Bionamic has moved in to SmiLe Incubator in Lund, Sweden. Following a career as a researcher in the US, Anders Carlsson brought his idea here: customizing data analysis tools that visualize large quantities of data to easily interpret results from several parallel analyses. Potential applications include analysis of blood samples and users can range from physicians to researchers.
Bionamic’s business concept is to sell analysis tools to customers, who receive a URL that provides access to interactive analysis and visualization software customized for their data and research questions. These tools are tailored to match each customer’s requirements regarding functionality and automation.
There is no limit to the analysis methods that can be used to generate the data to be analyzed, ranging from microscopic imagery to Next-Gen sequencing data. For example, the tool can perform image analysis and machine learning and present the results in real-time using interactive illustrations. It also logs every step of the analysis, which facilitates reproducibility and documentation for the customer.
“I plan to use my first year at SmiLe Incubator to evaluate the needs of small and medium-sized development companies by identifying the type of data generated and the type of results people would like to obtain faster. I’ll have easy access to a large number of life science companies, as well as to business coaching,” says Anders Carlsson.
The first client collaboration has been initiated with Immunovia AB in Lund. Bionamic has already launched a collaborative effort with another SmiLe company, ImaGene-iT, and intends to generate added value for the service that ImaGene-iT offers. Bionamic will develop analytical tools that can provide a quantitative picture of the biology of customers’ experiments. A third collaboration with Alligator Bioscience AB in Lund is in under development.
“We know that new opportunities are created between businesses just because they belong to our community of Life science companies. As proof, an impressive 60 percent of SmiLe companies purchased services from other members in 2016,” says Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO at SmiLe.
Anders Carlsson defended his dissertation in immunotechnology at Lund University in 2010 for Professor Carl Borrebaeck and Professor Christer Wingren. After completing a post doc at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, he worked as a researcher at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
The idea for the company came to him while he was working in the US after seeing how dramatically he could change the way his research colleagues worked by implementing these easy to use but powerful tools.
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Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO at SmiLe Incubator
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SmiLe is a business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund. SmiLe helps entrepreneurs and startup companies to develop and commercialize new ideas. Our main task is to help the management teams of these companies to navigate the complexities of business development, financing, recruitment and risk management. There are currently around 20 companies in SmiLe, which together have attracted more than SEK 1 000 million in venture capital to date since 2014. Approximately 100 people, representing 20 nationalities, and almost 50 percent of whom are women, work at SmiLe incubator. SmiLe is a community consisting of experts, business advisors, incubator companies as well as alumni companies, which when combined provide a unique opportunity for Life Science Industry startups to benefit from their extensive collective experience. The opportunity also includes an infrastructure that is unique of its kind in Sweden, with well-equipped laboratories and advanced instrumentation. SmiLe has its major financing from Lunds university, Lund Municipality, Region Skåne och Medicon Village.