Nader Donzel, new Board Member at Bionomous

We are delighted to announce that Nader Donzel has joined the Board of Bionomous. Nader Donzel, currently CEO of Scitec Research, is a recognized expert in the field of medical devices and instruments for the life science and clinical research markets. He possesses substantial expertise working with venture capital and private equity investors.  Among his activities, Nader is consulting for SMEs seeking value creation, through breakthrough innovation, entry into new markets and business development, or synergetic acquisitions & licensing. Nader Donzel, new Board Member at Bionomous Nader’s vast experience and network in…

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Bionomous has been selected for the Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst Program

MassRobotics and FESTO have selected Bionomous for the Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst Program. The Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst Program is a new program launched by MassRobotics, FESTO and other key players in the space which aims at connecting healthcare robotics startups with customers, investors, and suppliers and to give them marketing and overall support.  Four startups have been selected in this first edition, being Bionomous one of them. The topics covered by the other startups are quite diverse, from at-home physical therapy solutions or the track of different impairments after…

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Bionomous has been granted an InnoSuisse project

Bionomous has been awarded an InnoSuisse project to collaborate with the Swiss research center CSEM. Having started the 1st of November, the InnoSuisse project aims at developing new modules compatible with Bionomous' current EggSorter to optimize and improve zebrafish embryo handling in an automatic fashion. In collaboration with CSEM we will work on the validation of our current technology and the modifications needed for the release of a final version of the EggSorter by the end of 2022.  The project also covers the development of new modules for zebrafish embryo…

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1st Lausanne Fish User Meeting

Bionomous sponsored the 1st Lausanne Fish User Meeting Last Friday 5th of November, the 1st Lausanne Fish User Meeting took place. Bionomous was one of the sponsors of the event, and Frank Bonnet, CEO and co-founder at Bionomous, and Ana Hernando, CMO and co-founder were present. The event was wonderfully organised. It was composed of different talks where the different groups using fish as a model for research presented their projects. And we say fish, yes ! As in addition to zebrafish, there was also a group using killifish, so…

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BIONOMOUS raises CHF 1.3 million Seed funding in a round led by Nivalis Group

BIONOMOUS announces today it has raised a CHF 1.3 million Seed funding round led by Nivalis Group, with participation from SICTIC business angels and Venture Kick. Since we founded Bionomous in 2019 it has been a challenging and exciting pathway to get where we are today. The closing of this Seed funding round is a huge milestone for our company. This fresh investment will allow us to accelerate the testing phase of the EggSorter, to develop a certified product ready-for-market, and to prepare for industrialization.  The investment from Nivalis Group marks the start…

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Startup Days 2021

Bionomous' participated at the Startup Days 2021 (SUD21) in Bern Last week, Bionomous team had the pleasure to attend the Startup Days in Bern, and pitch in front of a large audience. The Start-up days was a selected COVID-19 pilot event, with 600 attendees.  Besides, during the Startup Days, we also had the great opportunity to participate in an active exchange with politicians and representatives of the Swiss administration about the start-up ecosystem in the country and the impact of politic actions on the development of disruptive technologies. Frank Bonnet,…

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Bilan magazine selects Bionomous as one of the most promising startups in Switzerland

The magazine Bilan, the leading swiss business magazine has named us one of the most promising and best start-ups in Switzerland! We are very proud to announce that Bionomous has been named one of the best Swiss startups to invest in. Every year, Bilan conducts a search for new start-ups appearing in the Swiss ecosystem (start-ups less than 3 years old) and selects those with the greatest potential. In this 9th edition, 270 start-ups were listed, 88 sent their application and 31 were selected as the most promising ones.  Bilan has been the reference media…

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IMD and Bionomous: collaborating for success

We are so excited to have started the collaboration with the IMD's MBA students ! Last December we won the IMD Startup Competition to participate in a program which provides a unique opportunity to get the insights of participants in IMD’s MBA and Executive MBA programs and work with them. This last month we have started working with the four amazing students with whom we are going to collaborate in the coming months. Thanks to their different areas of expertise: from branding and advertisement to project management and financials, and their enthusiasm and motivation,…

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On déménage!

Our team is growing and we are moving to a new and bigger space! So far, since the beginning of the project we have been working at the Mechanics building of EPFL, generously hosted in the laboratories of Prof. Francesco Mondada, where in fact all the idea of the EggSorter started.  But we have been growing and it is time to move into a bigger space, where we can continue developing our technology. In this way, from February we will be at the EPFL Innovation Park (Bâtiment F), hosted at maxon's offices. maxon…

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W.A. de Vigier Foundation Top 60 startups pitch

Bionomous has been selected as one of the Top 60 startups by the W.A. de Vigier Foundation! We are very proud to announce that Bionomous has been selected to participate in the Top 60 startups pitch event organised by the W.A. de Vigier Foundation. The event will be held online on February 4 at 9am and they will live stream it on their website. William A. de Vigier created in 1987 the W.A. de Vigier Foundation because he wanted to give young entrepreneurs the necessary startup capital to push good ideas forward. He…

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