About

About us

3Brain is the world's first company having designed and realized high-resolution microelectrode arrays (MEAs)

Our CMOS-MEA sets a new standard for studying neuronal networks and is being used to advance our understanding of brain functions and improve success in drug development.

Stemming out from the passion for technology and scientific progress, we have committed ourselves to help research in fields of major importance for our societies. To cite one example: brain diseases have a high impact on us and an even more negative outlook, given social factors like aging and urbanization that are increasing their incidence.

3Brain's technology is the result of more than 10 years of developments and of experience on CMOS-MEA chips, brought forward by the constant support of our partners.

3Brain's was awarded with the CTI Start-up Label, a prestigious seal of quality, by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation.

Executive Team

Mauro Gandolfo

CEO

Mauro Gandolfo, Ph.D. in bioengineering, serves as the CEO of 3Brain. He is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who has managed a former start-up and is responsible for business development, strategic partnerships, coordination of software and user-oriented developments, as well as product design.

Kilian Imfeld

CTO

Kilian Imfeld, Ph.D. Electrical Engineer and Post-graduate in Biomedical Engineering, has formerly extended his professional experience with microtechnology working at Swatch Group. He is the key contributor to 3Brain’s CMOS and hardware technology.

Alessandro Maccione

CSO

Alessandro Maccione, Ph.D. in bioengineering, has more than 10 years of experience in the development of bio-assays resulting from the combination of technologies from several disciplines, such as CMOS technology, biocompatible materials and packaging, electrophysiology, neurobiology, computer science and ICT.

Board of directors

Dr. Graeme R. Martin

Ph. D.

Dr. Martin (San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA) has more than 35 years of multinational Pharma and Biotech R&D experience. Most recently, he was President & CEO of Takeda Ventures Inc., and Board member in 16 of the Takeda Ventures portfolio companies. Prior to this, he held among others senior positions at Telik Inc., a Bay Area oncology publicly listed biotech company, and at Roche Biosciences, where he was VP of CNS Research USA.

Yvonne Mårtensson

M. Sc.

Ms. Mårtensson (Stockholm, Sweden) has held positions in marketing and sales of medical technical & analytical instruments in Europe, USA and Asia. Between 1998 and 2014, she was CEO of Cellavision AB [STO: CEVI], which she led from start-up company till a global listed company. She is Chairman of Elos Medtech AB [STO: ELOS-B] and Director of Synthetic MR AB [SYNT:SS], Biotage AB [BIOT:SS], and SwedenBio.

Dr. Søren Thestrup-Nielsen

M. D.

Dr. Thestrup-Nielsen (Lausanne, Switzerland) is VP and Sr. leadership mentor with the corporate M&A team at Danaher Corporation [SWX: DHR], where he led several acquisitions incl. Beckman Coulter, a $7B diagnostics deal. Simultaneously, he served as Chairman and CEO of Pantheon Group, portfolio company of Permira Advisers, and served on the board of Oncimmune Ltd [LON: ONC], Dr. Thestrup-Nielsen spent 10 years in the US focusing on venture capital & private equity.

Bruno Odermatt

Swiss Certified Public Accountant

Mr. Odermatt (Lucerne, Switzerland) is founder of and partner at Value Solutions Group. His previous experience includes serving as Head of Center of Competence Valuation and Member of the Managing Team for Corporate Finance/Corporate Recovery at KPMG Switzerland; More than 10 years as CFO at Prionics, world leader in animal diagnostic acquired by Thermo Fisher in 2014, as well as a number of board and management positions in international companies.

Dr. John Reddington

Ph. D., DVM

Dr. Reddington (Denver, Colorado, USA) is President and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, a global leader in funding scientific studies. Dr. Reddington was the COO for Cambridge Biomedical Inc., a laboratory CRO. President and CEO of Sirtex Medical, Inc. US division (ASX: SIR), COO and SVP of R&D for the publicly traded company Valentis Inc. John also founded DiagXotics Inc. and led it to become the world leader in disease diagnosis.

Dr. Jørgen Thorball

M. D., Chairman

Dr. Thorball (Lucerne, Switzerland) has more than 30 years' experience as serial entrepreneur & innovator and has an international business track from senior corporate positions at Pharmacia (Pfizer), Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer (Sanofi), and Novozymes [NZYM-B.CO]. He is former board member and inventor of BioGaia AB’s [BIOG B] successful product range and board member of ViroGates A/S, 1CryoBio GmbH, YourGlobalEye Aps.

Partners

Engineer in Micro-tecnology

For the next expansion step, 3Brain is looking for a full-time engineer in Microtechnology/Microelectronics to reinforce our R&D team. You will develop and prototype IP-blocks of new CMOS-based ASICs for our sensor systems, including electrochemical sensing amplifiers, actuators and ADCs for our high-resolution MEA. As an expert in microtechnology, you will also actively contribute in the refinement of current sensor packaging technologies as well as outline and prototype new generations of ASIC packaging technologies in the field of in-vitro/in-vivo electrophysiology. In addition, you will also install, monitor and optimize the in-house production and packaging of sensor devices.Read more

Electronics Engineer

For the next expansion step, 3Brain is looking for a full-time electronics engineer to reinforce our R&D team. You will develop new embedded systems for high-speed data acquisition devices including system engineering, schematics design and layout, testing and verification. You will also contribute to the current device production line, including tasks as automation, production testing and optimization.Read more

Sales Representative

For the next expansion step, 3Brain is looking for a full time sales representative to reinforce its sales department. You will promote and sell 3Brain's products to research labs and pharma companies primarily in Europe.Read more

3Brain AG

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