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Universal Robots launches virtual event «Cobots in pharma and medtech»

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Managers, specialists and other professionals in the pharmaceutical and medtech industry can now gain insight into the many possibilities robots offer. Universal Robots will be holding a virtual event across the Nordic region on December 9, 2021. The event will be held in English and delegates will be welcomed from all over the world. Universal Robots sees great potential in the pharmaceutical sector and has high expectations for the event, which is already garnering a lot of interest.

The automation wave is now hitting the pharmaceutical and medtech industry in earnest. Universal Robots is holding an event to focus on the many possibilities that robots offer in areas such as packaging. The event will be held virtually on 9 December 2021 under the title «Cobots in pharma and medtech».

Michal Hjertebjerg, Regional Sales Director, UR, explains: “We’re seeing a lot of interest in robots within the pharmaceutical and medtech sectors. The many accessories in the UR+ universe significantly increase the robots’ applicability, so they are gaining ground in more and more specialist functions,” says Michael Hjertebjerg and continues: “We’re now bringing together the latest knowledge in the field in a virtual event featuring a range of experts, speakers and exhibitors. Participants can also visit the different visitor booths found in the exhibitor area and get answers to specific questions they may have about automation.”

UR+ is an ecosystem where external developers are continuously adding new applications for use with UR robots, thus enabling them to carry out a wide range of specialized tasks.


During the large-scale pandemic lockdown, UR hosted a virtual event with over 6,000 participants across Europe. Building on the experience of this event, UR is now able to offer participants a tried and tested concept on 9 December.

“We’re seeing huge interest from across the Nordic region, and the virtual format makes it easier to meet across regions in a situation where COVID-19 is on the rise again. Our virtual event is a safe and user-friendly way to acquire the latest knowledge, and we hope that as many people as possible will take advantage of the opportunity,” says Michael Hjertebjerg.

In addition to Michael Hjertebjerg, the event on 9 December will feature Thomas Bach Nielsen (Head of Robotics & Advanced Automation, Novo Nordisk A/S), Casper Hansen (CEO, Technicon A/S) and Dr Carl Heltmut Coulon (Head of Future Manufacturing Concepts, INVITE GmbH).


Among other things, the collaborative robots from UR, so-called cobots, can relieve employees of cumbersome tasks on packing lines. The pandemic has put the spotlight on industry adaptability, supply chains and resilience, providing a clear pointer to increased automation. Kim Povlsen, President of Universal Robots, remarks:

“Scandinavia has created thriving sectors in both pharmaceuticals and robotics. It’s great that we can now bring these sectors together in a virtual event and demonstrate how much cobots can contribute. The pharmaceutical industry is a key market for Universal Robots in the Nordic region, and we see great potential in mutually strengthening innovation,» says Kim Povlsen.


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