Kaivogen Oy of Turku at MEDICA 2019 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine
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Kaivogen Oy

Tykistökatu 4D 2nd floor, 20520 Turku

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wulff Entre Ltd.

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MEDICA 2019 hall map (Hall 3): stand F44

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MEDICA 2019 fairground map: Hall 3


Veikko Wahlroos




Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Laboratory Technology
  • 02.01  Analyser systems / equipment

Analyser systems / equipment

  • 02  Laboratory Technology
  • 02.13  Microplate, microtiter plates

Microplate, microtiter plates

  • 03  Diagnostic Tests
  • 03.02  Immunochemistry testing, immunology testing
  • 03.02.01  Immuno assay testing

Immuno assay testing

  • 03  Diagnostic Tests
  • 03.02  Immunochemistry testing, immunology testing
  • 03.02.02  Diagnostic rapid tests

Diagnostic rapid tests

Our products

Product category: Microplate, microtiter plates

Coated Microplates

Streptavidin coated plates
Kaivogen started off solely as a microplate provider. We continue to offer high-quality plate products at a competitive price. Kaivogen streptavidin coated microplates are suitable for a wide range of applications. The 96-well plates are available in several different formats including 12-well strip plate, 8-well strip plate and breakable strip plate, enabling the use of various instruments and assay configurations. Other plate formats and 384-well plates are also available on request.

All the plates have high affinity towards biotin and are stable over a wide range of pHs, detergent concentrations and ionic strengths. The available plate families differ in terms of their binding capacity, background and streptavidin leaching properties and their cost. For ELISA- type measurements we recommend using KaiSA96 plates. For assays subject to streptavidin leaching we recommend UniverSA96 plates, on which the streptavidin is bound covalently onto the surface. For applications requiring especially low fluorescence background we recommend KaiSA96 LOW plates.[pm1] 

For more detailed information on the different plates and their specifications, please contact us.

If you cannot find what you are looking for among our catalogue items, we can prepare custom plates designed specifically for your purposes.

Anti-species plates
Kaivogen has expanded its plate product portfolio to cover various anti-species microplates including anti-mouse, anti-human, anti-sheep and anti-rabbit plates. All the anti-species plates are passively coated and are saturated for low non-specific binding.

The recommended applications include bioaffinity assays and the screening of antibody producing cell lines. The 96-well plates are available in 12-well strip plate format, but also other plate formats are available on request.

For more detailed information on the different plates and their specifications, please contact us.

If you cannot find what you are looking for among our catalogue items, we can prepare custom plates designed specifically for your purposes.

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Product category: Immuno assay testing

Assay Development

You can pick only the desired functions from our assay development workflow, or we can grow your concept from the very beginning through all the steps to a finalized product (RUO or IVD). The extent of the project, preliminary timetable and budget as well as the needed level of documentation will be agreed upon prior to starting the project. A complete ISO 13485 compliant assay development project includes formal design reviews, documented procedures and result reports together with risk assessments[pm1]  throughout the entire project.

ELISA-assays, lanthanide-based immunoassays, nanoparticle-based assays and lateral flow applications – our flexible assay development process has helped various collaborators to achieve their assay development goals regardless of the detection method and assay configuration. We have a wide network of collaborators to enable, for example, the raising and production of antibodies and other proteins or instrument development.

Start on your pathway to success with us!

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Product category: Analyser systems / equipment

Dedicated instrumentation

For the assay development phase our collaborator company called Labrox offers a flexible plate reader platform featuring:

- measurable plate formats up to 384 well plate
-adapters for lateral flow strips or Petri dishes
-shaking and temperature control
-detection technology options TRF, TR-FRET, upconverting nanoparticles, luminescence, absorbance and fluorescence

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Product category: Diagnostic rapid tests

Upcon - Upconverting Nanoparticles

These inorganic nanocrystals are doped with lanthanide ions that provide the favorable properties of stable and bright emission, discrete emission bands and long emission lifetime.

Due to the NIR-excitation, the autofluorescence in biological samples is totally eliminated, and the particles are detectable through tissue and even in whole blood. These particles have been successfully used in various LF-assay based applications.

Lanthanide-doped particles are available as:
-raw particles without hydrophilic surface
-hydrophilic particles with –COOH groups for coupling to NH2
-ready to use streptavidin conjugated particles

Our custom service offers:
-conjugation to antibodies & other proteins
-custom particles according to your needs

Measurement devices for Upcon particles:
-upcon reader for 96-well plates and LF strips
-portable Upcon LF reader
-development of customized measurement heads

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About us

Company details

Kaivogen Oy is a Finnish biotech company established in 2007. The kaivo in the company name is Finnish for the well of a microplate and relates to the company’s very first products, streptavidin coated plates. Since its start up with these products, Kaivogen has extended its portfolio year by year. Current products include a wide range of assay development services from kit manufacturing to custom plate production, custom biomolecule conjugation and custom buffer preparation. In addition, we provide various streptavidin and anti-species plates and buffer products as catalogue items. Also check out our Upcon® nanoparticle-based detection technology that is well suited for lateral flow applications.

Kaivogen's main customer group consists of IVD companies, for whom Kaivogen acts as an OEM manufacturer of components for IVD assays and kits. Other customer groups include research foundations and academic research groups. Around 90% of Kaivogen’s turnover each year comes from exported products, the main export destinations being the USA and the Nordic countries.

Kaivogen Oy has been found to conform to the management system standards ISO 9001:2015/ISO 13485:2016 in development, manufacturing and distribution of coated microtiter plates and components for bioaffinity assays.

Also our custom services, such as assay development, plate coating and protein labeling can be ISO 13485 compliant if necessary.

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