Red Glead Discovery receives Lund municipality’s business award 2023

Apr 14, 2023

The award is given annually to a company in Lund that is working with global challenges of the future, that is innovative and that is recognised as a good ambassador for the municipality.


“We are incredibly grateful for this award and see it as a recognition of our efforts for innovative and sustainable drug discovery. We fully support the important goal of Lund municipality of becoming climate neutral. We look forward to continued collaboration, while also welcoming new partnerships with new stakeholders to collaboratively drive the necessary transformation towards a sustainable future”, says Johan Evenäs, CEO of Red Glead Discovery.


Since the start in 2011, Red Glead Discovery has helped over 250 biotech and pharma companies and academic groups discover or progress pharmaceutical candidates into preclinical development. Several of these compounds are now in clinical trials.


Recent partnering with a leading artificial intelligence company to develop and deliver a novel tool for drug discovery was initiated last year. This project intends to further support clients with their drug discovery efforts through increased speed, reduced cost and lower climate footprint. Johan Evenäs continues: “We believe that being sustainable also is a business advantage in our journey of becoming a leading and innovative European drug discovery company”.


Martina Kvist Reimer, EVP and Head of Future Business, adds: ”We want to be at the forefront of sustainable practice in Drug Discovery and actively contribute. For example, Red Glead Discovery is hosting the Öresund Peptide Symposium, that will gather experts and thought leaders within the field of environmentally friendly peptide science”.


A strong indicator of Red Glead Discovery´s commitment to sustainability is having set greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, which have been validated by the Science-based Targets Initiative, setting the course for achieving net-zero in 2045. Receiving the award is an acknowledgment of Red Glead Discovery´s continuous efforts to accelerate the discovery and development of innovative drugs that address global health challenges. It also highlights the commitment to environmental stewardship and, hopefully, serves as an inspiration for other businesses to join in the pursuit of a more sustainable future.


About Lund municipality’s business award

Lund municipality’s business award was established in 2019. The purpose of the award is to highlight the efforts of the industry in meeting the global challenges of the future, to emphasise the innovation power of companies/organizations and the role of entrepreneurs as ambassadors for the municipality. The jury for Lund’s municipality’s business award consists of representatives from the industry in Lund, Lund University, and the municipality.

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About Red Glead Discovery AB – better health for people and planet

Red Glead Discovery is a leading Scandinavian provider for integrated drug discovery contract research and supports clients and partners in the Life Science industry to develop their ideas for new drugs. The company was founded in 2011 by seven AstraZeneca co-workers. As a member of Smile Incubator, Red Glead Discovery moved in as one of the first companies at Medicon Village in Lund in 2012. Red Glead Discovery has nearly 60 employees and has been recognized five times as a fast-growth Gazelle company by Scandinavia’s largest business paper, Dagens Industri.


For more information, please contact CEO Johan Evenäs, 046–4601291,


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