Q-linea was founded in April 2008 by scientists from the Rudbeck laboratory at Uppsala University, together with Olink AB and the Uppsala University holding company, UUAB. Since 2012 the company partnered with nxt2b, an Uppsala-based Investment Company founded by Bengt Ågerup. Dr. Ågerup is a well-known Swedish entrepreneur who previously founded Q-Med. Q-linea develops procedures, instruments, and systems for protein and nucleic acid analysis, particularly with applications in the field of microorganism detection and identification and for in vitro diagnostics.
Q-linea consist of a team of enthusiastic people with a variety of expertise; molecular and micro-biologists, mechanical and software engineers, senior administration, project management, and financial staff. Q-linea AB is privately held and based in Uppsala, Sweden.
Jonas JarviusCEO & President of Q-linea AB, Dr. in Molecular Medicine, earlier an affiliated scientist at the Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University. Co-founder of Olink AB and Q-linea AB, former CEO Sigolis.
During his PhD studies Dr. Jarvius focused at cross-disciplinary research at the boundaries of microfluidics and molecular medicine. Dr. Jarvius was one of the inventors and first author of the Amplified single molecule detection strategies used in Q-linea´s diagnostic and BW-agent detection platform. Dr. Jarvius is author of several scientific articles and book chapters, published in leading journals such as Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, Analytical Chemistry and Nucleic Acids Research. He is the designated inventor of several patents and patent applications.
Mats GullbergVP, Dr. in Medical Sciences, 2003, M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Microbiology, special focus microbial antibiotic resistance, 1995, both at Uppsala University, Sweden.
Co-founder and former CTO at Olink AB a Swedish company providing tools and reagents within protein biomarker analysis, with its spin-out companies Q-linea, Halo Genomics and Olink Proteomics. Named inventor of several patents and patent applications, including the granted patents on C2CA method and ASMD used by Q-linea. Close to 20 years' experience within biomedical research and transfer of scientific innovations into products as well as several years of experience of IP and licensing within the biotech sector.
Nils KristensenCOO, has more than 20 years' experience in product and process development in conjunction with production implementation and operation.
Nils Kristensen has been working in both start-ups and fully industrial settings within the telecom and biotech tools fields. He has held multiple senior management positions, e.g. COO at Gyros AB, and is engaged in other start-up boards in Swedish high tech companies. Nils Kristensen has a formal background in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University.
Ulrika StolpeCFO, has more than 15 years' experience in financial management in the Med Tech business.
Prior to Q-linea, Ulrika Stolpe worked in the radiotherapy business; she was during 10 years managing the Uppsala office within the Dutch company Nucletron (prior to that the Canadian company Nordion). Finance, office management and internal control are her focus areas.
Charlotta GöranssonMarketing Director, PhD in Molecular Medicine, has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in Biotech Life Science.
Previously worked in companies such as Bio-Rad Laboratories, Olink AB and Denator AB, developing marketing strategies and organizing sales operations. Charlotta Göransson has a PhD in Molecular Medicine from Uppsala University focused on development of quantitative technologies for mutation detection.
Jonas MelinDirector Product Development, PhD in Engineering Physics, MSc in Engineering Biology
Jonas Melin has more than fifteen years’ experience from method development and the IVD industry. He was co-founder
and Chief Scientific Officer at Fiomi Diagnostics and has been project manager for several IVD product development projects, resulting in CE mark and FDA submission, including team leader at the System Development Department at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (a Johnson&Johnson Company). He was also one of the key persons in the development of one of Q-linea’s core technologies, amplified single-molecule detection and the designated inventor of several patents and patent applications.
Jon HeimerChairman of the board
Jon Heimer has 20 years of experience in developing and commercializing medical devices and pharmaceutical/biotech products. Jon has joined Q-linea's major owner, Nexttobe, from OxThera where he served as CEO since 2005, prior to that responsible for product and business development at Q-Med. Jon is an entrepreneur with a formal background in Economics from Uppsala University and Marketing from Eductus Business School in Sweden.
Erika Kjellberg ErikssonBoard member
CEO of Nexttobe AB. Erika has been working in the life science sector for 15 years. Before joining Nexttobe, she served as CFO of OxThera, prior to that as Vice president and CFO of Q-Med and as CFO and CEO of BioPhausia. She has also been a board member of Bluefish Pharmaceuticals and A+ Science. Erika has a formal background as B.Sc. in Ba and Econ. from Uppsala University and started her career as an auditor at Ernst & Young.
Prof. Ulf LandegrenBoard member
Co-founder of Olink AB and co-founder of ParAllele Bioscience Inc. Prof. Landegren is an internationally recognized scientific leader in molecular detection and amplification technologies, with an established network in the scientific and biotech business communities. Prof. Landegren has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and is the designated inventor of more than 40 patents and patent applications. Developed molecular technologies include the oligonucleotide ligation assay (OLA), Padlock probes, Proximity ligation assays and Selector probes among others. A total of twelve internationally leading biotech or diagnostic companies have licensed technologies invented and reduced to practice by Professor Landegren’s lab, and from his lab eight biotech companies have emerged, three of which have been acquired by the public biotech companies Affymetrix, Agilent and PerkinElmer, while Olink Proteomics, Olink Bioscience, Genagon and Q-linea are still privately.
Prof. Mats NilssonBoard member
Professor and Site director Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm University, Sweden. Co-founder of Olink AB, Q-linea AB and ParAllele Bioscience Inc. Member of the board of ELOS AB and Olink AB. His research is focused on developing single-molecule and single-cell gene analytic techniques, employing advanced molecular tools combined with microscopy and microfluidics. Prof. Nilsson is author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, published in leading journals such as Science, Nature Genetics, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, PNAS, Analytical Chemistry and Nucleic Acids Research. He is the designated inventor of 5 patents.