Welcome to Endress+Hauser BioSense

Automated analysis solutions for molecular biological process monitoring in Water & Wastewater, Food & Beverage, and more

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Mission

Our goal

At Endress+Hauser BioSense our aim is to support you in the rapid and early detection of pathogens, spoilage bacteria and microbial contamination to assure product safety, hygiene, compliance and sustainability. We bring laboratory grade molecular biological and microbiological analytics on-site. To achieve this goal, our development is guided by three principles:

simple

simple

With simple workflows and a focus on usability, we enable rapid molecular biological analyses without specialized staff and lab equipment.

fast

fast

Our cutting-edge microfluidic analysis system combined with an efficient sample preparation reduces time to result. This accelerates your decision making.

on-site

on-site

The compact nature of our system enables you to perform automated multiplex PCR directly on-site and keep the entire analysis under your control.

Our system

The Endress+Hauser BioSense analysis system enables rapid detection of microorganisms and viruses using microfluidic cartridges and a special processing device. All reagents required for DNA or RNA extraction, as well as multiplex PCR are pre-stored within the cartridges making them ready to use without further preparation.

The entire PCR analysis is performed without manual intervention, delivering actionable results fast and easily accessible.

Due to the modular nature of the microfluidic cartridges, bacterial, viral, plant, algae, fungi or animal nucleic acids can be detected by adapting the specific PCR reagents.

Contact us to learn more about how our system can help you to improve your industrial processes.

Endress+Hauser BioSense System
bacteria

bacteria

viruses

viruses

fungi

fungi

algae

algae

animals

animals

plants

plants

Our workflow

Optimized for on-site use, the Endress+Hauser BioSense analysis system comes with a simple and streamlined workflow.

1

Sampling

The workflow is designed to be compatible with a wide range of sample matrices such as liquids, solids or surface swabs.

Sampling
2

Preparation

With a simple homogenization step, solid samples are transformed to liquid samples for further processing. Using a proprietary concentration module, analyte levels can be increased without the need for centrifugation, filtration or flocculation.

Preparation
3

Analysis

The sample is transferred to the microfluidic cartridge, which is then inserted into the processing device. With the push of a button, it automatically performs DNA or RNA extraction followed by multiplex real-time PCR.

Analysis
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Results

Integrated analysis routines automatically interpret the real-time PCR results and provide actionable information within seconds of completing the PCR run. Up to 20 different PCR targets can be detected and quantified in one microfluidic cartridge.

Results
About us

About us

In 2021, Endress+Hauser BioSense was founded in Freiburg, Germany, as a joint venture of Endress+Hauser and Hahn-Schickard combining decades of experience in process automation and microfluidics.

At Endress+Hauser BioSense, we believe in serving our customers and learning from their needs to develop products that have a positive impact. We combine advanced microfluidic automation with innovative sample preparation techniques to offer simple and fast workflows. By eliminating the need for highly specialized laboratory infrastructure and personnel we make PCR-based analysis easily accessible.

We consider our dynamic team of experts to be one of our strongest assets. We promote equality, critical thinking and mutual respect.

Dr. Nicholas Krohn

Dr. Nicholas Krohn

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Nicholas has a background in molecular biology and adds 20 years of experience in a variety of industry segments to the team.

Dr. Stefan Burger

Dr. Stefan Burger

CSO & Co-Founder

A physicist and microsystems engineer by trade, Stefan leads research and development and takes care of business process management.

Dr. Martin Schulz

Dr. Martin Schulz

CTO & Co-Founder

Martin leads the areas product management and validation and oversees the technical development strategy for products and services.

Tamara Härpfer

Tamara Härpfer

Scientist

With a background in molecular biology, Tamara joins the team with her expertise in the field of lab-on-a-chip-systems and nucleic acid analysis.

Jesseca  Moeljadi-Dyroff

Jesseca Moeljadi-Dyroff

Lab Technician

Ambitious and goal oriented, Jesseca has gained an array of experience over the last 15 years in technical documentation, hard- and software testing.

Thomas Camminady

Thomas Camminady

Lab Technician

Thomas has many years of experience in the development and validation of molecular biological detection methods.

Michael Kirchhoff

Michael Kirchhoff

Scientist

An expert in layouting complex microfluidic systems, Michael engineers the Endress+Hauser BioSense microfluidic cartridge and rigorously tests its reliability.

Partner

Our partners

We are proud to be cooperating closely with a variety of experts to bring the best products to our customers.

Hahn SchickardiST Innuscreen GmbHanalytikjena
Career

Join our team

We are regularly looking for new colleagues to join us.