OssDsign was founded in May 2011 by Professor Håkan Engqvist, Dr Thomas Engstrand, Bo Qwarnstrom, Jonas Åberg, Uppsala University AB and other leading clinical, preclinical and materials researchers and engineers. The key people in the company are presented below. OssDsign has in addition developed a network of international experts in Clinical Affairs, Regulatory and Business Development.

An international career in the life science industry with experience from both pharmaceutical and medical device products. Most of the career from big corporations with prime focus on international business management, including overseas assignments in London, Hongkong and Milan. Over the last years career focus has been on start-up companies in the life science field.

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Claes Lindblad has an interdisciplinary background from studies in Chemical engineering and Business administration. He has more than 20 years of experience from life-science industry in leading positions. He has extensive experience from business management from positions within finance and general management in global companies and joined OssDsign in 2016 as CFO.

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MBA. Has more than 30 years international experience from the medical business, primarily in biomaterials, and experience from a broad range of executive and strategic positions, primarily in innovation-driven start-up companies in orthopedics, spine, oral surgery and related markets.

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RTRick has 20 years’ medical technology and pharmaceutical experience gained in commercial roles within large corporations such as Medtronic and latterly in early stage healthcare businesses. Rick was part of the management team at Apatech, a British University spin out, that successfully sold to Baxter for $330m in March 2010.

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TEMD; PhD. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, focusing on craniofacial surgery. Brings invaluable competence and experience in preclinical and clinical testing and product development as well as a network of researchers and clinicians around the world. He is the principal inventor of OSSDSIGN® Cranial.

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UBM.Sc Computer Science, Ph.D Medical. He has more than 10 years of experience from life-science industry in various positions. Through his involvement in all aspects of medical device development, Ulrik has gained profound insight enabling him to function as a link between the different clinical, research, marketing and development processes. He joined OssDsign in 2015 as Director of Clinical engineering.

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M.Sc. Henrik Hjort has worked in life-science since 2004, spending most of his time with implantable medical devices. He has extensive experience from development, business management, marketing and sales positions in entrepreneurial as well as multi-national companies, and joined OssDsign in 2015 as Marketing Director.

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MSc PhD. Kajsa Björklund has worked in the Life Science industry since 2001 with medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products as line manager, project manager and consultant. Have extensive experience from product development, project management, design transfer and quality management.

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ASMSc and Technical Licentiate. Annika Solehav has more than 15 years of experience from Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Customer Service. The experiences cover the Medical Device Industry, the B2B Industry as well as sub-contractors, and companies with different sizes from Start-up companies to international companies. Joined OssDsign 2016. 

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Photographer: Juliana Fälldin