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US firm Sigma Systems acquires Z-Wave control technology 

Zensys, whose Danish R&D division has developed Z-Wave wireless control technology for integrating home devices and systems, has been sold to the US company Sigma Systems 

Novo A/S to expand its investment activities 

Novo A/S, the holding company of the Novo Group, has announced plans to increase its focus on building successful life science companies 

India's top selling electric car charges into Denmark 

India's Reva Electric Car Company is the latest in a long line of players ready to jostle for a share of Denmark's coming electric car market 

Novo funds new line of attack on CMV herpes virus 

Danish biotech firm Inagen gains DKK 5m investment from Novo to bring drug candidate for treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) to the preclinical phase 

London Olympics in 2012 to be lit up by Danish biomass-fired engines 

Engines designed by Denmark's MAN Diesel have been chosen by British energy company Blue NG for the biomass-fired power stations that will supply electricity to the London Olympics  

TopoTarget enrols patients for trial of leading drug candidate belinostat 

TopoTarget begins enrolling patients for a phase III trial of its cancer drug candidate belinostat, to be conducted in both North America and Europe 

Charting the continuing rise of Denmark's merchant fleet 

The new edition of the Danish Illustrated Shipping List shows that Danish shipping companies are investing in newbuild like never before, and the merchant fleet continues to swell 

Danish-German research team collaborates on new cancer treatment 

Common mould could become a new cancer treatment as a result of a collaboration between the German Cancer Research Centre at Heidelberg University and the Technical University of Denmark  

Dynamicweb Software posts good results and maintains growth ambitions 

Århus-based Dynamicweb Software has just published its accounts for 2007/2008, which show a 19% year-on-year increase in revenue to DKK 60m 

New electrolysis technology to make hydrogen gets public funding 

The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme has given HIRC in Herning DKK 9.5m for development of 2nd generation alkaline hydrolysis technology 

Denmark aims to lead the way in the new science of epigenetics 

Two investors have put DKK 9m into a new company called EpiTherapeutics, a spin-off from the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) at the University of Copenhagen 

Genmab's leukaemia drug hope delivers promising results 

Genmab and GlaxoSmithKline have announced that ofatumumab has shown promising results in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who are refractory to conventional therapy  

Northern Jutland maritime industry has sailed out of troubled waters 

A new survey shows that the maritime industry in northern Jutland has managed to keep the wind in its sails following the closing of two shipyards in the region in the 1990s 

Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid car to be unveiled at Detroit Auto Show 

Danish automobile designer Henrik Fisker's own firm, Fisker Automotive, will unveil the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show early next year 

2nd generation biodiesel to be tested in Aarhus municipality 

Aarhus municipality in Jutland will become a test area for using 2nd generation biodiesel for cars 

Nordic capital fund CapMan acquires Danfysik's transducer division 

The Nordic capital fund CapMan has acquired the transducer division of the Danish company Danfysik for DKK 64m, writes financial daily newspaper Børsen 

EQT and ATP acquire KMD for DKK 2bn 

Nordic capital fund EQT and Danish Labour Market Supplementary Fund ATP, have acquired Danish IT company KMD for DKK 2bn  

Aalborg University professor gains prize for commitment to renewable energy 

Professor Frede Hvelplund of Aalborg University has been awarded a European Solar Prize 2008 at a ceremony held on Wednesday this week in the Berlin office of the KfW Bankengruppe 

Vestas plans to build new US headquarters in Portland, Oregon 

Vestas plans to consolidate its presence in Portland, Oregon by building a new headquarters for Vestas Americas, the company’s business unit in North America 

Wind turbine sub-supplier kk-electronic enters China via JV 

Danish sub-supplier to the wind turbine industry kk-electronic has entered a JV with the state-owned Chinese company Qianwei 

China's BYD bids to showcase its E6 electric car at COP15 

Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD has plans to introduce its all-electric E6 car onto the streets of Copenhagen in time for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP15 

Government of Canada orders smallpox vaccine from Bavarian Nordic 

The Canadian government has procured 20,000 doses of Imvamune smallpox vaccine from Bavarian Nordic as part of the country's bio-preparedness programme 

Nonwoven thermal blanket invention could help save more lives  

Danish emergency services worker Finn Jensen has set up a one-man company called Therm Aid to market a disposable thermal blanket designed for speed and ease of use  

Zealand Pharma in lucrative deal with Switzerland's Helsinn Healthcare 

Zealand Pharma is entering a partnering agreement with Helsinn Healthcare to develop and commercialize ZP1846 for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea 

Danish biotech firm Dako enters collaboration with Genentech  

Dako enters collaboration with Genentech to seek to expand the market for targeted therapies 

Investors back new Danish biotech firm's arthritis drug hope 

Århus-based biotech company Cytoguide has received DKK 14m from four Danish and Swedish investors to further develop a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis  

Novozymes puts robots to work in its enzyme laboratory 

Novozymes has installed six robots to carry out sample testing on enzyme batches, which these busy machines can do a great deal faster than human beings 

Free PC security software from Danish firm launched on 

The first official version of Personal Software Inspector from Danish IT fledgling firm Secunia has just been launched on the world's biggest download site 

Great expectations for Danish second generation bioethanol plant 

The 2G bioethanol plant in Kalundborg scheduled to come on stream in 2009 will produce 5.4 million litres annually, plus 11,000 tons of animal feed and 8,250 tons of combustible biomass 

Denmark wins equipment order from German Navy 

Viking, a leading supplier of maritime safety solutions, has landed a DKK 52m order from the German Navy for evacuation equipment 

New survey ranks Danish healthcare system No.2 in Europe 

The Euro Health Consumer Index 2008 ranks the Danish healthcare system 2nd out of 31 countries surveyed 

Ambitious new IT Centre brings rival universities together 

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aalborg University and the IT University in Copenhagen have been brought together in a spirit of fellowship and collaboration with the opening of the new MT-LAB 

Denmark to develop "intelligent infrastructure" for electric cars 

The EDISON electric car project is to receive funding from state-owned's ForskEL research programme 

DKK 17 million in state funding for CO2 neutral biorefinery 

The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation is putting DKK 16.9m in state funding to develop a CO2 neutral integrated biorefinery 

Novozymes plans to turn old food-frying oil into cheap biodiesel 

With state funding support, Novozymes is seeking to develop a new and cost-competitive way of converting old food-frying oil into a new automotive fuel 

New centre will boost biotech innovation in Jutland 

Innovative projects in biotech and medical technology in hospitals and companies will get a helping hand in the Mid-Jutland region with the foundation of MedTech Innovation Center 

Denmark's biggest ever offshore wind farm gets green light 

Denmark's climate and energy minister Connie Hedegaard has given the go-ahead for state owned company to start work on Denmark's so-far biggest offshore wind farm 

South Korea's waste-to-energy plans spell opportunity for Denmark 

South Korea plans to build 20 or more waste incineration plants in the next 3-5 years alone, and this is an area where Denmark excels in technology and expertise  

Celenia Software opens development centre in Vietnam 

Celenia Software, which offers partner services in Microsoft Dynamics, has opened a new development centre in Ho Chi Minh City 

H2 Logic seeks investor to realise growth plan 

Danish company H2 Logic, an integrator of complete hydrogen fuel cell motive power solutions, is looking for an investor to supply capital and help realise a new business plan 

Dow Jones lists Vestas on the newly launched Global Dow index 

Vestas Wind Systems has been listed as one of the 150 companies chosen by Dow Jones Indexes to form part of the newly launched Global Dow 

Increase in German road taxes and new routes to benefit Port of Esbjerg  

The Port of Esbjerg, located on the west coast of Jutland, is set to benefit from an approx. 55% increase in German road taxes at the turn of year 

Novo Nordisk invests record sum in China insulin plant 

The Danish healthcare giant is to build a new insulin plant in Tianjin, China, its largest single investment to date outside Denmark 

Lundbeck forecasts lucrative sales of its antidepressant in Canada 

Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck has succeeded in getting its antidepressant Cipralex [Lexapro] on the reimbursable medicines list in the province of Ontario 

Vestas to establish wind turbine generator factory in Spain 

Vestas will invest approx. EUR 10m in its Viveiro facility in Spain to establish local production of generators to match the expansion of its nacelle assembly factory in Leon 

India's Suzlon Energy opens new international HQ in Denmark 

Indian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy has inaugurated a new international headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city 

Danish entrepreneurs plan to revolutionise global online music sales 

Two Danish entrepreneurs have invested DKK 18m in developing a new product TouchDiva which they say will revolutionise global sales of music via the internet 

Danish solar energy firm's new factory will be CO2 neutral 

Dansk Solenergi (Danish Solar Energy) has acquired 180,000 m2 of land for its new factory, of which 80% will be covered with a solar cell array to provide the power to run the plant 

Vækstfonden invests in Danish fashion firm Noir 

The Danish state backed investment fund Vækstfonden has given a DKK 9 million cash injection to fashion clothing firm Noir 

Danish wind energy firm plans to raise billions for new projects 

Despite the worldwide financial crisis and economic downturn, Danish energy company Scan Energy plans to raise DKK 3bn in investment over the next three years 

Vestas inaugurates regional R&D Hub in Singapore 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has announced that it has inaugurated its regional R&D Hub for Asia in Fusionopolis, Singapore 

Korea's Kael takes over Pharmexa subsidiary Gemvax 

Pharmexa enters agreement with Kael Co. Ltd. of South Korea regarding Pharmexa's candidate cancer drug GV1001 and Pharmexa´s Norwegian subsidiary Gemvax 

New electric/fuel cell car to debut in Frederikshavn's EnergyWeek  

EnergyWeek will see the unveiling of a prototype electric/fuel cell hybrid car which uses methanol rather than hydrogen gas to power the fuel cell 

Sunstone Capital invests more in online publication portal Issuu 

The Nordic venture capital firm has put millions more into the online publication portal Issuu, which allows anyone to convert their PDF publications into a magazine format, free of charge 

Arkitema and COWI present virtual CO2-saving high-rise block for China 

Danish architect firm Arkitema and Danish consulting group COWI have presented a virtual design of a high-rise block for Beijing that significantly reduces CO2 emissions 

Danish invention for fuel savings on ships gains important approval 

A Danish invention that has the potential to save 15% of a ship's fuel consumption has been approved for commercial use 

Electric cars - a new Danish business and climate adventure  

Electric cars - a new Danish business and climate adventure  

MDRNA Inc. buys rights to Danish biotech fledgling's technology 

The US biotech company has bought the rights to utilize UNA technology developed by Funen-based fledgling biotech firm Ribotask 

Motorola development unit in Aalborg creates new mobile phone 

An advanced new Motorola mobile phone has been exclusively developed at Motorola's development centre in Aalborg, northern Jutland 

NeuroSearch starts Huntington’s disease drug trial in North America 

The Danish biopharmaceutical firm has announced that the first patients have now been treated in a randomised trial of its novel Huntington’s disease drug ACR16 

Novo Nordisk begins research into an ultimate cure for diabetes 

Novo Nordisk, Cellartis and Lund University enter a research collaboration to develop insulin-producing cells from stem cells for the treatment of diabetes 

Organic farm creates unique biomass-based power plant 

Organic fruit and vegetable firm Aarstiderne develops a unique technological solution to make the concern self-sufficient in CO2-neutral energy 

Danish-owned Internet accounting system proves a hit 

The Danish-owned internet-based accounting system e-conomic is now in use by more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 accountants and book-keepers 

Grass allergy tablet vaccine Grazax shows lasting protective effect 

Results from the fourth year of a long-term clinical study show that the positive clinical effect of the tablet vaccine Grazax persists after completion of treatment 

Fledgling Danish development firm prepares launch of diagnostic instrument 

Danish fledgling company Atonomics is preparing for the launch of a product it has been developing over the past 5 years 

Broström takeover makes Maersk Tankers a world leader 

Denmark's Maersk Tankers is taking over leading Swedish operator Broström in a USD 569m deal 

Capital fund Deltaq snaps up Danish jewellery firm Unika Design 

OMX-listed capital fund Deltaq has acquired Danish jewellery firm Unika Design for around DKK 54m 

Mercedes-Benz to launch electric version of the Smart in Denmark 

Mercedes-Benz adds its name to a lengthening list of auto manufacturers preparing to enter the electric car market in Denmark 

Vestas gains order for 116 wind turbines in Inner Mongolia 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained an order for 116 V52-850 kW wind turbines from China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Power Co. Ltd 

Canada's largest art gallery to showcase Danish design 

When Canada's largest art gallery, Art Gallery Of Ontario, reopens its doors to the public on 14 November, it will be fitted out with Danish design 

Siemens chooses Denmark for electric car infrastructure project 

A new consortium comprising Siemens and Dong Energy aims to design an infrastructure for electric cars 

Vestas gains 99 MW wind turbine order in Spain 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained a 99 MW order from Spain's EDP Renováveis, the third largest wind energy operator in Europe 

Novozymes enters partnership with USA's Solae 

World-leading enzyme manufacturer Novozymes has entered a partnership with the US company Solae to develop and market new soy proteins with distinct functional and nutritional benefits 

Aalborg University opens new CTIF division in Japan 

Aalborg University in northern Jutland has opened a new division of its Center for Teleinfrastructure (CTIF) in Japan 

German energy giant E.ON to invest DKK 3.2bn in Denmark 

One of the world’s leading power and gas companies, Germany’s E.ON, plans to invest DKK 3.2bn (USD 580m) in Denmark until 2013 

Dantherm Power gets order for nationwide power backup system 

Dantherm Power has received an order to provide backup power based on hydrogen and fuel cell technology for a complete, nationwide public safety network 

GlaxoSmithKline Pharma wins AmCham award 

GSK gains recognition for its research, competitiveness and corporate citizenship in Denmark 

Novozymes gains US funding for enzyme research 

Novozymes has been awarded a USD 12.3m contract from the US Department of Energy to improve the enzymes necessary to produce cellulosic ethanol 

Bavarian Nordic's prostate cancer vaccine shows promise 

A Phase II study of the company's newly acquired vaccine Prostvac shows statistically significant improved overall survival in advanced prostate cancer 

Cyberdyne to sell robotic suits in Denmark  

Cyberdyne Inc is ready to market its products overseas, first in Denmark in fiscal 2009 and then in other countries of northern Europe 

eBay acquires Denmark's largest classified ad forum 

The world's biggest online marketplace, USA's eBay, has acquired Den Blå Avis and its online businesses and for DKK 2.1bn  

Vestas to move headquarters to Aarhus and establish 400 new jobs 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has announced that it will move its headquarters from Randers to Aarhus in 2011, and establish 400 new engineering jobs 

Denmark and Japan join forces to conduct research on pain 

Aalborg University, Denmark, and Nagoya University, Japan, are commencing a 3-year research project that will attempt to find the cause of unexplainable muscle pains 

Siemens acquires Danfysik’s particle therapy division 

German industrial giant Siemens has acquired the particle therapy division of Danfysik A/S for an undisclosed sum 

Danish company invents novel solar-driven air-conditioning system 

A small Danish company has invented a climate-friendly air-conditioning system based on solar energy that uses only 10% of the electricity consumption of conventional air-conditioning systems 

Vestas gains order for 51 wind turbines in Italy 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained a 102 MW order from the leading Italian wind power producer IVPC 

Fledgling Danish entrepreneurial firm raises venture capital 

Fledgling Danish entrepreneurial firm SmartShare Systems has gained a DKK 10m investment from Vækstfonden to market its patented bandwidth management router 

Nokia seeks innovation partners in Denmark 

World-leading mobile phone supplier Nokia is putting its spotlight on Denmark to find development partners, writes Computerworld 

Danish IT firm gains extra development cash and a new US investor 

North Jutland-based Asetek, which makes liquid cooling systems for PCs, has raised DKK 85m in extra investment cash and has attracted New York-based investor D.E. Shaw 

LEGO develops online game with high earnings potential 

Internationally renowned toy manufacturer LEGO is developing a new digital product LEGO Universe, which could become a highly profitable business area 

Denmark's biotech industry in Europe's top 3 

A new report from Ernst & Young shows that Danish biotech is growing rapidly, both in terms of drugs in development and capital raised 

Denmark joins the ranks of the world's top 5 IT nations 

Denmark has been ranked 5th out of 66 countries in the 2008 IT Industry competitiveness index, a new study from the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by the Business Software Alliance 

Fledgling medical device firm seeks venture capital for genetic test 

Fledgling Danish medical device company Fluimedix , which is developing what it calls the world's cheapest genetic test, is seeking venture capital 

"Smart plaster" that listens to heart sounds can help save lives 

Aalborg University has gained funding to develop a "smart plaster" that can record heart sounds and transmit them wirelessly to a computer for analysis and detection of possible early signs of heart disease 

Dantherm to offer fuel cell based backup power products in the US 

Dantherm Power A/S, a leading supplier of fuel cell based backup power supply systems, has established a US subsidiary to provide backup power solutions to the North American market 

Adobe acquires fledgling Danish software firm 

US software company Adobe Systems has acquired YaWah, a fledgling Danish imaging software provider based in Aarhus, Jutland, for an undisclosed sum 

Rambøll to supply consultancy for world's largest solar panel system 

The Danish engineering, design and consultancy company Rambøll has won a major contract to supply consultancy for a project to build a giant solar panel system in South Korea 

Entrepreneurial firm raises fresh cash for launch of novel medico device 

Medotech has raised a DKK 8m investment from existing investors and needs a further DKK 30m later this year for launch of its main product, Grindcare 

Denmark and China collaborate to develop bamboo wind turbine blades 

The Centre for Bamboo and Rattan in China and Denmark's national laboratory Risø DTU, are developing blades made of bamboo for small and medium-sized wind turbines up to 1 MW  

DTU Risø finds cheaper way to make hydrogen from water 

Risø DTU has shown that an SOEC can produce hydrogen much more efficiently than conventional alkaline electrolysis 

US Coast Guard Service gets interested in Danish nanotech  

A mobile sensor system for ships that analyses the quality of marine fuel oil and monitors real-time emissions in exhaust gases, has attracted interest from the US Coast Guard Service 

TopoTarget share price leaps on good news from the US 

A green light from the FDA for TopoTarget to start a phase III trial of its cancer drug candidate belinostat sent shares rocketing 23% 

Danish Embassy in Washington launches biomedical innovation meetings 

The Royal Danish Embassy in Washington DC, USA, is hosting the first of a series of US-Danish Biomedical Innovation and Health Meetings from 8-10 September in Boston, MA and Washington DC 

Google develops browser with key component made in Denmark 

Google has launched a beta version of its new browser, whose Java Virtual Machine has been developed in Denmark 

Siemens Wind Power signals home-ground challenge to Vestas 

The German wind turbine giant has plans to build a giant offshore wind turbine factory employing 1,000 people in Esbjerg on the west coast of Denmark 

Iconic Danish-designed building "The Cocoon" unveiled in London 

The spectacular new wing of London's Natural History Museum, designed by the Danish firm C. F. Møller Architects, is completed and opens this month 

Copenhagen aims to become a global shipping capital 

The Danish Shipowners' Association, the Danish Maritime Authority and several shipping companies see a major opportunity for making Copenhagen a global shipping capital 

Vestas opens new electronics production facility in Denmark 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has inaugurated new production facilities close to Aarhus, Jutland 

Spam-filter from Denmark's Solido Systems judged world's best 

Software from fledgling Danish software development company Solido Systems has been judged world's best spam filter at the annual Conference on Email and Anti-Spam, CEAS 2008 

Swedish fashion chain Gina Tricot moves into Denmark 

The successful Swedish women's fashion firm opens its first store in Denmark, with a total of three stores planned to open here during the autumn 

Danish technology outsmarts truck trailer thieves 

A coded electronic locking system from electronics firm i-protect provides a new way of combating rising levels of truck trailer theft 

LifeCycle Pharma sells royalty stream to US company 

LifeCycle Pharma has sold its rights to future royalty payments and potential milestone payments related to the North American market of its drug Fenoglide 

DSE gains important order from Finnish company, possibly Nokia 

Danish technology company DSE has landed a strategically important order from a leading Finnish mobile technology manufacturer, possibly Nokia 

Vestas makes the largest single investment in its history 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems is investing a record USD 240m in a wind turbine tower factory in Pueblo, Colorado. The plant, which will be the largest of its kind in the world, is scheduled to open in 2009 

Danish shipping on course to break foreign currency earning record 

The Danish shipping industry reckons its foreign currency earnings will approach a record-breaking DKK 200bn in 2008 

US architects venture to Denmark to look at design and architecture 

Danish architecture and design attracts 120 US architects from the American Institute of Architects to visit Copenhagen and north Zealand  

Game developer Nonoba raises Luxemburg seed capital 

Danish start-up company Nonoba has raised DKK 10m in seed capital from Luxemburg-based Mangrove Capital Partners 

New LEO Pharma scalp psoriasis drug gains European approval 

Danish pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma has gained approval to market its new scalp psoriasis drug Xamiol in Europe 

Xergi acquires patent that can increase biogas production 

Biogas plant manufacturer Xergi has acquired a patented technology which can increase the production of biogas from livestock manure by 20% 

Danish wind energy consultancy firm opens office in US 

Danish wind energy consulting company Make Consulting is strengthening its business with an office in the US 

Computer literacy in Denmark is far above the EU average 

66% of Danes between the ages of 16 and 74 have a level of computer literacy which Eurostat rates as either 'good' or 'median' compared with the EU average of 47% 

Greek banks warm to Danish web software 

Århus-based Dynamicweb Software enters agreements with two leading Greek banks, Alpha Bank and Piraeus Bank, to supply software for their websites 

Vestas expands manufacturing and research presence worldwide 

The world-leading wind turbine manufacturer's interim financial report for Q2 2008 announces investments in manufacturing capacity and research facilities that span the globe 

Record investments in Danish shipping 

Danish shipping companies have a record-breaking 382 new ships on order to a value of DKK 85bn 

Positive results for ALK's new tablet vaccine for house dust allergy 

Danish Allergy vaccine company ALK has announced positive results of a Phase II/III clinical study of its tablet vaccine against house dust mite allergy 

NeuroSearch drug trial results cheer stock market 

NeuroSearch's share price jumps 8% on positive final results of a metabolic study of obesity & type 2 diabetes drug candidate tesofensine 

Torm sails past profit target and makes a 20% upward adjustment 

Danish shipping company Torm yesterday upwardly adjusted its expectations of 2008 profits by 20% or almost DKK 300m (USD 60.4m) 

Marc O'Polo on new adventures in Denmark 

Fashion firm Marc O'Polo, which was founded in Sweden in 1967, aims to recapture market share in Denmark and be among the largest fashion brands in Scandinavia 

BioPorto gains patent approval of its NGAL diagnostic marker 

Danish biotech company BioPorto has been informed by the European Patent Office that the principal claims of the NGAL cut-off patent application have been approved for issue in Europe 

Paris Hilton flies in for photo shoot with Danish handbag firm 

The Danish firm PH Europe will launch a new collection of handbags at the end of this month, as a new step in developing the Paris Hilton brand 

Genmab drug delivers very encouraging Phase III results 

The Danish biotech firm's cancer drug HuMax-CD20 has delivered excellent Phase III clinical trial results, opening the way towards marketing approval 

Pharmexa share price leaps as rumours circulate 

According to financial newspaper Børsen's sources, biotech firm Pharmexa could very soon become the target of an acquisition 

Time to invest in Denmark's wind energy industry sub-suppliers? 

The establishment of a new fund to buy into Danish wind energy sub-suppliers highlights the opportunities for investors in a fast growing industrial segment with powerful potential  

Bestseller hires Erin Wasson as new face for Vero Moda 

The Danish fashion chain Bestseller has hired Texan lovely Erin Wasson to be the new face of its Vero Moda brand 

New Danish Design Centre to target Shanghai Shoppers 

A new Centre of Scandinavia will be opened in Shanghai this October in a bid to gain a slice of China's large and lucrative luxury goods market 

Exiqon to launch tests that can detect malignant cancers 

Exiqon will launch a range of tests in the US that can help doctors diagnose whether particular cancers are malignant forms which need intensive treatment 

Danisco and DuPont to build pilot bioethanol plant in the US 

DuPont Danisco Cellulosic will partner the University of Tennessee Research Foundation in constructing a pilot-scale biorefinery and R&D facility for cellulosic ethanol in Vonore, Tenn 

Danish nano-tech finds use in anti-wrinkle product 

The Danish nanotech company Cardio Capacity and the US company Agigma have jointly developed a unique anti-wrinkle plaster that is planned for launch on the US market 

China buys more smaller-scale wind turbines from Vestas 

Vestas receives another order for its smaller-scale V52-850 kW wind turbines from China Guandong Nuclear Wind Power, this time for the Chuandao wind farm in Guangdong province 

Fertin to develop a diabetes chewing gum with Canadian partner 

Danish chewing gum manufacturer Fertin, in partnership with the Canadian biotech company Generex, are preparing to make the first tests of a chewing gum containing a type 2 diabetes medicine  

DONG Energy and E.ON buy Shell's stake in London Array 

Denmark's DONG Energy and E.ON are to buy Shell’s stake in the 1 GW London Array offshore wind farm project 

Investors pour millions into Danish biotech firm Fluxome Sciences 

Fluxome Sciences gets DKK 100m in investment cash to develop a dietary supplement based on compound found in red wine 

Danish internet shoppers break all records 

In H1 2008, Danish internet shoppers spent over DKK 9bn in a total of 20 million transactions 

Danish investments in IT look set to continue 

Despite the signs of economic downturn seen around the world, investments in IT in Denmark look set to continue at a healthy pace this year 

Fashion firm Bestseller expands rapidly in China 

The Danish fashion firm Bestseller, which opened its first store in China in 1996, now has more than 2,000 stores across the country 

Millions in EUDP funding for Danish fuel cell vehicle projects 

The Danish EUDP is providing support funding for projects demonstrating the potential of fuel cell motive power solutions 

Danish state funds research on creating an electric car society 

The Danish government has committed DKK 35 million in funding for a test scheme for electric cars as part of its energy policy 2008-2012 

Wave Star Energy gets DKK 20m in development support 

Wave Star Energy has received DKK 20m in support from the Danish Energy Development & Demonstration Programme to construct a 500 kW version of its wave power machine  

Logimatic lands significant order for new shipyard in China 

Aalborg-based Logimatic has gained a major contract with one of the world's largest shipyards, Rongsheng Heavy Industries (RSHI) in China 

Symphogen seeks partner to complete development of drug candidate 

Danish biotech company Symphogen is looking for a partner to help complete the development of its drug candidate for the treatment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus 

Danish wave power close to commercial breakthrough  

The Danish wave power company Wave Dragon is close to landing a major order in Portugal that could be worth DKK 800m 

MT Højgaard wins major UK offshore wind farm contract 

Denmark's leading construction firm is to build 90 offshore foundations for the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm project in the UK  

Milestone Systems raises fresh cash from European venture capital firm 

Denmark's Milestone Systems, a global developer of open platform IP video management software for surveillance systems, has gained a DKK 128m investment from Index Ventures 

Vestas gains order for 44 wind turbines in Maine, USA 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained a 132 MW order for TransCanada's Kibby project in US state of Maine 

Job growth in Denmark's wind energy industry 

The total workforce in the Danish wind energy industry has risen by 118% since 1997 to a total of 23,000 

DKK 9.5m in bridge funding gets iMotions' eyes twinkling 

The Danish firm specialising in emotion-sensitive software tools has raised DKK 9.5 million in bridge funding to enable the company to accelerate sales 

NeuroSearch reports positive results with anti-obesity drug candidate 

Danish biopharmaceutical company NeuroSearch has announced positive interim results from a phase II clinical study of its drug candidate tesofensine for the treatment of obesity and type II diabetes 

Nordic Capital to acquire EDB Gruppen 

Cidron IT, a subsidiary of private equity fund Nordic Capital, has acquired IBM's 50.09% stake of EDB Gruppen A/S and has made a bid of approx. DKK 600m to buy the remaining shares 

Ground broken for new Bio Science Park in Copenhagen 

On 1 July, the ground was ceremonially broken to mark the beginning of Copenhagen's new bio science park COBIS 

Biotech fledgling gains DKK 22m investment for international venture 

Danish biotech fledgling Biomonitor has raised a DKK 22m (USD 4.6m) investment from Sunstone Capital, a Nordic venture capital investor based in Copenhagen 

Danish universities to spearhead photon-transistor research 

Two Danish universities have received funding to conduct fundamental research into photon transistors, which will be used by the supercomputers of the future 

Danish technology can solve the problem of analgesic misuse 

Biotech firm Egalet is developing analgesic formulations to overcome the ease of access to the drug in the tablet, which is one of the reasons for growing levels of abuse in countries like the US  

Danish technology keeps London's traffic moving 

Camera technology firm JAI has gained an order from Transport for London to supply software and systems as part of a major upgrade of London's traffic enforcement from analogue to digital 

Danish firm creates window pane with built-in solar cells 

PhotoSolar has developed a see-through pane that not only provides effective sunscreening, but also provides electricity from solar cells built into the glass 

RTX sells its healthcare subsidiary to world leading company 

RTX Telecom has sold its subsidiary RTX Healthcare to a large international player whose identity has not yet been divulged 

Vestas gains 100 MW wind turbine order for Inner Mongolia 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained a 100 MW order for the Danianzi I and the Bolike II projects in China 

Fledgling software firm Comapping enters agreement with USA's Mead 

Fledgling Danish software company Comapping has entered a product development and marketing alliance with USA's Mead Consumer and Office Products 

Dantherm Power to supply fuel cell technology to Canada 

The Jutland-based company is to supply a 100 kW fuel cell solution to replace diesel generators in a remote community in western Canada 

Frederikshavn and Shanghai in renewable energy agreement 

Frederikshavn and Shanghai have signed an agreement of principle that will open the way to mutual sharing of knowledge in the renewable energy area 

New logistics system for ocean transport of live shellfish will halve costs 

Maersk Line and Aqualife Logistics have developed what is reported to be the world's first logistics system for ocean transport of live shellfish from continent to continent 

Novozymes to build new enzymes production facility in the US 

World-leading enzyme manufacturer Novozymes plans to build a USD 80-100m production facility in Nebraska, USA, to meet future demand for enzymes in the bioethanol industry 

Danish biomass-fired industrial boilers steam ahead in Brazil 

North Jutland company Aalborg Industries, a world-leading supplier of boilers, has developed a lucrative business for its biomass-fired industrial boilers in Brazil 

DTU develops the world's fastest ultrasound scanner 

DTU and IT consultancy company Prevas are developing a super-computer for what is reportedly the world's fastest ultrasound scanner, intended for rapid diagnosis of cardiac disease 

Bill Gates funding to progress ACE BioSciences' vaccine development 

Danish biotech firm ACE BioSciences has gained funding from the US non-profit organisation PATH, which is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 

Cisco Systems acquires Danish IT company DiviTech 

Cisco Systems, the world's biggest maker of computer networking equipment, has acquired Denmark's DiviTech, a leader in digital service management 

Spectronic Denmark reports 90% revenue growth 

Spectronic Denmark A/S, part of the international Cobham Avionics & Surveillance division, continues its rapid growth with a 90% increase in revenues in 2007 

Nuevolution enters valuable agreements with two US companies 

Danish biotech company Nuevolution has entered two research collaboration agreements with US listed pharmaceutical companies Merck & Co. and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals 

Topsoe Fuel Cell to start commercial production for US customer 

Topsoe Fuel Cell will inaugurate a factory this autumn for commercial fuel cell production; a US bus company is the first customer 

DTU receives donation to establish a new nanotech centre 

The Willum Kann Rasmussen Fund is donating DKK 25m to the Technical University of Denmark, to help establish a nanophotonics research centre 

AAU and Washington State University to collaborate on biofuel research  

Aalborg University in northern Jutland and Washington State University have signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen research in biofuels and bioproducts 

International Haute Couture designer joins Danish fashion firm 

Internationally acclaimed Haute Couture creator Jørgen Simonsen has become the chief designer and partner in Danish fashion firm Annhagen 

Phase III study of Parkinson's drug bodes well for Lundbeck sales 

The results of a phase III study of Azilect for the treatment of Parkinson's disease by Lundbeck partner Teva Pharmaceutical Industries could significantly lift sales 

Aalborg firm lands order to monitor structural safety of Hong Kong bridge 

Structural Vibration Solutions lands an order from Hong Kong for monitoring the prestigious 1.5 km Stonecutters bridge for vibrational damage 

Tougher international climate regulations will advantage Danish shipping 

Denmark's large network of shipping industry sub-suppliers looks forward to the IMO putting a binding agreement in place to address global climate regulation by reducing harmful emissions 

Siemens Wind Power establishes its first R&D Center in the US 

Just two days after Vestas announces that it is placing a US R&D Center in Texas, Siemens Wind Power announces that it is establishing an R&D Center in Colorado 

Symphogen in USD 330m deal with US biotech company Genentech 

Danish biotech company Symphogen has entered a global strategic collaboration with Genentech for antibody therapeutics against infectious disease targets 

USA's all-electric Tesla Roadster zips into Denmark 

Tesla Motors from the US is the latest in a convoy of electric vehicle manufacturers to set its sights on the Danish market 

Danish fuel cells chosen for world's first hydrogen powered aircraft 

Fuel cells developed by Jutland-based Serenergy will power the German Aerospace Centre's research aircraft Antares H2 

Major US group to expand operations in Denmark via acquisitions 

A US group with a subsidiary in Copenhagen plans to expand its business operations in Denmark and is looking to acquire companies in the IT, media or communication industry located in Jutland  

Danish online publishing firm Zmags raises US venture investment 

Danish online publishing company Zmags has raised a DKK 20m investment from USA's OpenView Venture Partners 

French electric car to be launched in Denmark in a few months 

French microcar manufacturer Aixam plans to introduce its 4-seater Mega City electric car on the Danish market in the very near future 

Santaris Pharma starts testing unique new drug for Hepatitis C 

Danish biotech company Santaris Pharma announces the world's first clinical trials of a microRNA medicine to be tested in man.  

Telemedicine brings mutual benefits to Denmark and the Baltic States 

ICT initiative enables Danish patients have their X-ray photographs assessed by Latvian and Lithuanian experts without the need for them to leave their home countries 

Capinordic fund sets its sights on Danish biotech 

Finnish venture company Biofund, owned by Capinordic, is preparing to move in on the cash hungry Danish biotech sector 

Growth boom for Denmark's wind energy industry 

New figures show strong revenue growth for Denmark's wind energy industry, and the good times are set to continue 

Deif gains contract from China's wind turbine maker Dongfang 

The Jutland-based electronics firm has gained a contract with one of China's largest state-owned wind turbine manufacturer 

Denmark's biotech industry among Europe's best 

A new report from Ernst & Young shows that Danish biotech is storming ahead, both in terms of drugs in development, capital raised, and new biotech companies starting up 

Vestas gains order for its V90-3 MW wind turbines from Canada 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained a 66 MW order from Trans Alta for the expansion of an existing wind farm in southern Alberta, Canada 

French venture fund plans investments in Danish biotech industry 

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has raised DKK 1.1bn for a new fund and now plans to invest in biotech companies in Denmark and the rest of the Nordic region 

Danish maritime cluster launches climate panel 

The Danish maritime cluster has established a new climate panel comprising a number of Danish companies and organisations 

Linksys Cisco opens European design centre in Denmark 

Linksys Cisco yesterday opened an European design centre at its division in Hørsholm, Denmark 

Vopium gains DKK 32 million investment for venture into Europe 

Fledgling Danish telecompany Vopium A/S has gained a DKK 32m investment from the Luxembourg-based investment company Enex Group SA 

Danish internet purchasing continues to power ahead 

First quarter statistics show that the number of internet purchase transactions is up 22% on the same quarter last year 

Danish firm ready to test a new offshore wind-wave power concept 

Floating Power Plant is set to test a floating platform that extracts wave energy while providing a structure to support wind turbines 

EU survey shows excellent eHealth among GPs in Denmark 

A new survey by the European Commission on the use of ICT among general practitioners in Europe, ranks Denmark as the leading nation 

LM Glasfiber gains DKK 35m in funding for research in blade technology 

LM Glasfiber has been awarded DKK 35m for developing a groundbreaking new wind turbine blade technology that can half production time 

Danish designed water purifier can save lives in Myanmar 

Thousands of LifeStraw water filters from Danish firm Vestergaard Frandsen are on their way to help ravaged communities across Myanmar 

US design catwalks into downtown Copenhagen 

US fashion firm Abercrombie & Fitch is opening a store in the centre of Copenhagen in 2009 

Vodafone snaps up Danish IT firm Zyb for EUR 31.5m 

Vodaphone acquires the privately-owned Danish fledgling firm, which operates a mobile phone data back-up and social networking service 

CPH Design enters collaboration with leading Chinese university 

CPH Design has signed a collaboration agreement with the renowned College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghai, China 

DuPont and Genencor in JV to commercialise cellulosic ethanol 

DuPont and Genencor have announced an agreement to form a 50/50 global JV to commercialize technology for 2nd generation bioethanol, which is produced from non-food sources  

Novozymes produces a solution to the acrylamide problem 

Novozymes has developed an enzyme which reduces the amount of the suspected carcinogen acrylamide, produced when starchy foods are baked or fried at high temperatures 

Siemens gains order for 500 MW wind turbine power for the US 

Siemens Wind Power, the former Danish company Bonus Energy, has gained an order for 218 wind turbines for the US 

Zealand Pharma ponders its future: merger, acquisition, sale? 

Danish biotech company Zealand Pharma is reported to be in discussions with Curalogic concerning M&A possibilities 

Danish yeast technology promises 30% more biofuel from biomass 

Biotech firm Terranol has created a genetically-modified brewer's yeast that can significantly improve ethanol yields from cellulosic feedstock 

Vestas to build world's biggest turbine tower plant in the US 

In its interim financial report for Q1 2008, Vestas has announced its intention to build a tower factory in the state of Colorado, which is also home to a Vestas blade-manufacturing plant 

Telecompanies invest DKK 8bn in 3G mobile broadband in Denmark 

Investments in 3G mobile broadband in Denmark will top DKK 8bn by the end of this year, with extra sums planned for advertising 

Denmark tops IDC's Information Society Index 

Denmark tops a listing of 53 countries in the latest Information Society Index (ISI), which compares the ability of nations to access and absorb information and information technology 

Software firm Excitor enters important distribution agreement 

Danish IT company Excitor has entered an important distribution agreement with Kesoni Solution to sell Excitor's mobile product 

Novo Nordisk builds US salesforce ahead of Liraglutide launch 

The Danish world leader in diabetes care is preparing to recruit more sales personnel as the launch of its new powerhouse product liraglutide approaches 

Online publication portal Issuu receives venture capital 

Issuu has gained a new investment from existing investor Sunstone Capital, and a foreign investor might also come on board 

Danish-US software firm Kapow Technologies raises DKK 57.9m investment 

Danish-American software company Kapow Technologies has raised DKK 57.9m from new and existing investors 

US software meteor Salesforce opens office in Copenhagen 

The rapidly growing on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) company Salesforce is opening an office in Copenhagen 

Denmark invests in more offshore wind power 

A new 200 MW offshore wind farm supplying 2% of Denmark's total electricity needs will be built at Rødsand in the waters south of the island of Lolland 

Britain's Shire buys Danish Phase II candidate drug 

Biopharmaceutical company Zymenex has sold its candidate drug Metazym to the British medical concern Shire plc for USD 135m 

Danish IT equipment supplier lands record order from UN 

Danoffice has landed a DKK 300m order from the UN to supply servers, printers and other pc equipment to digitally connect remote UN offices with the rest of the organisation 

Danish satellite launched from India's Space Centre 

AAUSAT-II, a satellite designed and built by engineering students at Aalborg University, will be launched into space from India's Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Monday 28 April 

Genmab could have another potential blockbuster cancer drug in its pipeline 

Danish-American biotech company Genmab is close to putting its cancer drug candidate R1507, a drug which could have future blockbuster potential, into phase III development 

Unique Danish research environment attracts Japanese researchers 

Japanese research scientists come to Denmark to study the connection between cancer and stress 

Novo A/S plans to make a DKK 20bn acquisition in the healthcare industry 

Novo A/S, the majority shareholder of Novo Nordisk and Novozymes, plans to make a DKK 20bn acquisition in the healthcare industry 

Project Better Place gets competition from Saab and Volvo 

Denmark could become a battleground for electric cars of the future, as plug-in hybrid cars from Sweden prepare to take on Project Better Place's pure electric cars  

DONG Energy to receive DKK 54.2m for 2nd generation bioethanol plant 

DONG Energy is to receive DKK 54.2m in funding from the Danish Energy Authority for a bioethanol demonstration plant in Kalundborg on the island of Zealand 

NatImmune initiates clinical study and seeks partner for Europe 

Danish biotech company NatImmune has initiated a phase IIb clinical study with Bamlet Topical Gel for the treatment of skin warts in transplant patients 

Danish shipping company gains major contract with Brazil's Petrobras 

J. Lauritzen has gained a USD 265m contract with the Brazilian oil company Petrobras to transport oil in shuttle tankers from oil rigs to Brazilian ports 

Icelandic investor acquires 50% of Danish fashion firm 

Icelandic investor BG Partners has acquired a 50% stake in fashion firm Metropol, one of Denmark's fast-growing companies 

Aalborg University to open new teleinfrastructure research centre in Japan 

Aalborg University has announced plans to open a Center for Teleinfrastructure division in Yokusuka Research Park, south of Tokyo 

Atlas Shipping launches plan to invest DKK 1bn in new ships 

Danish-based Atlas Shipping is altering course from primarily operating leased vessels to owning 20% of its fleet 

China sees Denmark as European test market for hydrogen-powered buses  

China's third wealthiest man, Guo Guangsang, the founder and chairman of Fosun Group plans to invest millions in making Denmark a European test market for hydrogen-powered buses 

Record growth in cargo tonnage in Danish ports 

New figures from Statistics Denmark show that 27 of Denmark's largest ports handled a record 97.3 million tons of cargo in 2007, up 1.3 million tons on 2006 

Vestas gains 123 MW order from EDF Energies Nouvelles 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained a 123 MW order from EDF Energies Nouvelles, a major player in the wind power and renewable energy markets 

Chinese delegation impressed by Danish cleantech 

A delegation from China's Shanghai Fosun Group has visited Aalborg University and the hydrogen energy centre Cemtec in Hobro 

Århus Business College students win European innovation prize 

Four students from Århus Business College have won first prize for the "most innovative idea" at the Young Enterprise trade fair in Austria 

Denmark 'most networked economy' in the world 

Denmark has been ranked the most networked economy in the world for the second consecutive year by the World Economic Forum 

Systematic lands major order for US high-tech fighter aircraft 

Aarhus-based Systematic Software Engineering has gained a major order from USA's Lockheed Martin to supply new software for the high-tech F-35 jet fighter 

Kaspersky Lab to establish local presence in Denmark 

The Russian antivirus firm is setting up shop in Denmark this year, and aims to grab a significant share of both the private and business market 

NsGene Alzheimer's disease drug reaches key development milestone 

NsGene's NGF-secreting device is successfully implanted into the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients  

TopoTarget gains patent allowance in Europe for Savicol 

The Danish biotech company gains patent allowance in Europe for the use of its valproic acid drug Savicol in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis 

Aalborg University appoints high profile professor to head new biocenter  

Aalborg University has appointed Professor Birgitte Ahring to head the establishment of a new Center for Bioproducts and Sustainable Bioenergy 

Dezide lands software order from IT giant 

The north Jutland based company lands an order for intelligent software from one of the world's top 5 IT vendors 

Dong Energy prepares to export unique 2G bioethanol technology 

Dong Energy has divested its bioethanol activities to an independent company named Inbicon 

LifeCycle Pharma eyes several acquisition candidates 

LifeCycle Pharma aims to take a significant slice of the market for transplantation drugs and is looking at potential acquisitions  

Danish research project to turn fast-growing seaweed into bioethanol 

A new research project is to start next month to examine the potential of sea lettuce for producing bioethanol 

Danish shipping company Norden establishes two new pools 

Norden and Interorient Navigation Company Ltd to establish two new pools in dry cargo 

Denmark leads the world in broadband penetration 

The EU Commission's latest telecom report reveals that Denmark is maintaining its global lead in broadband penetration, which now reaches 36.5% of the population 

Project Better Place electric vehicle scheme rolls out in Denmark 

DONG Energy and Shai Agassi's Project Better Place to introduce environmentally friendly electric vehicles in Denmark 

Protein crystal technology firm ready to launch its first product 

Danish fledgling firm Microlytic is preparing to launch its Crystal Maker product at the ICCBM12 conference in Mexico, and seeks further investment capital 

Aalborg University to host international conference on wind turbine noise 

Aalborg University in northern Jutland has been chosen to host an international conference on wind turbine noise in 2009 

Biotech fledgling raises money for developing new antibiotics 

Danish biotech fledgling MycoTeq has raised an undisclosed investment from Novo Seeds, DTU Innovation and Symbion 

Danish exports of medicines see record growth in 2007 

Danish exports of medicinal products totalled DKK 40bn in 2007, up over DKK 1.9bn on the year before  

IT company Capernow close to breakthrough on global market 

Danish IT company Capernow is ready to venture into the world market with its BSS solution for telecompanies, in collaboration with IT giant HP 

Vattenfall and Siemens in large-scale wind turbine deal 

Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall has sealed a DKK 1.2bn wind turbine deal with Siemens Wind Power 

Mobile phone game developer Kiloo raises fresh capital 

Denmark's largest developer and distributor of games and entertainment for mobile phones, Kiloo, has raised DKK 4m in fresh capital from venture company Firmainvest 

7TM Pharma in drug discovery collaboration with India's Dr. Reddy’s 

Danish biotech company 7TM Pharma is to collaborate with India's Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on selected drug targets in the area of metabolic disorders 

Biofuel technology firm Biogasol attracts further investment 

Danish biofuel technology company Biogasol is in the closing stages of raising up to DKK 200m from international venture funds and industrial investors 

Equity fund adds a jewel to its crown 

Denmark's largest private equity fund Axcel has acquired a 60% stake in Danish jewellery manufacturer Pandora for an undisclosed sum 

Pharmexa shares jump on news of deal with US biotech firm 

The Danish vaccine firm has entered a licence agreement with the US biotech firm Ichor Medical Systems to co-develop DNA-based vaccines for influenza and malaria 

Eco-friendly biodiesel goes on sale in Denmark this summer 

Århus in Jutland has been chosen as the launch pad for a new 5% 'green' diesel mix, the biofuel being made from abattoir waste products  

Aalborg University inaugurates new research centre in Copenhagen 

Aalborg University, a leader in research in mobile technology, is today inaugurating a new division of its Center for Teleinfrastructure in Copenhagen 

Iceland Telecom on acquisition trail in Denmark 

Iceland Telecom has in quick succession acquired Webpartner, Ventelo Danmark, Businessphone, CTI Billing and Prime Networks, representing a total value of DKK 500m 

NeuroSearch gears up for Phase III trials of Huntington’s disease drug 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company is set to begin Phase III clinical studies of drug candidate ACR16 for the treatment of Huntington’s disease 

Aalborg to host 2010 European Signal Processing Conference  

Aalborg in northern Jutland has been chosen to host the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) in August 2010 

New fund formed to invest specifically in renewable energy 

A new fund called Proark Energy has been set up with the aim of investing up to DKK 16bn in renewable energy over the next three to four years 

US IT experts help Danish patent-trading website solve a problem 

American IT firms are helping to develop a solution that ensures buyer-seller anonymity on patent-trading website  

Vestas gains major order for 109 wind turbines for the US 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 109 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for the US estimated to be worth approx. DKK 1.4bn 

Genmab could have another blockbuster cancer drug on the way 

In 3 or 4 years, the Danish-American biotech company hopes to launch HuMax-CD38, an antibody developed to treat multiple myeloma, for which there is currently no cure 

H2 Logic begins to realize vision for small fuel cell powered cars 

In the space of 2 months, fledgling firm H2 Logic signs a deal with Ballard Power Systems and gets a contract to supply cars and filling stations for the Hydrogen Link West Denmark project 

Danfoss forecasts 30% growth in heat pumps on European market 

Danish industrial group Danfoss forecasts 30% growth in heat pumps on the European market, where the company is a leading player 

IT University of Copenhagen enters collaboration with Beijing University 

The IT University of Copenhagen has entered a collaboration agreement with China's Beijing University to strengthen students' opportunities to learn to collaborate globally 

LifeCycle Pharma launches first product in US 

The Danish pharmaceutical company launches its novel cholesterol-reducing fenofibrate product through US partner Sciele Pharma Inc. 

Aalborg Hospital gains DKK 8.3m in funding for cancer research 

Aalborg Hospital in northern Jutland has received DKK 8.3m in funding for a new research project that aims to ensure the most effective treatment for patients with lymphatic cancer 

Chinese company to license Danish waste-to-energy technology  

Danish based Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has entered a licence agreement worth DKK 100m with China's Guangzhou Guangri Group 

OMX Copenhagen could see more renewable energy companies seeking IPOs 

Despite the turbulence on global share markets in recent months, OMX Copenhagen could see a number of IPOs for renewable energy companies 

Neurodan shifts production from Germany to Denmark 

The neural implant firm is starting in-house production rather than outsourcing to a sub-supplier in Germany 

New figures show growth in the Danish medical equipment industry 

Figures from the Danish industry organisation for medical equipment show that the industry generated DKK 40.8bn in revenues in 2006 

Fledgling chip manufacturer raises DKK 52.5m in fresh capital 

Fledgling Danish chip manufacturer IPtronics has raised DKK 52.5m in venture capital from two new investors as well as from an existing investor and the management team 

DTU develops ultra-pure water membrane with great market potential 

The Technical University of Denmark is developing a nanotechnological membrane which can filter water and make it 100 times purer than the best membranes available today  

State Serum Institute and Sanofi-Aventis to develop new TB vaccine 

The Danish State Serum Institute and French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis aim to develop a new vaccine to supplement the existing BCG vaccine  

Vestas focuses on building an R&D presence in Singapore 

In the next two years, Vestas expects to increase the number of research engineers based in Singapore from 25 to 150 

Southern Jutland cultivates itself as growth region for biofuel production 

Southern Jutland has ambitious plans to make renewable energy account for 50% of energy consumption by 2025  

Dutch capital fund acquires 18 audiology clinics in Denmark 

Dutch capital fund Hal Investments has acquired 18 privately owned audiology clinics in Denmark and plans further expansion 

DTU develops ultra-cheap microspectrometer for rapid diagnosis 

A research group at DTU has developed a microspectrometer, which by means of nanotechnology can help doctors make rapid diagnoses 

Siemens opens new wind turbine hub facility in Denmark 

Siemens Wind Power is seeing strong growth and opens a new wind turbine hub facility in Denmark 

Canadian media giant invests in Danish software 

Danish software house Saxotech has sealed a lucrative deal with Canada's largest media company Canwest 

TDC and Ericsson enter significant partnership agreement 

Denmark's leading provider of communications solutions, TDC, has entered a strategic agreement with Ericsson, which will take over the operation of TDC's mobile network 

Dong Energy to triple its renewables capacity by 2020 

Denmark's Dong Energy has revealed an ambitious plan to triple its renewables capacity by 2020, with most of it being supplied by offshore wind turbines 

New Radiometer instrument has great sales potential  

Danish-based medico company Radiometer is launching a new measurement instrument which could increase sales by DKK 1bn over the next four years 

Svendborg firm gains major order from leading wind turbine manufacturer 

Svendborg Brakes A/S has received a DKK 300m order from one of the world's leading wind turbine manufacturers 

Cisco capitalises on Denmark's rapid uptake of new technology 

Cisco Systems has high hopes of the Danish market taking to its new videoconferencing system TelePresence 

Minnesota looks to attract Vestas research center to the state 

Minnesota Governor Jim Pawlenty confirms that the state is in contact with Vestas regarding a planned US-based R&D centre 

Game development firms mushroom in Aalborg  

The city of Aalborg in northern Jutland is becoming an important player in computer game development, writes regional newspaper Nordjyske 

Vestas is first RE company to attend WEF in Davos 

Vestas Wind Systems was the first company specialising in renewable energy to participate at the World Economic Forum in Davos 

Biogasol consortium gets US grant for 2G bioethanol demo-plant in Oregon 

Biogasol and its US partners, Pacific Ethanol and the Joint BioEnergy Institute, has been awarded a USD 24.3m grant from the US Department of Energy to build a cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in Oregon 

Cisco establishes design and development centre in Denmark  

Cisco Systems is establishing a centre for design and development of network entertainment products in Hørsholm north of Copenhagen 

Denmark's first hydrogen tank stations to open in June 

As part of a planned "Hydrogen Highway" stretching from Norway to Germany via Jutland, Denmark's first six hydrogen tank stations will open on 11 June 

Copenhagen Airport launches RFID tags to keep track of travellers 

A new wireless tag system which can send SMS messages to passengers' mobile phones can help avoid flight delays 

Denmark and Japan to collaborate on research in life sciences 

Japan Science and Technology Agency and the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation have signed a collaboration agreement on research in life sciences 

IBM comes shopping for ideas in Denmark 

The venture capital division of IBM is visiting innovative software developers in Denmark to talk about potential collaboration 

Danish internet-based charity concept to be launched in the US 

A Danish company that combines internet shopping with charity, plans to launch its concept in the US and six European countries in the spring 

Invest in Denmark paves the way for LitePoint's choice of Denmark 

Invest in Denmark played a key role in attracting Silicon Valley-based LitePoint to set up its European R&D centre in Denmark 

Siemens shows interest in Danish plug-in technology for electric cars 

DTU Electrical Engineering has initiated a new project concerning integration of electric cars in the grid, which is attracting attention from Siemens 

US energy bill could mean big business for Novozymes and Danisco 

Danish enzymes manufacturers Novozymes and Danisco see bumper growth potential for enzymes for bioethanol production in the US 

Vestas makes solid investments in R&D facilities 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems is well advanced in constructing its new wind power technology centre in Aarhus, Jutland 

Danish research project gains funding for new tissue growing method 

A Danish research project that aims to use adult stem cells and biomaterials to grow new tissue has received a DKK 10m (USD 2m) grant  

Proposal to test hydrogen-powered buses in Danish cities  

The Conservative Party, a member of the coalition government, has tabled a proposal for testing hydrogen-powered buses for public transport 

GN resound launches 'world's smallest' hearing instrument 

Denmark's GN Resound has launched what it calls the world's smallest hearing instrument, which sets new standards for hearing 

Action Pharma raises fresh capital from new and existing investors 

Danish biotech company Action Pharma raises EUR 15m from new and existing investors to further its drug development 

Topsoe Fuel Cell forecasts significant earnings from its SOFC technology 

Topsoe Fuel Cell is investing DKK 100m in a pilot plant and forecasts robust future earnings from its solid oxide fuel cell technology (SOFC) 

Aalborg University to head European research project in embedded systems 

A new European research project headed by Aalborg University is set to develop embedded IT systems over the next three years 

Credit Suisse forecasts blockbuster sales for Novo Nordisk drug 

The investment bank predicts annual sales of DKK 30bn for diabetes and obesity drug liraglutide in the best-case scenario 

The pace of Danish biotech leaves the rest of Europe trailing 

In 2007, far more Phase I clinical studies were started in Denmark than in any other European country 

Software fledgling Imasoft close to a breakthrough 

Danish software fledgling Imasoft is close to a market breakthrough with a user-friendly product developed for police and prosecutors worldwide 

Telecompanies to invest billions in 3G mobile broadband in Denmark 

Denmark's three largest telecompanies plan substantial investments in turbo 3G mobile broadband 

Vestas to supply small wind turbines from its own plant in China 

Vestas has gained a large order in China for its smaller V52-850 kW turbines, which the company will supply from its own manufacturing plant in Tianjin 

Coloplast sets course for strong growth in the US 

Denmark's largest medico company plans to increase its revenues sixfold in the US via acquisitions and organic growth 

Great expectations of Danish cancer drug candidates 

Three Danish biotech companies are each developing a cancer drug which could ensure Denmark a leading position in the battle against cancer 

Newly-founded Danish biotech firm attracts European investors  

In its first round of venture capital financing, Ascendis Pharma has raised EUR 17.6m from investors in France, the Netherlands and Germany  

Danish IT firm's defense industry software strikes gold 

Systematic Software Engineering posts a 29% rise in revenues and trebles its pre-tax profits, largely thanks to sales of its Sitaware product to the defense industry 

Danish biotech companies raise record sums in 2007 

Danish biotechnology companies raised a record DKK 2.6bn on the stock market in 2007 

Siemens to supply wind turbines for offshore wind farm in Denmark 

Siemens Wind Power has signed a contract for its largest order to date, comprising 91 turbines for Horns Rev II located off the west coast of Denmark 

Zepto Computers launches world's first wireless TV 

Zepto Computers, a Danish supplier of laptop computers on a built-to-order concept, has launched the world's first wireless TV 

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