Iconovo participates in the project MAXESS SMILE: SMES TO LSRI, where small and middle sized enterprises gets access to advanced research technology.

In mid May, Max Viklund, Analytical scientist and Simon Karlsson, Mechanical Engineer at Iconovo visited European Synchrotron Radiation Facility for imaging of ICOone Nasal.

The high-energy synchrotron enables imaging of the inside of an inhaler and more specifically, how the dry powder particles move and behave during inhalation. The camera shoots 20 000 frames per second which gives an unprecedented visual experience of an inhalation. It will yet take another couple of weeks before the films are edited and published.

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, ESRF is a ring-shaped synchrotron, 844 meters around, generates x-ray beams 10 trillion times brighter than medical x-rays. With ESRF-EBS (the Extremely Brilliant source), the first fourth-generation high-energy synchrotron, the ESRF opens new vistas for X-ray science.

The two-year project, which is co-funded by the European Union and Region Skåne, will help support product development at startup and growth companies in Skåne. The project includes education and preparations for companies from the SmiLe community to conduct experiments at MAX IV and, in the future, at ESS.