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Startus-Insights Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the BioTech industry. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising biochip startups.

Heat Map: 5 Top Biochip Startups

Using our StartUs Insights Platform, covering 1.116.000+ startups & emerging companies, we looked at innovation in the field of BioTech. For this research, we identified 39 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies were chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and technology among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.

The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & emerging companies developing innovative biochip solutions. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 39 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.

Encapsulate – Automated Tumor-On-A-Chip

Organ-on-a-chip (OOC) technology spans biomedical engineering, lab-on-chip, and cell biology to create a type of artificial organ. These multi-channel 3D microfluidic cell culture chips mimic the activities, mechanics, and physiological response of organ systems. Startups are recognizing the potential of biochip-based analysis, in particular for decision making, while treating numerous diseases.

The US-based startup Encapsulate provides its eponymous biochip technology to grow patient-derived cancer cells ex-vivo and later screen them against chemotherapeutic drugs. The patient’s tumor cells are broken into microtumors for testing the efficacy of hundreds of different drugs and treatments. This empowers doctors to choose the most effective and personalized treatment for each patient.