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.
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)