Meet UV Medico

Our mission: provide a safer and healthier future.

Teamwork counts

We are an agile, effective team of business entrepreneurs, lighting technologists, and scientific experts applying breakthrough light-based technologies to keeping people, businesses and other organisations safe from airborne and surface viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.




Anders Samuelsen

CEO

Anders Samuelsen holds a master's degree in political science and economics from Aarhus University in Denmark. He started his political career in 1998, and after ten combined years in the Danish and European parliaments, he co-initiated a new Danish political party in 2007. He took over leadership in 2009 and subsequently led this party to significant electoral victories, culminating with six ministerial posts in the Danish government in 2016.

He ended his political career as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and as a senior member of the Danish government's Central National Committee from 2016–2019.

Throughout his career, Anders has acquired an invaluable experience in negotiation and understanding of trade culture in Europe and overseas.  

asa@uvmedico.com


Peter Johansen

CO-FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Peter Johansen, co-founder of UV Medico, is an entrepreneur, innovator and marketer, with a track record of multiple successful scale-ups. These include Martin Professional in 1985, Nitram Dental and Royal Denship in 1999, Dencam Composites and Lantic Systems in 2001.

In 2010, he returned to the lighting industry and took over SGM, turning it into a world-leading manufacturer of intelligent entertainment and architectural lighting.

His 35+ years of experience in the lighting industry have helped him develop a worldwide appreciation of the potential of lighting technology, along with an unparalleled worldwide network of suppliers and customers.

pjo@uvmedico.com



Christian Kanstrup Holm

CMO 

Christian Kanstrup is currently an associate professor in virology and immunology. He is a molecular biologist by training and holds a Ph.D. in medicine from Aarhus University (Denmark).

The main focus of his research has been to improve our understanding of immune responses to virus infections. Such improved understanding could lead to the discovery of therapies and/or technologies that act broadly to fight the spread of pandemic viruses.

His most recent work has focused on SARS-CoV-2 and how molecules known from the treatment of sclerosis can both inhibit viral replication and limit inflammatory response to the virus.

  cho@uvmedico.com



Nicolas Volet

CO-FOUNDER, CTO 

Nicolas Volet holds a Ph.D. in laser physics from EPFL (Switzerland), after which he worked in Santa Barbara (USA), first as a postdoc at the University of California, Santa Barbara and later as a senior R&D engineer in a telecom company.

He develops chip-level photonic technologies for industrial applications with improved precision, cost and power efficiency. He now heads a research group working on integrated photonics at Aarhus University in Denmark.

In 2020, he co-founded UV Medico with the aim of developing and implementing light-based devices for safe germicidal applications.

nvo@uvmedico.com

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