Industry

Göteborg – Strong Life Science Industry
There are some 170 companies and over 7000 employees in life science companies in Western Sweden. One of the largest employers is AstraZeneca, which has a large research site and global headquarters for cardiovascular and gastrointestinal research in the region.
20 largest life science companies in Western Sweden
Company, in this context, means an incorporated company, as opposed to a company empire/group or local unit such as a firm.
Rank The largest employers within Life Science in Western Sweden No of employees
1 ASTRAZENECA 2027
2 ASTRA TECH 865
3 GETINGE 545
4 MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE 323
5 SCA INCONTINENCE CARE 300
6 COCHLEAR BONE ANCHORED SOLUTIONS 134
7 NOBEL BIOCARE 130
8 VITROLIFE 119
9 ELOS MEDTECH 116
10 APOTEK PRODUKTION & LABORATORIER 100
11 CARMEL PHARMA 96
12 BREAS MEDICAL 63
13 CELLARTIS 50
14 SMITH & NEPHEW 48
15 MENTICE 43
16 ARCAM 36
17 MUNDIPHARMA 35
18 NEUROSEARCH SWEDEN 34
19 FUJIREBIO DIAGNOSTICS 31
20 ABIGO 27
Source: Statistics Sweden.

The biomaterial/cell therapy cluster in Western Sweden includes a number of leading companies;

Abigoexternal link, opens in new window – wound healing and self care medicines
Anatomicaexternal link, opens in new window – orthopedic and spinal implants and instruments
Appeartexexternal link, opens in new window – bactiprotection
Artimplantexternal link, opens in new window – development, production and marketing of degradable implants
Astra Techexternal link, opens in new window – dental implants and medical devices
Biopolymer Products of Sweden AB external link, opens in new window- Mussel Adhesive Protein (MAP) based biological glue for medical purposes
Cellartisexternal link, opens in new window – human embryonic stem (hES) cells for drug discovery
Cochlearexternal link, opens in new window – bone anchored hearing aids
Integrumexternal link, opens in new window – bone anchored amputation prostheses
Mölnlycke Health Careexternal link, opens in new window – wound care and incontinence applications
Nobel Biocareexternal link, opens in new window – restorative and esthetic dental solutions
SCAexternal link, opens in new window – incontinence applications
Vitrolifeexternal link, opens in new window – products for fertility and stem cell cultivation

… to mention a few.