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Previous holdings

Actar – pharmaceutical company.

Applied Geomatics Sweden – dedicated to geoscience and geomatics. Preparation of spatial data, developing applications for mobile devices, GIS analysis and modeling etc.

Aventure – biotechnology company that develops functional foods.

BioActive Polymers – the developer of BioBarrier™, an effective and user friendly post-surgical adhesion barrier spray.

BioInvent – pharmaceutical company focused on discovery and development of innovative antibody-based drugs against cancer.

BioMill – technology for grain sorting.

B Venture – licensing company for beer that lowers cholesterol levels.

Caleigo – applications for mobile telephony.

Cognimatics – products in the areas of intelligent surveillance. Acquired by Axis 2016.

ConCellae – biotech company.

Clinical Laserthermia Systems –  a product for the treatment of solid cancer tumours.

Dermagen – (merged into Pergamum) develops medicines for the treatment of infections caused by micro-organisms.

Efficax Energy - Solar thermal systems are good for both the environment and household economy. However, complicated installation and long payback times mean that few households choose them. Lund University researcher Ricardo Bernardo came up with an idea of how to make solar thermal collectors both simpler and cheaper to install.

Exini – provides advanced software for image analysis within diagnostics.

Finja5 - The researchers had an idea to teach children in developing countries about human rights. Ericsson, with its global business network, was the perfect partner. Their collaboration laid the foundations for the company FinjaFive – a social innovation from the Faculty of Social Sciences.

GasOptics Sweden – offers measurement services determining the concentration and flow of gases with optical technology. 

Gasporox - The researchers developed laser technology to help the health service diagnose sinusitis. However, following a media scandal on the repackaging of minced beef, they saw a new area of application – quality control of packaged food without damage to either the contents or the packaging. The idea became basis for the research company Gasporox.

InXL Innovation – today Avensia AB, a leading nordic e-commerce provider.

ISET – a silicon-based plate covered with antibodies used to diagnos serious diseases such as cancer through an ordinary blood sample. 

Lundonia – biotechnology company that develops products for quantitative binding studies.

Nanosep – products in the area of medical diagnostics.

Medviso – offers quantative medical image analysis.

Mistbase – provides a complete NB-IoT physical layer implementation solution. Acquired by ARM in 2017.

NeuroVive Pharmaceutical – biotech company in mitochondrial research and development. 

Nocturnal Vision – technique and development within nocturnal vision.

Phenoliv – extracts healthy antioxidants from waste products of olive oil production.

Phibioscience – develops a method for diagnosing ADHD.

ProEngCo Tooling – metallic alloys and production techniques for casting. 

ResQU – mobile phone locating system to find people that are find in avalanches.

Sensodetect – diagnostic method for detecting ADHD and schizophrenia.

SpectraCure – software in the areas of medical technology.

Silent Control – more effective alarm management focusing on the reduction of false alarms.

Swiftfoot Graphics – computer programme for the fast calculation of advanced 3D graphics. Sold to Intel in 2007.

Trafvid – technique for using video to collect traffic data.

Umbilical Design – architecture and industrial design focusing on the space industry and extreme environments. 

Vibrosense Dynamics – systems for early detection of impaired vibration sensibility to prevent e.g. occupational injuries by vibrations.

Wnt Research – develops novel anti-metastatic therapies.



Contact us

Want to know more about our investments or subsidiaries? Contact Christine Widstrand, Executive Vice President. 

christine [dot] widstrand [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se
Tel: +46 46 222 12 95, +46 709 28 63 78