Micropos Medical AB (publ) is a Swedish medical device start-up. The company was founded in 2003 as a result of four physicians' long clinical experience in the therapeutic radiation oncology field (cancer treatment).
The need to solve the problem with set-up uncertainties and internal organ motion has been considered since the childhood of radiotherapy. One day Bengt Rosengren was sailing in the beautiful Gothenburg archipelago. The question
“-We can localize the boat wherever we are with a simple GPS unit, but we can not position the prostate in the human body at any treatment moment, Why?”
was coming up again and again in his head. This inspired him and the tumor positioning group to think in new ways. With a system similar to the GPS system but shrunken and optimized for the human body, this will be the solution for the future radiotherapy.
Micropos Medical was founded 2003 at Chalmers Innovation, the business incubator at the university area of Chalmers University of Technology. The idée comes originally from the founders of the company Bo Lennernäs, associate professor at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg (Sweden), Sten Nilsson, professor at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm (Sweden), Seymour Levitt professor in therapeutic radiology from University Of Minnesota (USA) and Bengt Rosengren, professor emeritus from Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen (Norway). Already in 1995, Dr Bo Lennernäs, applied for a patent for use of electromagnetic fields for patient- and organ- positioning during radiotherapy.
Today the company consists of an international team of physicians, engineers and marketing people.
With inspiration from the Gothenburg archipelago and everyone’s right of having a good quality of life.