Below is a list of examples of research from the division that has been commercialized.
Company: Silex Microsystems
Web address: www.silexmicrosystems.com
Information: In 2000 five former PhD students at the department of Micro and Nanosystems started Silex Microsystems, a MEMS foundry. Today, Silex is the world’s largest pure-play MEMS foundry, offering industry’s most advanced MEMS, heterogeneous wafer-level packaging, and state of the art MEMS manufacturing tools and equipment.
Product: Pressure Wire
Company: St. Jude Medical Systems AB
Web address: www.sjm.com
Information: In 1998 a MEMS-based ultra-miniaturized pressure sensor was developed by our group together with Radi Medical Systems AB. The product has become a huge clinical and commercial success within St. Jude Inc. and incorporated in their world-leading product portfolio. In 2009, a large randomized trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirmed that routine use of the device in a sensor-guided minimally invasive surgical procedure reduces mortality and myocardial infarction after one year by 35% compared to the standard procedure. This and the governance of St. Jude has led to that this pressure sensing system now being common medical practice and sold in over 100.000 units per year.
Product: JAQ fuel cell
Spin-off Company: MyFC
Web address: myfcpower.com/
Information: In 2004, we invented a novel assembly method for fuel cells, which allows them to be lighter, smaller and less costly, while providing a higher power output for a given size. The technology, published in the Journal of Power Sources in 2005, is commercialized by the spin-off company MyFuelCell (founded in 2005). Today, the product is available on the market under the brand name JAQ(TM).
Product: OSTEmer polymers
Spin-off Company: Mercene Labs
Web address: www.mercenelabs.com
Information: We invented OSTEmer(TM) a novel polymer platform for rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices and labs-on-a-chip with material and processing properties compatible with both the academic lab setting and large-scale production. Based on off-stoichiometry thiol-ene (OSTE) chemistry, a rapid UV-curing enables properties such as a wide range of tunable mechanical properties, tunable surface chemistry, and a low-temperature direct bonding process not requiring any surface activation or glues.