About Ascro

Speaking Partners

ASCRO is the business organisation for life science service providers and CROs active in Sweden.

We work in dialogue with LIF, SwedenBio, Swedish Medtech, the Swedish Competent Authority, EPM, Biobank Sverige, SKR, KSS and Noderna, the Swedish Life science-office, Apotekarsocieteten and other relevant partners.

ASCRO is part of the European CRO-network through our membership in EUCROF.

In 2017, ASCRO and LIF signed an associative agreement in order to be able to work closer together and join forces in areas of common interest. The agreement also means that ASCRO’s members agree to follow the ethical rules that apply to the medical industry in Sweden. ASCRO share offices with LIF on Sveavägen 63 in Stockholm.

Mission Statement

ASCRO’s Mission:

  • Build and expand partnerships with all key actors to develop Swedish life science together
  • Facilitate and develop the business conditions for life science service providers in Sweden
  • Communicate and improve the role of service providers within life science
  • Be a partner in developing the next generation of clinical research and clinical trials in Sweden.


ASCRO the organization for life science service providers –
connecting service with science


ASCRO shall:
• act as an independent interest group and voice for life science service providers active in Sweden and companies that are providing consultancy services to the pharmaceutical-, biotech- and medical technology industry and academia.

• represent and promote the common interests of its members towards sponsors, governmental agencies/bodies, research organizations and similar entities.

• be an active part in the provision of information, in lobbying to influence political, public, industry and other decision makers in matters of importance for its members and those serving the mission of ASCRO.

• serve as a facilitator and organize meetings and conferences as means for dialogue between its members and the industry.

• act to strengthen the position of the life science service consultant as a key player in the eco system for life science in Sweden.

• provide counselling and advice within its field to its members as well as external parts.

• promote training, education and mentoring for employees from life science service providers and CROs.

• promote the development of tools, techniques and technologies for state of the art conduct of and recruitment of investigators and patients to clinical studies. 

Active years in Sweden
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Member companies
100 +
Representing Member Employees
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Board of directors

Helena Lüning
Chairman of the Board
Hedda Magnusson
Member of the Board, Treasurer
LINK Medical Research
Joacim Folkesson
Member of the Board
Annsofie Holmborn
Member of the Board
Sverre Bengtsson
Member of the Board
Viedoc Technologies
Linda Thunell
Member of the Board
Arex Advisor
Maria Englund
Member of the Board
Sofie Sibia
Associate Member of the Board
Gunilla Gertz
Associate Member of the Board
Scandinavian CRO