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Mabtech

Employees
60
Countries
70+
Academic Citations
4,000
Status
Current
Country
Sweden
Sector
Healthcare
Entry
Dec-19
Fund
IK SC II

Leading specialist in immune monitoring

Mabtech is a biotech company specialising in immune monitoring products used by companies and researchers on a global scale.

Mabtech’s products are used by researchers and companies worldwide to study immune responses in, for example, cancer, allergy, infectious diseases as well as to monitor vaccine trials (most recently in Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine research). In March 2021, Mabtech also launched its first ever CE-labelled IVD test, a T-cell test for COVID-19.

Founded in Sweden in 1986, Mabtech has gained worldwide recognition for its high-quality monoclonal antibodies and technical innovation capabilities and is viewed as a pioneer within the growing detection platform techniques of ELISpot and FluoroSpot. To complement its offering, the Company successfully entered the instruments market by launching its first reader, IRIS, in December 2018.

The Company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and has a sales office in Cincinnati, US.

IK Partners acquired Mabtech from the founders in December 2019.

What Attracted Us to the Business

  • High-quality product offering
  • Leading position in a rapidly growing niche segment of the large antibody-based immunoassays market 

Our Value Creation Strategy

We will work alongside management to:

  • Capitalise on structural growth drivers of single-cell testing where Mabtech’s leadership position provides opportunity to outgrow a fast-growing market;
  • Expand current offering by adapting existing antibodies to alternative test methods;
  • Accelerate growth in China and the US and complement existing products to further penetrate current therapeutic areas; and
  • Strengthen commercial focus and finance organisation.

Responsibility Highlights

The Company has been ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified since 2006.

“With IK, we believe to have found the right partner for our next phase of growth.”

– Niklas Ahlborg, Chief Executive Officer

Investment Team

Kristian Carlsson Kemppinen

Managing Partner, Head of Small Cap Strategy
Stockholm

Erik Ingemarsson

Partner
Stockholm

Henrik Geijer

Director
Stockholm