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October 24, 2003 rambe legal merges with Delphi & Co!

We are pleased to announce that rambe legal is merged into the law firm Delphi & Co where our team of lawyers will help to truly establish Delphi's Life Science Practice Group. The integration is expected to be fully completed by January 1, 2004.

Lars Rambe, managing partner in rambe legal, will now head Delphi Life Science. The goal with this merger is to establish a truly strong and dedicated service provider to the life science industry in Scandinavia and beyond. The combination of a small specialist law firm and a full service law firm will create a new player without true comparison in the market place.


May 22, 2003 Quiatech recieves additional funding

Quiatech has announced that it has recieved MSEK 54 in additional funding from several major investors. This will establish the necessary financial platform to commercialise Quitech's product and technology portfolio.
We at rambe legal congratulate our long time customer!

Quiatech was founded in 2000 and is based in Uppsala, Sweden. We at rambe legal are proud to have supported the company on legal issues since the very start.


April 14, 2003 Gyros AB licenses patented technology to Cellectricon AB

Gyros AB today announced finalization of a licensing agreement with Cellectricon AB relating to a patent held by Gyros and applied in major biotech markets worldwide.
Maris Hartmanis, President and CEO at Gyros AB explained "This is the second in a number of licensing agreements that we are pursuing. The patent held by Gyros is very wide ranging and covers the manufacture and use of elastomeric microfluidic devices."

We at rambe legal are proud to have supported Gyros in the completion of this agreement.


March 18, 2003 Gyros licences patented technology to Fluidigm

Gyros AB and Fluidigm Corporation today announced finalization of a
licensing agreement of a patent family held by Gyros which covers
certain microfluidic devices based on elastomeric layers. The Gyros
patent applies in the US (US Patent 5,376,252) and in additional major
biotech markets worldwide.

Maris Hartmanis, President and CEO at Gyros AB explained, "We are very
pleased that Fluidigm has agreed to become the initial licensee of one
of Gyros' early patent filings. We expect that additional companies will
also sign up for our licensing program."

We at rambe legal are proud to have supported Gyros in the completion of this agreement. We will also continue to support Gyros in the commercialization of this technology.


March 10, 2003 Successful collaboration for Gyros!

Gyros AB today announced the success of their collaboration with Kratos Analytical, begun in May 2002. Users of the Axima-QITTM and Axima-CFRTM plus line of mass spectrometry workstations will soon be able to benefit from using GyrolabTM MALDI for sample preparation prior to analysis.
We at rambe legal are happy to have supported Gyros in the set up of this collaboration.


Meet our team at BiotechHelsinki '03

As announced in the latest issue of BiotechSweden, our team of lawyers will be present at BiotechHelsinki '03. This is the first major international biotechnology event in Finland, and it will take place on March 24-26. Please take this opportunity to discuss with us what we can do for you and your business!


November 1, 2002 Strategic partnership

We are very proud to announce that Swe Tree Genomics AB, a genomics company with its base in Umeå today further confirmed their willingness and commitment to work with rambe legal! Swe Tree Genomics is an R&D company specializing in Forest Biotechnology. The company will build a patent portfolio based on the strong Swedish research in forest biotechnology and also create unique competencies in enabling technologies for construction and improvements of transgenic trees and forest related enzymology. Swe Tree Genomics and rambe legal have now signed a strategic partnership agreement whereby rambe legal agrees to provide continuous and dedicated support to the company in the legal field and where Swe Tree Genomics acknowledges the great value in a close working relationship with our firm.


October 21, 2002 Gyros Distribution Agreements

Gyros AB today announced the finalization of agreements with distributors B & L Systems in BeNeLux and Bucher Biotec in Switzerland to market and sell products based on the company's proprietary technology platform.

We at rambe legal are proud to have supported Gyros in the making of these agreements.


October 8-10, 2002 Biotech Forum, Malmö

For the third consecutive year, rambe legal was present at this event. Our exhibition booth at Biotech Forum recieved many visitors and our position as a leading provider of legal services to the life science industry in Sweden was once more confirmed.


May 29, 2002 Gyros/Kratos Analytical Agreement

Gyros AB today announced a collaboration agreement with Kratos Analytical to develop a microlaboratory for sample preparation prior to analysis by mass spectrometry to be based on the Gyros microfluidic technology platform. The microlaboratory will be compatible with the Axima-QITTM and Axima-CFRTM line of mass spectrometry workstations from Kratos. Rambe legal is proud to have supported Gyros in the process of making the agreement.


May 23, 2002 Personal Chemistry/Accelrys Inc. Agreement

Personal Chemistry today announced that it has entered into a software licensing and technical cooperation agreement with Accelrys, Inc., a U.S. based company fully owned by Pharmacopeia, Inc. Rambe legal is proud to have supported Personal Chemistry in the process of making the agreement.


May 7, 2002 Amersham Health/Uppsala University Holdings JV

Amersham Health, the global leader in medical diagnostic imaging and a business of Amersham plc (LSE,NYSE,OSE:AHM) announced today the expansion of IMANET™, its international network of leading imaging research centres, through the formation in Sweden of a company to be called Uppsala Research Imaging Solutions AB (URIS).

URIS is a joint venture owned 75% by Amersham Health and 25% by Uppsala University Holdings (UUH) and is formed out of the Uppsala PET (Positron-Emission Tomography) Centre, which has a worldwide reputation for its academic and commercial excellence in PET.

We at rambe legal are very proud to have supported Amersham Health in the process of setting up this joint venture.


May 2, 2002 Release Party!

Our entirely new web site is released at a party at Kristinehovs Malmgård in Stockholm. Webmaster Sven Olaisson presents the new concept in the presence of rambe legal, our clients and our collaboration partners. The site is now fully loaded with detailed information about the firm and its activities.


March 1, 2002 Strategic partnership

We are very proud to announce that Karo Bio AB, a drug delivery company with its base in Stockholm today further confirmed their willingness and commitment to work with rambe legal! Karo Bio is focusing its research on the discovery and pre-clinical phases of drug development. Karo Bio and rambe legal have now signed a strategic partnership agreement whereby rambe legal agrees to provide continuous and dedicated support to the company in the legal field and where Karo Bio acknowledges the great value in a close working relationship with our firm. Karo Bio is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Read more at www.karobio.com.


November 28-30, 2001 Biotech Forum, Stockholm

We at rambe legal, together with Bioventia LSC, are exhibitors at the popular conference in Stockholm, participating in the tremendous development in the region and sharing the latest news in the Biotech, Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical Industries. New contacts are established and existing network is updated on the recent expansion of rambe legal consultants.


November 27, 2001 Biostapro/XTL Agreement

Biostapro AB announced in the December issue of BiotechInvest that it has completed an agreement worth SEK 120 million with Israeli biotech company XTL regarding certain passive immunisation and vaccine applications of Biostapro's patented technology . The transaction will speed up the research in this field as well as enable Biostapro AB to expand the organisation and build an industrial platform. We at rambe legal are proud to have supported Biostapro in the discussions and negotiations with XTL. We look forward to continuing and strengthening our strategic partnership with Biostapro AB as the company faces new challenges.


September 19-20, 2001 Medicon Valley BioConference

We at rambe legal consultants, together with Bioventia Life Science Consultants, are present at the two-day conference in Copenhagen, sharing the dynamics of the Oresund region and partaking of the latest news in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries. Many new and interesting contacts are established.


September 17, 2001

Johan Thörne and Henrik Rambe attend the SIK "Bioteknik i Norden" - seminar in Lund (Seminar on Biotechnology in Scandinavia, arranged by the Swedish Institute for Biotechnology and Foods).


September 1, 2001 New team member!

We are proud to have Elisabeth Norrby, LL.M join our team and become Senior Adviser and Business Developer with the firm. Elisabeth is an internationally experienced lawyer with extensive experience and competence in legal issues relating to IPR, Competition, Administration, Social and Health Care, and European Union Compliance. Elisabeth's previous career include working as a law clerk at the Administrative Court of Stockholm, as a Civil Servant and project leader at the Swedish Foreign Ministry, as a Compliance Officer and Administrator at a Stockholm-based recruitment company, as well as Legal Consultant at Gota Bank. Elisabeth will initially work on a project basis for a period of 6 months in order to set our marketing and strategic plans into place. We welcome Elisabeth and believe she will contribute nicely to our company's further development!


August 16, 2001 New team member!

We are proud to have Tobias Fridman, LL.M, join our team amd become an Associate with the firm. Tobias is an experienced business lawyer with extensive experience and competence in contractual, M&A and corporate financing issues. Tobias's previous career include working as a lawyer with consulting firm Oakhill Management in Stockholm and serving as Business Development Manager for IT company Capsline, a provider of electronic share certificates and shareholder registration.. Tobias will join our M&A Group and should contribute nicely to our company's further development!


June 7, 2001 Voxi private placement

Voxi AB (Stockholm, Sweden) announced today that it has completed a 7 million SEK private placement.
CR&T Ventures and the Swedish Industrial Development Fund are investing a total of SEK 7 million in software company Voxi. Voxi has developed a new type of platform for natural speech recognition in a host of different products, including telecom systems, hand-held computers, cars, consumer products and aids for the disabled.
We at rambe legal have supported Voxi through the due diligence procedures as well as taken part in the discussions and negotiations with the new investors. We look forward to continuing and strengthening our strategic partnership with Voxi as a natural part of their strive for success.


June 1, 2001 Strategic partnership

We at rambe legal are proud to announce that AMS (The Swedish National Labour Market Board) have selected us as their preferred supplier of legal services for the coming year! In collaboration with Öhman & Partners, rambe legal have entered into a strategic partnership agreement with AMS where our dedicated services will be at their immediate disposal.


May 30, 2001 Arexis private placement

Arexis AB (Mölndal, Sweden) announced today that it has completed a 48 million SEK private placement.
3i Group plc and SEB Företagsinvest have each invested 20 million SEK while the existing shareholders InnovationsKapital and investors affiliated to the Beijer Group each have invested 4 million SEK. In addition, the Swedish Industrial Development Fund recently provided 5 million SEK as a convertible loan. The proceeds will be used to expand the organization and build an industrial platform for the company's research and development programme. We at rambe legal are proud to have supported Arexis through the due diligence procedures as well as in connection with the discussions and negotiations with the new investors. We wish Arexis the best of luck with its future endeavours and are happy to have one more client in Gothenburg, Sweden.


May 16, 2001 California tour

As part of our international drive and in order to extend our network further, Lars Rambe, our managing partner will be "on tour" in California over the coming 10 days (beginning on May 18). He will visit San Francisco, Los Angeles as well as the biotech hub of San Diego. Please contact us if you would like to take this opportunity to arrange for a meeting with our managing partner.


May 10-11, 2001

Representatives for rambe legal are present at the two day conference on Strategic Research and Development of Biotech Companies held at the World Trade Center in Stockholm. Our exhibition booth is seen by most of the delegates, and we are happy to put attention to the fact that we are Sweden's only business law firm with a clear and documented focus on the life science industry.


May 10, 2001 Collaboration Bioventia LSC

Bioventia Life Science Consultants and rambe legal are proud to announce that we have entered into a non-exclusive collaboration agreement where we will provide our services, jointly and separately, to companies in the life science industry. Our combined network in the industry and the broad scope of services offered by our respective two companies will be used to further enhance the value we can offer to our customers.


April 26-27, 2001

Three representatives for rambe legal participate in the two day conference arranged by SIK Biotech Forum at Sjudarhöjden, Sigtuna, Sweden. Many interesting presentations are held including company presentations from Arexis, Biovitrum, Gyros, Melacure and Personal Chemistry. No other law firms are present at the conference, and it is once again emphasized that rambe legal is the only law firm in Sweden with a clear and established focus on the biotech industry.


March 20, 2001 Strategic partnership

We are very proud to announce that Nackageriatriken AB, a medical care company with its base in Stockholm today further confirmed their willingness and commitment to work with rambe legal! Nackageriatriken and rambe legal have now signed a strategic partnership agreement whereby rambe legal agrees to provide continuous and dedicated support to the company in the legal field and where Nackageriatriken acknowledges the great value in a close working relationship with our firm. This strengthens rambe legal's role as a dedicated service provider to medical care companies in Sweden.


February 21, 2001 Party!

House warming party in the new and refurnished office in Stockholm. Quite an event!


December 5, 2000 Presentation at SIK Biotech Forum

Lars Rambe is invited by SIK (The Swedish Institute for Biotechnology and Food) to hold a presentation at the SIK Biotech Forum in Bålsta, Sweden. Lars holds a much appreciated talk on principal business and legal considerations for small biotech companies.


December 1, 2000 New offices!

The firm moves into nice new offices at Stagneliusvägen 31, Fredhäll in Stockholm.


November 1, 2000 New team member!

We are proud to have Peter Lundén, LL.M, join our team as Senior Associate. Peter is an experienced business lawyer with extensive experience and competence in contractual, corporate and intellectual property issues. Peter's previous career involve being an associate with the law firm of Tom Placht in Uppsala, being legal counsel to Uppsala University, as well as working as a law clerk at the district court of Borås. We hope and believe that he will be a great asset in our company's further development!


October 9-11, 2000 Biotech Forum, Stockholm

Three very informative, interesting and enjoyable days are spent conferencing. The dynamics of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries are truly shown, as everyone is there, sharing exciting news and making concrete the enormous potentials of new research and findings, as well as new products and services. Many new and interesting contacts are made and rambe legal has reconfirmations of the firm's positively unique profile.


September 30, 2000 Lidingö Corporate Relay Race

Our firm joins with two teams, of total eight runners, to once again establish the position of rambe legal as always one step ahead.


June 27-29, 2000

Conference in Eskilstuna and Mariefred. We analyze the status of the firm, and see a thriving and growing company. Visions and plans for the future are set.


June 12, 2000 Öresund Bridge Race

The partners of rambe legal consultants jointly venture the 21 km between Copenhagen and Malmoe, and triumphantly, but on sore feet, reach the finish line, happy to have physically experienced the dynamics of a region now brought even closer together!


May 31, 2000 Strategic partnership

We are very proud to announce that Gyros AB, a company with its base in Uppsala and expected to be a major international provider of micro systems for biotechnical, medical and diagnostic applications, has become a client of ours! Gyros AB and rambe legal consultants have signed a strategic partnership agreement whereby rambe legal consultants agrees to provide continuous and dedicated support to the company in the legal field and where Gyros acknowledges the great value in a close working relationship with our firm.


May 18, 2000 New team member!

Johan Thörne, LL. M, is employed by the firm. Johan's role will primarily be to assist and report to the managing partner on cases handled through the Stockholm office. Johan has a previous history with the firm and is expected to provide dedicated support to our clients in many different areas of law (e.g. company law and administration). We hope and believe that he will be a great asset in our company's further development!


March 27, 2000

Webmaster Henrik Rambe and rambe legal consultants announce the launch of its significantly improved website with several new functions and more complete information on both the law firm and the different business areas where rambe legal consultants play a role.


January 27-31, 2000 Collaboration Dorn, Krämer & Partner

Lars Rambe is invited to Berlin, Germany, for discussions with representatives for Dorn, Krämer & Partner GbR, rambe legal consultants' primary German collaboration partner in legal matters. Both parties are very positive to the collaboration.


December 13, 1999 Insite/Clevermedia merger

The merger between interactive multimedia companies Insite and Clevermedia is completed with support through the whole process from rambe legal consultants. The managements of both companies have expressed their continued interest of working with us.


December 7-9, 1999

The marketing plan and budget for the year 2000 are determined at a conference in Strängnäs, Sweden. The partners of rambe legal consultants confirm their continued commitment to present and offer its novel model for providing complete and specialised support to technology-driven start-up companies and other businesses interested in optimising their gain from their intellectual property rights.


December 2, 1999

Party at the Stockholm office! A much appreciated house warming party is held where a number of clients, collaboration partners and other valuable contacts are present.


November 12, 1999

Voxi AB receives venture capital funding after a serious drive during the autumn and consequent negotiations with dedicated support from Lars Rambe and rambe legal consultants.


September 21, 1999 Web site launched!

Webmaster Henrik Rambe and rambe legal consultants are pleased to announce the launch of its web site at www.rambe.com and www.rambe.net.


September 1, 1999 New Offices!

You may now find rambe legal consultants at S:t Eriksgatan 48 in Stockholm. A central location with easy access to all areas of central Stockholm where clients are welcome to meet with our partners for immediate support.


August 26, 1999

The law firm's client base in Uppsala, Sweden continues to grow. Fast expanding microwave technology company Personal Chemistry becomes a client of the firm.


March 19, 1999

The law firm registers the name "rambe legal consultants".


March 10, 1999 Seminar in San Diego

Lars Rambe is invited to hold a talk on technology transfers in Europe at a seminar in San Diego, U.S.A for in-house lawyers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry hosted by the Salk Institute.


February 15, 1999

While supporting Amersham Pharmacia Biotech the law firm starts to establish a client base in line with the law firm's strategic focus. Drug development company Arexis AB and venture capital firm Ryda Bruk AB become clients to the firm.


January 15, 1999 Take Off!

Lars Rambe offically leaves Amersham Pharmacia Biotech and dedicates all his time to the launch of the law firm as a new dedicated service provider for especially companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and information technology industries.


November 5, 1998

Lars Rambe puts in his notice as International Counsel for Amersham Pharmacia Biotech.


September-October 1998

Serious investigations are made into the possibilities of setting up the law firm as a full service partner for technology driven companies. Contacts are made with several potential clients and collaboration partners.


November 1, 1996

Henrik Rambe joins the firm and replaces Johan Thörne as partner. The firm's name is consequently changed to the law firm Rambe HB.


May 1994

The firm supports its first client in Uppsala, Sweden.


February 1, 1994

Lars Rambe and Johan Thörne signs partnership agreement and establishes the law firm Rambe & Thörne HB.


 

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