Our core values are sharing, caring, and daring. One of our strongest assets is knowledge and we share it with partners and customers to help progress research. We truly care about the work our customers do, whether it is research to battle new viruses, coming up with new innovations, or making better products. Lastly, we are daring. We dare to try new things to expand our business. Do you feel the same way?
Biolin Scientific comes from a heritage of mergers and acquisitions. It rose from the Swedish investment company Biolin Medical and started its business in the area of precision analytical instruments within surface science.
How it started
From the very beginning, Biolin Scientific had a portfolio of a few niche brands within analytical instruments - QSense, KSV Instruments, Nima Technology, and Attension. The target audience was scientists in both academy and industry, who wanted to progress their research with advanced measurement techniques. For some technologies, Biolin Scientific earned leadership by working hard over a long time. In other fields, technologies were unique and patented.
QSense and the pioneers of QCM-D
QSense, for example, is the very pioneer of QCM-D technology and held a patent from 1996. At the heart of the success story was a dedicated research group at Chalmers University of Technology, with both engineering and application skills. Early on, they realized the global market potential and formed scientific networks to spread the word about the possibilities of the technology. Today, over 1000 premium QCM-D instruments are installed in 50+ countries.
The merge of KSV NIMA
Finnish company KSV Instruments and UK-based Nima Instruments were also pioneers in their field. They were at the forefront of technological development, specializing in creating and studying thin layers, so-called Langmuir films. Later on, the two companies merged to become the world-leading brand KSV NIMA.
The core of Biolin Scientific has always been collaborations to reach progress. It is one of the reasons for the instrument being present at so many research facilities across the world. Biolin Scientific instruments are mentioned in mind-blowing 14 000 academic publications, and the industry customers are utilizing the instruments for both R&D and quality control.
AddLife and future growth
Today, Biolin Scientific is a part of the AddLife Group with business areas within Life Science for both LabTech and MedTech. AddLife acquires healthy and well-performing companies for the long run and inspires Biolin Scientific to grow faster in a similar way.