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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The additional funding will accelerate the product development and speed up market entry HELSINKI – April 25, 2019 – Karsa Oy, developer and manufacturer of chemical threat detectors for security applications, has reached the minimum level during a funding round by investment house Springvest Oy. “Karsa has been looking for ways to accelerate the development of …

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Karsa Oy Secures Aviation Security Expert, Mark Laustra, for Its Board of Directors  The Addition of Laustra to the Board of Directors Further Strengthens the Position of Karsa Oy, Bringing a Heightened Level of Expertise to Its Board HELSINKI – January 9, 2019 – Karsa Oy, commercialising chemical ionisation(CI) technology originally developed at the University …

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Helsinki, Finland. – September 14, 2018– Karsa Oy (“Karsa”), a Finnish technology firm, announced today it has won the Cargo Challenge Experience, a technology competition sponsored by Bedek Commercial Aviation, a division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Karsa will join Bedek’s HANGAR innovation accelerator lab and receive technical and commercial assistance to introduce Karsa’s ScentHound …

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Karsa will be at Slush 2018! Please come by our booth D.14 on Wednesday, Dec 5. We look forward to seeing you there and tell you more about detecting threats in all areas of homeland security and specifically civil aviation.  

CPO Aleksei Shcherbinin presented Karsa’s project funded by the UK Defence and Security Accelerator at the demo day in London. A nice write up of the event was recently published in  Airport Technology. Karsa was selected in the Finding Explosives Hidden in Electrical Items competition.

Karsa was presenting at the Security, Defence and Homeland Security Startup Competition on July 11, 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was an exciting event and interesting opportunity to meet Israeli players in the domain. You win some, you loose some.  

  Airmodus Oy and Karsa Oy have reached an agreement to transfer the Chemical Ionisation for Mass Spectrometery (CI) Applications business to Karsa Oy, specifically the A70 product line.Karsa Oy is focused on commercialising CI technology originally developed at the University of Helsinki mostly for security applications and the addition of the A70 product fits …

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Karsa presented a poster at SPIE Defense + Security on April 17. https://lnkd.in/eYUz25V

We are proud to announce that Karsa has been selected to test our ideas in the Airport Shark Tank that is part of the 17th annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit December 5 and 6, 2017 in the Washington DC area.