BiOD – Bio-Optical Detection
Bio-optical detection was initially conceived by scientists from the research group of Optics, Photonics and Bio-Photonics within the Center of Biomedical Technology of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). From its founding in 2010 the company was focused primarily on R&D activities in collaboration with public and private institutions.
In 2017 BiOD was incorporated into BioHold with the explicit aim to expand its scope and commercialize services and products to the end-user market.
Who we are – Major milestones, past and present
Founding of BiOD
Founding of BiOD after winning 2nd prize of the innovation challenge “Actúa UPM” end of 2009
First major project grant
First major projects grant under the EU-FP7 umbrella (“EnviGuard” with a focus on aquaculture)
Exclusive patent license granted
Exclusive patent license granted for technology initially developed at UPM
Recognition as innovative SME
Recognition as innovative SME by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
First service contract to carry out specialized screening
Founding of BioHold
Founding of BioHold with the aim to commercialize solutions and products
Commercial lead partner within EU H2020 project (“AllerScreening” with a focus on food allergies)