Learn about the companies within BICO and what they do to strive towards our joint vision – Create the future of life-saving treatments. 

BICO consists of several subsidiaries organized into three business areas: BiosciencesBioautomation, and Bioprinting. Together, we aim to reduce the organ shortage and speed up drug development by providing accessible life science solutions that combine biology and technology. Here, you can read about our subsidiaries and how they contribute to our common vision.

By releasing the first universal bioink in 2016, CELLINK democratized the cost of entry for researchers around the world and played a major role in turning the then up-and-coming field of 3D bioprinting into the thriving $1 billion industry it is today. CELLINKs bioinks, bioprinters, software and services have enabled critical breakthroughs in a wide range of applications from 3D cell culturing to tissue engineering to drug development. 

Founded in 2016 by entrepreneurs out of Rutgers University, Visikol is a contract research services company focusing on accelerating the discovery and development of therapeutics by providing pharmaceutical and biotech companies with best-in-class 3D cell culture, 3D tissue imaging, multiplex imaging, and digital pathology services. Today, Visikol counts half of the top twenty pharmaceutical companies as customers.

The world leader of reliable in vitro human tissue model innovation. MatTeks skin, ocular, oral, respiratory, and intestinal tissue models are used to assess safety and efficacy throughout the cosmetics, chemical, pharmaceutical, and household product industries. These advanced tissue models empower companies to achieve their goals of non-animal testing while lowering testing costs and providing human-relevant results.

San Diego based Advanced BioMatrix is a leader in the life science industry of three dimensional (3D) applications for tissue culture, cell assay, bioprinting and cell proliferation. The products are recognized as the standard for purity, functionality and consistency.

With over 2,500 users, Nanoscribe develops and produces 3D printers and maskless lithography systems for microfabrication as well as specially developed printing materials and application-specific solution sets. The specialist for additive manufacturing of high-precision structures and objects on the nano-, micro- and mesoscale was founded in 2007 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

A pioneer in the field of Digital Light processing (DLP) based printing is an emerging force within the Bioprinting industry. Allegro 3D’s DLP based bioprinting technology enables high-throughput manufacturing of biomedical devices, and precision human tissues for cell culture, drug screening, and regenerative medicine applications.

Founded in 2014, CYTENA deliver automated and highly efficient lab workflows for improved cell line development, microbiome, live cell imaging, liquid handling and omics applications that enable new discoveries in areas such as drug development and health care research. The CYTENA instruments are used in the cell line development workflows at a majority of the worlds top pharmaceutical companies.
Focuses on offering bioprocess solutions for, but not limited to, pharmaceuticals and top research institutes. In close collaboration with leading academic institutes and industrial companies in researching, development, and application, CYTENA BPS bring their novel and comprehensive product into the global bioprocess market.
By providing the finest liquid handling technology to scientists and lab technicians around the world, DISPENDIX enables new discoveries in areas such as drug development, diagnostics and synthetic biology. DISPENDIX GmbH, started out in 2016 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart, Germany.
Discover Echo is built on the vision to “rethink traditional microscope design”. Every aspect of workflow, usability, and performance have been pushed to create a more modern and powerful product.

Biosero is a San Diego based company, with 100 employees globally and founded in 2003. The company offers software solutions, under the umbrella of Green Button Go, and services which enable seamless laboratory automation for connected and smart workflows.

A global market leader in ultra-low volume precision dispensing and microarray as well as biosensor technologies. Customers in the entire life science sector benefit from an integrated product portfolio and services advancing cost-efficient multiplex analysis, miniaturization and automation – from early research to high throughput production.
Founded in 2016 in Lyon, France, as a spin-off company of SCIENION GmbH based in Berlin, Germany, Cellenion uses SCIENION’s high precision non-contact dispensing technologies and provides solutions for single cell analysis and cloning.
QInstruments improves human health through sample preparation automation. The company designs and builds innovative solutions for mixing and temperature control of molecular samples on robotic platforms as well as fast and easy to use accessories that accelerate and streamline discovery.