Pump Life Science
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 250 000|
|Project duration||August 2014 - March 2015|
Purpose and goal
The objective was to verify a pump concept´s (gravity pump) suitability within Life Science. The gravity pump is developed by Inkit AB and is currently used within the inkjet industry. In order to have a clear customer focus, Laboratory for transplantation and regenerative medicine (LTRM), which grows organs for transplantations set the requirements. A market study showed that the pump concept has potential in Life Science, but continued commercialization, development and verification is required.
Results and expected effects
The project resulted in that we want to further commercialize and develop the concept by the company Hestia Medtech. The aim is that we can reach a pump that reduces wear on hoses (resulting in silicone particles in the liquid), reduced hemolysis, a pressure profile that can simulate heart and give more lifelike conditions as well as the possibility of constant pressure and flow without pulsing.
Approach and implementation
Inkit led the project and helped with the technical background and understanding of the pump concept. The technical evaluation and development of prototypes was conducted by Swerea IVF, Laboratory for transplantation and regenerative medicine at Sahlgrenska made the specification, Prodelox developed and visualized pump concepts and Sahlgrenska Science Park contributed in market study and business development.