Viktor Drvota

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer at Karolinska Development AB

Viktor Drvota

Viktor Drvota

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer at Karolinska Development AB

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Karolinska Development AB
Karolinska Development AB (Private Equity)

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Partner at Rosetta Capital Ltd.

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Procurator at KTH Chalmers Capital KB

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Chief Medical Officer at BioArctic AB

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Co-Founder at Dilafor AB

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Chief Financial Officer at Pharming Group NV

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Partner at HealthCap AB

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Investment Director at Industrifonden

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Chief Executive Officer at Vitrolife AB

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Senior Scientist at Johnson & Johnson

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Former Professional at Nobel Biocare AB

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Viktor Drvota
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer at Karolinska Development AB
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Karolinska Institutet is a medical university in Solna within the Stockholm urban area, Sweden, and one of Europe's largest and most prestigious medical universities. It was founded in 1810 on Kungsholmen on the west side of Stockholm; the main campus was relocated decades later to Solna, just outside Stockholm. A second campus was established more recently in Flemingsberg, Huddinge, south of Stockholm.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
2015 - Current

Karolinska Development AB engages in the investment in pharmaceutical business. It focuses on identifying medical innovations and investing in the creation and growth of companies that develop these assets into differentiated products that will make a difference to patient's lives. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden.

Deputy Director

Promimic AB is a holding company that develops and markets implant surface modifications and synthetic bone based on a patented method for production of nano sized hydroxyapatite. It is a biomaterial company that improves surface modification and coating of new materials. The firm supplies nano-coatings for the implant industry. The company was founded by Per Gunnar Kjellin and Per Johan Martin Andersson in 2004 and is headquartered in Molndal, Sweden.

Chief Executive Officer
2016 - 2017

KD's investment approach aims to transfer life sciences innovations into commercial applications while improving human health. They are an early investor with the objective of being the lead investor. They generally maintain a significant position in their portfolio firms until exit. They endeavor to rapidly build value in high risk opportunities.Among key investment criteria, they seek innovations, either pharmaceutical or medical technology applications, which address unmet medical needs. KD looks for opportunities displaying a strong IP position, preferably with a patent application, as well as unique skills or processes.KD works closely with regional Nordic academic and research institutions. Their deal flow agreement with Karolinska Institutet Innovations ensures priority access of promising opportunities at a very early stage. In addition to capital infusion, the firm supports their investments through business development expertise, technical specialists and access to their wide-ranging professional network.

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Prior - 2011

SANOS Bioscience A/S is a Danish privately owned biotechnology company. Their business is to develop novel treatments for osteoporosis and other skeletal wasting diseases.It was founded in 2003 around patented and proprietary inventions from the Nordic Bioscience Group. This knowledge base includes a profound insight in the biology of skeletal tissue in health, molecular targets, biologicals, and lead compounds.SANOS is focused on the clinical development of SAN-134, an injectable formulation of the intestinal hormone glucagon-like peptide-2, GLP-2 for treatment of diseases with accelerated bone loss, such as osteoporosis.SANOS Bioscience A/S is headquarterd in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2003 - Prior

InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB engages in the development of drugs for the treatment of diseases such as inflammation and cancer. It conducts research, technology development, and commercialization of scientific discoveries in the biomedical field. The firm also develops a platform of patent-protected substances, so-called deoxyribonucleic acid-based ImmunModulatory Sequences, with the potential to be used for the treatment of various immunological diseases. The company was founded by Oliver von Stein and Svante Rasmuson in 2000 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

2002 - 2016

SEB VC is an active, long-term manager which makes venture capital investments in growth companies in the technology, life science and industrial sectors, aiming to add competence and provide a network for investee companies. The firm focuses on companies which have a unique product or service with a sustainable competitive edge, a highly skilled management team who are also partners in the company and a business concept with international market potential.SEB VC takes a minority position in their investee companies, seeking board representation and making investments up to SEK 80 million.

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