Ovizio, incorporated end of 2009, develops and commercialises 3D digital holographic microscopes based on technology (hard- and software) of the Microgravity Research Center of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the ULB. The technology can be applied in a high number of markets: biotechnology, medical, environmental, diagnostics, …
Ovizio develops and commercialises optical instruments (hard- and software) and services with an initial focus on life science applications. Several products are currently ready to be launched and first sales have been realised. Ovizio aims at a quick growth via direct sales in niche markets (product and / or geography) and indirect sales (OEM) in global, high volume markets. Two international OEM deals have been signed and several others are in negociation.
Ovizio benefit in a first round from financing of Theodorus, the Regional Investment Company of Brussels and the Brussels Region. In December 2011, € 5 Mn were additionally raised. In June 2014, an additional € 2 Mn were raised to finance further commercial development.
Philip Mathuis - CEO
« Being a ULB spin-off, Theodorus was the most adapted financial partner at the start. We had a very good contact and could benefit from their experience, added value and enterpreneurial spirit. They were even more ambitious than the management team in the first version of the business plan and encouraged us to conduct immediately a market study, providing us with additional cash. This allowed us to accelerate the development and implementation of our commercial strategy, based on objective market data. »