Collaboration partners

The PLATINEA collaboration platform consists of 21 partners from academia, authorities, healthcare and industry. The common goal is to ensure that existing antibiotics are used in the best way and to ensure availability of important antibiotics that risk disappearing from Sweden.

PLATINEA is coordinated by Uppsala University.

The 21 partners included in PLATINEA are: Uppsala University Hospital, the Swedish Pharmaceutical Society, Cortexa Life Science, the Public Health Agency of Sweden, University of Gothenburg, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital / Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital /Region Stockholm, Karo Healthcare, Linköping University, The Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry, MSD, Viatris, Pfizer, Recipharm, Region Västerbotten, RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), Skåne University Hospital, Strama (National program council for antibiotic resistance), Tamro, Umeå University Hospital and Uppsala University.

For more information, read below about each partner:

Uppsala University Hospital

Uppsala University Hospital (Akademiska Sjukhuset AS) is one of the largest hospitals in Sweden. At the University Hospital, healthcare are offered with high quality and with a great commitment. The quality of healthcare, the close collaboration with Uppsala University and the strong life science cluster are the basis for internationally competitive clinical research and education.

Swedish Pharmaceutical Society

Swedish Pharmaceutical Society (Apotekarsocieteten) is a non-profit organization for professionals engaged in the field of Pharmaceuticals. The aim of the organization is to support research and innovation in medicines and healthcare, and to promote high professional standards through supporting education and professional development.


Public Health Agency of Sweden

The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) has a national responsibility for public health issues and works to ensure good public health. The agency also works to ensure that the population is protected against communicable diseases and other health threats.

University of Gothenburg

University of Gothenburg (Göteborgs universitet) is a large university with quality-driven research, education and collaboration in an inspiring environment. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world.

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s foremost medical universities. Their vision is to make a significant contribution to the improvement of human health; their mission is to conduct research and education and to interact with the community. As a university, KI is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes.

Karolinska University Hospital / Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital

Karolinska University Hospital (Karolinska universitetssjukhuset) is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. Together with Karolinska Institutet, the hospital is a medical center with a high international reputation. Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital take care of the most seriously ill children from across the country.


Karo Healthcare is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Stockholm with the vision of becoming a leader in Europe in everyday health. Karo Healthcare holds a broad portfolio of basic medicines, including antibiotics for urinary tract infections. Our products are available in over 90 countries, with Europe and the Nordics being our core.

Linköping University

Linköping University (LiU) (Linköpings universitet) conducts world-leading research in close collaboration with society. LiU also offers a large number of innovative courses, many of which are professional courses for doctors, teachers and civil engineers.

Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Läkemedelsindustriföreningen - LIF) is the trade association for the research-based pharmaceutical industry in Sweden with about 90 members and associate companies who represent approximately 80 percent of the total sales of pharmaceuticals in Sweden.


MSD is a research-intensive company that, in collaboration with health and medical care, discovers, develops and supplies society with drugs, vaccines and services that improve human health. MSD Sweden has about 170 employees.


Pfizer is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in the research and manufacture of new drugs. They have 58 production facilities in the world, one of which is in Strängnäs, Sweden. Pfizer is today the largest supplier of medical treatments in Sweden, with over 140 drugs and vaccines.


Recipharm is a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) employing around 5,000 employees in 10 countries. Recipharm offers pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services of various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material and APIs.


RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through their international collaboration programmes with industry, academia and the public sector, they ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society.


Research, development, and innovation is an important part for Region Västerbotten to develop the healthcare in the region. Region Västerbotten has established work on the area of antibiotic use and has the lowest consumption of antibiotics in primary care in the country. The region is investing in using existing health data to enhance the use of antibiotics within inpatient care. The region is developing innovative IT-solutions to be able to automatically measure and give feed-back regarding the use of antibiotics.

Skåne University Hospital

Skåne University Hospital (Skåne universitetssjukhus) is the third largest hospital in Sweden and operates in both Malmö and Lund. At Skåne University Hospital, research is closely linked to patient-related clinical activities and is conducted in collaboration with Lund University.


Strama - the Swedish strategic programme against antibiotic resistance - was formed already in 1995, and has since been a driving force in the Swedish work against antibiotic resistance. 


The Swedish association of Pharmaceutical Distributors (LDF) is the Swedish branch organization for distributors of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products. LDF works as a referral instance for the industry about questions regarding the medical distribution market and has as end goal to develop and entertain sound business principles.


Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest universities, and featuring research and education within medicine, natural science and engineering, social science, humanity- and educational science. Since the beginning the university has a multidisciplinary cooperation between sciences which is one of the characteristics for Umeå University. 

Uppsala University

Uppsala University (UU) (Uppsala universitet) is the Nordic region’s oldest university – founded in 1477 – and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.The University’s nearly 5,000 researchers and teachers conduct world-leading research and offer a seemingly endless number of courses.


Viatris empowers people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life. We provide access to medicines, advance sustainable operations, develop innovative solutions and leverage our collective expertise to improve patient health,

Last modified: 2023-04-21