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Our Story

3Brain is the world’s first company to record cell activity using intelligent cell culture plates, daring to envision a future where big data is integrated into life science research.

Our mission remained steady over time: to develop microchip-based technology to revolutionize scientific research.

We are a pioneer in the deep-tech sector, with over two decades of scientific advancements in the industry. The headquarters are near Zürich, Switzerland, while our branch in Genova, Italy remains at the heart of our scientific validation activities. We have expanded our reach further by opening a new base in the United States, strategically positioned to serve the diverse needs of researchers worldwide.

Combining microelectronics and biology has resulted in remarkable enhancements in statistical significance and success rates, optimizing kinetic assays, and screening experiments. We are optimistic that these technological advancements will propel research on neurons and other electrogenic cells, accelerating the development of medical treatments, and positively impacting the lives of many.

Experience that matters

20 years of progress

We believe in continuous development. Therefore, we allocate substantial resources to crafting microchips that help answer researchers' evolving scientific questions.

Through ongoing advancements, our microchips have achieved significant data handling capabilities. They can now process vast amounts of information from thousands of electrodes simultaneously, enabling us to scale our technology further. This innovation provides exceptionally precise results, while also enabling real-time visualization of sample activity. Additionally, we tailor our chips with specific features to facilitate the study of diverse biological models.

Designed in Switzerland, our products deliver to the highest standards.

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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.

Our Team
Board of directors
3Brain Board of Directors - Marco Ferrato
Andrew Thomas
Ph.D., Chairman
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3Brain Board of Directors - Bruno Odermatt
Bruno Odermatt
Swiss Certified Public Accountant
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3Brain Board of Directors - John Reddington
John Reddington
Ph.D., DVM
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3Brain Board of Directors - John Reddington
Alessandro Maccione
Ph.D., CSO
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Executive Team
Kilian Imfeld
Ph.D., CTO
Alessandro Maccione
Ph.D., CSO
Marco Aquila
Ph.D., Vice President, Sales Director
Jana Schade
Dir. of Production and Fulfilment
Mauro Gandolfo
Ph.D., CEO
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
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Elisa Krächan, Ph.D. - Scientific Sales Manger
Elisa Monz, Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
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Anamarija Duvancic
Administrative Assistant
Lorenzo Quartini - Electronics Engineer
Lorenzo Quartini
Head of Quality and Tests
Chiara Rosa Battaglia, Ph.D - 3Brain Team
Chiara Rosa Battaglia, Ph.D.
Head of Support (EU and APAC)
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Giacomo Sciacca Ph.D - Field Application Scientist
Giacomo Sciacca, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
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Gabriela Tondolo Fioreze, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
Alessia Campo - Bioinformatics Software Developer (3Brain)
Alessia Campo
Bioinformatics Software Developer
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D. - High speed Digital Design Engineer
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D.
Head of Embedded Systems
Aleksandar Godjoski - Data Engineer, Algorithm Engineer
Aleksandar Godjoski
Head of Data Analysis
Miguel Dubal-Poo, Ph.D - Data Scientist, Machine learning
Miguel Duval-Poo, Ph.D.
Head of Data Science
Alessandro Caula - Bioinformatic software developer (3Brain)
Alessandro Caula
Bioinformatics Software Developer
Bruno Seifert - Digital Electronic Engineer
Bruno Seifert
FPGA Engineer
Michael Adam - Production and Test Engineer
Michael Adam
Head of Hardware
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D - Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Natalia Szarek
Natalia Szarek
Embedded Software Engineer
Stefano Salvadè - Algorithm Engineer, UX Designer
Stefano Salvadè
Algorithm Engineer, UX Specialist
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
Linkedin connection
Elisa Krächan, Ph.D. - Scientific Sales Manger
Elisa Monz, Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
Linkedin connection
Chiara Rosa Battaglia, Ph.D - 3Brain Team
Chiara Rosa Battaglia
Head of Support (EU and APAC)
Linkedin connection
Anamarija Duvancic
Administrative Assistant
Alessia Campo - Bioinformatics Software Developer (3Brain)
Alessia Campo
Bioinformatics Software Developer
Alessandro Caula - Bioinformatic software developer (3Brain)
Alessandro Caula
Bioinformatics Software Developer
Giacomo Sciacca Ph.D - Field Application Scientist
Giacomo Sciacca, Ph.D.
Field Application Scientist
Linkedin connection
Gabriela Tondolo Fioreze, Ph.D.
Field Application Scientist
Linkedin connection
Lorenzo Quartini - Electronics Engineer
Lorenzo Quartini
Head ofQuality and Tests
Bruno Seifert - Digital Electronic Engineer
Bruno Seifert
FPGA Engineer
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D. - High speed Digital Design Engineer
Giampietro Seu, Ph.D.
Head of Embedded Systems
Stefano Salvadè - Algorithm Engineer, UX Designer
Stefano Salvadè
Algorithm Engineer and UX Specialist
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D - Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Brunella Tedesco, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Aleksandar Godjoski - Data Engineer, Algorithm Engineer
Aleksandar Godjoski
Head of Data Analysis
Miguel Dubal-Poo, Ph.D - Data Scientist, Machine learning
Miguel Duval Poo, Ph.D.
Head of Data Science
Michael Adam - Production and Test Engineer
Michael Adam
Head of Hardware
Filomila Kafe - Electronic Engineer
Filomila Kafe
ASIC System Integrator
Natalia Szarek
Natalia Szarek
Embedded Software Engineer
Sercan Deniz Ph.D - Scientific Sales Manger
Sercan Deniz, Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
Linkedin connection
Natalia Szarek
Natalia Szarek
Embedded Software Engineer
Elisa Krächan, Ph.D. - Scientific Sales Manger
Elisa Monz. Ph.D.
Scientific Sales Manager
Linkedin connection
Anamarija Duvancic
Administrative Assistant
Chiara Rosa Battaglia, Ph.D - 3Brain Team
Chiara Rosa Battaglia
Head of Support (EU and APAC)
Linkedin connection
Giacomo Sciacca Ph.D - Field Application Scientist
Giacomo Sciacca, Ph.D.
Field Application Scientist
Linkedin connection
Gabriela Tondolo Fioreze, Ph.D.
Field Application Scientist
Lorenzo Quartini - Electronics Engineer
Lorenzo Quartini
Head of Quality and Tests
Stefano Salvadè - Algorithm Engineer, UX Designer
Stefano Salvadè
Algorithm Engineer and UX Specialist
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.
Head of Embedded Systems
Miguel Dubal-Poo, Ph.D - Data Scientist, Machine learning
Miguel Duval Poo, Ph.D.
Head of Data Science
Aleksandar Godjoski - Data Engineer, Algorithm Engineer
Aleksandar Godjoski
Head of Data Analysis
Michael Adam - Production and Test Engineer
Michael Adam
Head of Hardware
Alessandro Caula - Bioinformatic software developer (3Brain)
Alessandro Caula
Bioinformatics Software Developer
Alessia Campo - Bioinformatics Software Developer (3Brain)
Alessia Campo
Bioinformatics Software Developer
Bruno Seifert - Digital Electronic Engineer
Bruno Seifert
FPGA Engineer
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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

Explore opportunities with us

At 3Brain, we are pioneers in one of the most promising and future-oriented sectors: bioelectronics. We deliver technology with tangible and enduring impacts, driving transformative changes in scientific research and healthcare advancements.

We are convinced that empowering creativity is the path to innovation. For that, we have created a vibrant working environment of highly multidisciplinary teams formed by ambitious driven individuals.

Even if no open positions are available, we are always willing to consider high-achieving candidates. If you are interested, send us your resume and a short cover letter to hr@3brain.com

Data Engineer

We are seeking a Data Engineer with a strong background in machine learning, signal processing and passionate about programming to join the Data Science team at 3Brain’s Italian unit. The candidate will be part of our growing software team and will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our software solutions. This position requires coding and maintenance of our software suite.

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Sales Assistant And Contract Admin

We are seeking a Sales Assistant with a focus on contract management to join our team. The ideal candidate has experience in sales contracts and will be responsible for supporting the administrative and operational functions related to contract management, ensuring compliance with company policies and legal requirements. This role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

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Software Developer .NET

We are seeking a Software Developer .NET with a strong background in .NET projects and passionate about programming to join 3Brain’s Italian unit. We plan to hire two developers for this role and as part of our growing software team, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our software solutions. This position requires coding and maintenance of the software suite.

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3Brain AG

Huobstrasse 16
8808 Pfäffikon SZ - Switzerland

Monday-Friday 9-13 / 14-18

+41 813227086

info@3brain.com

3Brain AG
· Switzerland
Headquarters
Tel . +41 813227086
Huobstrasse 16,
8808 Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland
3Brain IT SRL
· Italy
Branch Office and Discovery Lab
Tel . +39 010 09 22 502
Viale Brigate Partigiane 14,
16129 Genova, Italy
3Brain US LLC
· USA
Operational Site

3Brain AG

· Switzerland

Headquarters

Tel . +41 813227086

Huobstrasse 16,
8808 Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland

3Brain IT SRL

· Italy

Branch Office and Discovery Lab

Tel . +39 010 09 22 502

Viale Brigate Partigiane 14,
16129 Genova, Italy

3Brain US LLC

· USA

Operational Site

3Brain AG · Switzerland
Headquarters
Tel . +41 813227086
Huobstrasse 16,
8808 Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland
3Brain IT SRL · Italy
Branch Office and Discovery Lab
Tel . +39 010 09 22 502
Viale Brigate Partigiane 14,
16129 Genova, Italy
3Brain US LLC
· USA
Operational Site
3Brain AG · Switzerland
Headquarters
Tel . +41 813227086
Huobstrasse 16,
8808 Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland
3Brain IT SRL · Italy
Branch Office and Discovery Lab
Tel . +39 010 09 22 502
Viale Brigate Partigiane 14,
16129 Genova, Italy
3Brain US LLC
· USA
Operational Site

3Brain AG

· Switzerland

Headquarters

Tel . +41 813227086

Huobstrasse 16,
8808 Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland

3Brain IT SRL

· Italy

Branch Office and Discovery Lab

Tel . +39 010 09 22 502

Viale Brigate Partigiane 14,
16129 Genova, Italy

3Brain US LLC

· USA

Operational Site

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