Njord Medtech® is set on a mission to solve unmet needs in radiology and patient handling for sustainable healthcare.
At Njord Medtech we’re driven by the motto that knowing is not enough. We must act. By applying an innovation-centric approach targeting hospital stakeholders we strive to create a satisfying and value-driven healthcare system for the many.
Together with our partners and healthcare professionals we continuously explore and evaluate need areas for which new technologies and products can be applied to solve the problems of today and tomorrow.
In a short-term perspective Njord targets to increase value throughput at Radiology departments with a patented motorized device - Atle® 180. Additionally, a new solution to facilitate supine to prone position improving patient oxygenation is under development.
The company has been incubated within the Sahlgrenska University Hospital since 2017, and incorporated in 2019. Founded by Barbro Cagner - former radiographer, union representative, and deputy head at Sahlgrenska Radiology. During her time as a unit head and union representative the issues from incomprehensive care processes became ever more apparent with negative implications for patients, healthcare professionals, and the hospital.
Execution is key to success. Njord Medtech’s team is built upon driven and motivated individuals with a diverse set of experiences from healthcare institutions, leading medical device companies as well as engineering and product designers from related industries.
Barbro is the co-founder of Njord Medtech. She has worked +40 years at Sahlgrenska Radiology in various positions such as Deputy Area Manager @ Sahlgrenska Radiology 15 yrs; Head of Care Unit Radiology 6 yrs; Union Representative Care Association 5 yrs; as well as Nurse at Sahlgrenska.
Lise is Clinical Product Manager at Njord Medtech with a special focus on the Danish market. She is a certified nurse from the Fredriksborg Nursing school in Denmark. She holds additional certifications within pediatric care and hemodialysis. Lise has clinical experience from neonatal intensive care at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and from hemodialysis and respiratory care at Nordsjællands Hospital. Before joining Njord Medtech Lise spent nine years working at Haemochrom Diagnostica AB as the Nordics Internal Sales and Marketing Manager.
Håkan holds the position as Head of Sales in Njord Medtech. He has more than 30 years of experience in management positions within medtech. Håkan has been working as Nordic general manager for Medtronic in the Cardiac Rhythm business and three years for St Jude Medical as Marketing Director for the BeNeLux and Nordic areas. Before starting with Njord Medtech AB he held general management positions at Cochlear (8 years) and Demant (5 years).
Gunborg has solid financial acumen and international growth build up experience as Senior Advisor, vice president, and CFO to Cochlear, Group Controller at Nobel Biocare, and CFO at spin-out company with international build up and divestment to Cochlear Solutions. Gunborg holds a MBA from Gothenburg University.
Marcel comes to Njord Medtech with a deep experience in international sales and management working for start-ups, spin-offs, and multinationals. He has been active in the Healthcare Industry for more than 25 years, mostly with MedTech companies, including senior positions at Cochlear and Oticon Medical. Marcel has a strong customer focus and strives to find the optimal solution for every client.
Agnes has a Bachelor's degree in Innovation and Design and a Master in Industrial Design Engineering from Chalmers University, of which one part was Integrated Product Design on TU Delft. Agnes has four years experience working within elderly care where she experienced her colleagues doing heavy work and a need for supportive means. A strong interest in medtech brought Agnes to Njord Medtech.
Frank comes with more than 30 years of proven experience in international sales, marketing and business strategy for start-ups, SMEs, and multinationals. In Cochlear as General Manager, he led the business growth in over 60 countries and established several entities across EMEA. During his tenure at CAScination, as Chief Commercial Officer, he built-up the business unit focusing on radiology. His passion for implementing new treatment pathways and technologies within the healthcare industry brought Frank to Njord Medtech.
Jacob has +10 years of experience from building new products and companies covering both Life Science and more general tech based start-ups. Before founding Njord Medtech together with Barbro Cagner, Jacob has worked at The Techno Creatives as Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Consultant at Accenture (publ), IP Consultant at Konsert & IP, Ericsson (publ), and Business Developer at Luxbright (listed at Nasdaq First North).
In line with our ambition to have a positive impact on society, Njord offers healthcare institutions to rent our equipment thereby securing an internal company incentive to maintain a long lifespan for our products. We strive to find a good balance between selecting materials and components that minimize negative environmental impact while maintaining a clean, disinfected environment reducing the risk of patient infection.
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