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)

  • Private project Bioftalmik/Horus (2013-2015)

    Private project with Bioftalmik/Horus (2013-2015)

  • Exclusive patent license granted

    Exclusive patent license granted for technology initially developed at UPM

  • Private project with CQS (2015-2016)

    Private project with CQS (2015-2016)

  • Recognition as innovative SME

    Recognition as innovative SME by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness


    First service contract to carry out specialized screening

  • Private project with Artax (2016-2018)

    Private project with Artax (2016-2018)


  • 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)

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