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GoCo Arena starts 2022 with Fujirebio Diagnostics and Wellspect HealthCare as founding partners

GoCo Health Innovation City continues to develop GoCo Arena, the life science industry meeting place and collaboration platform. Biotechnology company Fujirebio Diagnostics and medical technology company Wellspect HealthCare declare that they are joining the group of founding partners. Together, they will set the agenda for tomorrow’s health innovations.

A little over two years ago, we launched GoCo Health Innovation City with the vision of building a world-leading innovation health cluster. Since then, GoCo Arena has emerged as a platform for academia, research and the business sector with a focus on collaboration and knowledge sharing.

- Interacting is incredibly important to power innovation. This is where GoCo Arena plays a significant role by bringing people together. We believe in the power of new constellations to achieve unforeseen collaborations, which can ultimately generate extraordinary innovations and growth within the field of health,” says Marie Uddenmyr, Director Corporate Relations at GoCo Health Innovation City.

Fujirebio Diagnostics and Wellspect HealthCare have announced that they are joining Astra Zeneca and the Sahlgrenska Academy as founding partners.

- We had a fantastic first year during which we managed to build a platform that appeals to representatives from different parts of the industry. Over the past year, together with dedicated partners, we have raised several important topics, including the importance of preventive health to generate better public health. Together with our new founding partners, we look forward to further broaden our repertoire and to highlight more key topics within health, says Marie Uddenmyr.

World-leading diagnostic company Fujirebio Diagnostics was recently established at GoCo Health Innovation City with a new state-of-the-art laboratory building. Now hoping to use the new partnership to deepen the collaboration with GoCo and other actors at the arena.

- There are several world-leading researchers in our region. As a founding partner, we want to contribute to making GoCo Arena a creative meeting place where different areas of expertise and fields of research interact to create new successful healthcare innovations, says Christina Hall, CEO, Fujirebio Diagnostics.

Wellspect HealthCare is a global medical technology company with over a thousand employees, operating in 18 countries with distributors all around the world. The company focuses on healthcare and is already investing nearly ten million dollars annually in research to develop solutions supporting bladder and bowel issues. Wellspect HealthCare with its head office located in Mölndal, close by the center of GoCo, is a company that GoCo Arena has long looked forward to partnering with.

- It’s fantastic to see how GoCo is starting to take shape. Wellspect HealthCare is an innovative company and one of the region’s largest medical technology companies. To continue to develop our interesting projects and ideas, we need expanded collaboration with others within academia and health care. We believe that GoCo will be the perfect arena for these kinds of collaborations, and we are looking forward to our new role as founding partner, says Eva Wahlberg, Vice President R&D, Wellspect HealthCare.

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