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SmB cafe 13 Dec ’12 - Biosparq

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A talk by the CEO of BiosparQ, on their mass spec solution for medical microbiology.

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SmB cafe 13 Dec ’12 - Biosparq

  1. 1. BiosparQ, a paradigm shiftin medical microbiologyGerold de Valk, Dec 13th 2012 1
  2. 2. Introducing BiosparQ BV• TNO spin-off company, 2009 (Leiden Bio Science Park)• 3 staff (applied physics, high tech equipment)• 6 M€ series A funding, 2012 (Dutch informal investor)6-3-2013 2
  3. 3. Our vision• A paradigm shift in medical microbiologyBetter and safer patient careMuch lower cost6-3-2013 Company Confidential 3
  4. 4. Microbiology in 20096-3-2013 Company Confidential 4
  5. 5. Microbiology in 20126-3-2013 Company Confidential 5
  6. 6. Microbiology paradigm shift6-3-2013 Company Confidential 6
  7. 7. Requirements• Faster (minutes instead of hours/days)• Better (polymicrobial infections, quantitative data)• Fieldable (no laboratory infrastructure needed)• Affordable• Easy to use Radical innovation, shaping a new future for medical microbiology6-3-2013 Company Confidential 7
  8. 8. How?Single cell MALDI TOF mass spectrometry6-3-2013 Company Confidential 8
  9. 9. Development status6-3-2013 Company Confidential 9
  10. 10. Thank you9-5-2012 10

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