The Swedish transplantation pioneer is the next large Medtech company to sign the lease for their new offices in GoCo Health Innovation City, the Life Science hub that’s emerging next to AstraZeneca in Mölndal. The site will gather actors from both industry and academy and drive health innovation by facilitating the flow of ideas and meetings between people.
"GoCo Health Innovation City is an exciting area at a great location that offers actors in our industry possibilities to meet and innovate together. We’re growing and need to cooperate with other companies within our industry, and that’s the whole idea with GoCo – to facilitate cooperation and innovation," says Dag Andersson, CEO & President, XVIVO Perfusion.
A city dedicated to health innovation
GoCo Health Innovation City is a joint venture between Vectura Fastigheter in Stockholm and Next Step Group in Hovås, with AstraZeneca as an initiator. The vision is to create a global hub for the Life Science industry, where creativity and the sharing of ideas is built into the entire city. Innovation is key to tackle the challenges that face human health and for companies to deal with competition. This also applies to the different Life Science hubs being built around the world. As companies move toward openness and collaboration, the need for the right context is growing and the race is on for the hubs to attract companies.
"The concept with a Life Science Hub is spot on and important not only for the region but for Sweden. If GoCo wasn’t built here in Gothenburg, I believe some companies would leave the region in the coming years", says Dag Andersson.
Life saving transplantation technology.
XVIVO Perfusion develops optimised solutions for organ, tissue and cell preservation and perfusion in connection with transplantation. Since 2016, XVIVO is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm’s midcap list.
"XVIVO is such an interesting company with an inspiring vision and we’re thrilled they have committed to this big and important project. It shows GoCo is a highly anticipated initiative and that there is a pressing demand in the Life Science industry for a context like this," says Pernilla Andersson. Leasing Manager, GoCo Health Innovation City.
A house for new ideas
The new XVIVO offices will be located in GoCo House, the signature building of the entire health innovation city. Its 22,000 square meters will mirror the DNA of the city itself, with lots of open and social areas that invite spontaneous meetings and interactions. GoCo House is created by renowned architecture firm Semrén & Månsson, who have designed the two bottom floors as social areas with restaurants, event space, conference rooms, lounge and co-working spaces. The floors above are to be let to actors within Life Science who want to open up to cooperation and inspiration from others.