Digi.Bio is an Amsterdam-based company that focuses on accelerating biotechnological discovery with microfluidics and AI.
Digi.Bio builds Digital Microfluidics, a tool that uses integrated sensors and AI. The platform that Digi.Bio developed performs automated laboratory experiments, miniaturized, and integrated with a cloud dashboard to control operations, record data and use AI technology to optimize experimentation. The amount of reagent used is reduced up to 100x while hands-on time for the researcher is reduced by 80%. Part of this platform is a benchtop device called the Biological Processing Unit: BPU. It holds a disposable microfluidic cartridge to manipulate the reagents for an experiment. It contains temperature control and purification system to influence experimental conditions, and optical sensors to collect sample data.
The business model of Digi.Bio is founded on one time sales of BPU's, with recurrent revenue from customers for buying microfluidic cartridges. Customers will get free access to the cloud platform.
Digi.Bio was founded in February 2017.
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