About us

3Brain is the world's first company to design and produce high-resolution microelectrode arrays (HD-MEAs)

Our CMOS-based microelectrode array, also known as a multielectrode array (CMOS-MEA), sets a new standard for studying neuronal networks in brain organoids, slices and tissues and is being used to advance our understanding of brain functions and improve success in drug discovery.

Stemming from our passion for technology and scientific progress, our commitment is to boost research in major fields like neuroscience, as well as ophthalmology and cardiology. 3Brain's technology is the result of 15 years of development and experience with CMOS-MEA chips, brought forward by the constant support of our partners.

Executive Team

Mauro Gandolfo


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


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


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 a board member at 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 a 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, a 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, 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.

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 a 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 a former board member of BioGaia AB, inventor of its successful product range and a board member at ViroGates A/S, 1CryoBio GmbH and YourGlobalEye ApS.


Sales Area Manager

Following its expansion plan, 3Brain is looking for a full-time sales representative to reinforce its sales department for the European market, with a focus on German-speaking countries. The candidate will promote and sell 3Brain’s products to research labs and pharma companies and will take over responsibility for the sales and market development in its territory.

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