Lindhe Xtend receives prestigious Innovation Award 2015

Tylösand, October 30, 2015

Every year, Halmstad Näringsliv AB in cooperation with the University of Halmstad, hosts the Golden Awards Ceremony in Tylösand, outside Halmstad. The purpose of the Innovation Award is to support and motivate innovation-based companies to grow and become competitive on a global market.

Lindhe Xtend received the award with the following motivation:

The company has made a fantastic voyage so far and built a dynamic team, both in and outside the company and is constantly developing new innovations is close cooperation with the University of Halmstad. The combination of new innovative solutions and the highly competent team, is judged to be able to build an international growth company within Life Science, with products that gives amputees a chance to get a higher quality of life.

We are of course very proud over the price and after the Golden Awards Ceremony, Jessika Brostrom, CEO of Lindhe Xtend says:

It is very rewarding and exciting to get the Innovation Award and shows that hard work, a true user-innovation and a solid thinking in establishing a great team, pays of and is being appreciated. Now we are looking forward to taking Xtend Foot to the international market!

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New Board of Directors for Lindhe Xtend

Lindhe Xtend is now entering the next phase with an international expansion. In order to support the company, a new board has been appointed. The new board strengthens the competence of the company and provides expertise within internationalization, commercialization and clinical expertise:

Tommy Hedberg, Chairman of the board

Tommy Hedberg has a long experience from international business and has held positions as MD at Atos Medical, VP of Marketing & Sales at both Atos and Medscand, and as Product Manager at Leo Pharma. With his international expertise, solid experience and board experience, Tommy will be a great asset for the company.

Peter Gerhardsson, Member of the board

Peter Gerhardsson has over 30 years of experience from the pharmaceutical and med tech industry. His focus on sales and marketing, primarily within the segment of diabetes, contributes a valuable and broad international network. Peter holds the position as VP at Dexcom and has previously been responsible for business development at Novo Nordisk and Medtronic.

Henrik Malchau, Member of the board

Henrik Malchau is a Professor at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital and Chief Physician at the Orthopedic Department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Göteborg. With his long experience both of clinical work and research, Henrik will contribute with a strong international network and clinical expertise within the orthopedic field.

Anders Rosengren, Member of the board

Anders Rosengren has 20 years of experience in business development of medical devices in both start-ups and mid-sized companies. Anders contributes with a solid technical expertise, broad network as well as commercial and international experience.

Christoffer Lindhe, Member of the board, Product Development Director and founder of the Company

Christoffer Lindhe plays an important role in the board as the Founder and Majority owner. With his contacts, innovations and inspirational approach, he constributes both practially and strategically to the development of the Company.

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New team members for Lindhe Xtend

The expansion for Lindhe Xtend continues and we are pleased to introduce our newest team members – Malin Östlund and Jiri Kubicka.

Malin Östlund, Head of Operations

Malin will be responsible for the company’s supply chain to assure high precision and quality of delivery to our customers. Malin has many years of experience of medical devices and project management and was previously working at the Getinge Group.

Jiri Kubicka, Technical Advisor

Jiri Kubicka has a long experience from Med Tech companies like BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and Nolato Medical and has held positions as Director of Product Development and Project Management. With his technical background, Jiris contributions range from production planning and strategy to broad material knowledge, testing programs and supplier evaluations.

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Lindhe Xtend wins Almi’s pitch award

Åre, 7 April 2014

A unanimous jury declared Lindhe Xtend from Halmstad winner in ALMI Pitch Event, which took place during the Åre Capital Market Days.

A total of 20 companies took part in the competition and the final was won by Lindhe Xtend, which is owned and run by Christoffer Lindhe.

”Fantastic and unexpected to win this award. It has been an instructive day with a lot of presentations and feedback from a panel of expert investors,” says Christoffer Lindhe.

Investor panel on the stage consisted of:
Eva Engdahl – CEO Entreprenörinvest, 
Finn Persson – Partner Spintop Ventures, 
Magnus Wiberg – Partner eEquity and
 Tobias Riuttamäki – Country manager and partner at Frontier.

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Lindhe Xtend receives grant from the Jimmy Dahlsten Fund

Stockholm, 20 May 2014

Under the motto that everybody is entitled to live a free and independent life regardless of physical conditions and age, the Jimmy Dahlsten Fund wants to help entrepreneurs and visionaries to realise ideas which create new opportunities for people with reduced mobility. The aim is to support projects which, if they are realised, can help many people to achieve a better quality of life. Lindhe Xtend and the Xtend Foot product has been awarded a grant in the Innovation category.

”All too many good ideas don’t get past the idea stage, and it is a great pity as there are lots of good innovations. We therefore want to use the Jimmy Dahlsten Fund to enable more projects to be developed into finished products and services which provide benefit for the users,” says Thomas Fogdö.

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Stable new ownership structure in Lindhe Xtend AB

Halmstad, May 2014

Together with founder Christoffer Lindhe and Marketing and Sales Director Jessika Broström, the ownership of Lindhe Xtend AB is now being strengthened with Almi Invest in Halmstad, Halmstad University’s Investment fund and Lindhe Intressenter AB.

”This ownership structure gives us access to both capital and a depth of knowledge within medical technology. This allows us to enter the market at a faster pace and also enables us to broaden our range in the long-term. This is important in terms of our future competitiveness in procurements,” says Christoffer Lindhe, CEO and founder of Lindhe Xtend.

Read more about the team here.

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Visit Lindhe Xtend’s stand and workshop at NOIF’s Autumn Meeting in Bergen

Bergen, 1-2 November 2014

Come and meet Lindhe Xtend at NOIF’s Autumn Meeting in Bergen, 1-2 November. We are exhibiting our range of products including prosthetic feet and giving practical demonstrations at the stand of how flexible Xtend Foot High Active is. Meet Christoffer Lindhe and also take the opportunity to attend our workshop entitled:

A life lived to the full! Inspiration – user-led innovation – human foot prostheses.

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Xtend Foot wins Plastovationer’s Composite Award 2014

Jönköping, 11 November 2014

The PlastForum journal presents its awards every year at Elmia Subcontractor under the theme of Plastovation Awards 2014. In the Composites category, Lindhe Xtend won with the following nomination:

Because a product has been produced which doesn’t just promote the use of composites, but also produces an enormous amount of benefit for the user. With its Xtend Foot, Lindhe Xtend has developed a prosthetic foot which is more mobile and stable and where, furthermore, the foot blade can be adapted to the underlying surface. This makes it a really innovative product, which will be of great benefit to many people, and which can make everyday life easier for its users.

Some seventy or so people from both the industry and nominated companies had gathered to hear which contributions would receive this year’s awards.

”The fact that plastic is a varied material that can be used and developed in many different ways becomes very clear when we work with Plastovationer. This year too we have seen a broad spectrum of products, for both industry and consumers. This is evidence of innovation that bodes well for the industry,” says Martin Dyberg, chief editor of Plastforum.

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Christoffer Lindhe wins Diversity Index 2014

Malmö, October 19 2014

Diversity Index is a cooperation between Region Skåne, Øresundsinsituttet/News Øresund, Mentor International, Swedbank and Malmö University. The purpose of Diversity Index is to stimulate companies and organisations to use diversity in order to create growth and the best innovation climate. Christoffer Lindhe received the price in the category Disability with the motivation:

“Through his persistance and willingness to inspire other, he has challenged himself and the people around him. He is the prime example of how we all can see opportunities when the times are really rough. He is a role-model and a true fighter, a hero in the daily life”.

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