Biotech Start-Up Management

Resourcing Your Success


We are dedicated to deliver when we promise with the highest quality and reliability.


Together we've got over 35 years of management and hands-on experience in Biotech business from start-up to exit.

Customer oriented

Our primary aim is to help you succeed. We listen to your needs and find the best way to meet your expectation.


Market Feasibility Studies

Funding Application

Market Studies

Business Model Analyses

Spinout and Out-licensing Preparation

BSUM Start-Up

Start-Up Company Establishment

Strategy and Business planning

Fundraising and Technology Transfer

Partner Identification


BSUM Growth

Sales and Marketing

Process and Quality Management

Financial Management

Staffing, Headhunting and Recruitment

Out-licensing and Exit

BSUM Training



Solution Selling

Production and Delivery

Exit and Valuation

Latest news

Collaboration between BSUM and University of Eastern Finland has led to success

BSUM and UEF entered to collaboration earlier this year with the aim to co-develop the most potential life science business cases. The outcome has been very successful leading e.g. to a significant out-licensing deal.

Business Development Advisor Matti Höytö from the Entrepreneuship and Innovation Services commented that "BSUM was one of our...

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How to Setup Biotech Start-Up -course

Biotech Start-Up Management Ltd. (BSUM) is organizing ‘How to Setup Biotech Start-Up –course’ on August 11-12th at Pasila, Helsinki. Course starts on 11th August at 10 AM at Pasilanraitio 5 (BSUM´s offices).

Learn how to setup and run life science start-up company. Topics include company registration and practical training on basic tools for running the...

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University Innovation Day for Seed Investors Was Success

BSUM organized together with VTT Ventures ”Under the Radar – University Innovation Day for Seed Investors” on 18th April at VTT Micronova. Altogether 11 teams from VTT, Aalto University, BioMediTech (Tampere) and University of Oulu presented their high-tech innovations with applications ranging from health care to fire prevention. Both local and...

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Meet the experts

Juhani Lahdenperä

Founder, M.Sc.

Juhani has worked over 15 years in the biotechnology business – last ten years as a start-up CEO or Operations Manager. He has been responsible for the day-to-day management of operations, fundraising and business development activities in his recent positions. He has also participated to basic research activities during his career and has published altogether five articles, one in Nature. Juhani has been awarded by Venture Cup and Nordic Center of Excellence in Disease Genetics. Further information on his background can be found from his LinkedIn-profile.

Phone: +358 50 3669 502

Jari Rautio

Partner, D.Sc

Jari Rautio has over 15 years of experience of life science tools development and commercialization as a principal investigator, VP of R&D and as a CEO. Rautio has carried out several product and service development projects and commercial product launches to the international markets. Rautio´s key areas of expertise include innovation development from concept to sales, business development of life science companies, fundraising and quality management. Further information on his background can be found from his LinkedIn-profile.

Phone: +358 50 3139 427



Bsum has given us indispensable help and advice with commercialization of our product. They have provided insight for finding the target groups for applications and routes for networking with the right people for development of the product. Finally, they helped us to secure TUTL-funding. Anna Maria Pirttilä
     PhD, Docent
     University of Oulu
Biotech Start-up Management has helped us with of one of our Life Sciences portfolio companies. Service included efficient operational management and restructuring to successfully engage key stakeholders e.g. in connection to capital raising efforts and partner negotiations. Duties were carried out with high motivation and commitment in challenging startup environment leaving a good impression of the professional skills and entrepreneurial attitude. Kalle Åström
     Venture Capital
     Finnvera plc
BSUM has provided us invaluable help and support during the foundation process of our recently established company. They have afforded guidance from the practical aspects of erecting a startup to business planning and networking with the investors and clients. Their skillful and professional services with an approachable and friendly attitude are highly appreciated and warmly recommended by us. Juha Pulkkinen
     Ph.D., Docent
     Co-founder of FLX Discoveries Ltd.
Jari and Juhani were the trainers in our “Feasibility Study for Roal Oy” course, where doctoral students in life sciences worked on an assignment commissioned by Roal Oy. The expertise and professionalism of the trainers were crucial for the success of the course and much appreciated by the students. Jari and Juhani were also commented on their commitment to the project, readiness to help and friendly attitude, making them easy to approach by the students. I am thus happy to recommend BSUM and look forward to working with them in future. Ulla Tuomainen
     PPh.D., Project Manager at PhDs to Business Life
     University of Helsinki

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