Speximo has been using advanced technology at the MAX-lab to investigate properties of our encapsulation technology. The new SAXS (Small-Angle-X-ray-Scattering) beamline at the MAX Laboratory in Lund, Sweden, was used to investigate structural properties of the encapsulation barrier in Speximo encapsulations. Read more (in Swedish) at https://www.maxlab.lu.se/node/1772.
Speximo has recruited Annelie Sjöberg as project manager for processing from November 2013.
Speximo has been awarded Sten K Johnsson scholarship for entrepreneurship of 200 000 SEK. Speximo was one of the selected projects in competition with 557 applications in total. The Scholarship award ceremoni will be held on November 14th.
Speximo welcomes Abdullah Ali, new product developer at our laboratory in Lund.
During August 2013, Speximo moved to Lund Life Science Incubator at Medicon Village in Lund. By moving our office and laboratory together we can provide even better service to our customers. The new laboratory has top of the line facilities for formulation development and analysis of emulsions and encapsulations.
Being the national winner of Venture Cup 2012, Speximo was invited to hand over the 2013 Venture Cup prize at Moriskan in Malmö and enjoyed the mingleling and the dinner together with entrepreneurs, investors and sponsors.
Speximo has got the opportunity to study the barrier properties of the encapsulation system using state-of-the-art facilities. This was made possible by Science Link, a network of research facilities of photon and neutron sources, with the aim to support innovation within several areas in the Baltic Sea Region. Together with top scientists the experiments will be performed during the autumn 2013 and lead to further encapsulation applications.
Speximo had the opportunity to demonstrate skin cream production on site during the pre opening of Ideon Gateway in Lund. The guests were also invited to test Speximo based products and compare with a reference in a blind test. The activities were highly appreciated and attracted positive attention.
In October 2012, Speximo was awarded the Skåne Innovation Prize in Memory of Alfred Nobel (SKAPA). SKAPA Development Award was instituted in memory of the inventor Alfred Nobel.
The purpose of the award is to provide assistance to inventors so they can develop their inventions into products and services on the market.
Malin Sjöö, CEO Speximo, was interviewed by P4 Malmöhus Radio station about the discovery of using quinoa starch for skin cream stablization. The reporter was amazed by the white starch powder extracted from a food plant and the idea to use it in cosmetic products. Follow the link to listen to the interview from the radio station archive (in Swedish).
Speximo has recently attracted a lot of attention on the media. The following article was published in the largest newspaper of southern Sweden, Sydsvenskan.
You can read the full article in Swedish, entitled: Strong challenger meets the industry. The following text is a the same article translated into English.