Capitainer enables patients to collect their own volume-defined dried blood spot at home.

Team Capitainer

Christopher Aulin


Christopher have 18 years’ experience working with strategic sales or in management positions in telecom-, IT and med-tech companies.

His previous position was at Abbott where he was Commercial Director and GM,  Abbott Toxicology Nordics. 
Prior to Abbott, Christopher was CEO for EDTS that went from om an entrepreneurial company to a fast-growing profitable company that undergone a successful exit by sale.

Peter Bräutigam

Senior Advisor & co-founder

Mr. Bräutigam has over 40 years’ experience in the diagnostics and blood sampling business with executive positions at Roche Diagnostics, Sarstedt, Syva-Behring-Dade and Becton Dickinson . He is the founder of several companies active in the laboratory medicine area and has served as chairman for the Swedish laboratory technology association. He was the CEO of Capitainer between 2016-2018.

Gabriel Lenk

R&D Manager Capitainer-B & co-founder

Mr. Lenk has a M.Sc. in Microsystems Technologies and conducted his PhD studies in the department for Micro and Nanosystems at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology. During his PhD studies he collaborated with Karolinska University Hospital to developed the underlying technology of the Capitainer B card, with the aim to facilitate patient-centric blood sampling and to allow accurate quantification in DBS samples. His expertise is in capillary driven microfluidic systems, R2R/lamination technology, patient-centric sample collection and Dried Blood Spot technology.

Anna Ohlander

R&D Manager Capitainer-P

Dr. Ohlander has 10 years experience of applied research within the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germanys largest application-oriented research organization. During her time in the Flexible Electronics group at the Fraunhofer EMFT in Munich, she worked on national and international industry oriented research projects and aqcuired a PhD from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Her research expertise is in integrated foil-based sensors systems, roll-to-roll manufacturing, microfluidics and lab-on-chips.

Hans Peter Starck-Johnson

Manager Technical Operations

Mr. Starck-Johnson has over 20 years of experience of R&D and product system design. For the last 15 years, focus has been on regulated medical and in vitro device technology at different managing positions, working with the whole chain from conceptualization to manufacturing, most recently as Director of device development at Aerocrine / Circassia, a company with successful sales of medical devices globally. Mr. Starck-Johnson holds several patents and has a MSc degree in Engineering physics from Chalmers University of Technology.

Board of Directors

Olof Beck

PhD, CSO and co-founder

Dr. Beck is a Professor at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden and the head of the Pharmacology lab, Karolinska university hospital. Dr. Beck is a renown scientist in the Bioanalysis field and a pioneer of alternative sampling technologies reaching from human breath sampling to capillary blood sampling. He is the initiator and co-inventor of the Capitainer technology and founder of several start-up companies in patient sampling. Dr. Beck has published over 250 scientific articles in the field of chemical analysis.

Mats Bergryd

Business advisor

Mr Bergryd has been active in the health care sector for over 40 years, both in international companies as well as private enterprises. He has been working in several positions in sales, marketing, medical affairs and general management. With his long business experience in fields of pharmaceuticals, medical device technology and medical diagnostics, Mr Bergryd adds key competence to take the Capitainer technology to the market.

Niclas Roxhed

PhD, Advisor R&D and co- founder

Dr. Roxhed is an Associate Professor in medical micro and nanosystems at KTH, Sweden and a research fellow of the Langer lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. He is the initiator and co-inventor of the Capitainer device and has worked with several start-up companies, licensing of IP to the medtech industry and Fortune 100-companies.  His research expertise is in MEMS technology,  MEMS-based drug delivery and microfluidics for medical applications. He has co-authored more than 100 scientific  papers and 30 patents.

Göran Stemme

PhD, co-founder

Dr. Stemme is a Professor and head of the Micro and Nanosystem department of KTH, Sweden. His research on micro and nanotechnology, medical technology, microfluidics, optical applications, wafer-level packaging and device integration. Some of the results have successfully been commercialized. Dr. Stemme is co-inventor of the Capitainer technology, inventor of more than 30 patents and has co-authored more than 350 papers. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and an IEEE Fellow.


Ernst Westman

Chairman of the Board

Ernst Westman is a civil engineer in chemical engineering with a specialization in medical molecular biology. He has been President and CEO of Boule Diagnostics AB from 1994 to March 31, 2017, where he built and led a world-leading listed company within decentralized blood cell counting to a market capitalization of SEK 1.5 billion. Prior to that, he has had several leading positions within companies’ active in life science and medical diagnostics.

Scientific Board

Lars L Gustafsson

Scientific Advisor

Dr Gustafsson is professor in clinical pharmacology at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. His research, teaching and clinical services have been focused on Rational Use of Medicines. As scientific and executive leader for numerous projects develop and implement new diagnostic, drug analytical and IT-based tools for optimal drug therapy. Experienced researcher in tropical clinical pharmacology and applying dried blood spot technology for drug monitoring. Now serves as Chair for the global IUPHAR (International Union of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology) Subcommittee for clinical pharmacology in developing countries.

Ingvar Ryden

Scientific Advisor

Dr Rydén is an Associate Professor in clinical chemistry at Linköping University. He has worked 8 years as the head of a clinical chemistry lab network in South-East of Sweden, and nearly 7 years as senior medical advisor at Roche Diagnostics. He is a co-inventor of novel diagnostic assays and co-founder of startup companies within laboratory diagnostics and life sciences. He has served as a board member in several companies, and has also served as chairman for the Swedish Society of Clinical Chemistry.