About ICU Scandinavia

ICU Scandinavia AB is a privately-owned company that works in fields such as logging, monitoring and quality assurance. We sell automatic quality assurance systems for laboratories, cold storage facilities and food safety that meet the regulatory requirements for logging and documentation.

We also offer tailor-made solutions adapted to our customers’ circumstances, applications and lines of business.

Our head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden, but our customers and partners are located all over the world.

Past, present and future


ICU Scandinavia was founded in 1992 as a development centre within the electronics and IT industry. The company’s focus was on finding various solutions for the monitoring and management of a range of industrial applications. The name “ICU Scandinavia AB” was chosen, reflecting the area of monitoring through the sound of the letters, i.e. ICU = “I see you”.

In 1997, management took the strategic decision to develop its own products for logging and monitoring in laboratories – the Boomerang quality assurance system.

At the start of 2003, ICU Scandinavia identified a major “new” market requirement for quality assurance systems: food safety in large-scale catering establishments.

In 2007, ICU Scandinavia introduced the Client/Server version of Boomerang, which made it possible to connect logging from several labs to the same Boomerang system. Large Boomerang systems were able to cover an entire hospital, country council or companies with laboratories distributed over a large geographical area such as the whole of Sweden or the entire Nordic region.

In 2011, ICU Scandinavia defined three business areas: Laboratories, Cold Storage and Food Safety. In that year, the web version of Boomerang was also introduced, the cloud-based service Boomerang-in-the-cloud, which is primarily aimed at the growing pharmacy market and other players in the cold storage facility and logistics areas.

March 2012 saw the acquisition of Coolguard. The acquisition of our “competitor”, Coolguard, allowed ICU Scandinavia to double its customer base in the Food Safety business area to over 800 customers.

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Today, ICU Scandinavia is an engineer-based product company that produces tailored solutions adapted to the needs of our customers. Alongside our customers, we develop Boomerang and Coolguard entirely on the basis of the functionality that is in demand – not the technology that is available. We are proud to be able to say that all new functionality in Boomerang and Coolguard derives from ideas that come from our customers who use the systems.

The number of customers using Boomerang and Coolguard for quality assurance is increasing all the time, and today our systems are used throughout the world. We have customers in Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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At ICU Scandinavia, we have a clear mission: to supply “automatic quality assurance systems for laboratories, cold storage facilities and food safety that meet the regulatory requirements for logging and documentation”.

Our vision is to connect automatic quality assurance systems over the Internet for many thousands of customers (laboratories, pharmacies, hotels, restaurants, logistics companies and department stores) worldwide.

Some of our happy customers

Our work with HACCP and temperature logging has been made considerably easier by using CoolGuard
“Thanks to continuous log with Boomerang and alarms via text message/SMS, one of our pharmacies were able to save the whole inventory when a refrigerated storage room broke down last week. Great! “.
After installing the Boomerang system, we have a good overview of our culture conditions in the IVF laboratory. We feel confident about our incubators temperature and CO2 concentration, and that frozen semen and embryos are kept at correct temperature in our LN2-tanks. We have a full overview of the entire system via the CCP status display in the lab, and we get SMS on deviations when we’re not at work. Moreover, all measurements are stored in the Boomerang database for full traceability, so we can easily go back and check previous measurements if we want to.