Rethinking child treatments

About Cessatech and Our Methods

Business Model

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Cessatech’s business model offers unique, scalable economic value creation by identifying and developing drugs with a short time to market and risk-reduced profile. The drugs that are developed by Cessatech should be proven effective in adults and represent a medical unmet need in children where a focused development plan can be applied for documenting good effect in children

From Rigshospitalet


Cessatech is a spinout project from Rigshospitalet, a project lead by experts within paediatric anaesthesia and pain treatment, who recognized a need for fast-acting and easy to use needle-free pain treatment for children. Children, like adults, have a right to the highest attainable standard of health, but continue to be under-represented in medication research, as well as drug development What started with co-founder Bettina Nygaard Nielsen’s PhD dissertation from 4 years of research, supervised by co-founder Steen Henneberg, has today developed into a company focusing on the improvement of paediatric care, specialized in the development of innovative pharmaceuticals in age-appropriate formulations intended for use in children.


Jes Trygved (CEO)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - business executive with 20 years of industry experience, 14 years in H. Lundbeck A/S

Bettina N. Nielsen, PhD

Chief Science Officer (CSO) - MSc Pharm, PhD in Pharmacology. Clinical pharmacist, researcher at Rigshospitalet.

Steen Henneberg, MD

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) - MD & PhD in Paediatric Anaesthesiology. 16 years as Head of Department Anaesthesiology, Rigshospitalet.

Board of Directors

Adam Steensberg, MD (Chairman)

Board Member since 2020 - Current position: EVP, Head of Research & Development, Zealand Pharma A/S

Ulla Buhl

Board Member since 2020 - Current position: Board member & entrepreneur

Martin Olin

Board Member since 2020 - Current position: CEO BerGenBio

Flemming Steen Jensen

Board Member since 2020 - Current position: Senior Vice President, Ascendis Pharma A/S

Charlotte Videbæk, MD

Board Member since 2020 - Current position: Board member & entrepreneur

Peter Birk

Board Member since 2020 - Current position: Partner, Accelerace Management A/S

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