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101 Top Biotechnology Startups and Companies in Denmark (2021)

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Denmark based Biotechnology companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Biotechnology industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Denmark Biotechnology Startups

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Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk

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Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care.

Orphazyme

Orphazyme

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Orphazyme develops innovative new therapies for the treatment of a family of serious genetic disorders called lysosomal storage diseases.

Orphazyme

Galecto

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Galecto is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel treatments for fibrosis and cancer.

Orphazyme

Chromologics

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Chromologics develops innovative natural food colorants.

Orphazyme

ADCendo

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ADCendo ApS is a biotech company dedicated to developing new types of anti-cancer drugs.

Orphazyme

LEO Pharma

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Leo Pharma is a multinational Danish pharmaceutical company.

Orphazyme

Chr. Hansen

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Chr. Hansen is a bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries.

Orphazyme

IO Biotech

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IO Biotech is a clinical-stage biotech company developing disruptive immune therapies for the treatment of cancer.

Orphazyme

Evaxion Biotech

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Evaxion Biotech is devoted to the discovery and development of vaccines against cancer and infectious diseases.

Orphazyme

SNIPR Biome

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SNIPR Biome is a operator of a discovery stage biotech company intended to revolutionize the treatment of microbial diseases.

Orphazyme

Cytoki Pharma

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Cytoki Pharma is a biotechnology company that specializes in developing novel medicines for diseases.

Orphazyme

Minervax

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Minervax is a biotechnology company developing a novel vaccine against Group B Streptococcus.

Orphazyme

Bavarian Nordic

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Bavarian Nordic is a industrial biotechnology company developing and producing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention.

Orphazyme

Symphogen

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Symphogen is a biotechnology company that produces recombinant polyclonal antibody drugs for disease treatment and prevention.

Orphazyme

Nordic Bioscience

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Nordic Bioscience is dedicated to preclinical and clinical drug development, specializing in personalized medicine using unique biomarker.

Orphazyme

Biosyntia

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Biosyntia is a biotech startup within synthetic biology and metabolic engineering.

Orphazyme

Neurescue

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Neurescue, a medical device manufacturer based in Denmark, is developing cardiovascular devices to help emergency patients.

Orphazyme

Reapplix

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Reapplix identifies blood-derived proteins that improve wound healing, isolates them, and reapplies them to patients with chronic wounds.

Orphazyme

Saniona

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Saniona is a research and development company with low burn rate, a world class team and high ambitions.

Orphazyme

Octarine Bio

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Octarine Bio is a synthetic biology company that produces superior cannabinoids for the pharmaceutical industry.

Orphazyme

AFYX Therapeutics

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AFYX Therapeutics is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company

Orphazyme

NMD Pharma

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NMD Pharma is a small molecule drug discovery company that develops novel treatments of neuromuscular disorders.

Orphazyme

Cirqle Biomedical

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Zero compromise contraception. Cirqle Biomedical combines mucus engineering and design thinking to launch a new era in contraception

Orphazyme

Santaris Pharma

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Santaris Pharma is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of RNA-targeted therapies.

Orphazyme

Cellugy

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Cellugy operates as a biotechnology startup.

Orphazyme

Kaffe Bueno

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Kafe Bueno upcycles coffee’s post-consumption by-product into ingredients for cosmetics, nutraceuticals, and functional foods.

Orphazyme

Particle3D

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Particle3D is a biomedical company that is currently developing 3D-printed bone implants for use in reconstruction of human bone.

Orphazyme

Scandion Oncology

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Scandion Oncology develops drugs that specifically target chemotherapy resistance mechanisms.

Orphazyme

ResoTher Pharma

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ResoTher Pharma is a privately held biotechnology company

Orphazyme

RSP Systems A/S

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Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring and other Non-Invasive Diagnostics

Orphazyme

Antag Therapeutics

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Antag Therapeutics operator of a biotechnology company intended to develop metabolic and anti-obesity therapeutic drugs.

Orphazyme

AquaGreen

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AquaGreen is an R&D engineering company within the cleantech industry.

Orphazyme

Oncology Venture

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Oncology Venture ApS is a Danish Drug Development company.

Orphazyme

Aquaporin

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Aquaporin focuses on water purification and desalination of seawater by means of industrial biotech techniques and thinking.

Orphazyme

STipe Therapeutics

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STipe Therapeutics focuses on harnessing the innate immune system to battle cancer.

Orphazyme

Acesion Pharma

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Acesion Pharma is a developer of medical drugs designed for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Orphazyme

2cureX

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2cureX operates as a medtech company in Denmark.

Orphazyme

Bactolife

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Bactolife helps in developing innovative solutions meeting the global need for reducing antimicrobial resistance.

Orphazyme

CysBio

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CysBio is a spin-out from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark.

Orphazyme

FluoGuide

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FluoGuide provides solutions for maximizing surgical outcome through intelligent targeting.

Orphazyme

Nuevolution

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Nuevolution, a small molecule lead discovery company, conducts drug discovery in partner-funded programs and collaborative projects.

Orphazyme

Samplix

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Samplix has developed a proprietary technology – the Xdrop™ technology – for single molecule sample preparation.

Orphazyme

Biograil

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Biograil is a biotech company manufacturing an oral device for delivery of biologics

Orphazyme

Hafnium Labs

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B2B software for predicting chemistry.

Orphazyme

Eupry

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A Wifi based IOT platform used for monitoring storage conditions of medicine, clinical trials and bio-chemicals.

Orphazyme

Unisense FertiliTech

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Unisense FertiliTech develops and manufactures state-of–the-art instrumentation in the field of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Orphazyme

Twelve Bio

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Twelve Bio is a developer of CRISPR-Cas12a diagnostic technology can detect and change any DNA sequence.

Orphazyme

Rhovac ApS

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RhoVac is an immuno-oncology company developing a novel therapeutic cancer vaccine that targets metastatic cancer cells.

Orphazyme

ExpreS2ion

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ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies is a biotech company within protein production in Drosophila Schneider-2 (S2) cells.

Orphazyme

NsGene

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NsGene develops products for the treatment of neurological, alzheimer’s, and parkinson’s disease and sensorineural hearing loss.

Orphazyme

Adenium Biotech ApS

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Adenium Biotech is a Danish biopharmaceutical company spun out from Novozymes A/S in 2011.

Orphazyme

RetiPharma

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RetiPharma is a Danish Biotech company

Orphazyme

FaunaPhotonics

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FaunaPhotonics monitor insects to ensure sustainable crop utilization and to improve tools for disease control and biodiversity.

Orphazyme

BioModics

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BioModics develops patented IPN technology that prevents biofilm formation and can be use to develop medical catheters for health care.

Orphazyme

CytoVac

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Cytovac is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.

Orphazyme

AdaptVac

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AdaptVac is a joint-venture between ExpreS2ion Biotech and University of Copenhagen spin-out NextGen Vaccines.

Orphazyme

Genmab

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Genmab is a biotechnology company focused on developing fully human antibody therapeutics for the potential treatment of cancer.

Orphazyme

TeleSkin

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TeleSkin develops high-tech mobile and software solutions for tracking and analysis of moles, lesions, and other skin conditions over time.

Orphazyme

Hoba Therapeutics

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Hoba Therapeutics is developing a new therapeutic protein for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Orphazyme

Novozymes

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Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation.

Orphazyme

PanCryos

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PanCryos develops a next generation stem cell derived allogenic cell therapy or Type 1 diabetes.

Orphazyme

Haldor Topsoe

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Haldor Topsoe is a Danish catalysis company.

Orphazyme

Dako Denmark

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Dako Denmark provides reagents, instruments and software solutions for cancer diagnostics to hospital and research laboratories.

Orphazyme

Advanced Substrate Technologies

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AST develops a method that combines waste from biogas plants and the need for fungal substrates.

Orphazyme

Zealand Pharma

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Zealand Pharma is a biotechnology company that offers scientific expertise in turning peptides into medicines.

Orphazyme

TychoBio

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TychoBio operates on the development of plant biotechnology to sustainably produce high value natural products.

Orphazyme

Xellia Pharmaceuticals

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Xellia Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on providing clinically effective anti-infective treatments against

Orphazyme

EntomoPharm

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EntomoPharm, a biotechnology company, develops insect based screening models for predicting ADMET properties of chemical agents.

Orphazyme

Danisco A/S

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Danisco A/S produces and sells food ingredients and industrial bioproducts primarily in Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Asia

Orphazyme

Immunitrack

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Immunitrack is a developer of AI-based prediction and assessment platform.

Orphazyme

Pond

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Pond is a biotech company that designs sustainable solutions of tomorrow with the use of bio-based resins ready to be mixed natural fibers.

Orphazyme

FOSS Analytical

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FOSS develops dedicated analytical solutions for routine testing to allow for fast decisions maximise production of agro food products.

Orphazyme

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

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DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences develops, produces, and markets food and beverage ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solutions.

Orphazyme

Exiqon

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Exiqon operates in two business areas, Life Sciences and Diagnostics.

Orphazyme

CMC Biologics

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CMC Biologics A/S provides biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing services. It offers microbial fermentation and mammalian cell culture

Orphazyme

Pipe | bio

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Pipe | bio builds bioinformatics solutions to help optimize development of antibodies and antibody-like-therapeutics.

Orphazyme

ALK Abelló

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ALK is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company that focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of allergies.

Orphazyme

ORIGIO a/s

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ORIGIO a/s delivers assisted reproductive technology solutions that enhance the work of assisted reproductive technology(ART) professionals.

Orphazyme

Enagro

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Enagro is a SME and B4B business with key competencies regarding optimal methods for allocation of mineral feed supplements to livestock.

Orphazyme

Stender Diagnostics

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Stender Diagnostics has taken important and validated steps towards the development and regulatory approval of bloodstream infection tests.

Orphazyme

CytoTrack ApS

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CytoTrack ApS is a medical company that offers a breakthrough technology platform for detection Circulating Tumor Cells in blood (CTC).

Orphazyme

Intomics

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Intomics is specialised in deriving core biological insights from analysis and integration of biomedical big data.

Orphazyme

Applied Biomimetic

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Applied Biomimetic is an international biomimetic engineering group.

Orphazyme

UNION therapeutics A/S

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UNION therapeutics A/S is a privately held, clinical stage, pharmaceutical company.

Orphazyme

Curasight A/S

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Curasight is a biotech company focused on addressing the need for improved diagnosis and treatment of several cancer indications.

Orphazyme

SwimCount

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Diagnostic company developing a home-test kit for male fertility (sperm quality)

Orphazyme

ChemoMetec A/S

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Developing highly precise instruments to eliminate human influence and subjectivity in cell counts.

Orphazyme

NNE Pharmaplan

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NNE Pharmaplan is an international company specialised in pharma engineering.

Orphazyme

Gubra

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Gubra is a privately-held biotech company

Orphazyme

BiomCare

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BiomCare is a company who focuses on the importance of the gut microbiota for human health and well-being.

Orphazyme

Dianox

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A biotechnology platform for non-invasive diagnostics of infectious diseases.

Orphazyme

Glycom

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Glycom is a biotechnology company that supplies HMO with its own product development, clinical and R&D owning customers across the globe.

Orphazyme

2N Pharma

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2N Pharma develops novel therapeutic drug candidates to aid treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS Motor Neurone Disease MND LGD.

Orphazyme

Immudex

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Immudex develops and commercializes products for the quantitation, characterization, and generation.

Orphazyme

Avilex Pharma

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A new treatment for ischemic stroke

Orphazyme

NGeneR

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NGeneR provide services and products for DNA sequencing, and analysis.

Orphazyme

BGI Europe

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BGI is a genomics company providing genome sequencing and genetic testing services for research institutions and healthcare professionals.

Orphazyme

Jakob and Partners

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Jakob & Partners focuses on unbiased research and evidence-based analysis to support the pharma and biotech markets in business decisions.

Orphazyme

Lophora

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A drug-development start-up developing new rapid-acting drugs for central nervous system diseases including treatment-resistant depression.

Orphazyme

Affitech AS

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Affitech AS engages in the discovery and development of human antibody therapeutics.

Written by Mark Kendall

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