Norn ventures

assisting life science companies to successfully land and plug into the uk and eu eco system

about Norn Ventures ltd

30 years commercial healthcare experience with a proven track record in life science/healthcare business development and sales success: from start ups to global leaders in pharmaceuticals, medical technology and diagnostics. (AZ, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, BD).

​ Extensive experience working within the UKs NHS and in depth understanding, knowledge and experience of the successful business launches in the UK and the EU markets.Excellent Start-up record.

Supporting UK and European Life Sciences SMEs and Startups successfully develop their businesses and support their overall growth ideally moving towards M & A activity.

Supporting the formation of Batel within the UK, locating offices and Labs. Negotiating with MHRA to confirm clinical trial programme for approval. Find and support product manufacturing and product storage facilities. Develop key opinion network within the UK for product launch.

what we are offering

Access activities - engaging with NHS Key Opinion Leaders and NIHR for possible trials or evaluation

Engage pilot programmes to prove technology and then support moving to a commercial project and develop a sales pipeline.

Sources of potential funding up to £10m

Engagement within the Swiss, Nordics and Western EU markets to launch new products

Engage with top 20 Pharma and Med Tech/ Device companies in B2B selling into Pharma or Med devices


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our team

the Norn Ventures Senior Partners

01Mark Treherne

02Patric Erikson

03Nikke Osterback


Commercial research scientist with 30 years' experience in the discovery and diagnosis of novel treatments for diseases with unmet medical need. Formerly at Pfizer and responsible for research into neurodegenerative diseases in the UK. Subsequently, set up Cambridge Drug Discovery as a co-founder and Chief Executive in 1997, which was sold to BioFocus plc in 2001 and then to Charles River.


I am an experienced manager within sales & marketing business development and people management. Achieved by several years in positions as General manager and Country manager in Nordic and International based companies. My educational background is a degree in marketing management from IHM Business School in Gothenburg. I have also a University Certificate in Basic Nursing and Operating Room Nursing. I have primarily worked within the medical device industry,


He is an insight-led strategic thinker, with strongly developed commercial acumen, implementation skills and a can-do attitude, and he has a passion for efficiently solving problems – especially through using and interpreting data to drive informed decision making.

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