The SoftOx technology, using acetic acid together with the body’s own disinfector, is developed by SoftOx Solutions AS with the support of leading chemical scientists from CR Competence at University of Lund, Sweden. In 2016, SoftOx Solutions established a partnership with Professor Thomas Bjarnsholt, Chief Surgeon Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, and the University of Copenhagen.
Scientists at University of Copenhagen have since 2007 conducted research on the use of acetic acid against biofilm, and since 2009 used acetic acid in clinical settings. The University of Copenhagen is a leading European research centre on biofilm and chronic wounds. SoftOx Solutions scientific department is established at the university under leadership of Thomas Bjarnsholt. Klaus Kirketerp-Møller will lead the company’s clinical research at Copenhagen University Hospital.