What lies beyond our expertise?

SDS Life Science consists of a diverse group of people - ultra-talented and senior consultants, focused directors, a meticulous administrative staff and creative minds - and we firmly believe that it is their stories that make up the story of SDS. By watching the short films below, you will understand our purpose, culture, expertise, our history and our future. We are, after all, the stories we tell. 

 

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Anna Torrång, Director Biostatistics

A cold cappuccino and a forgotten blueberry pie

For our co-founder Anna Torrång, the journey started with a meeting in a café. Anna tells the story of her first meeting with Anna Törner and the role statisticians play in drug development.

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Niclas Sjögren, Senior Consultant Statistics

Niclas wants to contribute to a cure for Alzheimer's disease

By using statistics, our consultants at SDS Life Science tries to solve the largest mysteries out there. Meet our senior consultant Niclas who dreams about finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

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Jens Hansson, CEO

What makes a business like SDS Life Science go forward?

What makes SDS Life Science tick and reach new heights? If you ask our CEO Jens Hansson, the answer is clear - it is about our people, team spirit, and commitment towards each other.

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Erika Spens, Director of Regulatory Affairs

Making the right decisions at the right time

Erika Spens talks about how SDS helps life science companies to do the right thing at the right time, as well as the feeling of mastering challenging situations that in the end is rewarding.

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Robert Szulkin, Senior Consultant Biostatistics

Robert makes the incomprehensible comprehensible

In his daily work, Robert makes use of his knowledge and skills to make large clouds of data understandable to our clients. Learn more and watch him score a couple of three-pointers in the video above.

 

 

Timeline

Our History

2012

Gang of Four

SDS Life Science was founded in July 2012 as a spin-off to Scandinavian Regulatory Services. The intention was to create a company focused on drug development, rather than taking care of products already on the market. Anna Törner was the founder, within a year the company counted four people including Anna Torrång and Anna Sandholm. Unbeknownst to us, we had no idea of the journey ahead. What the four of us had in spades, however, was endless curiosity and a clear-cut client need. 

2014

Formation of the Clinical Project Management Department

Have you ever sent one of your employees to Ecuador to check our trial facilities? We have. It was one of our first and most adventurous projects for our newly started Clinical Project Management group. Having been in business for almost two years and picking up speed in Drug Development and Biostatistics we realised clients need help with clinical development and project management. Anna Koch was the first to lead our Clinical Project Management Group which today is a well established department within SDS. 

2017

Creating a Medical Device Department

Over time we recognised that many projects involve expertise related to medical device development. Sending these projects to external service providers didn’t give us the tight cooperation with the drug development experts we the project would benefit from. Stina Johansen was the first person heading up device services in SDS. To the benefit of our clients, they suddenly had drug development AND medical device expertise just around the corner. Little did we know that this first seedling would develop into a stand-alone company, SDS MedteQ, just a few years later.

2020

Change of CEO

SDS had started to grow rapidly and Gösta Hiller took over as CEO in September 2020. To accelerate growth even further, another change was made in May 2021 and Jens Hansson, the president of the board, became acting CEO for SDS Life Science. Jens is a highly experienced company builder and makes use of a multitude of competencies achieved from almost 30 years of mid-and top management positions within the financial and manufacturing industries. While SDS continued to search for a permanent CEO – Jens, as CEO, has put a massive focus on developing the business for continuous and stable growth, all the while not compromising our values and being a ‘’Great Place to Work’’- company.

2020

The Medtech Department Branches Off

2020 was the year of the pandemic. While we all started to work from home, this year marked an opportunity for restructuring and reorganization. To further position SDS as a medtech consultancy to be reckonned with, our medtech department branched off into its own company – SDS MedteQ. With CEO Anna-Karin Alm at the helm, SDS MedteQ guides medtech companies through regulatory, quality and strategic challenges of medical devices, IVD or combination products.

SDS MedteQ

2021

Conquering the Land of Spettekakor

With Lund being the second-largest Life Science Region in Sweden, the south of Sweden is an ideal area to establish a joint SDS Life Science and SDS MedteQ office. The office is developing quickly and SDS is insanely proud to conquer also the land of spettekakor and indecipherable vowels.

2022-

What the Future Holds

We don’t know what the future holds for SDS, but we do know that we will continue our quest to contribute to making the life science industry more successful by offering our services with real knowledge whilst always keeping our clients best at heart. Our vision is to be the real game-changer for small and medium sized companies - contributing to their success. By continuously developing our business - we are sure our 50+ staff of consultants will make this a reality.

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