Rikke Winther

Rikke Winther

MSc in Pharmacy from Copenhagen University

Role in PharmNovo: Clinical outsourcing lead.

Company: WIN Outsourcing Consult.

Resumé: Rikke is highly specialized and globally experienced within Pre-clinical and Clinical R&D, Business Development and Contract/Outsourcing Management and has worked in the CRO and Pharmaceutical industry within these fields for more than 25 years.

For almost two decades, she headed up the R&D Outsourcing & Contracts Management R&D function at Lundbeck where she was globally responsible for all R&D outsourcing matters covering contractual, operational and relationship related activities with all CROs/vendors as well as complex research collaborations agreements with academia. Rikke has significant experience in developing and executing a broad variety of outsourcing strategies and is a strong negotiator with a win-win approach to retaining positive relationships with all stakeholders.

Prior to her employment at Lundbeck, Rikke worked for five years within bio-analytical research and clinical development in hospital/academia settings. This was followed by four years of employment in a larger CRO (International Project Manager followed by setting up the CRO’s first South East Asia office working as Business Development Manager and Line Manager in Singapore).

Rikke has since 2013 been a Steering Committee member of the Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group (PCMG.org.uk) in Europe.

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July 17, 2024

17.5m EUR blended funding from EIC

PharmNovo is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a 2.5m EUR grant and an opportunity for up to 15m EUR equity investment from the European Innovation Council (EIC) for innovative pain treatment. The equity part being contingent on investments of equal amounts from co-investors.

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June 5, 2024

PharmNovo presenting at the Global Forum

On May 29–30, BioStock hosted the Global Forum. The event is the first of its kind, aimed at bringing together growth stage Nordic life science companies looking to expand into new markets and experts armed with a profound knowledge of how business is done across the globe.

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March 21, 2024

Positive final Phase I results

The final results from the Phase I clinical for our neuropathic pain drug candidate PN6047, demonstrates safety and tolerability and a lack of the adverse effects commonly associated with conventional opioids. The findings from the Phase I trial show that PN6047 is safe and well-tolerated at the doses tested, with no serious adverse events reported.

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March 10, 2024

Meet Bengt von Mentzer, founder and Chief scientific advisor

Bengt von Mentzer founded PharmNovo 16 years ago, and today, his visionary approach and scientific process still drive the development of the groundbreaking compound PN6047. At the intersection of innovation and scientific leadership, Bengt von Mentzer is paving the way for how to reshape the landscape of chronic pain treatment.

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