Karsa Oy, developer and manufacturer of chemical threat detectors for security applications, has launched a new business enterprise, Karsa Oy (Deutschland), in the Republic of Germany. Its innovative Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry technology was originally developed for climate change research and has been initially adapted for the detection of explosives in air cargo.
Finnish startup launches ultra-sensitive chemical threat detection technology to academia, law enforcement, and military.
“Since opening our branch in January 2020, we have already signed a contract with a new customer.” said H.J. Jost, co-founder and chief executive officer of Karsa Oy. “With our own representation we can better tailor our products to the needs of users in academia, military, law enforcement agencies and in the broader homeland security market in Germany”.
Karsa Oy was founded in 2016 by a team of sampling and detection experts from the University of Helsinki, international industry partners and Lifeline Ventures, the leading venture capital investor in Finland, and with the support of Business Finland, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.
Karsa Oy is developing chemical threat detection equipment with high sensitivity and specificity to provide dramatically increased detection capabilities at lower costs than current technologies. Bringing this technology to the global market place is expected to transform the security industry with options that will raise the level of security in markets including civil aviation, beginning with air cargo screening. Karsa’s technology also has applications for customs and border protection as well as emergency management.
The branch address is Elberfelder Str. 2, 40213 Düsseldorf