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Helena Jansson appointed as new CEO of Pharmanest

May 18, 2018

The Board of Pharmanest AB, a Swedish private pharmaceutical company, has appointed Helena Janson to the new CEO of the company. She is replacing Gunilla Lundmark who leaves her position after seven years. Helena Jansson comes recently from leading positions in Medivir (including the subsidiary BioPhausia) a Swedish public pharmaceutical company where she has been employed since 2000. Helena has long experience in the life science industry and a broad knowledge base with a focus on business development and commercialisation of pharmaceutical portfolios. 

”The appointment of Helena Jansson to Pharmanest’s new CEO means that the company now has a leader onboard with a very strong background to take a drug from the R&D phase to the marketing and sales phase. I am delighted to welcome Helena to our company. Her broad industry competence and experience will strengthen the company’s scientific and commercial position. I also would like to thank Gunilla Lundmark for valuable contribution to Pharma under her leadership and wish her the best in future challenges, says Håkan Wallin, chairman of Pharmanest. 

Pharmanest passed an important business milestone during the latter part of 2017 when the company signed an outlicensing agreement with Gedeon Richter, a leading European pharmaceutical company within women’s health. The agreement gives Gedeon Richter the marketing and sales rights to commercialise Pharmanest’s first product SHACT (Short Acting Lidocaine) in Europe, in Latin America and in certain other markets. SHACT is a patented and proprietary formulation of lidocaine for mucosal topical pain relief where the lead indication is the treatment of pain during intrauterine device (“IUD”) placement. 

In Swedish (PDF)

For further information:
Håkan Wallin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pharmanest AB
Tel: +46 708 206 594 

Helena Jansson, new CEO, Pharmanest AB
Tel: +46 70 879 77 96 

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