ARVID SÖDERHÄLL, PhD
Arvid is The Driver. Once the chance was given, he could not resist the opportunity to develop a drug and build a company from scratch. Ever since the foundation of Empros, he has been at the steering wheel finding the ways ahead. Arvid was appointed CEO of Empros Pharma in 2015.
Arvid is a physicist with a PhD in physical chemistry. He has been managing a wide range of scientific as well as strategic development projects for the more than 20 years, both as project manager and Principal Investigator. He has been working in academic research, biotech startup as well as high level policy making organisations. He has international experiences from both academic as well as industrial collaborations.
ASSOC. PROF. ULF HOLMBÄCK, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Ulf is The Keystone. Empros is a cross-disciplinary project with Ulf as the nutrition expert in a team that digest anything from design of clinical trials and statistical power calculations to intestinal hormone response. No wonder he has a PhD in nutrition and a position at Uppsala University.
Ulf is one of the founders of Empros Pharma AB, he is in the Board of Directors and one of the inventors. His areas of expertise are mainly nutrition physiology and circadian metabolism. Ulf has been involved in several pre-clinical as well as clinical trials.
STEFAN GRUDÉN, PhD
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of Quality Assurance (QA)
Stefan is The Wizard. He is a pharmacist with 25+ years professional experience, involved in 50+ pharmaceutical projects. His skills in advanced pharmaceutical formulation are almost magic, but only almost. He simply knows what he is doing, better than anybody else. Well – he is in fact a real magician as well.
Stefan has had senior positions in pharmaceutical development for more than 15 years. More than a third of the projects he has been involved in are marketed products. Stefan is also one of the inventors.
PROF. GÖRAN ALDERBORN
Göran is The Pillar. His academic fundament goes deeper and wider and the scientific highlights are higher. He has published 100+ original and review papers and is the author of several book chapters. Göran holds the chair in pharmaceutical technology at Uppsala University and he is a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences. Göran has for many years held academic leader positions at Uppsala University. In 2018 Göran was awarded Uppsala University’s Gustav Adolf medal, which is bestowedon department heads who have initiated and directed extraordinarily significant work. He is an internationally recognized expert on the technology and materials science of solid dosage forms with a research focus on the characterization and processing of particles and particle systems.
Göran is one of the founders and inventors.
ASSOC. PROF. ANDERS FORSLUND, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Anders is The Anchor. As a pediatrician at the Uppsala University Hospital specialized in obesity, he meets the consequences of the obesity pandemic every day. He sees the need for a safe and effective medicine even for obese adolescents. He is involved as principal investigator in several other clinical investigations except of those at Empros, both at national and EU level.
Anders is one of the founders and inventors of Empros Pharma AB.