|Double-Cone Technology AG (DCT) was spun off from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in April 1999. The Rheology laboratory in Bern University was established jointly by Prof Werner Straub and John Stark to study blood flow within the human body. Stark's research led to new means of understanding behaviour of fluids in a state of turbulence or subjected to high material deformation rates. Central to the new technology is the patented Pressure Amplifier, which creates a rapid and controllable pressure build-up by exploiting specialised fluid flows.
As a company, DCT has concentrated on taking but a few of these to industrial scale, namely seawater desalination,
|de-ionisation and storage pumping from low-level reservoir to a higher-level collection point. DCT has won the Swiss Technology Award for its novel pressurizing technology in 2004.
Since summer of 2008, CPH owns the majority of DCT.