About Red Glead Discovery

Red Glead Discovery is an established CRO company based in the south of Sweden in the research- intensive Medicon Valley region. Since its inception, the company has accumulated a large customer base both in Europe and overseas.

 

The company name Red Glead Discovery is made out of a combination of a central concept of ours “Lead Discovery” and an old English name for the Red Kite (Swedish “Glada”), which is the provincial bird of Skåne.

Red Glead Discovery was founded in 2011 by seven experienced scientists with a passion for drug discovery. Already from the start a wide range of services were offered and the response from both industrial and academic life science has truly surpassed our expectations. Today we are a proud team of more than 20 professional researchers, contributing to the future health of patients with many different diseases.

You will find us situated with labs and offices at Medicon Village in Lund/Sweden.

Management

Johan Evenäs


Chief Executive Officer

After earning his PhD degree in biophysical chemistry at Lund University 1998, he conducted post-doc studies at Toronto University. During 2001-2011, Johan successfully acted as manager for outsourced projects, lead medicinal chemist in early discovery projects, and NMR manager at AstraZeneca R&D Lund. In addition, he was active in the patent review board of Respiratory & Inflammation 2008-2011. Besides his professional career, he was Swedish national team member in judo, 1990-1996.

Call: +46(0)464601291
Mail: johan.evenas@redglead.com

Martina Kvist Reimer


Executive Vice President

PhD in neurobiology at Lund University. During her 9 years at AstraZeneca, she gathered broad experience in drug discovery as well as clinical development phases. Martina has held responsibilities for target identification and validation activities. Martina also coordinated pre-clinical data documentation for the submission of clinical trial applications (IMPD, IND) and was instrumental in exploratory clinical studies. She made her post-doc in the field of diabetes research and is co-author of 14 scientific publications. Martina has valuable competence in the field of human resources partly based on courses in organizational psychology and labour law.

Call: +46(0)464601292
Mail: martina.kvistreimer@redglead.com

Karolina Lawitz


Director Peptide Chemistry

Holds a MSc in organic chemistry from University of Lund, Sweden. In 1984 she joined Ferring AB in Malmö, working with several peptide research projects there until 1996, when she was appointed lead chemist for peptide chemistry at AstraZeneca R&D Lund. In 2011 she left AstraZeneca to found Pepticon AB, now part of Red Glead Discovery. Karolina is co-author of 7 scientific publications and co-inventor of 11 patents and brings with her more than 30 years of experience in peptide and organic synthesis, including: design, preparation, purification and characterization of peptides.

Call: +46(0)464602040
Mail: karolina.lawitz@redglead.com

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Thomas Brimert


Director Medicinal Chemistry

Received a PhD in organic chemistry from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. During his 11 years at AstraZeneca R&D Lund, he gained considerable medicinal chemistry experience. He has contributed to successfully delivered clinical candidates in kinase, protease and receptor projects within the respiratory & inflammation therapy area.

During his post-doc with Prof. Jan Becher at the University of Odense in Denmark, he developed new synthetic methods to supramolecular building blocks. Thomas is co-author of 7 scientific publications and 8 patents.

Call: +46(0)464601299
Mail: thomas.brimert@redglead.com

Joakim Larsson


Chief Operating Officer

Holds a BSc in organic chemistry. He has been instrumental as lead chemist at AstraZeneca in many drug discovery projects that successfully delivered lead compounds for further development.

He has broad experience of medicinal and organic chemistry from 18 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Joakim has taken responsibility for the working environment at Red Glead Discovery because his vast professional experiences and academic courses. He is co-inventor of 6 patents.

Call: +46(0)464601293
Mail: joakim.larsson@redglead.com

 

Jessica Larsson


Director ADME & Analysis

MSc in analytical chemistry at Lund University. Jessica has held positions at Medipharm and Perstorp AB as an analytical chemist. At AstraZeneca in Lund (1998-2011), she was mainly involved with the implementation of new technologies, development of analysis methods, and compound profiling, e.g. solubility, logD and pKa. In addition, she has worked with bioanalysis based on automated sample preparation and analysis with LC-MS/MS as well as XPRD. Jessica has strong skills in instrument maintenance and procurement.

Call: +46(0)464601294
Mail: jessica.larsson@redglead.com

 

Mahtab Azimi


Director Assays & Screening

Has a MSc in Chemical Engineering from Lund University with a proven track-record in pharmaceutical research. She joined AstraZeneca 1998 where she focused mainly on developing and implementing biochemical and cell-based assays as well as screening of compounds. Her background also includes experience in Microbiology such as cloning, expression, protein purification and characterisation. Mahtab held positions at BioInvent, Kabi Pharmacia, Lunds University and Malmö University Hospital.

Call: +46(0)464601295
Mail: mahtab.azimi@redglead.com

Board of Directors

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Jan Hellqvist


Chairman of the Board

Jan Hellqvist is the Regional Managing Director of TFS, one of the quickest growing mid-size CROs. Jan’s previous positions include Global Brand Director of the Respiratory Portfolio at AstraZeneca, Marketing Director and Business Unit Director at Stryker and Country Manager at Dako A/S. Jan holds a Bachelor of Economics and an Executive MBA from the University of Lund.

Karolina Lawitz


Holds a MSc in organic chemistry from University of Lund, Sweden. In 1984 she joined Ferring AB in Malmö, working with several peptide research projects there until 1996, when she was appointed lead chemist for peptide chemistry at AstraZeneca R&D Lund. In 2011 she left AstraZeneca to found Pepticon AB, now part of Red Glead Discovery. Karolina is co-author of 7 scientific publications and co-inventor of 11 patents and brings with her more than 30 years of experience in peptide and organic synthesis, including: design, preparation, purification and characterization of peptides.

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Niclas Winkvist


Niclas holds the role of CFO at Peab AB. Niclas received the title of Bachelor of Finance from Lund University. At Peab, he started his career, holding various positions in the finance department (Chef Controller, Finance Director, Financial Controller). He also is a member of the Board at St. Eriks AB.

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Thomas Brimert


Thomas received a PhD in organic chemistry from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. During his post-doc at the University of Odense in Denmark, he developed new synthetic methods of supramolecular building blocks. As Senior Research Scientist at the Medicinal Chemistry, AstraZeneca R&D Lund, 2000-2011, he contributed to successfully delivered clinical candidates within the respiratory & inflammation therapy area. Thomas is co-author of 7 scientific publications and 8 patents.

Helena Ekdahl


Helena is a highly experienced Biomedical Analyst from Lund University. She has previously worked at BioInvent International with antibody production 1989–1996, Biora at the research departement for periodontal diseases 1997–2001 and at AstraZeneca R&D Lund from 2001 as a research scientist within cell biology. Since 2011 she has been the founder and CEO of Labjoy AB which is a CRO company offering in vitro biology services. In february 2017, she joined Red Glead Discovery as the manager of cell biology at the departement for Assays & Screening. She is also a part of the Marketing and Sales division.

Partners

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Adroit Science, Sweden, is a company dedicated to the exploration and characterization of substances and formulations from a solid state point of view. We offer first class laboratory and consultancy services to the industry within solid material investigations including supportive analytical chemistry. Our extensive experience allows us to provide the relevant interpretations of the results and point out the preferred way forward for future formulation development. Adroit Science´s expert solid state knowledge includes a decisive regulatory and IP experience as well as a unique inhalation know how. Our combined competence covers the whole range from early discovery phase unto marketed products.

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Red Glead Discovery is a member of Medicon Valley Inhalation Consortium™, MVIC™, a group of 24 companies in the Skåne-Copenhagen region that has world class expertise in the inhalation area. MVIC works to globally promote Medicon Valley as an international center of inhalation competence and to offer a comprehensive set of world class services in the inhalation field. The ambition of the consortium is to become the preferred partner of choice in the development of inhalation products.

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Redoxis is a CRO with focus on preclinical drug development and efficacy evaluation in models of autoimmunity and inflammatory conditions including autoimmune arthritis and multiple sclerosis. We provide tailor-made, high quality services spanning all aspects of the preclinical phase of the project including MoA evaluation, ex vivo ranking, PK investigation, biomarker identification, in vivo efficacy and biomarker analyses. By using Redoxis as your service provider you will get a dedicated team with a core expertise and many years of experience in the field.

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SARomics Biostructures is a privately held research organization specialized in early stages of drug discovery. Within our drug discovery platform we provide R&D support in the areas of structure-based drug-design, computational chemistry, protein crystallization, protein structure determination and NMR spectroscopy analyses. In collaboration with our partners we are also engaged in the design of small-molecule inhibitors of protein kinases.

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Truly Translational Sweden AB provides drug development consultancy with an emphasis on translational science. To ensure our customer´s preclinical project ideas are translated into successful clinical development, we offer services in three main areas: 1) strategic planning, 2) pre-clinical pharmacology, 3) biomarkers in animal and man.

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Labjoy AB is a competence, development and staffing partner with many years of experience. We are mainly supporting with contract research in In Vitro Biology which are tailor-made for our customers. We have access to a wide range of instruments needed to deliver high quality research.

We also provide expertise in QA/QC, Lean Six Sigma and laboratory design to effectively develop processes and quality systems in laboratory activities.

Contact

+46 46 460 12 90
+46 46 460 12 91
+46 46 460 12 92
info@redglead.com

Visiting address

Medicon Village
Building 403
Scheelevägen 2
223 63 Lund, Sweden

Shipping address

Red Glead Discovery AB
Medicon Village
Scheelevägen 8
223 63 Lund, Sweden

Postal address

Medicon Village
SE-223 81 Lund, Sweden