Gustav Johansson Steps Down as CEO of Simsen Diagnostics, Setting the Stage for Next Growth Phase

Göteborg, 2024-01-19 – Simsen Diagnostics, a pioneer in cancer monitoring solutions, today announced that Gustav Johansson will be stepping down from his role as CEO from April 1, 2024. Under his leadership, Simsen Diagnostics has successfully transitioned from an academic concept to a commercially viable enterprise, now ready to enter its next phase of growth.

“Gustav has been the driving force behind Simsen Diagnostics’ journey from an academic spin-out to a leader in the cancer diagnostics industry. His dedication to innovation and patient care has set a solid foundation for the company,” said Anders Waas, chairman of the board of Simsen Diagnostics. “As we look to the future, we are excited to find a new leader who can build on this legacy and lead us through the next phase of growth and beyond.”

Gustav’s decision to step down aligns with the company’s strategic plan to scale operations and expand its market presence. “It has been an honor to lead Simsen Diagnostics and work with such a talented team. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together,” said Johansson. “I look forward to seeing Simsen Diagnostics reach new heights in the years to come.”

Simsen Diagnostics will be actively searching for a new CEO who can leverage the company’s strong market position and drive its growth strategy. Gustav will continue to serve in an advisory role to ensure a smooth transition and to support the company’s ongoing projects and partnerships.

This change marks a new chapter for Simsen Diagnostics, one that promises continued innovation, growth, and commitment to transforming the landscape of cancer diagnostics.

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Pontus Rehn

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Pontus Rehn has over 20 years of experience in commercial leadership roles in the medical device and IVD industries, including global and regional positions like VP Market Development, Chief Commercial Officer, and Director of Commercial Strategy. 

Lina Said

Laboratory and Quality Manager

Lina Said, a licensed Biomedical Scientist, brings 18 years of experience from Sahlgrenska University Hospital to her role as the Lab and Quality Manager at Simsen Diagnostics. Her primary focus is ensuring quality assurance and fostering an optimal work environment for the lab. 

My Vu

Lead Laboratory Technician

My Vu is currently doing a master’s degree in biotechnology and demonstrates expertise in laboratory procedures. Her previous experience includes analyzing COVID samples and conducting her bachelor’s thesis at Fraunhofer. My is analyzing all the samples that comes to the lab.  

Stefan Filges

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Stefan Filges, an accomplished bioinformatician with a Ph.D. in ultrasensitive sequencing, became part of Simsen Diagnostics in 2022. He played a crucial role as a co-author in the original publication of SiMSen-Seq, which was published in Nature Protocols. 

Camilla Hietanen

Head of Sales and Marketing

Camilla Hietanen holds an M.Sc. in Business Development from the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. Her academic background encompasses studies in Sports & Nutrition, and she brings prior experience from various Start-ups. Within Simsen Diagnostics, her primary focus lies in Sales and Marketing. 

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