The Team

Our highly skilled employees and advisors provide world leading expertise in the inhalation science field. Altogether our personnel have several hundreds of years of experience in inhalation product development. And still counting.
Emmace Team Members: Olle Wannerberg, Lena Heinz Wannerberg, Elisabet Rappe, Jackie Stuckel, Jonas Jacobsson, Peter Elfman, Mårten Svensson, Kyrre Thalberg and Kristina Busch.
Emmace Team Members: Olle Wannerberg, Lena Heinz Wannerberg, Elisabet Rappe, Jackie Stuckel, Jonas Jacobsson, Peter Elfman, Mårten Svensson, Kyrre Thalberg and Kristina Busch.
Anna Holmberg CEO

Anna Holmberg, PhD


Dr. Holmberg holds a PhD degree in Physical Chemistry and has over 20 years’ experience of pharmaceutical and medical device development. She has previously been CEO of two companies, a CRO offering development of topical pharmaceutical and medical device products, and a start-up company developing its own medical device products. In addition, she is well acquainted with CMC regulatory affairs and the regulatory framework of medical devices. She has been a self-employed consultant in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device development with focus on regulatory affairs, product development, technical documentation, clinical and biological evaluations, and management of the CMC development process. She has experience from all classes of medical devices (class I, IIa, IIb and III).

Marten Svensson

Mårten Svensson, PhD

Business Development Manager

Dr. Svensson has more than 20 years of experience in analytical and inhalation science at big pharma and has been dedicated to characterization of inhaler products using a wide range of techniques and instruments.  He has for several years been managing projects in the core of new inhaler device platform development within AstraZeneca. Dr Svensson founded Emmace Consulting in 2011.

Peter Elfman

Peter Elfman

Laboratory Manager

Mr. Elfman is a MSc in Chemical Engineering with more than 20 years of experience of R&D work with aerosols and medical devices within AstraZeneca. As a Senior Scientist in the Analytical Science department at AstraZeneca, he was involved in medical device development (inhalers), aerosol characterization, formulation development, stability studies, validation and development of test methods and equipment, laboratory automation (e.g. development of equipment for inhaler testing), software development and risk assessments. He is very experienced in GMP coordination work and regulatory documentation (especially Module 3 documents for NDA, JNDA and MAA) and in writing answers to questions from regulatory authorities in EU, Japan and the USA (FDA). In recent years Mr. Elfman has taken several university classes within the quality area and has also worked in the packaging industry (Tetra Pak) for three years.

Kyrre Thalberg

Kyrre Thalberg, PhD

Senior Adviser – Inhalation Product Development | Adjunct Professor – Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University

For almost 30 years, Dr. Thalberg has worked in the field of dry powders for inhalation with AstraZeneca. He has been working with most kinds of dry powder formulation systems and have provided key contributions to a range of successful AZ inhalation products, for instance the Turbuhaler product family.
The toolbox of skills around dry powder inhalers contains selection of raw materials, their compositions and manufacturing processes, and well as physical characterization of formulations (material science), which includes different types of particle size analysis, bulk density and flowability assessment.
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Olle Wannerberg

Olle Wannerberg

QA Manager

Mr. Wannerberg is provided with an experience of +30 years from the life science industry both as a Line Manager for up to 40 people and Project Manager. Since more than ten years he has been working as consultant in his own company, mainly in the Quality area. Customers range from large Medical Device companies to small start-ups in the Pharmaceutical business. The support to customers focusing on Quality Systems, training and strategies for quality plans/issues connected to Good Scientific Practice, GMP, ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 17025.

Jonas Jakobsson

Jonas Jakobsson, PhD

Senior adviser – Aerosol Science and Technology 

Dr. Jakobsson has a background in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Aerosol Science and Technology with main focus on aerosol technology in clinical applications. He has a broad experience in aerosol science, including several years of developing methods for accurate measurements of lung deposition of inhaled aerosol particles as well as development of technology and methods in environmental aerosol science. Currently his main responsibility at Emmace Consulting is as advisor and technical support in the development of emerging analytical techniques.
Lars-Magnus Bjursten

Lars-Magnus Bjursten, MD, PhD

Senior Adviser – Biocompatibility Evaluation of Medical Devices

Dr. Bjursten is senior professor at Lund University, Bioimplant research, and affiliated professor at University of California San Diego, Dept. for Bioengineering. He is board certified specialist in internal medicine as well as clinical immunology and transfusion medicine. He has been working in the international ISO TC 194 committee that is developing the ISO 10993 series of standards for more than 25 years and is chairman of the Swedish mirror committee for 20 years. 
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Bo Olsson

Bo Olsson, PhD

Senior Adviser – Inhalation Science

Dr. Olsson has more than 30 years of experience of inhaled formulations having spent about equal time on CMC and clinical pharmacology at his former employer, AstraZeneca. In 2015 he took a position as senior inhalation consultant at Emmace Consulting AB. His specialty is IVIVC with particular emphasis on predicting in vivo outcomes, such as lung disposition, from in vitro data, and is a well-known author and speaker on this topic. 
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Ann Ohlsson

Ann Ohlsson

Senior Analytical Scientist

Ms. Ohlsson has a MSc in Chemical engineering with a degree from Lund University. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years as a senior analytical scientist. She has provided analytical support to projects in different stages of development ranging from early stages of development to products approved for market. She has an extensive experience in several areas covering e.g.,
– LC method development and validation
– dissolution testing
– analytical support to formulation and device development
– support to non-clinical studies (Principal Investigator)
– planning and performing stability studies both for development work and according to ICH guidelines
– writing regulatory documents for CTA and NDA

Jackie Stuckel

Jackie Stuckel

Senior Inhalation Analyst

Mrs. Stuckel is an expert in delivered dose, impactor testing, and testing using laser instruments.

Lena Heintz Wannerberg

Lena Heintz Wannerberg

Senior Inhalation Analyst

Mrs. Heintz Wannerberg has more than 30 years of experience in experimental work inside pharmaceutical analytical laboratories.

Elisabet Rappe

Elisabet Rappe

Manager, Medical Device Testing

Mrs. Rappe has worked with biocompatibility compliance according to ISO 10993 including ISO 18562 (Biocompatibility evaluation of breathing gas pathways in healthcare applications), for many years in the medical device manufacturing sector. She has also worked hands-on regarding upgrade of biocompatibility documentation files to comply to MDR. Currently, her main responsible is the accreditation for ISO 17025 and sample analysis of the ISO 18562 tests at Emmace.

Johan Häkkinen Analytical Chemist at Emmace lab

Johan Häkkinen

Analytical Chemist

Mr Häkkinen has a wide experience of working within the field of natural science, emerging from his background as being a graduate in biology as well as analytical chemistry. He has been conducting R&D work with aerosols and medical devices, been main responsible for the environmental and agricultural analyses at an ICP laboratory for a decade and he has also been teaching Physics at high school level.

At Emmace, his main focus is testing of medical devices according to the ISO 17025 and ISO 18562 standards.

Kristina Busch

Kristina Busch

Lab administration

Ms Busch has a long background as administrator in different companies. Ms Busch helps with everything from orders, postal service and lab assistance.

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