Company history

The company was founded more than twenty years ago based on the insight that knowledge in medicine can benefit from the use of simulation models based on physiological and pharmacological knowledge combined with relevant mathematics and physics.

The original name of the company MEDIQ Abraxas AB was changed in 2011 to Aplysia Medical AB due to a name mismatch with another recently established company.

Aplysia is a prominent member of the group of animals called seaslugs showing a marvellous variation in design and colour, making them favourites of scuba divers all over the world. Some other members of the family also populate the website to make it more visually attractive.

Aplysia was also a study object of the neuroscientist Eric Kandel who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2000. His studies on the approximately 10 000 neurons in the Aplysia gives us perspectives on our own nervous system with 100 billion cells with 7000 connections each.


Combining clinical work as a doctor with research about cardiac physiology together with other clinical doctors, engineering expertise and mathematicans is as stimulating as anything can be…

Founder and CEO of Aplysia Medical

Michael Broomé MD PhDConsultant ECMO Intensive Care Department Astrid Lindgrens Childrens Hospital Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm, Sweden

Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department of Physiology and PharmacologyKarolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden

Associate Professor Medical Imaging Department of Biomedical Engineering KTH Royal School of Technology Stockholm, Sweden


Many aspects of life and the surrounding world can be described with help of mathematics. It often deepens understanding of complex systems.Of particular interest is the insight that most complex systems such as the stock market, metereology, human behaviour and development of diseases such as cancer, stroke and myocardial infarction are intrinsically unstable and therefore not fully predictable.The chaos theory describes the prerequisites for these phenomenon so fundamental to our existence.If you grasp a little about these theories you realize that the mystery of life is eternal, without reclining to new-age theories or religious mysticism.

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