Professor Anja Boisen

Professor Anja Boisen is one of three innovation ambassadors appointed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation

mandag 05 jul 21
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Anja Boisen
Sektionsleder, Professor
DTU Sundhedsteknologi
45 25 57 27

With the appointment as ambassador to promote innovation at the University, Professor Anja Boisen, DTU Health Tech, has received a grant of DKK 6 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to investigate the commercial potential of her research discoveries.

Anja Boisen will develop and explore a new method for cell culture in connection with pharmaceutical testing of new drugs. The goal is to develop an affordable and user-friendly platform for cell culturing and thereby lower the barrier for a rapid transition to clinical use of drugs.

"We are thrilled to be able to explore this field further since we believe it has many promising applications in e.g. drug development and screening of efficient treatment strategies"
Professor Anja Boisen

“The grant will allow us to continue our very exciting research in simple cell culturing systems and translate our research into a strong business case. We are thrilled to be able to explore this field further since we believe it has many promising applications in e.g. drug development and screening of efficient treatment strategies”, says Anja Boisen.

Novo Nordisk Foundation Distinguished Innovator

The three scientists that received an innovation grant, will also serve as ambassadors for innovation and will be given the title of Novo Nordisk Foundation Distinguished Innovator. This emphasizes that the grant recipients will promote innovation at their universities: for example, by teaching students and researchers and by disseminating knowledge about innovation processes so that many more people choose to translate their discoveries alongside their academic careers.

“With the grants, we want to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship at the universities, thereby enabling many excellent research discoveries to be translated into new products and solutions that benefit society,” says Mikkel Skovborg, Senior Vice President, Innovation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, who adds:

“The projects awarded grants are all very ambitious and have great potential, and we look forward to supporting them and following them over the next 3 years.”

Besides Anja Boisen, Kristian Strømgaard and Trond Ulven both from University of Copenhagen, have received grants and been appointed ambassadors. Read more about the ambassadors and their projects Novo Nordisk Foundation.

 

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