Spin-offs

Below you can find examples of research from MST that has been commercialized.

Company: Silex Microsystems

Founded: 2000

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

Commercialized: 2000

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: PowerTrekk fuel cell

Commercialized: 2012

Spin-off Company: MyFC

Web address:  www.powertrekk.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). From 2012, the product is available on the market under the name PowerTrekk(TM).

Product: OSTEmer polymers

Commercialized: 2011

Spin-off Company: Mercene Labs

Web address:  www.ostemers.com

Information: We invented OSTEmer(TM) a novel polymer platform for rapid prototyping of labs-on-chip with material and processing properties compatible with 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.

   
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