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

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. 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. 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 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.

Board of directors

Marco Ferrato

MBA, Chairman

Mr. Marco Ferrato has a business degree and a professional background including several years as auditor by Arthur Andersen and as CFO in the automotive industry. He is a business angel and a consultant of start-ups and technology companies, with focus on finance, organization and M&A.

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.

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.


Sales Representative

3Brain is looking for a full-time sales representative for its office in Genova, Italy. The candidate will focus on the European market and will provide support to 3Brain’s distributors in other areas. The candidate will promote and sell 3Brain’s products to research labs and pharma companies.

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Sales Area Manager

Following its expansion plan, 3Brain is looking for a full-time sales area manager 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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