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The Company

Company. History. Milestones.

Genesis and development of the company bNovate Technologies

bNovate Technologies SA was founded in 2011 with the goal to be a leader in the field of automated cell analysis. The company is based at the Innovation Park of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL).


We started our activities with a few people focused on innovation. Today, bNovate Technologies SA has grown into a strong team of scientific experts and managers who can address the challenge of developing the most demanding, fully automated analysis instruments.
In order to get closer to our users, we established a new Marketing & Sales department in Zürich in 2020 .

In addition to our cell detection instruments for drinking water that we distribute directly and through our distribution partners, we also develop specific integrated instruments for clients.

The bNovate team in 2015

Milestones for bNovate and BactoSense

A lot has happened since our foundation in 2011!

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bNovate won the Global Freshwater Challenge, organized by UpLink - World Economic Forum (WEF) and HCL Tech



Two patents granted, Trademark for "bNovate" and "BactoSense" and ICC cartridge introduction

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Spin-off from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

BactoSense water monitoring instrument from bNovate at Asia Water 2022


BactoSense steps into the Asian market (Asia Water trade fair)



Transfer of BactoSense Sales from Sigrist to bNovate and formation of a Sales&Marketing team



Introduction AQU@Sense MB for pure water
(in collaboration with BWT)

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Start of BactoSense project at EPFL

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Introduction of BactoSense Multi for multi-point water monitoring

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Market introduction of BactoSense
first Swiss sales



Foundation of bNovate
Sarl (Ltd.), by Dr. Simon Künzi and Prof. Dr. Peter Ryser

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