Karsa is attending the NBC 2022 the 11TH SYMPOSIUM ON CBRNE THREATS. Our CEO HJ Jost is scheduled to present the capabilities of the Tarkka TOF on Tuesday at 11:50 in a talk entitled “Ultra sensitive detection of chemical threats by atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry”. See you there!

Karsa’s powerful molecular detection technology has applications beyond homeland security and climate change research. Our chemical analysis platform eliminates laborious workflows for the analysis of small molecules. We want to bring this approach to the IVD market with analysis of bodily fluids. Being selected for batch 3 of the Health Incubator Helsinki will enable Karsa …

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We want to thank all our customers, partners and investors for their trust and continued support during 2021. We wish you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year, but above all, stay healthy! We are looking to an exciting 2022, so stay tuned!

Taking advantage of relaxed rules on assembly due to the corona pandemic, the Karsa team enjoyed an afternoon on the water and got to finally meet in person again and get to know each other in a different environment. The weather was perfect for the occasion with plenty of sun, mild temperatures and light wind. …

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Figure 6 of Iyer, S., Rissanen, M.P., Valiev, R. et al. Molecular mechanism for rapid autoxidation in α-pinene ozonolysis. Nat Commun 12, 878 (2021). Karsa’s multi-scheme chemical ionization inlet (MION) sub-second reaction time was the key enabler in a study recently published in Nature Communications. A team of scientists from Tampere University, INAR/University of Helsinki, University of Washington and our partner company Aerodyne Research, Inc. used …

Karsa MION provides key insights into fine particle production processes in coniferous forests. Read More »

Karsa multi-scheme chemical ionization inlet (MION) was deployed during an intensive measurement campaign at Mace Head atmospheric research station in Ireland. In this study published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, MION was at the core of the bromide-based chemical ionization atmospheric pressure interface time-of-flight mass spectrometer (Br-CI-APi-TOF). MION enabled a team lead by scientist from INAR/University of Helsinki and …

Karsa MION direct field observations shed light on heterogeneous processes on marine aerosol Read More »

The year 2020 is coming to an end. We want to thank all our customers, partners and investors for their continued support during these daring times. Karsa has certainly been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in many different ways: projects were delayed, customer installations hampered, and we had to adjust to remote working and integrating …

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A consortium led by the Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN) of the Chemistry Department of the University of Helsinki has been awarded a 3.9 M€ grant the EU’s Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Technologies (FET Open) call (cut-off date: 18 September 2019). This call had a total of ~450 proposals, of …

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New Karsa team member will start in September! Thank you all for your interest in this position. In this position you will develop the operating software for our ultrasensitive chemical threat detector. We mainly use Python and JavaScript in our software development and therefore hope you have gained experience coding with these languages in your …

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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 …

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As 2019 draws to a close, we want to thank all our customers, partners and investors for their support. We wish you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year. We are looking forward to an exciting and prosperous 2020 with new projects and products.

A busy week for Karsa: We are presenting at the Nordic Mass Spectrometry Conference in Espoo near Helsinki, Finland August 26-28, 2019. H.J. Jost is on site to answer your questions about chemical threat detection. The same week, Nina Sarnela will present a talk entitled “First Results of Multi-Scheme Chemical Ionization Inlet Measurements in Boreal …

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Karsa is hiring! We are always looking for talent: send your resume to careers at karsa.fi. Are you interested in experiencing Helsinki, startup life, and security applications of ultra-sensitive chemical detection methods originally developed for atmospheric research? Check out our current openings on LinkedIn.

At Slush 2018, Karsa won the Bosch Pitching Challenge “Safety & Security in Smart Cities” and has been invited to exhibit in the startup area of Bosch Connected World from May 15-16 in Berlin, Germany. Our CFO Aleksei Shcherbinin will present Karsa’s vision for Smart City Security. Please stop by our booth STM1 and say …

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Joining the Association Provides Karsa Oy with Increased Visibility to European Stakeholders and Opportunities to Collaborate with Key Institutions  HELSINKI – April 29, 2019 – Karsa Oy, developer and manufacturer of chemical threat detectors for security applications, has joined the European Organisation for Security (EOS), the voice of the European security industry and research community.   “EOS …

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