HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE IN OULU Companies 2017-2018
CONTENTS OULUHEALTH................................................................. 4 9SOLUTIONS................................................................... 6 ADMESCOPE.................................................................... 8 BIOACTIVE BONE SUBSTITUTES .......................10 CGI........................................................................................12 DIGIFUNDUS.................................................................. 14 GINOLIS............................................................................ 16 GOODWILLER................................................................ 18 HALTIAN..........................................................................20 HEAD INSTRUMENTS................................................22 INNOKAS MEDICAL....................................................24 ISTOC.................................................................................26 KIDE SYSTEMS..............................................................28 LIKELLE............................................................................30 LOJER GROUP...............................................................32 MEDANETS.....................................................................34 MEDKIT.............................................................................36 MEKITEC.......................................................................... 38 MONIDOR...................................................................... 40 NEAR REAL.....................................................................42 NEUROSONIC............................................................... 44 NOVASANO................................................................... 46 OPTOMED...................................................................... 48 OTOMETRI.....................................................................50 ŌURA.................................................................................52 PEHUTEC.........................................................................54 PEILI VISION...................................................................56 PHARMATORY.............................................................. 58 POLAR ELECTRO....................................................... 60 PROWELLNESS.............................................................62 QLU.................................................................................... 64 QUIETON........................................................................ 66 SCANDICODE............................................................... 68 SEP SOLUTIONS.........................................................70 SOLANI.............................................................................. 72 SPEKTIKOR.....................................................................74 TESTILABS.......................................................................76 TIETO.................................................................................78 TIMEGATE...................................................................... 80 WEELA...............................................................................82
MILLION EUROS will be invested to the infrastructure development by the city of Oulu in the coming years.
Oulu region is growing and developing fast, offering a comprehensive selection of business opportunities and a solid platform to launch them. Thanks to its ideal location, Oulu is – among other things – also a perfect gateway to large and evolving Nordic markets. Read more at oulu.com
Publisher BusinessOulu Yrttipellontie 6 90230 Oulu, Finland www.businessoulu.com Editors BusinessOulu: Heidi Tikanmäki Reeta Räisänen Joanna Seppänen Noora Jansson Salla Hirvonen Tero Suutari
Oulu Metropolitan Area:
in R&D investment in Finland, among the top in the EU
300–400 million EUR city center development projects
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is the average age of the people in Oulu – that is one of the youngest in Europe
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2017 HEALTH Published & LIFE SCIENCE IN OULU Second edition
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE IN OULU Health & Life Science connects disciplines from medical technology, e-health, bio and wellness sectors.
would like to present you with our comprehensive Health & Life Science company catalogue, which gathers information about Ouluâ€™s ecosystem and successful companies in the region. Take a closer look at the city offer in terms of business, research and development opportunities. I hope you will discover that Oulu with its professional know-how, unique test environment and enthusiastic entrepreneurs, is the perfect place to grow your business. The Oulu region in Finland is a hub that has created technologies, which are used by nearly 3 billion people. There are about 540 companies in the health and life science sector, and at least 240 of them are hi-tech companies. They offer world-class expertise and aim at expanding to international markets, with export turnover increasing by 32% in the past six years. These companies are a part of the OuluHealth ecosystem, which fosters cooperation between its stakeholders, creates novel solutions to global healthcare challenges and stimulates economic growth in the region. Oulu, a city that has twice been selected as the smartest city in Europe, is a recognized leader in the field of health technology. Its health and life science sector is getting stronger and, undoubtedly, this field will see increased investment in the future. The companies will continue to grow and serve their customers effectively both in domestic and global markets. Best regards, Heidi TikanmĂ¤ki Key Account Director, Health & Life Science BusinessOulu +358 40 542 0007 email@example.com www.businessoulu.com
OULUHEALTH, MERGING HEALTH, LIFE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INTO INNOVATION The thing that differentiates Oulu is its unique OuluHealth ecosystem, one of the leading ecosystems in Europe. It seamlessly combines business and scientific disciplines from the fields of med-tech, diagnostics, e-Health, pharmaceuticals, bioeconomy, health, and wellness. The ecosystem also makes use of Ouluâ€™s long expertise in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as well as micro- and nanotechnologies.
roviding the highest standard of health care requires intensive and close collaboration between partners from many different disciplines in an environment that stimulates development and spurs innovation. The OuluHealth ecosystem brings this idea forward by developing a shared strategy between health providers, such as Oulu University Hospital, research institutes such as the Centre for Health and Technology (CHT), scientists, industry partners, and the City of Oulu. Its stakeholders support introducing innovations, creating health-tech business opportunities, and delivering more effective healthcare services for the benefit of citizens.
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In addition to this, the ecosystem also stands for important economic growth in the region. Five years ago, a goal of creating 700 jobs in the private sector was set. This goal has now been successfully accomplished. UNIQUE TEST ENVIRONMENT The ecosystemâ€™s most significant component is the OuluHealth Labs, a one-of-a-kind, test and development environment which currently consists of three test beds: OYS TestLab, Oamk SimLab and Oulu CityLab. They are all equipped with state-of-the-art pilot facilities to test products, services or procedures under authentic conditions and with genuine users.
Novel cutting-edge research is done in Ouluâ€™s biotech labs and Biocenter Oulu is undoubtedly a leader in this field. The city is also home to the Northern Finland Biobank Borealis which enables the research community to study highresolution images instead of tissue samples. Oulu strives to maintain its position as one of the most innovative hubs in the world and the platform upon which future healthcare is being built and developed. Âť www.ouluhealth.fi
CONTACTS Noora Jansson, Network Director firstname.lastname@example.org +358 40 753 2917
Salla Hirvonen, Specialist email@example.com +358 40 726 1842
SAFETY AND COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS 9Solutions Ltd. is Finland’s market leader in creating real-time locationbased healthcare services. 9Solutions combines the systems used by hospitals, health centres, care homes and home care into one, seamlessly functioning entity that allows for smooth information share between all relevant stakeholders.
he patented and award-winning All in One solution
the members of the team are constantly aware of the
includes staff safety, nurse calling, location tracking of people and equipment, access management, smart home care solutions and workflow optimization. In a safe environment, both the staff’s work motivation and the patient’s experiences of the quality of service are improved. Constant situational awareness of the healthcare staff enables targeting the work resources towards increased productivity.
events and incomplete tasks. The automatized system lightens the nurses’ work load and allows them to use more time for the most important task on hand, namely caring for the patient. The 9Solutions background system continuously monitors the functioning of the equipment, which means that the healthcare professionals do not have to worry about equipment maintenance. The 9Solutions system ensures the industry’s lowest investing and installation costs along with predictable, low lifespan costs. It saves money and resources without compromising on quality.
The 9Solutions system allows for real-time situation snapshots regardless of the patient’s location. Care can be reached at the patient’s home supporting a faster and more secure discharge from hospital. All
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ADME-TOX – TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS Admescope is a preclinical contract research organisation (CRO) providing the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and veterinary industries with premium, tailored services for drug discovery in the area of ADME-Tox.
ur ADME-Tox Services: We conduct a wide range of studies in the field of ADME-Tox, having expert knowledge in drug metabolism, drug–drug interactions and quantitative bioanalysis. We are chameleon-like in the way that we work, as everything is designed according to the customer’s requirements. All of our services include comprehensive consultancy, enabling us to create the most ideal study plan for your needs. State-of-art data quality is ensured via the optimisation of conditions, instead of generic protocols being followed. Customers’ in-house procedures can easily be adapted to facilitate the delivery of data that has
been produced previously under similar conditions. We can interpret the data for you, helping you to understand the real meaning of the numerical values and observations. By fusing together results from a number of studies, we are able to combine information and offer analysis that is more in depth than a single study allows. The format and level of reporting can be altered according to need – from concise, precise spreadsheets to comprehensive reports containing recommendations for future studies. » www.admescope.com
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PIONEERING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN BONE REGENERATION BBS-Bioactive Bone Substitutes (BBS) is a biomedical technology company developing innovative next generation, biologically active medical device implants to be used in orthopedic surgery. BBS has its production facilities in Reisjärvi. In September 2015, BBS received an authorization for manufacturing medicinal substances from FIMEA.
BS’s core competence is in R&D and manufacturing
next generation bone substitute implants. Currently the preclinical tests and clinical trial required for sales lisence, CE Mark, application have been done. BBS will initially enter the foot and ankle area and at a later stage it will expand to other areas such as spinal fusions. Pastes for bone substitute implants are to be used in bone healing problems. The implant is based on reindeer bone protein extract containing the whole spectrum of natural bone growth factors and proteins. The combination of the extract and optimized scaffold material is the solution of BBS for an ideal bone
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BIOACTIVE BONE SUBSTITUTES
substitute to be used in key indication areas as an osteoconductive/osteoinductive bone void filler. The products are aimed at orthopaedic, trauma dental, maxillofacial and veterinary indications. The trade name is ARTEBONE®. BBS is globally wellconnected with orthobiologic companies. The CEO, Pekka Jalovaara (MD, Ph.D., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery), is an internationally highly recognized expert in the field of bone healing. The patent portfolio is comprehensive. » www.bbs-artebone.fi
EXPERIENCE THE COMMITMENT CGI is the fifth largest independent ICT service provider in the world and a trusted partner in health care and the welfare sector in Finland as well as globally.
inland is one of CGI’s most important R&D locations and health care competence centres, employing doctors, nurses and social care professionals among ICT professionals. By combining different kinds of professionals and local developer ecosystems, CGI ensures that the provided solutions serve the real client’s needs in the best possible way. With deep experience in developing and integrating business and in clinical and IT solutions for public and private sector health organizations across Europe and North America, CGI helps clients anticipate challenges and achieve real transformation. Additionally, CGI’s client proximity business model promotes understanding of local markets and political environments while leveraging CGI’s global capabilities and delivery systems to provide the best-fit and most cost-effective solutions. » www.cgi.fi
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EXPERTS IN EYE-DISEASEMONITORING SERVICES We are a leading provider of eye-disease-monitoring services in Finland. Our endeavour is to streamline the healthcare processes linked with eye diseases and to provide high-quality health care at competitive prices.
igifundus is focused on diagnosing, screening and monitoring eye diseases. We provide healthcare services for those with diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
Each year, we monitor approximately 100,000 people, with patient satisfaction levels at 98%. We also have excellent scores for customer satisfaction, having received the following comments: ‘Co-operation
Our quality standards are based on ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 certification. The success of our company and the competitiveness of our services are the result of professional staff, effective operations and cost consciousness. We offer a high-quality, affordable and effortless solution for handling the screening and monitoring of patients.
has been excellent’, ‘The package works fluently’, ‘Digifundus combines expertise, friendliness and functionality’. Operating since the year 2000, we have expanded across Finland, having a customer base that covers a population of about 2 million people today . We provide services in more than 140 municipalities within 13 healthcare districts. Now, we are working with our first customer in Sweden – and we’re looking forward to taking on more international projects and customers. » www.digifundus.fi
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PRECISE QUALITY BY INNOVATIVE AUTOMATION Ginolis is a global provider of assembly automation, providing high precision dispensing and quality control solutions for the medical device and diagnostics industries.
he vision of Ginolis is to improve the well-being of people by creating innovative automation solutions for micro-assembly and precision liquid handling to ensure high product quality in the medical
high precision non-contact liquid dispensing from nanolitres to microlitres. Established in 2010, Ginolis is privately owned and headquartered in Oulu, Finland, with offices in Uppsala, Sweden; San Diego, US; and
device industry. From standard products to customized systems, Ginolis offers an extensive range of innovative solutions based on its standard robotic platforms. For assembly automation, Ginolis specializes in modular desktop solutions which provide the cost-effective production of high quality products.
The company’s desktop automation solutions use automated visual inspection and proprietary Ginger software to ensure the highest standard of quality control. Ginolis also offers high precision dispensing and printing solutions with the company’s patented PMB dispensing pumps. The Ginolis PMB pump offers
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EASY-TO-USE DIAGNOSTICS FOR CONSUMERS Goodwiller creates new and innovative diagnostics products for consumer markets. Our vision is to help consumers to make responsible decisions in their life and change their perception about how convenient diagnostics products can be. Goodwiller has experienced team with strong background from international business development,
In addition to consumer use the product is well suited for companies and other organisations to support traffic
high-tech engineering and natural sciences. Our first product has been developed to address very human and practical problem – why there is not simple and reliable way for normal consumers to check their blood alcohol level? Promilless -test is biosensitive test strip, which detects blood alcohol level from saliva and indicates quickly whether user is fit to drive. The trends in modern societies and especially among younger generations are developing so that people want to behave responsibly and don’t approve reckless drinking&driving behaviour. This unique and internationally patented innovation has been developed together with VTT. The printable biochemical inks and intelligent test substrate are manufactured in Oulu, Finland. The affordable price point as well as wide availability in retail are important elements to support responsible driving behaviour.
safety and social responsibility programs. Goodwiller is also looking for partners and new use cases for developed biochemical printing technologies.
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INTERNET OF THINGS MADE REAL Haltian is a visionary engineering house that is an expert at making almost any wireless idea into a product. New innovations require a factbased and beautiful design, the right choice of hardware and software, as well as technology that makes the experience come to life. We design, develop and give life to high-technology electronics, ranging from miniaturized wearables
Haltian brings mobile technology to different kinds of products with different uses, be it wearable technology,
combined with sensors and radio technology to high quality software, all incorporated in a functional and friendly user experience.
health care, life science or more traditional industries. We have had our hands in many kinds of consumer electronics, such as Ōura ring - the world’s first wellness ring and QuietOn - the active noise cancelling earplugs, to name but few. Haltian has also developed Snowfox Trackerphone - a small tracker and a phone for small kids and elderly, giving peace of mind for the whole family.
We are actively involved in research projects with universities and the health care industry to find and realise new innovative methods and devices of measuring human health and well-being. We keep up with the latest development in the field, and we can create new, exiting and innovative solutions for life science customers which really make a difference in people’s lives.
We can turn your idea into a wireless device that will make your vision define tomorrow. » www.haltian.com
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SURGERY OF THE FUTURE The world of surgery is increasingly changing from exploration-oriented towards seeing and prescient surgery. Surgery itself is undergoing intensive technologization as greater demand for robotic devices arises.
ead Instruments develops the necessary tools to answer these needs. The company enables the research, clinical testing and commercialization of advanced surgical technologies. It gathers top experts in surgery, technology and research with the goal of improving the quality of people’s lives and wellbeing by offering more precise tools for hospital staff
patient’s movement disorders and allows the application of adequate brain stimulation by adjusting its intensity. The interpretation of the results provided by this meter is an invaluable source of information for healthcare specialists and the solution itself greatly improves the daily lives of patients.
and patients. Head Instruments’ first product prototype relates to deep brain stimulation which is one of the most effective surgical treatments. It is a meter that is able to estimate
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Head Instruments enables a smooth cooperation across the science disciplines of surgery and technology. » www.headinstruments.com
HEALTHTECH EXCELLENCE SINCE 1994! Innokas Medical is your co-creation partner in medical technology. Together with our customers, we transform their ideas into a high quality medical products.
nnokas Medical is a Finnish healthcare technology company specialized in design and product development, regulatory approvals and contract manufacturing of medical and IVD devices. Our strong
mastering the agile path from idea to high-quality design and product development, regulatory approvals and cost-efficient contract manufacturing of medical and IVD devices.
experience on wide variety of different medical devices and their global market areas together with our ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and Canada ISO 13485 certificates as well as FDA registrations make us the preferred cocreation partner for medical OEMs all over the world.
Innokas was founded in 1994 and annual revenues are about €20M. With over 200 employees in engineering and manufacturing teams Innokas has become a wellknown service provider in medical device industry.
Our comprehensive service offering covers everything our customers would need for bringing a new medical product to the market. We offer our customers professional medical technology solutions by
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You have an idea of a Medical Device? Let’s realize it together! » www.innokasmedical.fi
MAKING THE MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS MARKET CONNECTED iSTOC has developed a disruptive mobile solution IDA (immediate diagnostics and analytics). The globally scalable end-to end solution has proven to be a powerful product and service, offering significant and innovative new business opportunities for iSTOC business partners and customers.
he iSTOC turnkey mobile Point of Care solution
There is seamless data management integration into
offers remarkable benefits not only for individuals but also for healthcare providers, society, relevant authorities and non-governmental organizations. The product provides immediate diagnostics without costly hardware setups and only a smartphone is necessary. Web applications in the IDA Secure Cloud ensure realtime medical guidance back to the mobile application user. No attachments, no additional hardware and no additional training or wires are required.
the client/stakeholder information systems. The product also provides disease surveillance and realtime epidemic alerts via interactive mapping, as well as lateral flow test quality control and quality assurance. IDA is all that iSTOCâ€™s clients require for faster and more reliable diagnostics, analytics and care for any infectious disease such as malaria, dengue, Zika, HIV, hepatitis, norovirus and rotavirus. iSTOC has patentprotected the essential elements of its end-to-end solution. Its IDA solution also complies with relevant FDA and European regulation, and is also HIPAA compliant thus guaranteeing product safety and the data security of personally identifiable information. Âť istoc.io
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THE MOST FUTUREPROOF CLINICAL IMAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Kide Systems is a visible light medical imaging software company that specializes in connecting modalities to the internet, thereby enabling remote archiving, viewing and consulting.
he healthcare sector has a large demand for
Most medical devices, regardless of the model or
modern and especially user-friendly open systems to be able to detect changes and treat patients more efficiently. Kide Systems was created as an answer to this challenge. The company’s solutions enable easy, fast and cost-efficient clinical imaging. These solutions are widely used, for example, in eye examinations in Finland. The company has simple, secure and universal interfaces which can easily be customized.
manufacturer, can be connected to Kide Systems, which noticeably facilitates the work performed by medical personnel. In practice, this means that a healthcare specialist can fully focus on patient care and leave the screening tests for other staff members. Kide Systems’ solutions are designed to match the current and especially future requirements of clinical imaging. This makes the clinical imaging process more effective and efficient for clinicians and patients. » www.kidesystems.com
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PROTECT YOUR TEMPERATURESENSITIVE MEDICATION SUPPLIER Likelle products are designed to improve the everyday lives of people with severe underlying medical conditions. Medication is often expensive and difficult to store. Likelle products help patients to carry their medicine along with them safely and easily.
seamless cold chain is critical for drug safety. Likelle ensures cold storage even on intercontinental flights! The most temperature-sensitive medications are proteinbased biologics. 30% of new medications on the market are biologics. Other temperature-sensitive medication includes insulin. Likelle continuously measures the storage temperature and issues a winker warning and a mobile app alarm if the temperature limits are about to be exceeded. Temperature values are stored to the memory and the cloud service, so that the suitability of the medicine can always be ensured and verified. Temperature control can also be facilitated by means of a special ice gel. Likelle products are designed to be attractive and are manufactured from sustainable certified materials. The visual appeal of the products weakens the stigma associated with use of medication. In this way, commitment to treatment and customer satisfaction will grow stronger.
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There are several benefits to Likelle products. The patient’s quality of life improves when undue limitations regarding the transport of medication are eliminated. The patient’s commitment to treatment gets stronger. The loss of medication is also reduced. » www.likelle.fi
THE MEDICAL FURNITURE AND PHYSIOTHERAPY SPECIALISTS Lojer Group is a Finnish manufacturer of hospital and healthcare equipment. It is also the leading retailer of physiotherapy equipment and products in the Nordic countries. The company is nearly 100 years old and is still privately owned. Its manufacturing facilities are in Sastamala and Kempele.
he company manufactures operating tables, examination tables, treatment tables and hospital beds amongst other products. Furthermore, Lojer Group offers a wide range of high-quality physiotherapy products and world’s leading brands in all of the Nordic countries. Lojer Group employs some 150 people, being the largest Finnish employer in the sector. Its turnover is approximately 25 million Euros, of which around 60% comes from exports. Lojer’s products are used in more than 100 countries.
The steel parts of Lojer’s products are made using Finnish raw material. Lojer is the only hospital equipment manufacturer in Finland making products entirely in-house, using own foundry and the latest technologies such as computer-controlled laser cutting, machining, robot welding and automatic painting lines. Lojer Group is committed to giving healthcare professionals easy access to sustainable medical equipment and tools for effective patient care and treatment, right now and continuing into the future. » www.lojer.com
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MORE TIME WITH THE PATIENT – LESS TIME WITH DAILY DATA Medanets provides mobile solutions for clinicians. Its solutions are used in 18 Finnish hospitals and 20 health centres. More than 375,000 mobile filings are made each month improving caregiving quality and patient safety as well as saving thousands of hours for actual care work.
roblem: Nursing involves processing data multiple times and this consumes valuable time that could
In this way, nurses are able to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the documentation process. An
be devoted to caring for patients. For example, the longestablished practice of inpatient ward rounds for taking measurements and recording medication has been to record data and observations related to patients first on paper and later once more by computer into the Electronic Health Record.
additional advantage is that this makes it possible for all clinicians to have immediate access to real-time patient data. Eliminating double entries also reduces the number of mistakes. This improves care quality and patient safety. The work of the care staff becomes more meaningful as routine tasks are automated and time is freed to take care of patients. According to Medanets, “Error filings are reduced by an average of 75%” and “Eliminating double entries saves up to 180 hours per ward per month.”
Solution: The Medanets point-of-care mobile filing application is intended for viewing and recording patient treatment data via a smart phone or smart device. Real-time data is wirelessly transferred directly into the hospital’s Electronic Health Record. Both the patient and the nurse are always identified reliably, for example, by a health care ID card and a patient wristband.
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DIGITAL HEALTHCARE EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER MedKit Finland is a leading digital healthcare equipment and supplies partner. Its dedication to efficient and trusted customer service is based on extensive field experience, including experience in global catastrophe and emergency situations.
edKit Finland’s medical equipment and supplies
expertise is based on co-founder M.D. Tuukka Toivio’s extensive practical experience of hands-on field service in international emergency situations. He has served in extreme locations such as the war in Afghanistan, earthquakes in India, the tsunami in Thailand and in medevac and emergency medical operations both in Finland and the Middle East. MedKit Finland serves healthcare and safety professionals globally with a constantly growing selection of over 5,000 products. Today over 7,000 health care and industrial organizations save costs by acquiring MedKit Finland’s healthcare equipment and supplies from its one stop webshop.
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including large hospitals, local healthcare facilities, municipalities, businesses, police, sports teams, border guards, medical transportation and large industrial companies. Its clients can take advantage of its superior service to meet all their healthcare equipment and supplies needs, and save a significant amount of working hours and money in the process. MedKit Finland is dedicated to continuous innovation with a “Healthcare Supplies as a Service” model. Its new concept “Mobile Clinic & Hospital” was developed in cooperation with the Conlog Group. » www.medkit.fi
The Leading Digital Healthcare Equipment and Supplies Partner
FOOD SAFETY X-RAY SYSTEMS With years of dedication to developing a new generation of food quality control, Mekitec now provides innovative X-ray food quality inspection systems that detect and remove physical contamination and irregularities in food products.
ounded in 1991, Mekitec is the leading Nordic manufacturer of X-ray food inspection systems. Mekitec’s headquarters is located in Oulu and, with foreign offices in Germany, USA, Hong Kong and China together with its distributor network, it operates in four
Currently, Mekitec’s food inspection system product line consists of three main products: MEKI, MidMEKI and CombiMEKI with a checkweigher option. The Mekitec Product Family is designed to meet the requirements of Mekitec’s customers and authorities. The products
different continents and employs over 50 people. The founders of Mekitec have a combined experience of several decades in the development, industrialization and manufacturing of X-ray imaging systems. This unique combination of in-depth knowledge of various industries has enabled the company to do long-term research and development in the food industry.
simultaneously perform several functions from shape and weight inspection to complete content inspection. Because of the highly adaptive system, Mekitec has clientele in twelve different food applications such as bakery, meat, dairy, rice and frozen and convenience food.
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IMPROVING IV FLUID THERAPY Monidor is a health-technology company specialising in the development of small, smart devices for digital health. Currently, we are developing Monidrop, a compact device to help nurses working with patients who need intravenous (IV) fluid therapy.
ur employees are experts in wireless communications, mobile software and sensor solutions. Monidor offers high-quality processes and a smooth work flow, following ISO13485 and FDA medical regulations. The Monidrop infusion monitor has been
Over 90% of hospitalised patients receive IV fluid therapy, which makes it one of the most common invasive treatment procedures and a critical component of modern medicine. In addition, Monidrop utilises wireless technology, thus permitting remote monitoring
designed for use in hospital wards and home healthcare. It is a device that assists with the accurate administration of IV fluids to every patient. Monidrop thus raises the standard of basic IV fluid therapy, overcoming the inaccuracies associated with manual measurement.
both within hospitals and at home. Monidrop addresses the shortcomings of traditional infusion-therapy devices, which are too complicated and too large to be used widely in hospital settings. The Monidrop device is small, light and simple to use. The remote monitoring option makes Monidrop an obvious choice for modern digital hospitals and the home setting. Âť monidor.com
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REMOTE HEALTH CARE SERVICE The Near Real service helps doctors to treat and counsel patients remotely. Near Real is a secure one-click service which enables a highquality video appointment between a patient and a qualified doctor. The Near Real service has been designed to work inside any health care system with minimal integration effort.
he need for online healthcare services is booming globally. Near Real Ltd. has launched a remote health care service that is secure and super easy to use with a computer, tablet and smartphone. Using the Near
The Near Real service integrates smoothly into the health care and patient information systems of today and tomorrow. It has been designed to work inside any existing and new system with minimal integration
Real remote doctor gets almost the same information about the patient as in face-to-face contact. Both oneon-one and multiparty sessions between patients and health care professionals are supported. The Near Real service can be utilized almost from anywhere because it has global coverage and it works behind different networks and firewalls. Near Real also has a wide selection of telemedicine devices available almost for any demand.
effort. Near Real has opened the CONNECT Application Programming Interface (API) for its partners. The CONNECT API hides all the complexity of web realtime communication, virtual appointment room management and charging. Near Real integration is trivial and straightforward so health care and patient information systems can be enriched by Near Real in a matter of days. Âť www.near-real.com
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NEUROSONIC – BACK IN LIFE Neurosonic delivers a unique solution to problems related to sleep, stress and recovery by providing extremely relaxing, non-invasive technology which has already provided help to thousands of its customers.
he Neurosonic Whole Body Vibration (WBV) technology has an immense effect on stress levels and helps people to fall asleep faster. Additionally, it makes sleep more rejuvenating. According to studies and its customer feedback, Neurosonic WBV helps with different pain symptoms, ADHD, sleep disorders and insomnia, stress, migraine and headache, Parkinson’s disease and the sport’s recovery process. A large number of Neurosonic’s customers come from elderly care. By using Neurosonic technology, their quality of sleep improves, they do not wake up during the night as often as before and their circadian rhythm is kept normalized. In January 2017 Neurosonic Finland started the certification process for Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC). » www.neurosonic.fi
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SMARTER, SAFER MEDICAL DEVICES Novasano helps health-tech companies build smarter, safer medical devices with products that dramatically improve medical device security, code quality and risk management characteristics. Novasano takes a public health approach to medical device security that is unique within the cyber community. By combining epidemiological best practices with expertise in informatics, analytics, and information security, Novasano can deliver innovative — yet eminently practical — solutions that make the cutting edge of medical technology a lot safer for
consumer) safety. One of the ways Novasano does this is cataloging and sharing device security and quality issues with the public and the medical, coding and engineering communities, via revolutionary portals like MDRAP and partnerships with organizations like NH-ISAC (the U.S. National Healthcare Information Sharing and Analysis
patients and healthcare providers, alike. Novasano helps medical devices coders architect more robust solutions that work better, last longer and achieve better patient outcomes overall.
Novasano is helping the Healthcare and Industrial “Internet of Things” industries better understand and manage cyber risk in the context of patient (or
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Novasano is a co-founder of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS) and has offices in the United States and Finland. » www.novasano.com
DIFFERENT NEEDS, ONE SOLUTION Optomed is the world’s leading manufacturer of hand-held retinal cameras. Optomed’s mission is to make eye disease screenings available for everyone, wherever needed. It develops and manufactures modern, mobile and easy-to-use retinal imaging devices that are suitable for any clinic.
he Optomed product portfolio consists of unique digital imaging instruments that provide retinal and eye anterior imaging with one portable device. Optomed’s key product is Smartscope® PRO, a modular hand-held retinal camera for screening and diagnosis
and charities around the world. More than 5,000 clinics use Optomed’s products in over 70 countries. Optomed is a privately owned company headquartered in Oulu, Finland, with a subsidiary Optomed China Ltd., and sales offices in Southern Finland and in India. Optomed
of various blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and AMD. It is the smallest product on the market with a high image quality which fulfills international ISO 10940 fundus camera standard requirements.
has over 80 employees.
Smartscope is registered in major key markets: Europe, China, Russia, Japan, Korea and US. Smartscope has also been on the IAPB (The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) standard list since 2012, and has become one of the world’s best-selling fundus cameras. Optomed has a global distributor network with leading distributors. Devices are used by private clinics, public hospitals, non-government organizations
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EAR INFECTION MEASUREMENT The solution for ear infections: - diagnose - follow - treat.
tometri Ltd. has a revolutionary ear infection measurement product for consumers. It helps in reducing unnecessary doctor visits and use of antibiotics. Therefore, the product saves significant costs for consumers and increases the effectiveness and quality of the health care process.
performance of the AR in middle ear effusion analysis is comparable with the ear evaluation methods typically applied by professionals (tympanometry, pneumatic otoscope). The principle, quality surveillance and benefits of Otometri in health care has been evaluated with good results.
ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT The measurement is based on acoustical analysis of
the ear. Selection of tiny acoustical stimulus are sent to ear. The response is analyzed with artificial intelligence based data-analysis - producing the image “red-yellowgreen” of the ear condition. All this happens in seconds - being easy and comfortable for the patient – and what is the best – producing reliable reference image. SCIENTIFIC AND CLINICAL BACKGROUND The acoustic analysis is based on well-established Acoustic Reflectometry (AR) and data analysis on artificial neural networks (ANN), both having a substantial amount of research behind. The
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SLEEP WELL, GO FURTHER AND LIVE READY WITH ŌURA Oura Health Oy is the developer of ŌURA, the world’s first wellness ring and app. By analyzing your sleep quality, activity levels, daily rhythms and the physiological responses of your body, it helps you towards better balance and readiness to perform. Comfortable to wear everywhere and all the time, ŌURA brings you actionable insights about your well-being so
(SRI) in an independent validation study. The results confirm that ŌURA represents the leading edge of
you can be ready for what’s next.ŌURA offers a more intelligent, unobtrusive and constant connection to your body than ever before. By focusing on the balance between daily physical activity and mental load and recovery, ŌURA helps you understand how your lifestyle choices affect your sleep and performance.
sleep tracking devices and that it can be used in sleep research and clinical use both in sleep labs and at home.
ŌURA is the first ever and the best consumer wearable capable of measuring sleep quality and sleep stages (deep, light and REM sleep) close to laboratory level accuracy – as already proven by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and Stanford Research Institute
The company’s HQ and major manufacturing facilities are located in Oulu, Finland. Other locations include Helsinki, San Francisco (CA), Boulder (CO) and New York City. In addition to the CES 2016 Best of Innovation award, the product has received among others the Fitness Award of the American Women’s Health Magazine in May 2016. » ouraring.com
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INNOVATION THROUGH COMMITMENT PehuTec is an R&D service company committed to solving productdevelopment challenges of all sizes. Our core focus is on wireless healthcare and IoT solutions. Our active certified product-development solutions use technological advances and digitalization to facilitate customer success.
ince the company was founded, innovation has been
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of our key
at the heart of PehuTec’s values. Our grain moisture meter, for example, ensures harvest preservation, thus contributing to the sustainable food economy. We are involved in large-scale projects on cognitive research and 5G radio networks. Owned by its employees, PehuTec has a turnover projection for 2017 of EUR 3.4 million. A 50-strong team, based across Oulu, Ylivieska and Helsinki, is responsible for developing the firm’s innovative solutions. This includes R&D for mobile devices, network infrastructure solutions, various location-tracking and imaging solutions, and medical devices and healthcare solutions, as well as industrial applications and digitalisation processes.
focus areas, where customer projects are concerned. The company’s employees have strong technical competence and significant experience in software, hardware, mechanical engineering, technology studies, concepting and system integration, not to mention product testing, new product introduction (NPI), product maintenance and cost reduction. In addition, PehuTec holds ISO9001 and ISO13485 certificates for product development.
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NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION IN VIRTUAL REALITY Peili Vision has created a virtual reality solution for neurological rehabilitation. The application allows the therapist to create unique training environments customized to the patient’s rehabilitation needs. The whole rehabilitation process can be significantly improved with the data collected and analyzed.
eili Vision was founded in 2015 based on the idea of
The Peili solution in practice is a virtual reality software
helping people in their rehabilitation process by utilizing virtual reality (VR) advanced technology. Its mission is to improve the neurological rehabilitation process with its VR solution. In the Peili Vision solution, gamification is used in the rehabilitation process to motivate the rehabilitee to practice. It is also remotely usable: the therapist and the patients can be at different places. Compared to current methods, the unique design gives clear feedback on the rehabilitation progress for both the customers themselves and for the therapy professionals.
used with a virtual reality headgear and a tablet. The patient wears the headgear and enters a virtual world designed by the therapist. The rehabilitee sees a unique environment in VR that can simulate the real world or be a complete fantasy, whichever is best and most appropriate for the patient’s motivation and progress. The Peili solution measures the rehabilitation process, motivates the patient (e.g., gamification and individual exercises) and also enables exercises in short amounts and with multiple repeats. The content is digital and shareable. » peilivision.fi
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CUSTOM CHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING Pharmatory is a private customer-oriented company providing route scouting, process R&D, cGMP contract manufacturing of small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), enzyme catalysis and radiolabelling services.
harmatory offers a wide range of R&D services tailored for drug discovery and development companies ranging from small virtual human and veterinary companies to medium-sized and global pharmaceutical companies. Its service palette includes route scouting, lab scale syntheses, analytical support and pilot scale cGMP manufacturing of key intermediates and APIs. Pharmatory is capable of manufacturing GMP batches from the mg scale to tens of kilograms, making it a perfect partner for orphan drug and veterinary companies. Pharmatory has been routinely inspected by regulatory authorities as well as its customers and has had a clean track record since it was founded in 2001.
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Pharmatoryâ€™s spearhead services include preparation of isotope-labelled compounds for metabolism and ecotoxicology studies and enzyme catalysis. In the latter, Pharmatory have a quick response screening method set up in its laboratory to cater for a quick decision-making process. Pharmatory focuses on personalized customer attention and being a close partner. The key components in all projects are customer orientation and operational excellence with high confidentiality and commitment to exceptional customer service. Âť www.pharmatory.com
PIONEER OF WEARABLE SPORTS TECHNOLOGY We develop fitness and sports technology that helps athletes of all fitness levels reach their goals with truly actionable guidance based on decades of innovation and research. With Polar you donâ€™t just get impersonal raw numbers, you get smart coaching. Polar is the innovator in heart rate monitoring, fitness tracking and GPS training computers. With 40 years of experience and a proud heritage in physiological and sports science research, we cater to active levels of fitness and sports by offering a comprehensive product range including cycling computers, wearable sports watches, fitness trackers and sensors that work elegantly with mobile training apps and online services.
We also provide group training systems for both the fitness club and pro-level team environments. Our award-winning training computers are the number one choice amongst top athletes, coaches, personal trainers and consumers worldwide. Headquartered in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries being sold through over 35,000 retailers globally. Âť www.polar.com
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IMPROVING HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE ProWellness has developed eHealth solutions for the prevention, care and management of chronic diseases in both the public and private healthcare sectors for over a decade. Our mission is to provide best-of-breed tools to prevent the progression of long-term conditions and to improve patientsâ€™ quality of life.
he number of patients with chronic diseases is
System has modules for diabetes, cardiovascular/
increasing rapidly. About 45% of the population has one or more chronic illnesses, and 20% of these diseases account for 80% of healthcare costs. The roles of monitoring and preventative care are becoming ever-more important. ProWellness offers a unique product portfolio, covering the whole care pathway from prevention to disease management, and including extensive auditing. Our tools help healthcare professionals and service managers to handle increasing workloads and amounts of information more efficiently.
heart diseases and chronic respiratory diseases, to name but a few. In addition, there is a self-care service for patients.
We provide web-based software products for eHealth. The ProWellness Chronic Diseases Management
British Thoracic Society (BTS) Award was presented to the NHS Westminster/Imperial College COPD team at the BTS Summer Meeting 2013 for Integration of Respiratory Services into COPD care, supported by ProWellness CDMS system. ProWellness solutions are used by 50% of health districts in Finland and are also used widely in the UK and Ireland. In addition, the company is beginning to penetrate the Asian and Middle-Eastern markets. Âť www.prowellness.com
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HEARING ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES TO VENUE OWNERS Qlu provides expert services on hearing accessibility to the owners of premises and organizations operating in those premises to help them to improve the accessibility of their services.
luâ€™s primary product is the mapping service where the quality of the signal produced by a hearing loop system is characterized according to the IEC 60118-4 standard using a patented test method, converted into
Qlu has special know-how, having considerable specialist expertize on hearing accessibility technologies and services. It provides hearing technologies related to consultancy, training, design
a visual format and then published as a quality map, locally in a poster and globally in the hereUhear.com internet service. With the help of Qluâ€™s services, event organizers can find the appropriate premises where hearing accessibility is properly organized, so they can make sure their customers can hear all the details in the program. Qlu helps the end users to easily find the accessible venues and the best possible seat in the conference, concert, training, church and so on. This results in better customer satisfaction and increases business potential.
and installation services to its customers. Its products and services include the hearing loop signal quality mapping service, consultancy services in hearing accessibility solutions, education services, design services and installation project management. Qlu also works in good co-operation with hard of hearing organizations.
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ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING EARPLUGS QuietOn Ltd. is an Oulu based private company that is an early-stage startup fully owned by the staff. Currently, the company has 10 employees. QuietOn innovates, develops and produces wellbeing products based on the need for quiet. The first product on the market is the world’s first and only active noise cancelling earplug.
eople are bombarded by a myriad of unwanted
noises every single day which causes hearing loss, insomnia, increased stress levels and many other health related problems. A pair of QuietOn earplugs which combine advanced noise cancellation technology with acoustic noise attenuation quietens the world enabling one to find one’s own tranquility. QuietOn is small, easy to carry, wireless, has a noise cancellation performance of up to 40dB and features an astonishing 50-hour battery life. This makes QuietOn a perfect companion for work, study, travel or relaxation. The earplugs switch on automatically once removed from the charging case and are ready for use in no time at all. This product allows customers to enjoy the quiet, whenever and wherever they need it. » www.quieton.com
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FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING HEALTH RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TOGETHER WITH YOU! Our startup is focused on developing health-related products and services together with YOU! Our solutions save time and resources for healthcare professionals and those who care for the elderly, as well as increasing the quality of independent living for the elderly. At present, clinical trials are taking place at wellbeing centres in Oulu.
t Scandicode, our mission is to create a better quality of everyday life for elderly people living independently. Using our new cognitive assessments, a wide range of data can be captured via regular simulations and 24/7 real-life assessments. •
END USERS benefit from a healthy, secure and independent living environment for as long as possible PARTNERS enjoy numerous opportunities to develop new services together • EMPLOYEES are happy to take part in such a revolutionary journey INVESTORS love the long-term returns!
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FOCUS: Digital cognitive assessment that is quick and easy. Potential problems are identified early. BENEFITS: Increasing healthcare efficiency; saving time and resources for doctors. COOPERATION: working with communities, businesses, organisations and the Government. » www.scandicode.com
SEP SOLUTIONS’ ONNI CARE: THE FITBIT OF BABY CARE With SEP Solutions’ innovative IoT system, parents can rest assured that they have all the bases covered when it comes to child care. The focus is on using technology to enhance the process of care, and not to replace the caretaker. The platform can also be applied to other markets, such as taking care of the elderly.
aby monitors are considered essential ‘new baby’
Onni Care offers parents a real powerhouse of baby
purchases in most geographic markets. The US$1 billion baby monitoring market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8.63%, with growth predominantly expected to come from more expensive and feature rich monitors being bought rather than more devices sold. The SEP Solutions’ system differs from other monitor manufacturers and isolated un-connected parenting service providers by introducing a completely new kind of monitoring in the same way that Fitbit introduced a new way to manage fitness data.
monitoring tools in one simple to use package. With Onni Care design baby monitors, parents can track the baby’s daily activities, growth (with WHO growth charts) and developmental milestones as well as see and hear the child anytime and from anywhere. Onni Care also gives parents the chance to share these memories with others through social media directly from the system. With the addition of AI technology, the company plans to help parents become proactive instead of being reactive. The system also allows additional sensors (e.g., sleep and life sign sensors) as well as different devices (e.g., smart scales and humidifiers). » www.onnicare.com
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SEP SOLUTIONS, ONNICARE
SOLUTIONS FOR ANIMAL THERAPEUTICS Solaniâ€™s special focus is on innovations and development of solutions aiming to facilitate administration of drugs and dietary supplements to pets and production animals.
olani Therapeutics Ltd. creates innovative solutions for animal health not only through in-house projects but also by providing Animal Pharma companies with a possibility to outsource their early development work.
provide the market with a meloxicam depot that will not only release cat and dog owners and their pets from the sometimes very stressful and occasionally altogether unsuccessful oral administration, but will
For drug solutions we combine already marketed active pharmaceutical ingredients with novel formulations and delivery methods.
also ensure sufficient pain management during the healing period. These projects utilising silica-hydrogel technology by DelSiTech Ltd. are available for early collaboration or licensing deals.
From the original pet focus we have recently expanded our projects to production animals. SOLUTIONS PORTFOLIO Our current portfolio of projects includes slow release pain management solutions for cats and dogs suffering from peri-operative or osteoarthritic pain. Our aim is to
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The first Solani innovation to enter the market is a cellulose-based cartridge for all-purpose delivery of solids to cattle, co-developed with Vetcare Ltd. Âť www.solanitherapeutics.com
SAVING TIME, TAKING CARE Spektikor is the world’s first vital sign monitor for emergency medicine. With state of the art printed technology, Spektikor provides a real-time situational awareness everywhere where ill or injured patients need to be monitored.
pektikor Ltd. is a Finnish medical device company which operates in the field of health technology. It specializes and focuses on developing a portable vital sign monitor and software for emergency medicine and professional use. Spektikor is the tool for professionals
focus on the patient that requires the most immediate and urgent attention. At the same time, in multiple patient situations, critical changes of condition can easily be noted from a distance. It addresses hospital, first aid and army medical needs to continuously
to easily monitor and detect changes in a patient’s heart rate and saves valuable time for essential care.
follow up a patient’s vital signs in emergencies and catastrophes in all circumstances. Fast out-of-box readiness enables patient monitoring in seconds.
The Spektikor device is adhered to the patient like a regular ECGelectrode with the adhesive located at the base of the device. The LED unit can be detached and moved to a spot in good view. The device indicates the heart beat by the flashing of the light whenever it recognizes the R-peak of an ECG signal. It indicates the patient’s heart beat grade without tools, disinfectant or electricity. Spektikor helps medical professionals to
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TESTING AND CERTIFICATION SERVICES TESTiLABS is a Finnish company founded by Nokia veterans, and our state-of-the-art laboratories were originally built by the Nokia firm. At TESTiLABS, we provide test and certification services to a multitude of customers in industries including wireless technology, healthcare and telecommunications.
Current key customers include operators, device
software testing services to provide a new, network-based business model. We are privileged to work in co-operation with many of the world’s leading testing laboratories and corporations to offer a comprehensive range of testing and analysis services. Our services include OTA, SAR, RF, EMC, audio, Bluetooth, and camera testing and tuning, as well as field, mechanical, environmental and software testing. We provide R&D testing and certification services, and test sets are customised to your needs.
manufacturers and R&D houses. Our experts have up to 15 years of experience in developing a wide range of testing services for all your requirements at different stages in the product-development process. Hundreds of products have been tested and certified in our labs. Our expertise has benefited many – and we can help you, too!
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INTEGRATED LIFECARE – A SEAMLESS CARE AND SERVICE CHAIN FROM BIRTH TO OLD AGE Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. Healthcare and welfare is an important strategic area for Tieto.
ieto is the leading healthcare and welfare ICT solution
provider in Nordic countries. It helps healthcare and welfare organizations increase the efficiency of their services, while at the same time improving safety and quality. The company focuses on digitalizing healthcare and welfare services and opening new opportunities for integrated Lifecare – a seamless care and service chain from birth to old age. As the largest Nordic IT services company, Tieto provides full lifecycle services for both the private and public sectors. Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. Tieto aims to be its customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining its software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. » www.tieto.com/lifecare
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REAL-TIME PROCESS MONITORING FOR BIOREACTORS Timegate Instruments Oy was founded in 2014. Our aim is to revolutionise the processes within analytical technologies by providing versatile online analyses of material. We develop and deliver process-monitoring solutions to ensure that nutrients are fed to bioreactors in a fast and reliable way.
t Timegate, we have extensive and comprehensive knowledge of how to manage optical
The benefits that can be achieved with this method include the following: (1) there is no need for sampling
instrumentation and process monitoring in challenging environments. We can help our customers to tackle issues related to cell-culture productivity, quality and process variability. We offer new processmonitoring technology based on Timegatedďż˝ Raman spectroscopy. This novel approach to monitoring cell cultures includes unique multiparameter features and presents a totally new solution to the current challenges within bioprocesses.
and no risk of process contamination; (2) real-time data can be captured of media composition, cell density and protein production; (3) bioreactor nutrient feeds can also be measured in real time. The main goals are to create solutions for decreasing process-development and scale-up times via improved understandings of growth processes in cell cultures, and to improve the protein yields achieved within biopharmaceutical production. Âť www.timegate.com
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WEELA - MOBILE GYM Weela is a new generation fitness device for full body exercise. It is controlled by a motivating app in one’s phone or tablet with one’s personal exercise program.
eela is a new generation device for full body exercise. The device is controlled by a mobile app on one’s phone or tablet with different kinds of exercise programs. You can choose a very quick break exercise to cut off dull computer work in the office. Also, you can choose longer, harder exercises to improve fitness. Best of all, the system records the user’s every move to the user account. It is very easy to monitor one’s development, and one can see one’s full history from the Weela trainer application. You don’t have to be a fitness professional to use Weela. In fact, you don’t have to know anything about training. If needed, the Weela trainer app will tell you how to make different moves.
Weela fits perfectly for all environments. You need under one square metre for training. It is that simple. Weela needs electricity, but it is possible to train without mains current. Weela has a battery inside the device, and it is possible to train with battery power for up to one and half hours. Resistance is from 1 kilogram up to 100 kilograms. That makes Weela’s customer base wide. Its customers are hospitals, physiotherapists, personal trainers, different kinds of office workers and individuals. The company is looking for partners in these customer bases around the world. » www.weela.fi
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