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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Top 60 startups pitch – W.A. de Vigier Foundation

Get to know Bionomous at the W.A. de Vigier Foundation Top 60 startups pitch!The W.A. de Vigier Foundation is recognized and acclaimed as the most prestigious annual award in all of Switzerland. Since the foundation’s establishment in 1987, the goal of the W.A. de Vigier Foundation has been to actively invigorate business development and further provide direct financial support (à fonds perdu) to young people with innovative business ideas wishing to build performance and growth oriented businesses in Switzerland.This year edition will be held online on the 4th of February and they will…

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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Venture Kick – Stage III

We want to thank Venture Kick for their trust and support! It was January this year when we were selected to enter the Venture Kick program and now we are very excited to announce that we have reached the 3rd stage succesfully! Bionomous has been awarded with the 150,000 VK funding to bring automation to the lab. Since we entered the Venture Kick road, we have accomplished several milestones that would not have been possible without their support. Among others, we have been able to finish the development of the beta version…

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The EggSorter design

Enabled by Design supported us to move from a prototype version of the EggSorter to a finished product ready to be in the market. Since 2017, when the EggSorter project began there have been many achievements. We developed the first proof of concept of the EggSorter in that same year. Then, in 2018, we received the first funds of the EPFL to develop a prototype. After two prototype iterations, we managed to developed a fully functional EggSorter that we brought to end users in 2019, to validate the technology. Once…

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ILMAC Lausanne 2020

Meet us at ILMAC 2020 in Lausanne!Since 1959, ILMAC has been the sole Swiss industry fair for chemicals and life sciences that depicts all the industrial applications in process and laboratory technology. As a user-oriented trade fair, ILMAC is geared to experts in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology, food, drinks, cosmetics and others.Bionomous will be present at this year edition. You can meet us on the 7th October at the Expo Beaulieu Lausanne. Share if you liked it!

Forum EPFL 2020

We will be at Forum EPFL!Year after year, committee after committee, the Forum has progressed towards the 1st place of Switzerland’s recruitment fairs, and among the most well-recognized in Europe. This year edition will take place from 5th to 9th of October 2020 at the SwissTech Convention Center. At Bionomous we are happy to announce that we will participate in the Start-Up Day, on the 6th October. We will be in the Garden level of the SwissTech Convention Center (area 2) waiting to meet you. Share if you liked it!

High-throughput screening and automation technologies for zebrafish assays

Although zebrafish have been described numerous times as ideal organism models, manual handling of zebrafish embryos can turn out to be complex and time consuming due to their small size and the large quantities of samples usually required in an experimental setup (1). To increase efficiency of such studies, it has been crucial to develop fast and automated screening methods.  In this article we will discuss various high-throughput screening methods and automation technologies which have been developed and proven to be very helpful for zebrafish embryo and larval assays. What…

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HEMEX Online Pitching Event

We are very thankful for having been given the opportunity to pitch at the HEMEX Online Pitching Event. Yesterday, we had the magnificent opportunity to pitch our company at the Online Pitching Event organized by HEMEX. HEMEX is a swiss investment and consulting company headquartered close to the Basel global life sciences hub whose primary focus is to bring innovative drugs, medical devices and in vitro diagnostics to the market. They specialize in supporting start-ups and to do so, one of the activities they organise are invitation-only pitch days. Four…

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