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Innovations - a part of our soul

Lund has a spirit of learning more, achieving more, and making the future even brighter. This spirit has led to a vast number of inventions over the years. The turbohaler, dialysis machine, mobile phone, the use of ultrasound in medicine, the Tetra Pak milk carton, the ink-jet printer, Bluetooth and many other inventions all come from Lund.

In the articles on the left you can read about some new innovations from Lund. Below is a list of other innovations from Lund:

1707 - Fresh spring water from Ramlösa well.

1801 - The first Swedish vaccination.

1887 - Rydberg's constant, important for research on the atomic structure.

1926 - The first respirator.

1944 - Tetraedern milk packaging.

1946 - The artificial kidney.

1953 - Ultrasound diagnostics.

1957 - Dopamine.

1963 - Lactose intolerance.

1966 - Asthma medicine.

1967 - Nicorette, the world's first nicotine drug.

1972 - The Inkjet printer.

1984 - Network-based print servers.

1990 - Oatly, oat-based drink.

1991 - Laser cancer treatment.

1991 - Proviva, beneficial bacteria.

1993 - Qlikteck, software for quick analysis of information from databases.

1995 - Bluetooth, wireless communication between devices.

1997 - Precise Biometrics - fingerprint reader.

1999 - Decuma - interpretation of handwritten texts.

2001 - Mechanical cardiac massage apparatus.

2004 - Facial recognition technology.

2005 - Hövding bike helmet.

2007 - Treatment of pre-eclampsia.

2009 - Solar cells based on nanotechnology.

2010 - Night vision cameras.

2012 - The world’s most water-efficient shower.

2012 - Spiral Biopsy.

2013 – Endodrill, a unique new method for simpler and more accurate cancer diagnosis

2013 – Mapillary, a user-generated street view service.

2014 - Reccan Diagnostics, proteins diagnose cancer

 

(Source: Lund University)

>> Find out more about innovations from Lund at the university web

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