About the connection between cancer and antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance will ‘hit the bones’ of all the advances we have made in cancer treatment, says Secretary General Anne Lise Ryel on the Cancer Cancer Society’s blog . World Health Organization has determined that we are faced with a worldwide crisis that requires a comprehensive effort that the authorities can not solve solely. The ambition in the Jeløya platform is clear: Norway will be a global driver for coordinated efforts against antibiotic resistance. In Roche, our research teams work hard with the next generation of antibiotics – and also to create new and better diagnostic tests. We must learn to do things differently and we must all be flexible. Industry, health authorities and other actors. The learning curve will be steep. But work is absolutely necessary, as Rajji Mehdwan , managing director of Roche Norway, points out in this chronicle.

Antibiotic resistance is a topic in 37 Life science Conference program – last session, Day 2.

The company Roche is one of the sponsors of the event. Register now!


Antibiotikaresistens vil slå beina under alle de fremskrittene vi har gjort innenfor kreftbehandling, skriver generalsekretær Anne Lise Ryel på bloggen til Kreftforeningen (Norwegian Cancer Society). World Health Organization har fastslått at vi står overfor en verdensomspennende krise som krever en omfattende innsats som myndighetene ikke kan løse alene. Ambisjonen i Jeløya-plattformen er klar: Norge skal være en global pådriver for koordinert arbeid mot antibiotikaresistens. I Roche jobber våre forskerteam hardt med neste generasjon antibiotika – og også for å skape nye og bedre diagnostiske tester. Vi må lære å gjøre ting annerledes, og vi må alle være smidige. Industrien, helsemyndighetene og andre aktører. Læringskurven vil være bratt. Men arbeidet er helt nødvendig, slik Rajji Mehdwan, administerende direktør i Roche Norge, påpeker i denne kronikken.


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37 °C Conference & Exhibition 2018, Stavanger, Norway: Venture session



Oral Presentation during Investor Panel at 37 ºC Event

Companies raising capital will also have the opportunity to apply for the Venture Session. The Venture Session will take place on June 19th at 15:00. The Venture Session will be open to all participants. Companies will have 5 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes for Q&A by the Investor Panel and the audience.

Deadline for submission31st May.

Investor Panel:

  • Walter Stockinger, MS, PhD / Managing Partner at Hadean Ventures
  • Asaf Iram / Managing Partner at GlenRock Group
  • Farzad Abdi-Dezfuli, PhD (Pharmacol) / Partner in Sarsia Seed Management AS
  • Dan Shwarzman / CEO of MindUP Digital Health Incubator
  • Martin Klint Hansen / Director, Novo Nordisk​
  • Investinor / N.N.
  • Martin Svangtun / Chairman, Online Logistics AS (Investor Panel Coordinator)

How to participate:

Companies are kindly requested to submit an abstract. To fill in the abstract, please use the submit button below.

Further details and abstract submission instructions online: https://37degreescelsius.net/venture-session/.

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37 °C Conference & Exhibition 2018, Stavanger, Norway: Start Networking!



When: 19-20th June 2018
Where: Stavanger Forum, Norway

Start Networking & Pre-Schedule Meetings before the Conference

The international participants at 37 ºC represent the global life science community, who are eager and ready to explore and engage in business opportunities. 

Our free of charge online software enables the pre-scheduling and management of  meetings, and also enables you to profile yourself in a way that will attract potential partners and investors. Click here to Start Networking!

37 ºC Life Science Technology Conference & Exhibition is the ideal venue to meet with life science companies, and to seek new partners, investors and professional services.

Networking is the most cost-effective method of generating new business. The conference affords the perfect opportunity to meet life science companies and investors under one roof. Arrange meetings with colleagues around the corner and around the world, maximizing your ROI.  

Please note that only participants who have registered to the Conference will be permitted access to the networking system.


 For more information, please contact:

 Arne Hansson Rannestad, General Manager
 tel.: +47 940 10 236, e-mail: arne@exceller.no
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This is a great opportunity to explore the Fjords in the region, which are easily reachable. For more information on our website,


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Poster Presentations during 37 ºC Event


Poster Presentations submission
 37 ºC Life science Conference and Exhibition

We invite you to submit an abstract to our Poster Session, which will be an integrated part of the exhibition.
Deadline for submission
April 15th
Notification of acceptanceMay 15th
We are accepting posters that fall within the scope of the listed topics:

  • Digital health interfaces
  • Advanced disease modeling and drug discovery
  • Robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Clinical and biomedical informatics
  • Digitally enabled biomedical engineering
  • Infectious disease management
  • Nutrition and functional food
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Investors #Pre-event #37 °C 2018


The #PRE-EVENT for investors and startups took place on 6 March 2018, at Stavanger Forum. Among the participants were several family offices and professional investors from Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and #Stavanger.

Susanne Stuffers, MD, PhD, Equity Research Analyst at Arctic Securities AS, gave a brilliant introduction to investing in biotech and healthcare technology companies.

Erling Nordbø, CEO of Aleap, explained how they are developing an investor network for early stage investments.

Erlend Skagseth, Managing Partner at Sarsia Seed Management, presented their portfolio.

Some selected early stage companies gave presentations and answered questions: Remote Health International AS, Anzyz Technologies AS, Som Sagt AS, bitYoga AS, iNANOD AS and MicroA.

The purpose of the Pre-Event was to focus attention on 37 °C Life Science Technology event, taking place from 19 – 20 June 2018 at the Stavanger Forum in Norway, in order to mobilize more investors into the life science space and to facilitate matchmaking between investors & companies.

Arne Hansson Rannestad, General Manager of 37 ºC #Life Science Technology #Conference & #Exhibition, briefly presented the program which was well received by the audience.





37°C Life Science Business Conference and Expo: Preliminary Program



It is our pleasure and honour to present the Preliminary Program for the second edition of 37°C taking place 19-20 June 2018.

The Norwegian Minister of Health will open the conference. Among the highlights is a lecture by Erik Halvorsen, Director at Texas Medical Center Accelerator (TMCx), as well as distinguished panels on the following topics:

  • silico medicine
  • digital technology bridging hospitals with the home
  • precision medicine
  • Norwegian health registries
  • the hospital of the future
  • incentives for commercialisation of research results

The 2018 programme also includes a venture session and workshops on topics such as “food as medicine”.

We are looking forward to see you at 37°C in June!

Early Bird Registration
(until midnight May 29th)
Special exhibition offer for Startups Put in my Calendar
For more information, please contact:
Arne Hansson Rannestad,  General Manager, 
Cell: +47 940 10 236,
Hege Kristin Mellemstrand,
Project Manager,
Cell: +47 913 89 668,

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Registration is Now Open! – 37°C Life Science Business Conference and Expo


Digitalising health
Life science Technology & Business Conference
Medtech  –  Biotech  –  Nutrition

19th – 20th June 2018 | Stavanger Forum, Norway 


Register today and be among the leaders in the field at 37 °C Life science Technology & Business Conference.

Preliminary Topics:
  • Pricing and access to new drugs, treatment and technology – what is the value of my life
  • Unifying primary and secondary healthcare, and bringing the doctor to your living room with technology
  • In silico medicine – digitalising clinical trials
  • Utilizing Norwegian health registries for technology development; BigData and personalized medicine – opportunities for both corporates and startups.
  • Incentivising commercialisation of research and new inventions
  • Utilising personal health and patient data in perspective of ethics and security – sharing is caring?
  • 3D printed human tissues
  • AI and machine learning – the doctors best friend?
  • Remotely controlled surgery versus remotely controlled drilling
  • Are new antibiotics the solution to the AMR threat?
  • Re-thinking healthcare; pharma and digital technologies

In addition to plenary sessions there will be parallel sessions on Digitalising healthcare, Digitalisation in biotech a Venture Session and Workshops on specific topics including nutrition.

We look forward to welcoming you at this ground-breaking event with many opportunities for presentations, discussions, workshops, B2B networking and more.

For more information, please contact us:
Arne Hansson Rannestad,  General Manager, Cell: +47 940 10 236, arne@exceller.no 
Hege Kristin Mellemstrand, Project Manager,  Cell: +47 913 89 668, hege.kristin.mellemstrand@stavanger-forum.no

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37lifescience: Save the date!

S A V E   T H E   D A T E
June 19 – 20, 2018 ° Stavanger Forum,
Stavanger, Norway

37 ºC is an international business platform for industry, research and innovation;

° Early-stage companies can meet international partners, customers and investors

° Investors can meet early-stage companies, co-investors and get market updates

° Industry, hospitals and care providers can meet technology companies, entrepreneurs and new talent

° R&D and academia can expose projects, access industry and investors

° Regulators can exchange with industry, R&D and academia

° Furthermore, 37 ºC is an ideal opportunity for high profile political discussions

The headline for 37 °C in 2018 is Digitalising health. In addition to plenary sessions there will be parallel sessions on Digitalising healthcare and Digitalisation in biotech, a Venture Session and Workshops on specific topics.

We are excited to introduce you to 37°C in which we will explore and aim to propel the innovations and trends that are shaping the future of healthcare systems and life sciences.

Book your exhibition space now and reserve your prime location in our exhibition area.                                                                                                                                   
The sponsorship opportunities will give you advantage against your competitors. Alternatively, we would be happy to discuss tailor-made sponsorship items to suit your needs.
To learn more, please visit: www.37degreescelsius.net.
For more information, please contact us:
Arne Hansson Rannestad   General Manager, Cell: +47 940 10 236, arne@exceller.no 
Hege Kristin Mellemstrand, Project Manager,  Cell: +47 913 89 668, hege@stavanger-forum.no

37 Life science Conference and Exhibition, Stavanger, Norway

Unsatisfied despite increased spending

Innovation in the health sector is weak despite a monetary spending of NOK 326 billion. This is the opinion of Abelia which is a branch of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), who thinks that the Labour Party is more innovative than the Conservative Party and the Progress Party, currently in government.

They are standing in the exhibition hall at the 37 °C health tech conference in Stavanger, trying to convince passers-by of the blessings of the medical technology that they sell.

Air ambulance doctor Nils Petter Oveland has become an entrepreneur of Prometheus Medical Nordic in addition to his regular work. He no longer is satisfied with writing the research articles the hospital would like to have. He says that he has written five to six such articles, but that there are not many who read them.

– That’s why I became interested in this – because I wanted to influence the treatment of emergency patients. If we have success with our concepts, it will really affect how we treat the patients. That is something that can published instead of research articles.

Complaining about the lack of pace

Oveland is not alone in complaining about the pace of innovation in health care. Even though the spending has increased by 20 percent to NOK 326 billion over the last four years, the health minister Bent Høie (H) is also unhappy with the results. Last week, he stated to this newspaper that there are more pilot[projects]s in health care than in the airline companies Norwegian and SAS combined, but few of them take off and fly, since the healthcare system is not able to change.

Høie is ‘throwing stones in glasshouse’, says Abelia, the association for knowledge and technology companies in NHO.

“It is the minister himself who has the power make the changes,” says Tarje Bjørgum, head of climate and health in Abelia.

He presents whole list of objections. The health system lacks incentives to improve. Refund schemes incentivises yesterday’s solutions. Purchasing schemes do not promote innovation, and leaders are not incentivised to make improvements. The state is development solutions that the market can already offer. The state is also developing huge IT organizations that are not innovative. Norwegian healthcare companies are forced to seek customers abroad, because the home market is not open to innovation.






Minister of Health Bent Høie is tired of all the pilot projects

Minister of health, Bent Høie, visited the 37 °C Life Science Tech Conference on Tuesday, and met Håvard Bakke from Robot Norway.

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Minister of health, Bent Høie, believes that the Norwegian health care providers must soon embrace robots and information technology before the demographic wave of elderly people hit us with full force.

He is in the exhibition area at the health technology conference 37 °C in Stavanger and looks at a robot that Håvard Bakke from Robot Norway would like to sell to the health care providers.

Health Minister Bent Høie believes that the implementation of new technology in the health sector that he leads, must go much faster than today.

“I’m getting bored by all the pilot [project]s. I say that in the health service there are more pilots than in the airline companies Norwegian and SAS combined. The challenge is that there are very few of them that actually take off and fly because the health care sector is not able to adapt new technology and improve efficiency, “says Høie.

An example of a pilot project

For example, Høie refers to a pilot project in Stavanger, Oslo and Sarpsborg for the follow-up of chronically ill patients. One of the solutions is that chronically ill patients with lung disease are equipped with technology that allows for the patients to test themselves every day and that gives them feedback on their health conditions.

“It has led to a reduction in the use of hospitals and emergency services and home services of between 20 and 30 percent. It has improved the health of the patients. They say they have better health and better life. So it is a solution that both reduces the need for personnel and improves the health of the patients, “says Høie.

“Using this type of technology is not a pilot project anymore – it has been tested in a number of projects, showing positive results. I hope it will become the new norm.

Robots, not clammy hands

Some of the background for the conference here in Stavanger is that the oil city wants to grow in other sectors now as the oil industry is hit by crisis. Health is a priority area, something everyone from mayor Christine Sagen Helgø to top manager Tore Lærdal in Laerdal Medical talks about at the 37 °C conference in Stavanger Forum. Høie promises plenty of business opportunities for inventive oil technicians that will take on the healthcare industry.

“Yesterday’s solutions are not sustainable in terms of demographic development and disease development. It will require too many people. It is not possible to solve future health challenges in the same way as today, says Høie.

He believes robots for example can do routine tasks and give patients a sense of coping with life.



Source: https://www.dn.no/nyheter/2017/06/06/1726/Helse/-jeg-begynner-a-bli-lei-av-alle-pilotene