Maria Gustafsson

Managing Director
maria@monivent.se
+46 738 00 43 55

Maria has a bachelor's degree from Industrial Engineering and Management. It was the strong interest in medicine and the process of starting up new businesses that brought her to the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, and together with Emma Wejedal and Caroline Blomqvist built the foundation of Monivent. Maria is today managing the business development in the project, strongly supported by the idea partners, the business advisors and the product development team.

Oscar Edvardsson

Product Developer
oscar@monivent.se
+46 767 16 60 67

Oscar recently graduated from Chalmers University of Technology and the Electrical Engineering program. He holds a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and spent his final semester developing Monivent's second prototype as his master thesis. Oscar's educational background, early engagement in the project together with a great interest in medical applications makes him a perfect fit for the position as product developer in Monivent, his full-time job since summer of 2014.

Pontus Johansson

Co-founder & Board Member
pontus@monivent.se

Pontus is a pediatrician and neonatologist who has always had a burning interest in pediatric emergency medicine and also educating others. With his long history of emergency pediatrics and educational experience, Pontus has identified the needs that exist concerning ventilation and how those can be solved. This has led him to the idea of a tool to optimize ventilation in resuscitation of newborns.

Mikael Löfgren

Board member
mikael@monivent.se

Mikael holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Lund University and has during his career worked with research and development projects for companies such as Millicore AB and Unfors Instruments AB. With his most recent experience of working with product development and regulatory affairs at Observe Medical, where he has taken the product from idea to market, he has knowledge within sensor techniques and flow measurement that is highly valuable to Monivent.

Lena Kajland Wilén

Board member
lena@monivent.se

Business Development Director at ContextVision AB. With a lifelong career within life science, Lena's experience span from working with global marketing at Pharmacia Ophthalmics and Philips to building Aerocrine from a five employee company to a listed medical technology company with global presence. Lena has also made the startup journey as CEO for Aprovix AB, providing hometesting for cervical cancer. Lena holds a MSc from the Royal Institute of Technology and a DIHM in Marketing Economics.

Ants Silberberg

Co-founder & Technical advisor
ants@monivent.se

Ants is a university lector in Signals and Systems at Chalmers University of Technology. Ants has a PhD in medical technology with the dissertation title "On respiratory system mechanics in ventilated newborn infants", focusing on methods to measure pressures and flow in ventilated, premature babies. Together with the idea partner Kenneth, Ants has conducted research within ventilatory strategies in low birth weight infants for many years and also made several publications within the field.

Kenneth Sandberg

Co-founder & Clinical advisor

Kenneth is Associate Professor in pediatrics with his main interest in newborn medicine with focus on respiratory and neonatal intensive care. He has spent more than 30 years at Queen Silvia Children's Hospital in Gothenburg as specialist in neonatology. He has also been fellow and Assistant Professor in neonatology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA. His research interest is in respiratory physiology of the newborn. He has approximately 50 publications in this subject.

Antti Stålnacke

Product Developer
antti@monivent.se
+46 70-955 40 21

Antti holds a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. His interests lie in the fields of signal processing, data analysis, physical modelling and product development and he has previously worked at smaller med tech companies like Neoventa Medical AB and Medfield Diagnostics AB. This background makes Antti well suited to work on algorithms and signal processing here at Monivent.

Patrik Sjöstrand

Board member
patrik.sjostrand@almi.se

Patrik is Investment Manager at Almi Invest, a Swedish Government owned Venture Capital firm investing in early stage companies with a scalable business idea and international ambitions. Patrik has a background which includes working for companies within Automotive, Life Science and Industrial Design. Prior to joining Almi Invest Patrik was the COO of a startup company working with Medical Simulation and e-learning and assessment tools for medical societies.

Elisabeth Svernhage

Chairman of the board
elisabeth@monivent.se

Elisabeth MD, specialist in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, with several years of clinical experience. She continued her career at AstraZeneca as project leader for drug projects in early phase development and more recently as global VP for some of the company’s best-selling products. Elisabeth brings with her experience from international clinical studies, interactions with clinical experts, health authorities and “payers”, as well as commercialization of global pharmaceutical products.

Supporting caregivers to save our youngest patients

What we do

Safe and gentle resuscitation of newborns

Monivent is a young medtech company dedicated to improve the emergency ventilatory care given to newborn babies in need of respiratory support at birth. About 3-6 % of all newborns end up in this situation, where healthcare personnel today are lacking tools to determine how effective this manual ventilation really is. This can result in two major risks; inadequate volumes causing insufficient gas exchange and failed resuscitation while excessive volumes can result in over-expansion of the lungs causing lung injuries as well as extrapulmonary injuries, especially in babies born very prematurely.

The product

Monivent® Neo

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Monivent® Neo, currently under development, helps the caregiver make the necessary adjustments to ensure an effective and gentle treatment during manual ventilation of newborns unable to breathe spontaneously. This monitoring device is an add-on to existing manual ventilation equipment.The airflow is wirelessly measured directly in the face mask and feedback on several critical parameters, such as tidal volume, are continuously shown on the external display to guide the caregiver.
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Training device soon to be launched
Meanwhile this equipment is being developed for use in the emergency care of newborns, Monivent Neo for training will be available. The device will be used as a tool to improve learning in simulated ventilation training on manikin. Most of the functionality is the same as described above, however the training device gives the user more freedom to utilize stored data to view personal development and more.

The team

The people behind Monivent

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Maria Gustafsson

Managing Director
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Oscar Edvardsson

Product Developer
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Pontus Johansson

Co-founder & Board Member
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Mikael Löfgren

Board member
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Lena Kajland Wilén

Board member
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Ants Silberberg

Co-founder & Technical advisor
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Kenneth Sandberg

Co-founder & Clinical advisor
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Antti Stålnacke

Product Developer
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Patrik Sjöstrand

Board member
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Elisabeth Svernhage

Chairman of the board

Contact

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Address:
Monivent AB
Medicinaregatan 8A
SE-413 90 Gothenburg Sweden
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