Karsa is participating in the 11th INTERNATIONAL AEROSOL CONFERENCE (IAC) in Athens, Greece this week. Three posters with authors from Karsa will be presented. In the poster session “Instrumentation for aerosol characterization”, Paxton Juuti et al are presenting a poster demonstrating the use of an ESI source with the Karsa MION (Broadening the usable reagent …

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Karsa collaborator Professor Matti Rissanen (University of Tampere and University of Helsinki) was supposed to give an oral presentation on how our MION was used to uncover chemical processes in the atmosphere. Due to unforeseen public transportation difficulties, Jyri Mikkilä was standing in for Matti Rissanen to give the talk.

Karsa is present in multiple ways at the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2022 in Maastricht, The Netherlands from 27th August – 2nd September 2022 Karsa collaborator Professor Matti Rissanen (University of Tampere and University of Helsinki) will give an oral presentation on how our MION was used to uncover chemical processes in the atmosphere. Details …

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It’s the beautiful summer time in Finland with the mid-summer celebrations and the holiday season upon us! This is enough reasons to get the Karsa team outside to experience new heights, up to 20m to be specific! We did so in a rope park (Seikkailupuisto). Instead of detection of chemicals, our challenges became navigating obstacles …

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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.