerup, close to Copenhagen 

Zealand Pharma compound in phase II study 

Sanofi-Aventis has initiated a phase II dose study for ZP10, the first product of Danish biopharmaceutical company Zealand Pharma, for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes 

Novo Nordisk announces partnership with Innate Pharma 

Denmark's Novo Nordisk has announced a major partnership with French biopharmaceutical company Innate Pharma, to develop new drugs targeting natural killer cells 

Giant pharmaceutical distributor enters Danish market via buy-up 

Germany's Celesio, a leading European pharmaceutical distribution company, has acquired a majority stake in K.V. Tjellesen, Denmark's second largest pharmaceutical wholesaler and all the shares in Max Jenne, Denmark's third largest pharmaceutical wholesaler  

KVL reveals plan to create Danish world leading life science university  

Denmark's Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL) yesterday put forward to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation the idea of creating a world leading life science university by merging a number of higher educational institutions 

TopoTarget reports promising acne drug results and seeks partner 

Danish biopharmaceutical company TopoTarget has reported promising phase II trial results with Avugane, a novel gel-based formulation for the treatment of acne, and seeks licensing partner 

US Computer game giant places Nordic HQ in Copenhagen 

THQ, the world's third biggest computer game publisher, has chosen to place its Nordic HQ in the Danish capital. Copenhagen thus takes a further step towards its ambitions to become a European centre for the industry. 

Ministerial committee recommends investing billions in Tetra tech 

An inter-ministerial committee in Denmark recommends that billions are invested in Tetra mobile technology in the public sector service system 

Interse expects global breakthrough following Microsoft agreement  

Danish software company Interse expects a global breakthrough, having entered an agreement with Microsoft which can open the door to a large number of international customers in EMEA 

Vestas gains three major wind turbine orders for China 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has landed three major orders for China totalling 280 wind turbines with a capacity of 238 MW  

Coloplast aims to become market leader in the US via acquisition 

Coloplast, a leading medical device company based north of Copenhagen, has sealed an offer to acquire US based Mentor Corporation's urology business for DKK 2.9 bn 

Denmark joins world top 3 ICT nations in new WEF ranking 

Denmark continues its climb towards the top of the world's ICT nation rankings, published annually by the World Economic Forum in its influential Global Information Technology Report 

International Careers Report: Denmark 

28 April issue of Science magazine will feature an interview with the Prime Minister, Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the Minister of Science Technology and Innovation of Denmark, Mr Helge Sander, who will unveil the potential strategies for reshaping Denmark’s scientific landscape by the year 2010. 

Mobile e-learning projects get government support 

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation has given grants totalling DKK 4.5 m to support seven mobile e-learning projects, with a further DKK 4.5 m to be allocated later this year 

Novo Nordisk plans major investment in new business areas 

Denmark's Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, plans to invest substantially in developing new business areas for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis 

Astion Pharma lines up phase III trial and US partner 

Privately backed biotech company Astion Pharma is preparing to put its leading drug candidate into phase III trials and has a possible US partner waiting in the wings 

Guardia wins prestigious European Grand IST Prize 

Guardia, a Danish biometric security technology company, has won the prestigious European Grand Information Society Technologies Prize for its work with 3D based face recognition 

New biotech science park to be built in Copenhagen 

The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Greater Copenhagen Authority (HUR) have entered an agreement with three science parks to build and run a biotech science park in Copenhagen 

7TM Pharma announces positive results with promising compound 

Biotech company 7TM Pharma, based north of Copenhagen has announced positive results from a clinical phase I/II study with its promising compound TM30338 for the treatment of obesity 

Vestas gains order for three turnkey wind power plants in Italy 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has received an order for three turnkey wind power plants in Italy totalling 55.5 MW 

Danish company designs new Microsoft logo 

Kontrapunkt, a Danish design company based in Copenhagen, has developed a new logo for Microsoft's business software Microsoft Dynamics 

Denmark plays key role in Microsoft mobile solution 

Denmark is playing a vital role in Microsoft's plans to launch a finance management programme for mobile phones and PDAs aimed at increasing the productivity of people who are on the move such as sales staff 

World's largest bioenergy plant to be built in Denmark 

The board of Maabjerg BioEnergy has given the green light to start the implementation of the world's largest bioenergy plant in Jutland, Denmark 

Siemens Wind Power gains 160 MW wind turbine order for the US 

Siemens Wind Power, which is headquartered in Brande, Denmark, has landed an order for 70 2.3 MW wind turbines for Texas, and now plans to build a blade factory in the US 

Medicon to help build clinical research infrastructure in South Africa 

Denmark's Medicon is collaborating with Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, to help build a clinical research infrastructure in South Africa to pave the way for large scale Phase III TB vaccine trials in 2007 

Santaris Pharma raises substantial investment 

Santaris Pharma, a Copenhagen based biopharmaceutical company has gained a DKK 298 m investment from both new and existing investors to fund continued drug development 

Thrane & Thrane gains multimillion contract with UK's Inmarsat 

Thrane & Thrane, a Danish company specialising in satellite communication products has entered an DKK 53 m extension contract with UK's Inmarsat 

Danish drug delivery company raises major investment 

Egalet, a drug delivery company based north of Copenhagen has raised a USD 27.6 m investment from two new investors, Atlas Venture and Index Ventures, as well as from current investors 

Vestas lands two wind turbine orders for Spain and France 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has gained orders for a total of 36 MW for two projects in Spain and France 

Cash injection fuels promising mini-power plant development 

Stirling Denmark, a provider of CO2 neutral mini CPH plants, has gained a DKK 12.5 m investment to help bring the much sought-after technology to market 

RTX Telecom launches new LAN Cordless Dualphone at Cebit 

RTX Telecom, a north Jutland based supplier of advanced wireless communication solutions, has launched its new LAN Cordless Dualphone at the Cebit fair in Hanover 

Partner-seeking Zealand Pharma initiates phase II study in the US 

Zealand Pharma has initiated a phase II efficacy study in the US in patients with acute decompensated heart failure with its novel peptide product ZP120, for which it is seeking a partner 

ALK-Abelló has good news for hay fever sufferers 

Impressive results from a phase 3 clinical trial of Grazax, ALK-Abelló's tablet-based immunotherapy treatment for hay fever, were presented at a US conference yesterday 

Danish mobile phone distributor in global alliance  

Denmark's Dangaard Telecom has entered an alliance with three of the world's largest players on the mobile phone market, creating the world's largest distributor of mobile phones  

Fledgling firm soon to test its first wave power system 

Wave Star Energy, a fledgling Danish development company, is preparing to commercialise wave power systems for electricity production in 4-5 years 

Genmab gains its first milestone payment from Serono 

Danish-American biotech firm Genmab has gained its first milestone payment from a development and commercialisation agreement between Genmab and Serono 

Vestas gains two substantial wind turbine orders in one week 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has landed an order for 29 V80-2.0 MW wind turbines for New Zealand, just a few days after gaining a major Spanish order 

US software giant to build N.European headquarters in Denmark 

USA's Computer Associates, one of the world's largest suppliers of IT Management Software has chosen to place its northern European headquarters in Ballerup, near Copenhagen 

Denmark launches Europe's first batch produced hydrogen fuel cell truck 

Europe's first batch produced hydrogen fuel cell truck, developed and produced by Denmark's H2 Logic and A. Flensborg, has been launched in Denmark 

Biogasol develops groundbreaking technology for bioethanol production 

Biogasol, a Danish fledgling firm based at the Technical University of Denmark has developed a groundbreaking technology for cost-efficient production of bioethanol 

New figures reveal soaring Danish drug exports 

New figures from Statistics Denmark show that Danish drug exports increased by 13% in 2005 to DKK 37 bn 

Danish professor wins prestigious Turing Award for computing 

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), has named Professor Emeritus Peter Naur at the University of Copenhagen, the winner of the 2005 Turing Award, considered the "Nobel Prize of Computing" 

Siemens expands its wind power activities in Denmark 

Siemens Wind Power, the former Danish company Bonus Energy is expanding its business activities in Denmark and plans to employ several hundred more staff 

7TM Pharma receives milestone payment  

Biotech company 7TM Pharma, based north of Copenhagen, has received an undisclosed milestone payment from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals  

cBrain first company to implement stock exchange listing via the net 

Danish software company cBrain is the first company to implement a listing on Copenhagen Stock Exchange via the internet 

Genmab acquires exclusive protein development rights  

Danish-American biotech firm Genmab has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to develop therapeutics based on a number of angiogenesis targets identified by Bionomics 

Strong growth in worldwide installation of wind turbines  

A new report from the Global Wind Energy Council shows that installation of wind turbines totalled 11,760 MW worldwide in 2005, a 43% increase on last year 

Danish biotech firm picked for major EU research project 

Alphalyse, an Odense-based biotech company, is to participate in a prestigious EU research project concerning pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disease 

AM3D enters agreement with major mobile phone manufacturer  

AM3D, a Danish audio development company based in Aalborg, northern Jutland, has entered an agreement with one of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturers to supply 3D audio technology 

TopoTarget initiates phase II trial of oral anti-cancer agent 

Danish biopharmaceutical company TopoTarget has initiated a phase II trial with Savicol, a oral anti-cancer agent 

Fledgling firm takes out global patent on mobile biometric smart card  

Denmark's Quard Technology has taken out a global patent on a mobile biometric smart card which can be implemented in devices such as mobile phones and PDAs 

Epoka Medic Mission wins prestigious European entrepreneurial award  

Epoka Medic Mission, a Danish company specialising in purchasing and sales of second-user imaging systems for hospitals, has won the prestigious 2005 Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company Award 

Xergi gains another order for biogas plant for German market 

A new subsidy policy for biogas plants in Germany is benefiting Xergi, a Danish provider of turnkey energy and environmental plants, which has just entered a contract to supply a biogas plant to Kiel 

Novo Nordisk enters licence agreement with Australia's G2 Inflammation 

Denmark's Novo Nordisk has entered a global licence agreement with Australian biotech company G2 Inflammation to collaborate on development and commercialisation of new types of anti-inflammatory therapies based on G2's C5a Receptor antibodies 

IBM to market IT Factory solutions in 132 countries 

IBM has entered an agreement with IT Factory, a Danish supplier of IT business solutions, to market IT Factory's software in 132 countries 

Biogen Idec expands its operation in Denmark 

US biotech firm Biogen Idec, whose production facility in Denmark is the first of its kind outside of the US, is gearing up to employ another 100 staff 

Denmark to build world's largest biogas test facility 

The Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences has announced plans to build a DKK 25 m biogas test plant, which is reportedly the world's largest 

Jutland county focuses on hydrogen technology 

Ringkøbing County Council, Jutland, has granted DKK 3 m for a demonstration facility for hydrogen powered mini plants and vehicles targeted at companies and universities  

Systematic Software Engineering to supply software to JSF 

Systematic Software Engineering has entered an agreement to supply software services to JSF Joint Programme Office, the US defence forces' project office for the F35-Joint Strike Fighter 

Danish-Indian IT project to help combat illiteracy 

Tata Consultancy Services in Denmark and the IT University of Denmark plan to make software available worldwide which can teach adult illiteral people to read 

Siemens Wind Power expands its Danish production capacity 

Siemens Wind Power, the former Danish company Bonus Energy, is expanding its Danish production capacity via acquisition of a turbine blade factory previously owned by Denmark's LM Glasfiber 

Bush's speech boosts Novozymes and Danisco share price 

President George W. Bush's address to the nation Tuesday, where he promised to cut down on US oil consumption and focus on alternative fuels, put an instant shine on Novozymes and Danisco shares 

Genmab sets its sights on the big league 

With close to DKK 2 bn at its disposal, Danish-American Genmab is gearing up to make itself one of the world's biggest companies in the biotech industry 

Dangaard Telecom plans to become world's largest mobile phone distributor 

Dangaard Telecom, headquartered in Padborg, in southern Jutland and Europe's largest distributor of mobile phones, aims to become the world's largest distributor in the next 12 months 

Pharmexa initiates phase I study of two HIV vaccines 

Danish biotech company Pharmexa is initiating a phase I trial in collaboration with HIV Vaccine Trials Network to test the safety of two HIV vaccines developed by Pharmexa-Epimmune, a US subsidiary of Pharmexa 

Vestas lands third major order in January for wind turbines for Germany 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained an order for 44 MW wind turbines for Germany, the third major order received from Germany in January 

Gameware establishes Nordic HQ and R&D Centre in Denmark 


Gameware Development Ltd., a pioneer within cross media artificial life technology and the creator of exciting games and interactive communications for television, PC, console, wireless and hand-held games devices, has announced the opening of their Nordic Headquarters and R&D Centre in Denmark under the name "Gameware Denmark".


PK Chemicals gains PDA approval for production of compound  

PK Chemicals based in Køge, south of Copenhagen, has gained approval from PDA to produce a haemostatic compound for the US market 

Neurosearch compound has unexpected anti-obesity effect 

Denmark's Neurosearch has accidentally discovered that one of the company's compounds, tesofensine, showed an effect on obesity during clinical studies for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease 

Potential for biotech growth in Øresund region  

The Øresund region cemented its leading status in the medico and biotech industry in 2005. Director Mette Kirstine Agger of 7TM Pharma sees potential for further growth in the region  

Denmark prepares to capitalize on global bioenergy market 

A new technology centre will aim to ensure that Danish companies are well placed to rake in a sizeable share of the developing global market for biofuel sourced from biomass and farm slurry 

Profits continue to climb at partner-seeking Novozymes 

Denmark's Novozymes has published its 2005 annual report which shows an 11% increase in net profit to DKK 861 mn. The company is still seeking a partner to develop groundbreaking new antibiotic 

Novo Nordisk signs climate agreement with WWF 

Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk has signed a climate agreement with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Denmark, under which Novo Nordisk pledges to make a substantial reduction of its CO2 emissions 

Danish microRNA consortium receives grant for new diagnostics 

A Danish consortium has been granted DKK 10 m from the Council for Technology and Innovation to develop a new diagnostic technology for measuring microRNA 

Denmark can grow all the gasoline it needs, shows research 

New research shows that using future technology, crops from 16% of Denmark's agricultural land can produce enough bioethanol to replace the country's entire consumption of petrol 

Vestas receives additional order from USA's Horizon Wind Energy 

USA's Horizon Wind Energy LLC, one of the world's largest developers of wind turbine projects, has placed a 200 MW wind turbine order with Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems 

Biotech firm Recepticon receives DKK 31 m cash injection 

A venture capital syndicate and Østjysk Innovation have put DKK 31 m into Århus based Recepticon to enable continued development of a promising therapeutic substance 

CSC opens Danish Innovation Centre 

Next month CSC opens the doors of its first Innovation centre in Denmark, where both potential and existing customers can try out new systems prior to purchase 

US biotech company Maxygen expands its Danish activities 

The US biotech company Maxygen, is now revitalising its activities in Denmark with new staff and clinical testing of an anti-infection substance in humans 

Vestas lands major German order for wind turbines  

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has received an order for 16 V80-2.0 MW and 13 V90-2.0 MW turbines for several wind power plants in Germany 

Norway's Ventelo acquires 90% stake in Denmark's Webpartner 

Ventelo, Norway's largest privately owned telecompany has acquired a 90% stake of Webpartner, a small Danish telecom and internet supplier, for about DKK 150-180 m 

FDA approves Leo Pharma drug 

Danish pharmaceutical company Leo Pharma has announced that its drug Taclonex has been approved by the FDA for sale in the US 

Danish-German border region develops into mobile cluster  

The Danish-German border region has developed into a Mobile Valley, where most of the mobile phones for the European market are produced, distributed and repaired, reports Comon 

MicroRNA research project receives grant  

The Danish High Technology Fund has granted EUR 1.3 m for a research project in microRNA which is being conducted in collaboration between University of Copenhagen and Santaris Pharma 

Symphogen gains multimillion investment 

Biotech company Symphogen has gained a DKK 155 m investment from existing investors and Takeda Research Investment, the corporate venture arm of Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Company 

EU grants multimillion sum to research project headed by Aalborg University 

An international consortium headed by Aalborg University has been granted DKK 80 m from the EU's sixth framework programme for a research project in mobile communication 

Germany's PC-Ware acquires Ravenholm Computing 

Germany's PC-Ware, one of the world's leading software dealers, has acquired Danish software supplier Ravenholm Computing for an undisclosed sum 

High Tech Fund grants sum for developing new cancer treatment 

The High Tech Fund has granted DKK 20 m to a project regarding development of a new method of radiation treatment for cancer 

Vestas lands second order for the US within a month 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 30 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for a project in the north-east of the US 

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