Scienion AG

Scienion AG is a life science company well positioned in the markets of bioprinting and microarray technologies. We provide our customers with an integrated product portfolio facilitating and improving multiplex analysis, high throughput screening and high throughput production of diagnostic tests – from early research to manufacturing.

Scienion customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic and reagent supply markets, as well as in academic research institutions, value highly our long standing expertise, proprietary platform technologies and product portfolio comprising hardware, consumables and services.

Scienion’s proprietary technologies were awarded twice with the “Innovationspreis Berlin-Brandenburg”.

Founded in 2000 in Berlin as a spin-off of the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, the privately held company today operates from two sites, Dortmund and Berlin.

In December 2011 Scienion founded an US subsidiary in Princeton, New Jersey to start selling its products and services directly into the North American market.

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Role in the project

Scienion technologies are applied in the manufacturing of the actual sensing device used in the project. Addressing the dynamically increasing needs for miniaturization and multiplex analyses, Scienion offers a unique technology and service portfolio that has been consequently expanded and adopted to the project technology. Scienion provides services to the project to enable and run reproducible production of diagnostic tests to be used by the clinical partners in the project.

Key personnel assigned to the project

Dr. Holger Eickhoff
Founder and CEO of Scienion. 1996 Ph.D. in chemistry, Postdoc 1996 -2001 Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Department for Automation and Miniaturization. In his post doctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics the main areas were microarray fabrication, low volume dispensing in the sub-microliter range and the development of ultra-small reaction devices. The discovered technologies were covered by several patents, licensed to Scienion, got multiple awards and have been published in several scientific journals.

Dr. Wilfried Weigel
1994 Ph.D. in chemistry, 1994-1996 Michigan State University, Postdoc; 1999-2000 Northwestern University, Research Associate. Main areas of Research and Development: Surface Coating, Microarrays and Fluorescence Sensing and Dynamics. Since 2000 he has been working in various R&D units within analytical and biotechnical companies. Head of Research and Development at Scienion.