HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE IN OULU Companies 2018/2019 | Oulu, Finland
CONTENTS OULUHEALTH.....................................................2 9SOLUTIONS.......................................................4 ADMESCOPE........................................................6 BIOACTIVE BONE SUBSTITUTES .............8 BITTIUM..............................................................10 CERENION........................................................... 12 CGI...........................................................................14 CHAIN ANTIMICROBIALS............................16 DETECTION TECHNOLOGY.......................18 DIGIFUNDUS.................................................... 20 FASCIAWEAR..................................................... 22 GINOLIS............................................................... 24 GOODWILLER................................................... 26 HALTIAN..............................................................28 HEAD INSTRUMENTS.................................. 30 HEALTH INNOVATION ACADEMY.......... 32 INNOKAS MEDICAL....................................... 34 ISTOC.................................................................... 36 KIDE SYSTEMS.................................................38 KIPUWEX...........................................................40 LIKELLE................................................................ 42 LOJER GROUP..................................................44 MECTALENT......................................................46 MEDANETS........................................................48 MEDIRACER...................................................... 50 MEDKIT................................................................ 52 MEKITEC.............................................................. 54 MONIDOR........................................................... 56 NEAR REAL........................................................58 NEUROSONIC..................................................60 NOVASANO....................................................... 62 NUKUTE..............................................................64 OPTOMED..........................................................66 OTOMETRI.........................................................68 ŌURA....................................................................70 PARAS BIOPHARMACEUTICALS..............72 PEHUTEC.............................................................74 PEILI VISION.......................................................76 PHARMATORY.................................................. 78 POLAR ELECTRO...........................................80 PROWELLNESS................................................82 QLU........................................................................84 QUIETON............................................................86 SCANDICODE...................................................88 SCREENTEC......................................................90 SEP SOLUTIONS............................................. 92 SOLANI.................................................................94 SPEKTIKOR........................................................96 TECINSPIRE.......................................................98 TESTILABS...................................................... 100 TIETO................................................................. 102 TIMEGATE........................................................ 104 2 USBIMED. ......................................................... 106 HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE IN OULU WEELA. .............................................................. 108
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
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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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 opportunities, research and innovations. I hope you will discover that Oulu with its professional know-how, unique test environments and enthusiastic entrepreneurs, is the perfect place to grow your business.
Oulu, a city that has twice been selected as the smartest city in Europe, is a recognised leader in the field of health technology. Its health & 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.
The Oulu region, which is the second largest health tech centre in Finland, has created technologies that are used daily by nearly 3 billion people. There are about 640 companies in the health & life science sector and at least 240 of them are hi-tech companies. They offer world-class expertise and expand to international markets, with export turnover increasing by 33% over the past few 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.
Key Account Director Health & Life Science BusinessOulu +358 40 542 0007 Heidi.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.
Providing 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
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introducing innovations, creating health-tech business opportunities, and delivering more effective healthcare services for the benefit of citizens. In addition to this, the ecosystem stands for important economic growth in the region as it stimulates creating jobs in the private sector. In addition to this, the ecosystem stands for important economic growth in the region as it stimulates creating jobs in the private sector.
UNIQUE TEST ENVIRONMENT The ecosystem’s most significant component is the OuluHealth Labs, a one-of-a-kind, test and development environment, which consists of three test beds: OYS TestLab, Oamk SimLab and Oulu WelfareLab. They are all equipped with state-of-the-art pilot facilities to test products, services or procedures under authentic conditions and with genuine users. Additionally, the OYS TestLab includes a digital testbed for electronic health record integration.
Novel cutting-edge research is done in Oulu’s biotech labs. 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 high-resolution 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. » www.ouluhealth.fi More info:
Ms. Salla Hirvonen Network Director, Ouluhealth Ecosystem, BusinessOulu +358 40 542 0007 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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. 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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the members of the team are constantly aware of the 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. » www.9solutions.com
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
CONNECTIVITY TO BE TRUSTED Bittium is a trusted Nordic company with over 30 years of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies and biosignal processing. The company creates connectivity solutions for reliable, secure communications, and provides medical technology solutions in biosignals measuring.
n its Medical Technologies product and services area Bittium provides among others Bittium Faros product family, focused on ECG recording and remote monitoring, Bittium NeurOne products focusing on measuring the electrical activity of the brain, and Bittium BrainStatus, a disposable quick EEG measuring headband used in emergency and intensive primary care to diagnose for example epileptic seizures and brain stroke, and other healthcare technology products. Bittium also provides high-quality R&D services for Healthcare and Medical sector.
Our offering consists of complete, customized IoT solutions, including end-to-end development services and all components of the solution, such as monitoring devices with sensors and wireless radios, applications, cloud-based services, device management, and maintenance. On the information security side, The Bittium SafeMove Mobile VPN solution helps healthcare organizations improve the efficiency of mobile care workers by ensuring simple and highly secure remote access to critical clinical systems. Bittium Corporation has been awarded the ISO 13485:2016 certificate for Medical Devices. Âť www.bittium.com
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THE NEXT-GENERATION BRAIN MONITORING COMPANY Cerenion Oy develops the world’s ﬁrst practical method for measuring the brain function of intensive care patients. Our Cerenion C-Trend™ technology (pat. pend.) aims to reveal the status of the brain as one simple score – at the bed-side and without requiring any changes to the care of the patient.
n the Intensive Care Units (ICU) of hospitals today, the measurement of brain function is missing from the arsenal of vital signs available to the doctor. Yet, brainrelated complications are very common – between 50-80% of ICU patients are affected – and these greatly impact the care given. After extensive scientific research conducted at the University of Oulu and the Oulu University Hospital, we have developed the world’s first practical method (pat. pend.) for reading the “pulse” of the brain as a simple score. Our solution works by combining standard EEG-measurement with advanced machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence.
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Our clinically studied method provides the first truly objective and practical index for evaluating the condition of the brain and its recovery after a serious medical incident. The measure provides invaluable real-time information on the state of the brain that has far-reaching applications in all hospital environments as well as ambulatory care. The technology has the potential of improving both the quality and the cost of intensive care. » www.cerenion.com
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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CHAIN ANTIMICROBIALS LTD Chain Antimicrobials Oy has developed a highly effective, antimicrobial coated catheters to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs). We have a dedicated team of experts involved in the design and development of coated catheters aiming to minimize the risks of CAUTIs.
HAIN Antimicrobials Ltd has developed an effective solution to restrict the spread of CAUTIs. Our lead product, peptide-coated catheters (PAC) have shown positive results in in-vitro studies. The tests show a high promise of success in preventing the spread of HAIs, especially the Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. The preclinical and clinical studies are in progress to test the efficacy of the product in animals and human patients.
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The widespread usage of PAC may even curb these infections completely. This product will improve the quality of life of patients, reduce the severity of UTIs and the financial burden on patients or healthcare provider, resulting in no extra days spent in the hospital. In short, the lives of the patients is significantly improved with the use of our product. Âť chainantimicrobials.com
FOREKNOW. FORESAVE. Detection Technology is the most trusted partner imaging the unknown by creating foresight capabilities quicker to discover and prevent threats. Our solutions contribute to the improvement of people’s health and safety daily.
e are a global provider of off-the-shelf and customized X-ray imaging solutions for medical, security and industrial applications. Our product portfolio ranges from photodiodes to complete detector systems with ASICs, electronics, mechanics and software. Our solutions meet the performance and reliability requirements of the most stringent applications, such as high-end computed tomography (CT) systems. We are one of the few companies selected by the largest medical CT manufacturers to supply high-performance CT detectors to the most stringent medical solutions in the world. We know
that tiny details done right make a big difference, and that’s why we are always pushing the edge of design for a better quality. When it comes to people’s health and safety, only reliable and robust solutions are acceptable. With 33% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of net sales we have exceeded the market growth for over five years. We have over 200 active customers in 40 countries. Detection Technology employs over 400 people in Finland, China and the US. The company’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq First North Finland market place. » www.deetee.com
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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. 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.
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 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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A SPORT OUTFIT THAT IMPROVES BODY CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE Fasciawear is a technical sport clothing company based in Oulu, Finland. Our patented innovation is a sport outfit that improves body control, performance and increases calorie consumption. It is like a total body kinesio tape and compression clothing combined.
asciawear can be used for everyday activities as well as competitive and recreational sports. The product idea is based on an elastic band woven in line with human musculoskeletal system, the fascia network. This provides an amplifying compression that supports and corrects bodyâ€™s natural movement and thus prevents injuries. Additionally, a light resistance from the elastic bands strengthens muscles and boosts calorie consumption.
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The amplifying compression activates body`s tensegrity and increases body awareness, control and coordination. This makes maintaining demanding positions and movement easier especially in sports with high performance. Âť fasciawear.com
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 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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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 Suzhou, China. » ginolis.com
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, 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. 28 HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE IN OULU
In addition to consumer use the product is well suited for companies and other organisations to support traffic safety and social responsibility programs. Goodwiller is also looking for partners and new use cases for developed biochemical printing technologies. » www.promilless.com
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 combined with sensors and radio technology to high quality software, all incorporated in a functional and friendly user experience. 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.
Haltian brings mobile technology to different kinds of products with different uses, be it wearable technology, 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 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 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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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. Head Instruments enables a smooth cooperation across the science disciplines of surgery and technology. » www.headinstruments.com
WE HELP HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS BECOME INNOVATORS Innovator skills are needed in every future healthcare and welfare job. Any health and social care professional can learn to solve problems, create new ideas, utilize technology and develop new products and services.
t Health Innovation Academy we create health innovators. Our top four courses are: 1. Innovation skills for healthcare professionals 2. Product and service development basics for healthcare professionals 3. Creating an innovative co-creation culture inside healthcare organization 4. Healthtech trends and ecosystems
We are happy to hear our clients say our courses are energetic, interactive and empowering.
We have trained hundreds of professionals. Our typical clients are: • hospitals • adult educators • business development organizations • tech, service and pharma companies • people curious to learn how to innovate
We also consult our clients on projects requiring healthcare innovation expertise.
To all our courses there are no prerequisites. You can come as you are since anyone can learn to become a health innovator. Whatever your starting level is, we help you learn basic innovator skills and find your own developer spirit.
We utilize Finnish pedagogical know-how combined with modern business and customer development methodology (lean, co-creation, design thinking, flipped classroom, blended learning, coaching). » www.healthinnovationacademy.com
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HEALTH INNOVATION ACADEMY
CEO & FOUNDER & COACH
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 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.
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.
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
You have an idea of a Medical Device? Let’s realize it together!
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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.
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 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.
There is seamless data management integration into 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 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.
Most medical devices, regardless of the model or 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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KIPUWEX – IOT DEVICE FOR PAIN ASSESSMENT Kipuwex is a small wireless IoT device that continuously measures different physiological parameters from the patient digitally, and converts them with an algorithm into pain data and provides efficiently reliable measurements to healthcare professionals and home users.
here is pain in the world. In hospital environments manual pain measuring scales, such as Flacc, Comfort Behavior Scale and NIAPAS, can be used to prevent pain. The problem in these observations and assessments is that they are exposed to the possibility of human error, and hence, are not fully objective and reliable. Also, they do not monitor the pain level continuously. Kipuwex is a new technology IoT device for pain management. It provides continuous and objective health and pain measurements to treat pain timely manner. It can thus prevent pain and pain related traumas. Kipuwex improves pain management processes. It provides pre-emptive pain alerts even when a patient cannot express herself (e.g. infants, anesthesia patients, disabled and elderly). » www.kipuwex.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.com
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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YOUR PARTNER IN DESIGNING AND MANUFACTURING Mectalent is a top expert in designing, machining and equipment manufacturing. Our strengths are in surgical instruments and implants, precision mechanics, manufacturing security and monitoring devices â€“ optomechanical devices and vacuum technologies.
e take pride in providing value for our customers by bringing solutions to challenging problems in a quick and precise manner. We can help you on your path to success by offering dependable contract manufacturing and design services for medical devices and mechanical components - from quick prototypes to full volume production. We have operated in the field of medical technology for decades and have manufactured highly demanding products for our customers. Our planning and production of medical devices are based on ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 quality systems, which demonstrate that we operate in a customer-oriented and systematic way in developing quality.
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Our clean rooms meet the ISO 7 class requirements. We ensure that our products fulfill all legal and safety requirements in various stages of their life cycle. Our technical professionals work diligently to identify and implement the most appropriate and cost-effective manufacturing methods for your products. We will serve you comprehensively in each step of the production process: we brainstorm, design, analyze, prepare, measure, document and test. We can also take care of the CE-approval of your medical instruments, giving you a turnkey solution. Âť www.mectalent.com
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 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. 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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In this way, nurses are able to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the documentation process. An 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.” » medanets.com
TOTAL SOLUTION FOR ASSESSMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIES Mediracer specializes in point of care products in clinical neurophysiology. Our handheld nerve conduction solution helps medical doctors with diagnosing peripheral neuropathies at an early stage of the treatment path, ensuring prompt and right kind of treatment for patients.
erve conduction study by Mediracer® NCS solution enables testing, diagnosing and monitoring of most common peripheral nerve disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), ulnar nerve entrapment (UNE) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). It is an accurate, efficient and reliable tool for general practices, occupational health care, surgeons, healthcare professionals and allied clinical support staff. Mediracer diagnostic solution consists of clinical assessment, nerve conduction study and remote interpretation service. Testing method is non-invasive and is easy to carry out by using disposal electrodes. Mediracer platform for remote interpretation service allows clinics to obtain and specialist doctors to provide interpretation reports wherever located.
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Mediracer products are developed in collaboration with our multidisciplinary team of experts, including internationally recognized medical specialists, biomedical engineers, software engineers and business professionals. Efficient treatment path reduces patients’ waiting time, loss of labour, cost for sick leave and risk of poor recovery. The reliability of Mediracer method is shown by clinical studies, sensitivity 94%, specificity 98% compared to conventional method. » mediracer.com
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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MedKit Finland serves big and small clients 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
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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 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.
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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 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. » www.mekitec.com
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
ovasano 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 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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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 Center). 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
A COMFORTABLE SOLUTION FOR SCREENING OF SLEEP APNEA Obesity and aging of the population are the main causes for the dramatically increasing prevalence of sleep apnea. Globally this leads to several billion dollars in health care and hidden costs. Nukute has developed a user-friendly solution for the detection of sleep apnea.
he devices currently used for the diagnosis of sleep apnea are complicated and difficult to use â€“ the training of the patient by a nurse is time-consuming. At home, the patient often still has forgotten how to properly use the equipment. In addition, sleeping with the equipment is uncomfortable which can significantly affect the quality of sleep and thus also the quality of the information obtained from the measurement. Nukute has developed a screening collar that can identify and prognose upcoming sleep apnea events. It is comfortable to wear and easy to use. According to our studies Nukute collar gives as accurate measurement
results as the currently used equipment. However, with the Nukute collar it is possible to sleep normally and thus obtain more truthful information. The collar is accompanied by a tablet computer that gathers wirelessly the information about the measurement. The tablet also guides the patient in the use of the collar and informs whether the measurement was successful. It is possible to repeat the measurement during the next night if needed without a trip to the hospital in between, which is not the case with current methods. Âť nukute.com
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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 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. 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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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 has over 80 employees. » www.optomed.com
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.
omfortable to wear everywhere and all the time, ŌURA brings you actionable insights about your wellbeing so 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. The new ŌURA ring is the first consumer-available wearable that gives circadian alignment guidance. 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
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Occupational Health and Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in an independent validation study. The results confirm that ŌURA represents the leading edge of sleep tracking devices and that it can be used in sleep research and clinical use both in sleep labs and at home. 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
SCALE-UP OPTIMISATION OF THERAPEUTICS Paras Biopharmaceuticals is a Finnish small-medium enterprise focused on both contract manufacturing of microbial biologics, and the development & production of biosimilars and long therapeutic peptides.
ased in Oulu, Paras Biopharmaceuticals was established by a group of scientists, technologists and process GMP team members who have extensive experience, skills and a successful track record in developing biosimilars and contract manufacturing. Our facility offers a cost effective and flexible solution in the production of recombinant proteins in microbial systems (E-coli, S.cerevisiae and other microbial strains).
Paras Biopharmaceuticals has excellent biopharmaceutical process development and production systems to take care of both the productsâ€™ process development and production needs. Our process development capabilities stem from solid scientific knowledge and an excellent infrastructure. We offer a microbial platform at our production facility in Oulu, Finland where the laboratory is fully configurable to specific needs. Âť www.parasbiopharma.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 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.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of our key 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. >> www.pehutec.com
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 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.
The Peili solution in practice is a virtual reality software 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 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. We provide web-based software products for eHealth. The ProWellness Chronic Diseases Management
System has modules for diabetes, cardiovascular/ heart diseases and chronic respiratory diseases, to name but a few. In addition, there is a self-care service for patients. 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 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.
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Qlu has special know-how, having considerable specialist expertize on hearing accessibility technologies and services. It provides hearing technologies related to consultancy, training, design 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. Âť www.qlu.fi
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
CUSTOM MEDICAL ELECTRODES AND USER INTERFACES Screentec Oy strives to be your strategic partner when it comes to diagnostic and therapeutic medical electrodes and sensors, as well as purpose-built user interfaces for medical devices. We help you prototype and manufacture your disruptive and innovative new medical products.
creentec Oy is a company specialized in printed electronics as well as sensor technology. A local pioneer in the field of electronics, Screentec Oy uses its experience and expertise to help our customers develop their ideas into working prototypes and eventually develop manufacturing processes of their medical devices. Our products include disposable pressure, biofeedback, as well as heat sensor electrodes, which thanks to innovative printing techniques can be made to fit the specific needs of our customers.
We are able to make sensors and electrodes from flexible, breathable materials, which provide long wear time and comfort for the patient, but also reduce the set-up time for measurements and improve hygiene levels. Screentec Oy is ISO 13485 certified and can help customers through the steps to get their product validated and approved for medical use. With our network of dedicated suppliers and experts we can provide you with a turn key solution for your disruptive and innovative new products and services. >> www.screentec.com
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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’ 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.
Onni Care offers parents a real powerhouse of baby 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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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. For drug solutions we combine already marketed active pharmaceutical ingredients with novel formulations and delivery methods. 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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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 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. 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 to easily monitor and detect changes in a patient’s heart rate and saves valuable time for essential care. 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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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 follow up a patient’s vital signs in emergencies and catastrophes in all circumstances. Fast out-of-box readiness enables patient monitoring in seconds. » www.spektikor.com
DEVELOPMENT SERVICES WITH HEALTHCARE EXPERTISE Tecinspire develops mobile and web apps. We are experts in utility apps, Healthcare, IoT solutions and cloud services. Our experts have over 20 years of experience in healthcare services and standards. 100% of our customers are satisfied with our co-operation.
evelopment services: 100% of our customers are satisfied, recommend us and feel that we have delivered real value for their business. We boost your business by developing modern and easy to use solutions. Our experts have over 20 years of experience in healthcare services and standards. Tecinspire is an official service provider for Tekes Innovation voucher and BusinessOulu service note. >> www.tecinspire.com Organize your daily life with App2Day: Our apps are easy and lovable utility apps for daily life.
Our first own service App2Day is a handy social calendar that saves time, effort and money. With App2Day you can plan events & carpools and share memories with your network. App2Day is designed for families, sports, groups and friends to keep everyone in the loop. App2Day track record: - Slush100 Competition Google Cloud Startup Program - Tekes Tempo Funding - Startup Sauna Oulu Winner - Nestholma Accelerator >> www.app2day.fi. Âť www.tecinspire.com
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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.
ESTiLABS combines electronic devices and 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.
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Current key customers include operators, device 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! » www.testilabs.com
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 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.
The benefits that can be achieved with this method include the following: (1) there is no need for sampling 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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PROMOTING SAFETY AND SUCCESS OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY USBIMED monitors actively trends and factors affecting health technology development and business domain. Company wants to be your partner in promoting usability, safety, introduction, use and success of health technology and digital health services.
SBIMED has expert knowledge of the special features and regulatory requirements relative to medical devices and software, as well as safety related user interface characteristics and usability. Company facilitates collaboration between health care environment and industry. Multiprofessional background enables a holistic understanding of and approach to all facets of health technology. USBIMED clients benefit also from high quality in-house professional training services. USBIMED supports the medical device and software industry both directly and by working together with organizations which promote the health technology and digital health business sector. Company works also for health technology or digital health R & D -projects.
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Since the founding of USBIMED in 2011 company has completed several health technology expert projects, as well as organized and prepared dozens of public or private training packages and sparrings. The owner of USBIMED has more than 20 years of experience in the health technology field and almost a decade of prior experience in the medical field. Âť www.usbimed.fi
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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