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.
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
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