Björn Eriksson • Sweden as a life science nation

The Faculty of Pharmacy invites all employees to seminar with Björn Eriksson, Director General of the Swedish Medical Products Agency, who will talk on the subject "Sweden as a life science nation". Sign up now for the  seminar and accompanying Post-seminar mingle including refreshments and snacks.

Björn Eriksson, Director General of the Swedish Medical Products Agency
Björn Eriksson, Director General, Swedish Medical Products Agency

Time  Thursday 28 April 2022, at 15.15
Venue  Pharmen, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 16

Sweden as a life science nation

Sweden has long tradition of  a thriving life sciences sector and have a successful history of  close collaboration between governmental authorities , academia and industry in this area. Challenges ahead are the use of health data and precision medicine (genomics and early diagnostics)

Björn Eriksson, Director General, Swedish MPA

Björn Eriksson took over as Director General of the Swedish Medical Products Agency on 22 March 2021. Prior to that, he was Director of Healthcare at the Region Stockholm. Eriksson has extensive experience of leading large organisations, including positions as Regional Director in Jämtland Härjedalen, and as CEO at Skåne University Hospital.

Björn Eriksson has also worked with drug development at Astra Zeneca and in 2013 served as Head of the Medicine and Thorax Division at Uppsala University Hospital.


  • Seminar and Post-seminar mingle will take place at Pharmen.
  • The number of places is limited to 125 and is distributed according to first come, first served.


Mathias Hallberg, Dean
Faculty of Pharmacy

Anders Backlund, Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

Lena Friberg, Professor
Department of Pharmacy

text: Magnus Alsne, photo: Jeanette Hägglund, Mikael Wallerstedt

Last modified: 2022-04-19