Terhi Riuttamäki (Finland)


Kaivogen Oy

Tykistökatu 4 D, 2nd floor

20520 Turku, Finland


Email : terhi.riuttamaki (at) kaivogen.com

COST ROLE : MC member, Industry representative

Description of the Organisations and PI

Kaivogen Oy is a producer of high quality laboratory reagents. Kaivogen offers streptavidin-coated microtitration plates with a range of properties in several 96-well formats giving the customer the option to select the best alternative for the specific application. In addition to streptavidin plates, Kaivogen also offers anti-mouse IgG coated plates as a catalogue item. If the customer's assay demands a special surface for optimal performance, Kaivogen also runs a custom coating service. For the detection of biomolecules, Kaivogen provides several lanthanide chelates with different metal ions, activation chemistries and fluorescence properties. If the customer is interested in having a biomolecule coupled with a label, Kaivogen also provides a labelling service for small molecules requiring HPLC-purification. In addition, Kaivogen offers controlled production facilities for the preparation of buffers and other laboratory liquids.

Dr. Terhi Riuttamäki has a long experience in the field of upconverting materials. In 2003, she joined Professor Tero Soukka’s pioneering group (University of Turku, Department of Biotechnology, Turku, Finland) studying the upconverting materials in bioanalytical applications. The topic of her doctoral thesis (in 2011; under Prof. Soukka’s supervision) was upconverting phosphor technology in homogeneous bioaffinity assays. After the academic years as a researcher and a university lecturer, she started to work for a company called Kaivogen Oy (Turku, Finland). As a project manager, she has continued the development of upconverting materials at the R&D department. Other areas of expertise include various luminescent labels and bioanalytical methods.


COST Action CM1403 (2014-2018)

Chair: dr Hans Gorris (University of Regensburg, Germany)

Vice-Chair: prof.Tero Soukka (University of Turku, Finland)

COST Science Officer: Dr. Lucia Forzi (Bruseels, Belgium)

STSMs Manager: dr hab. Artur Bednarkiewicz (PAS & WCB EIT+, Poland)


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