Ulrik Krogh Andersen, CEO of °MEQU, was selected as this year’s recipient of the Elektroprisen awarded by Elektrofondet in The Danish Society of Engineers (IDA).
IDA is a politically independent professional body and a trade union for technical and scientific professionals and students in Denmark and has more than 100.000 members. The Elektroprisen is an annual honorary award that the Elektrofondet (IDA) awards to a person with a promising effort within the electrotechnical/electronic subject area, shown by excellent technical-scientific work at a high professional level for some years.
The chairman for Elektrofondet, Ole Mørk Lauridsen, expressed the following as the reason for the selection: “Ulrik Krogh Andersen is awarded the Elektroprisen 2021 for his unique combination of the understanding of the life-saving application, the necessary knowledge about intelligent power electronics as well as the entrepreneurship that over the last 10 years has led to the formation of the company MEQU A / S”.
The motivation also highlighted Andersen’s special “domain knowledge” of the medical conditions and the environment in which the product is to be used. In addition to his education as Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Andersen studied at the Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin), had an internship at Rigshospitalet (one of the largest and most highly specialised hospitals in Demark), and he is trained as a paramedic in the Danish Defense.
Andersen founded °MEQU in 2011, and the company has developed and produces the °M Warmer System – a portable blood and IV fluid warmer. The °M Warmer System warms up blood and IV fluids to body core temperature within a few seconds and is used for the treatment of trauma patients. The device is currently used in both pre-hospital and in-hospital environments where patients require the infusion of blood or IV fluids.