Our Story

3Brain is the world’s first company to connect cells with sophisticated silicon chips in cell culture plates

Stemming from our passion for technology and scientific progress, our co-founders have worked for more than 15 years on CMOS-powered cell-electronic interfaces with the aim of boosting research in major fields like neuroscience, ophthalmology and cardiology.

After being the first to introduce CMOS-based HD-MEA (high-density microelectrode array) to overcome passive MEA limitations, we are now setting up the next standard by introducing the CorePlate™ technology, a multiwell device for advanced cell-based analysis backed by per well logical processing cores.

Our unfaltering research and development are aimed at improving in vitro cell-based screening outputs and thus raising the potential of finding new treatments for brain diseases.

Board of directors
3Brain Board of Directors - Marco Ferrato
Andrew Thomas
Ph.D., Chairman

Dr Thomas (Basel, Switzerland) is a founder of IPSO Group advising innovative start up companies in Switzerland and is the Managing Partner at Helvetica Capital as an Investment Advisor to Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Capital and Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund. He serves multiple Swiss companies as a Board Member or Strategic Advisor after serving 20 years at Roche as a Vice President in Pharma Research and Early Development.

3Brain Board of Directors - Bruno Odermatt
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, a world leader in animal diagnostic acquired by Thermo Fisher in 2014, as well as a number of board and management positions in international companies.

3Brain Board of Directors - John Reddington
John Reddington
Ph.D., DVM

Dr. Reddington (Denver, Colorado, USA) was the President and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, a global leader in funding scientific studies. Dr. Reddington was also 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.

3Brain Board of Directors - John Reddington
Alessandro Maccione
Ph.D., CSO

Dr. 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.

Executive Team
Mauro Gandolfo - Ph.D CEO
Mauro Gandolfo
Ph.D., CEO

Mauro Gandolfo, Ph.D. in bioengineering, serves as the CEO of 3Brain. He is specialised in neural data processing and analysis with a focus on HD-MEAs. He is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who has managed a former start-up and worked as a consultant in the ICT sector.

Kilian Imfeld - Ph.D CTO
Kilian Imfeld
Ph.D., 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 - Ph.D CSO
Alessandro Maccione
Ph.D., 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.

Marco Aquila - Ph.D Vice President & Global Sales
Marco Aquila
Ph.D., Vice President, Global Sales

Marco Aquila earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences working on olfactory and visual phototransduction pathways, developing new electrophysiological techniques to study antimicrobial peptides. He further deepened his knowledge in biophysics working on optogenetic tools and cardiac ion channels. He has strong skills in MEAs and other electrophysiological techniques.

Our Team
Sercan Deniz Ph.D - Scientific Sales Manger
Sercan Deniz, Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
Beatriz Furones Cuadrado - Scientific Sales Manger
Beatriz Furones Cuadrado
Scientific Sales Manager
Elisa Krächan, Ph.D. - Scientific Sales Manger
Elisa Krächan, Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
Silvia Bergamino - Administrative Assistant
Silvia Bergamino
Administrative Assistant
Rita Wen - Marketing Manager
Rita Wen
Marketing Manager
Matteo Falappa, Ph.D - Field Applications Scientist
Matteo Falappa, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
Chiara Rosa Battaglia, Ph.D - 3Brain Team
Chiara Rosa Battaglia
Field Applications Scientist
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D. - High speed Digital Design Engineer
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D.
High-speed Digital Design Engineer
Aleksandar Godjoski - Data Engineer, Algorithm Engineer
Aleksandar Godjoski
Data Engineer, Algorithm Engineer
Miguel Dubal-Poo, Ph.D - Data Scientist, Machine learning
Miguel Duval-Poo, Ph.D.
Data Scientist, Machine Learning
Lorenzo Quartini - Electronics Engineer
Lorenzo Quartini
Electronics Engineer
Marc Narath - Embedded Hardware Engineer
Marc Narath
Electronics Engineer
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D - Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Stefano Salvadè - Algorithm Engineer, UX Designer
Stefano Salvadè
Algorithm Engineer, UX Designer
Michael Adam - Production and Test Engineer
Michael Adam
Production and Test Engineer
Filomila Kafe - Electronic Engineer
Filomila Kafe
Electronics Engineer
Riad Kanan, Ph.D - Senior Microelectronics Engineer
Riad Kanan, Ph.D.
Senior Microelectronics Engineer
Michael Schwarz - Embedded Software Engineer
Michael Schwarz
Embedded Software Engineer
Baptiste Plissonneau
Production & Quality Engineer
Executive Team
Mauro Gandolfo - Ph.D CEO
Mauro Gandolfo
Ph.D., CEO

Mauro Gandolfo, Ph.D. in bioengineering, serves as the CEO of 3Brain. He is specialised in neural data processing and analysis with a focus on HD-MEAs. He is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who has managed a former start-up and worked as a consultant in the ICT sector.

Kilian Imfeld - Ph.D CTO
Kilian Imfeld
Ph.D., 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 - Ph.D CSO
Alessandro Maccione
Ph.D., 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.

Marco Aquila - Ph.D Vice President & Global Sales
Marco Aquila
Ph.D., Vice President, Global Sales

Marco Aquila earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences working on olfactory and visual phototransduction pathways, developing new electrophysiological techniques to study antimicrobial peptides.  He further deepened his knowledge in biophysics working on optogenetic tools and cardiac ion channels. He has strong skills in MEAs and other electrophysiological techniques.

Our Team
Sercan Deniz Ph.D - Scientific Sales Manger
Sercan Deniz, Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
Beatriz Furones Cuadrado - Scientific Sales Manger
Beatriz Furones Cuadrado
Scientific Sales Manager
Elisa Krächan, Ph.D. - Scientific Sales Manger
Elisa Krächan, Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
Rita Wen - Marketing Manager
Rita Wen
Marketing Manager
Matteo Falappa, Ph.D - Field Applications Scientist
Matteo Falappa, Ph.D.
Field Application Scientist
Chiara Rosa Battaglia, Ph.D - 3Brain Team
Chiara Rosa Battaglia
Field Application Scientist
Silvia Bergamino - Administrative Assistant
Silvia Bergamino
Administrative Assistant
Marc Narath - Embedded Hardware Engineer
Marc Narath
Electronics Engineer
Lorenzo Quartini - Electronics Engineer
Lorenzo Quartini
Electronics Engineer
Stefano Salvadè - Algorithm Engineer, UX Designer
Stefano Salvadè
Algorithm Engineer, UX Designer
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D - Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D. - High speed Digital Design Engineer
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D.
Electronics Engineer
Aleksandar Godjoski - Data Engineer, Algorithm Engineer
Aleksandar Godjoski
Data Engineer, Algorithm Engineer
Miguel Dubal-Poo, Ph.D - Data Scientist, Machine learning
Miguel Duval Poo, Ph.D.
Data Scientist, Machine Learning
Michael Adam - Production and Test Engineer
Michael Adam
Electronics Engineer
Riad Kanan, Ph.D - Senior Microelectronics Engineer
Riad Kanan, Ph.D.
Senior Microelectronics Engineer
Filomila Kafe - Electronic Engineer
Filomila Kafe
Electronics Engineer
Michael Schwarz - Embedded Software Engineer
Michael Schwarz
Embedded Software Engineer
Baptiste Plissonneau
Production & Quality Engineer
Sercan Deniz Ph.D - Scientific Sales Manger
Sercan Deniz, Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
Beatriz Furones Cuadrado - Scientific Sales Manger
Beatriz Furones Cuadrado
Scientific Sales Manager
Elisa Krächan, Ph.D. - Scientific Sales Manger
Elisa Krächan. Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
Silvia Bergamino - Administrative Assistant
Silvia Bergamino
Administrative Assistant
Rita Wen - Marketing Manager
Rita Wen
Marketing Manager
Matteo Falappa, Ph.D - Field Applications Scientist
Matteo Falappa, Ph.D.
Field Application Scientist
Chiara Rosa Battaglia, Ph.D - 3Brain Team
Chiara Rosa Battaglia
Field Application Scientist
Marc Narath - Embedded Hardware Engineer
Marc Narath
Electronics Engineer
Lorenzo Quartini - Electronics Engineer
Lorenzo Quartini
Electronics Engineer
Stefano Salvadè - Algorithm Engineer, UX Designer
Stefano Salvadè
Algorithm Engineer, UX Designer
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D - Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D. - High speed Digital Design Engineer
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D.
Electronics Engineer
Miguel Dubal-Poo, Ph.D - Data Scientist, Machine learning
Miguel Duval Poo, Ph.D.
Data Scientist, Machine Learning
Aleksandar Godjoski - Data Engineer, Algorithm Engineer
Aleksandar Godjoski
Data Engineer, Algorithm Engineer
Michael Adam - Production and Test Engineer
Michael Adam
Electronics Engineer
Filomila Kafe - Electronic Engineer
Filomila Kafe
Electronics Engineer
Riad Kanan, Ph.D - Senior Microelectronics Engineer
Riad Kanan, Ph.D.
Senior Microelectronics Engineer
Michael Schwarz - Embedded Software Engineer
Michael Schwarz
Embedded Software Engineer
Baptiste Plissonneau
Production & Quality Engineer
Our partners
New partners
3Brain Partner - SuSoS

SuSoS AG

SuSoS AG is a Swiss high-tech company specialized in functional coatings. With a large expertise covering chemistry, physics, biology, sensorics, pharmaceutics, SuSoS is our partner to provide advanced processing in surface treatments for bio-functionalization and precise cell-adhesion control.

3Brain Partner - a:head Bio AG

A:head AG

A:head bio AG, is an Austrian biotech company focusing on the development of next generation therapeutics for the treatment of brain disorders based on human cerebral organoids. The collaboration with a:head is aimed at providing innovative organ-on-chip screening solutions to improve the way and likelihood of success in finding new treatments for brain diseases.

All partners
3Brain Partner - Universität Bern3Brain Partner - UC San DiegoCSEM partners with 3Brain3Brain Partner - Lunds UniversityThermo Fisher Scientific partners with 3Brain3Brain Partner - IIT3Brain Partner - Cellevate3Brain Partner - Dibris3Brain Partner - Evotec
Our partners
New partners
3Brain Partner - SuSoS

SuSoS AG

SuSoS AG is a Swiss high-tech company specialized in functional coatings. With a large expertise covering chemistry, physics, biology, sensorics, pharmaceutics, SuSoS is our partner to provide advanced processing in surface treatments for bio-functionalization and precise cell-adhesion control.

3Brain Partner - a:head Bio AG

A:head AG

A:head bio AG, is an Austrian biotech company focusing on the development of next generation therapeutics for the treatment of brain disorders based on human cerebral organoids. The collaboration with a:head is aimed at providing innovative organ-on-chip screening solutions to improve the way and likelihood of success in finding new treatments for brain diseases.

All partners
Thermo Fisher Scientific partners with 3Brain3Brain Partner - UC San Diego
CSEM partners with 3Brain3Brain Partner - Lunds University
3Brain Partner - Cellevate3Brain Partner - IIT
3Brain Partner - Universität Bern3Brain Partner - Dibris
3Brain Partner - Evotec
Our partners
New partners
3Brain Partner - SuSoS

SuSoS AG

SuSoS AG is a Swiss high-tech company specialized in functional coatings. With a large expertise covering chemistry, physics, biology, sensorics, pharmaceutics, SuSoS is our partner to provide advanced processing in surface treatments for bio-functionalization and precise cell-adhesion control.

3Brain Partner - a:head Bio AG

A:head AG

A:head bio AG, is an Austrian biotech company focusing on the development of next generation therapeutics for the treatment of brain disorders based on human cerebral organoids. The collaboration with a:head is aimed at providing innovative organ-on-chip screening solutions to improve the way and likelihood of success in finding new treatments for brain diseases.

All partners
Thermo Fisher Scientific partners with 3Brain3Brain Partner - UC San Diego
CSEM partners with 3Brain3Brain Partner - Lunds University
3Brain Partner - Cellevate3Brain Partner - IIT
3Brain Partner - Universität Bern3Brain Partner - Dibris
3Brain Partner - Evotec
Careers

We are interested in hearing from you

3Brain is a passionate and ambitious team working in one of the most promising and future-oriented sectors: neuroscience. In 3Brain we work hard to develop tangible technology that has positive, long-lasting impacts on our society.

Even if no open positions are available, we are always more than willing to consider high-achieving candidates passionate about joining our dynamic company. Please send your resume and a short cover letter to info@3brain.com.

Digital Design-/FPGA- Engineer

3Brain is looking for a full-time junior FPGA engineer to reinforce our R&D team in Wädenswil, Switzerland. You will help developing new embedded systems for high-speed data acquisition devices and improve and maintain the existing product lines. You will be responsible for data fetching from high-speed ADCs, for the pre-processing of sensor data, signal enhancement as well as more complex signal processing for hardware-accelerated feature extraction and for providing necessary peripheral infrastructures (i.e. USB, ETH, SPI, UART, etc.).

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Embedded SW Engineer

3Brain is looking for an embedded SW engineer to reinforce our R&D team in Genova, Italy. You will help developing new embedded systems for high-speed data acquisition devices and improve and maintain the existing product lines. You will design low-level firmware architectures for the new products and develop drivers to communicate with our hardware (i.e. electronics and FPGA). Maintenance, support and extension of our existing Python-based development and test framework will also be part of your responsibilities. Furthermore, you will act as an interface between the application SW- and HW-development. Therefore, a good understanding of HW-environment is essential.

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info@3brain.com

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