“Imagine if vaccines didn’t have to be formulated as liquids. Imagine if they were cheap, safe, fast and agile to transport with no cold chain necessary, and nothing holding them back. Imagine the suffering that could be prevented, the costs that could be avoided and the communities and societies that could be set free. That, ultimately, is what Ziccum technology can deliver.” – Göran Conradson, CEO, ZICCUM
Ziccum is developing new dry-powder versions of the world’s most effective vaccines and biologic pharmaceuticals. These new, gently air-dried formulations can be transported easily and cost-effectively, with no costly cold storage or refrigeration required.
With the company's patented technology LaminarPace, dry formulations of products that are currently available in liquid form are developed. This allows Ziccum to open up new markets, create new patents and generate revenue from the sale of licenses to the new form of preparation.
Through its patented technology LaminarPace, Ziccum is the only company in the world to offer gentle drying of biological drugs at room temperature. This opens up the opportunity to develop and patent new formulations of biological drugs and offer better stability, longer durability and simpler storage and transportation requirements. This gives a competitive advantage, cost savings and the opportunity to address more and bigger markets. New forms of preparation and the process of producing these can also be protected by new patents so that the competitive advantage lasts over time. LaminarPace has been validated through internal, published studies and external projects where Ziccum has carried out feasibility studies on behalf of the client.
The company intends to move up in the value creation chain through procuring turnkey plants for Fill and Finishing in collaboration with large international stake holders, i.e. IGO (International Governmental Organisations such as WHO, UNICEF, etc) and NGO (non-governmental organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Organisation, PATH etc.), large vaccine manufacturers and individual countries, particular in the developing world.
Ziccum, located in Lund, was founded as a spinout from Inhalation Sciences, which was successfully listed on Spotlight (formerly Aktietorget) in September 2017. Ziccum followed the same path and was listed on Spotlight in October 25th, 2018.

 

Servicetekniker

“Set vaccines free”

Vision
Ziccums vision is to provide safe and effective medicines in all environments and situations worldwide and to minimize expensive and impractical fridge and freezer transport and storage.

Possibilities
With our patented technology LaminarPace® objective is to develop new formulations of biologics. By developing dry formulations of products presently present only in liquid form, Ziccum can open up new markets and create new patents. Dry form is always sought in the development of new drugs. The benefits of dry form (tablets, powders, etc.) are many. It increases the stability of the product and thus its life span, it facilitates the entire transport chain from factory to patient, enabling the distribution of drugs to new locations where, for example, refrigerator and freezer storage is a major challenge. This means that patients who treat themselves, in their homes, can access safer and more efficient drugs.

Ziccum has a unique and patented technology that is well documented, with clear customer benefits. The company focus on a market (biologics) where the history, trends and needs clearly indicates the value of being able to produce products in dry form but where the technical solutions for doing this has been lacking. The next step is to adapt the technology for commercial production and present our offer to potential partners in the pharmaceutical industry. Ziccum has the technology to make a big difference for large populations who need access to vaccines and drugs, and for large pharmaceutical companies that want to streamline the logistics of their products and thereby increase market potential.
If you decide to work for Ziccum it means you will:
• work in a company that will have a paramount impact on possibilities to a paradigm shift concerning the ability to formulate dray formulations of vaccines
• be a part of a company that will enable patients’ worldwide access to safer and more efficient vaccines
• work in a company with short decision paths and with a high level of personal responsibility
• close and frequent interactions with the CEO and colleagues in the team
• as the company is small, you must have a “can do” attitude and be comfortable in situations where you must be more “hands-on”
• work in a company with a clear objective - to develop and to grow Ziccum to a world leader
in providing safe and effective biological drugs in the area of dry formulation
• as the company grows, there are excellent and planned opportunities for your development

The position
Ziccum is looking for a Service Technician responsible for, among other things, the emergency and planned service maintenance on LaminarPace. You install, maintain, inspect and repair both onsite at customers location, but also at our laboratory in Lund. As a service technician, you also handle follow-ups of regularly planned service and emergency downtime within your area of responsibility and produce action proposals to minimize these incidents. Further on, you will also be involved in LaminarPace demonstrations and presentations.
Feasibility tests with LaminaPace are currently ongoing and you will be a valuable part of this work when it comes to technical aspects. We will either licence out LaminarPace to customers and/or set up own small mobile production sites. You will interact in the development in regard to support and troubleshooting, which requires a high sense of service and expertise. In addition, with your good communication skills, you can help both customers and colleagues to give the right recommendations about service and spare parts. The role as a Service Technician is a flexible job where you will be able to plan / structure your own working day to a large extent and to be prepared for unscheduled travel.

You will have a key role within Ziccum’s development projects essential to the future of the company and the growth of the company. Ziccum’s technology will be out licensed to external partners primarily in Europe but also in USA. You will then act as a Service Technician of all installations while efficiently performing system implementations and software upgrades, sometimes including customer training with minimal assistance by following established guidelines. You must strive to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction, be able to identify potential "at risk" customers and communicate effectively to the appropriate internal stakeholders. Effective and efficient resolution of customer issues and participation in upscaling. Assist with product demos and technical presentations by collaborating with colleagues to promote sales. Further on you must be willing to frequent travel outside Sweden to the rest of Europe and possible USA.
This new position involves close cooperation with the CEO and other colleagues at the company. You will be located at Ziccum’s office in Lund and report to the CEO.

Profile
We are looking for a skilled customer-oriented Service Technician with a positive attitude who is passionate about meeting customer’s needs, solving customers' problems and delivering extraordinary service. In your role as a Service Technician, you will mainly act as support to customers for, among other things, installation, troubleshooting, commissioning and optimization / calibration.
You must be driven, independent and responsive to customer’s needs to be able to deliver the best solutions and the best service, sometimes at short notice based on customers' needs. Because Ziccum is a small company, high demands are placed on flexibility and resilience for re-prioritization and “moving goals”. You will also support customers with technical issues by phone and email. You are motivated by contact with people and are good at creating trust and long-term relationships.
It is also important that you are a team player who works well with colleagues and customers.
The position requires a highly driven person who gets "things to happen" and capable of achieving value-added projects / collaborations, resulting in short and long-term business results.

Contact information
For inquires and more information about the position, please contact Jarl Molin, senior recruitment consultants at PeakSearch. Mail: jarl.molin@peaksearch.se phone: +46 70 560 20 56
Application
Apply for the position at PeakSearch homepage http://www.peaksearch.se or send your CV directly to Jarl, see above.