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We are extremely excited to announce that BI/OND won the Philips Innovation award last night. This is a huge achievement for us and it will push the team to go further and faster! We would like to thank the jury, the organizers and Philips for believing in us. If you want to know more about last night, we gave an interview to rtlz.nl. You can watch it following this link: 1. RTLZ Winnaar innovation award 2019 Or trough this link  To know more about the Philips Innovation...

BI/OND joins forces with the Eindhoven University of Technology and Luxembourg University to develop a Midbrain-on-a-Chip model for Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder in the ageing population. It is characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra region of the brain. Despite intensive research, the cause of the disease is still elusive, and there is currently no disease-modifying therapy for its treatment. Therefore, it is crucial to achieving a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying...

The BI/OND team is proud to announce that Cinzia Silvestri, Co-Founder, and CEO of BI/OND, was included in the 2018 Inspiring Fifty list (Italy). This award celebrates incredible women excelling in tech careers. Cinzia's leadership and achievements prove that this is an industry in which women can thrive against unfavourable odds. Cinzia was chosen among hundreds of candidates by a though jury (https://italy.inspiringfifty.org/judges/). Well done! If you want to read more about the award and Cinzia story check this link:  ...

The 16th of November one of our founders, Nikolas Gaio, was awarded in Berlin with a Young Researcher Award in the Lush Prize 2018 for his work ‘Replacing animal tests with silicon chips’. The Lush Prize is the largest global awards programme to recognize and celebrate scientists and campaigners working to replace animals in drugs and cosmetics R&D. Now in its seventh year, it has provided more than £1.8 million to support animal-free testing and campaigns around the world. If you want to...

We are excited and proud to announce that BI/OND, after months of selections and challenges, won the Accenture Innovation award! Dr. Cinzia Silvestri, our CEO, gave a great pitch at the finals in Utrecht, presenting our business case and our technology. After a long selection process, the jury nominated BI/OND as the most innovative startup in the health sector. This was a great experience that gave us the chance to improve and optimize our business and our pitch skills. Once again, the...

Our highly-customizable porous membranes were employed in a collaborative effort among TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and the University of Twente. The results of this work were published last month in an article entitled “Microfabricated tunable and transferable porous PDMS membranes for Organs-on-Chips” in the Journal Scientific Reports, a multidisciplinary journal from Nature Research. The publication presents our novel and highly reproducible process to fabricate transferable porous PDMS membranes for PDMS-based Organs-on-Chips and its viability assessment for cell culturing of two different...

BI/OND will be present at the International Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018 Exhibition on the 5th and 6th of May 2018 in Rotterdam with a booth. We will have the opportunity to take a closer look at a variety of technologies in the field and present our devices to an international audience! Select Biosciences Organ-on-a-Chip & Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018 focuses on an important and expanding field wherein cells are being assembled using Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in a functionally-relevant manner. BI/OND has to be...

The BI/OND team is excited to announce that we have been selected to benefit from the Health Proof of Concept/Head Start Project support program financed by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). The EIT is a consortium of over 50 core partners and 90 associate partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 14 EU countries that promotes entrepreneurship and innovates in healthy living and active ageing. With the Proof Of Concept program, EIT provides funding for emerging companies...

This week the BI/OND team attended the International MicroNanoConference. The International MicroNanoConference is an international event that brings together every year academia, industry, researchers, engineers and policymakers to discuss the latest developments. The conference spans basic research, engineering science, technology, equipment and instrumentation. The main topics of this year's event were: Microfluidics & Analytical Systems, Fabrication & Characterization at the Nanoscale and Organ-on-Chip: a perfect match with BI/OND's offer. BI/OND participated at this event with its booth. For the first time, we had the opportunity to...

The BI/OND team is proud to announce the first launch our website! After being founded in May 2017, we have been working hard on BI/OND. After our first successful prototypes, the generous attracted grants from Nano next NL, NWO and KWF, and the official incorporation of the company, we are delighted to launch our brand new website!  Follow us on: Facebook [social_icons type='normal_social' icon='fa-facebook' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-3x' custom_size='' link='https://www.facebook.com/BIONDsolutions/' target='_blank' icon_color='' icon_hover_color='' background_color='' background_hover_color='' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /] Twitter [social_icons type='normal_social' icon='fa-twitter' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-3x' custom_size='' link='https://twitter.com/GOBIOND' target='_blank'...