Kaivogen Oy

Tykistökatu 4D 2nd floor, 20520 Turku

Telephone +358 44 5845062

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wulff Entre Oy


Hall map

MEDICA 2016 hall map (Hall 3): stand F44

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MEDICA 2016 fairground map: Hall 3

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Laboratory Equipment
  • 02.01  Analyser appliances
  • 02  Laboratory Equipment
  • 02.01  Analyser appliances
  • 02.01.35  Microtiter plates
  • 03  Diagnostics
  • 03.01  Clinical chemistry
  • 03.01.14  Rapid tests - clinical chemistry
  • 03  Diagnostics
  • 03.01  Clinical chemistry
  • 03.01.14  Rapid tests - clinical chemistry
  •  Point of care - testing systems
  • 03  Diagnostics
  • 03.02  Immunochemistry (Immunology)
  • 03.02.07  Immuno assay systems
  • 03  Diagnostics
  • 03.02  Immunochemistry (Immunology)
  • 03.02.07  Immuno assay systems
  •  Fluorometric assay

Our products

Product category: Microtiter plates, Immuno assay systems, Fluorometric assay

Coated 96-well plates

Kaivogen streptavidin coated plates are suitable for a wide range of applications, like immuno or nucleic acid hybridization assays. The plates are available in several different 96-well formats: 12 & 8 well strips, solid plates or breakable strips enabling use of different instrumentation and assay configurations. Also other plate formats are available on request. All the plates have high affinity towards biotin and are stable over a wide range of pH, detergent concentration and ionic strength. The available plate families differ regarding binding capacity, background, streptavidin leaching and cost.

Anti-mouse coated plates are coated with polyclonal rabbit anti-mouse IgG antibodies. Currently the plates are available in 12-strip format, but other plate formats are available on request.

UniverSA96 LOW

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Product category: Immuno assay systems, Fluorometric assay

Lanthanide chelates

For labelling of biomolecules, Kaivogen offers several different lanthanide chelates. Some of the lanthanides, especially europium, terbium and samarium, are known for their long life-time fluorescence, which enables measurements based on time-resolved fluorometry (TRF). Due to the long fluorescence life-time, the TRF-based assays typically improve assay sensitivity and reduce background signal caused, for example, by the sample matrix or the plastic surface of the plate. The lanthanide chelates are widely used in various types of bioaffinity assay from trisomy testing to screening of new drug candidates.

Kaivogen provides two different families of lanthanide chelates. The Kajo chelates are optimal for high sensitivity applications and demand a separate intensification step at the end of the assay. The Loisto chelates are intrinsically fluorescent. They can be used as donor labels in time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy-transfer (TR-FRET) assays, or assays involving direct surface measurement. Kaivogen chelates provide you with cost efficient options for immuno-, TR-FRET- and nucleic acid hybridization assays. All chelates are delivered with a certificate of analysis.

Loisto615 Ultimo
Europium Fluorescence Intensifier (EFI)

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Product category: Microtiter plates, Immuno assay systems, Fluorometric assay

Custom Service

Custom coating: Should you need a coating other than streptavidin or anti-mouse on your plate, Kaivogen provides custom plate coating service. We can perform the coating according to your protocol or do a process optimization to guarantee optimal performance of your plates. All custom coatings take place in our validated production facilities and are made by ISO 9001 and/or ISO 13485 certified procedures. Final product is not under the certification. The service is also available in 384-well plate format.

Lanthanide chelates and labelling service: In addition to the chelates listed in the Products section, Kaivogen can deliver several other lanthanide chelates. For example special chelates for DNA assays, chelates with higher stability or increased luminescence yield are available through Kaivogen’s custom service. Also chelates with different lanthanides, like samarium, or different activation chemistries can be synthesized based on the needs of your assay.

As a Custom service Kaivogen also offers lanthanide chelate-labelling of molecules like:


Tailor made buffers: Save time and outsource your buffer production! For common buffers we have a stock of standard laboratory reagents but we can also do small scale buffer production according to your recipe. Ask for Kaivogen custom service and benefit from our experience!

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Product category: Point of care - testing systems, Fluorometric assay, Analyser appliances, Rapid tests - clinical chemistry

UpconTM – complete lateral flow system now available

The UpconTM system is a complete business to business concept offering the assay tools (labels, reagents and readers) for assay developers, now also in lateral flow format. The Upcon lateral flow reader can be used to scan individual lateral flow strips containing upconverting nanoparticles with great sensitivity. The Upcon reader uses 980 nm laser to excite the particles and with the photomultiplier tube as a detector the system offers very sensitive readings. Both custom and OEM solutions are available.

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Product category: Point of care - testing systems, Fluorometric assay, Analyser appliances, Rapid tests - clinical chemistry

UpconTM - complete plate reader system

UPCONTM is a new system which brings the exciting new UCNP (upconverting nanoparticles) technology into the life science laboratory. Consisting of UCNPs together with a unique microplate reader the system is the first of its kind in the world.

Autofluorescence eliminated
Detection even through tissue and in whole blood
Measurement without photobleaching or self-quenching

Ideal for

bioaffinity assays
quantitative lateral flow tests
microscopy and imaging

The product concept will also be available via OEM arrangements. Contact us for more information!

Upcon reader is designed to meet your assay development and research needs with Upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs). It uses efficient IR laser as a light source and very sensitive photon counting type photomultiplier tube for detection. Upcon reader is fully compatible with Upcon nanoparticles.

More about Upcon Reader
Upconverting nanoparticles offers many benefits over traditional label technologies. With UCNPs, it is possible to convert near-infrared radiation (NIR) into visible light. This means that the emission signal can be measured free of autofluorescence and scattered excitation light. The emission signal comes from lanthanide ions, so it is very stable and has a long lifetime (from microseconds to milliseconds). These two factors render the instrumentation simple, yet robust. Read more about the benefits of the system from or ask for webinar.

Want to test it in your application? OEM opportunities do exist.

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About us

Company details

We offer streptavidin-coated microtitration plates with a range of properties in several 96-well formats giving you the option to select the best alternative for your application. In addition to streptavidin plates, Kaivogen also offers anti-mouse IgG coated plates as a catalogue item. If your assay demands a special surface for optimal performance, Kaivogen runs a custom coating service to fulfil your needs.

For detection of biomolecules we provide several lanthanide chelates with different metal ions, activation chemistries and fluorescence properties. If you are interested in having your biomolecule coupled with a label, our company also provides a labelling service for small molecules requiring HPLC-purification.

Kaivogen also offers controlled production facilities for preparation of buffers and other laboratory liquids.

The KaiSA and UniverSA product families from Kaivogen Oy are certified according to the Quality Management System standard ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 by DNV.


Kaivogen Oy now exhibiting together with Labrox Oy a new label technology product concept Upcon! Please check product categories!

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Company data

Sales volume

1-9 Mio US $

Export content

max. 75%

Number of employees




Area of business
  • Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Diagnostics