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The most important Swedish medical innovations: Our ranking

Life Science Sweden turns 20 years old – and celebrates by producing a top list of the 20 most important contemporary Swedish innovations in the field of medicine.

Below you can read Life Science Sweden's entire ranking and in the new issue of the magazine you can read more about each invention (in Swedish).

Our criteria:

• The innovation is entirely or largely connected to Sweden.
• The innovation has greatly benefited patients.
• It has been launched in the last 50 years.

Our ranking:

1. Losec (Astra, Ivan Östholm, Sven-Erik Sjöstrand, Enar Carlsson et al.)
2.
Rullator walker aid (Aina Wifalk)
3.
Healon/Xalatan (Pharmacia, Endre A. Balazs, Johan Stjernschantz et al.)
4.
Turbuhaler (Draco, Kjell Wetterlin, et al.)
5.
Curosurf (Karolinska institutet/Karolinska sjukhuset, Tore Curstedt, Bengt Robertson)
6.
Bone Anchored Hearing Aid, BAHA (Chalmers, Bo Håkansson, Anders Tjellström et al.)
7.
Genotropin – growth hormone (Kabi, Genentech, Bertil Åberg et al.)
8. Triomix – blood cradle (Barbro Hjalmarsson, Triolab)
9.
Suture Needle (Sandvik, Anna Hultin Stigenberg)
10.
Elekta Unity (Elekta)
11.
ELISA – enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Peter Perlmann och Eva Engvall)
12.
Tigr Matrix resorbable surgical mesh (Novus Scientific)
13.
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy , IMRT (Anders Brahme m.fl., Karolinska institutet)
14.
Test for APC-resistance (Björn Dahlbäck)
15.
Alloy coating preventing bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on medical devices (Bactiguard, Billy Södervall et al.)
16.
Eye Tracker (Tobii)
17.
Steen Solution (Stig Steen, Xvivo)
18.
Sorbact hydrofobic wound dressings (Abigo et al.)
19.
Dignicap scalp cooling system (Yvonne Olofsson, John Kern)
20.
Nicorette, nicotine gum (Ove Fernö, Leo Läkemedel)

Note: In most of the innovations on the ranking, many people have been involved. The people in brackets are a selection of those involved in the respective invention.

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