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.
Founding of BiOD
after winning 2nd prize of the innovation challenge “Actúa UPM” end of 2009
First major projects grant
under the EU-FP7 umbrella (“EnviGuard” with a focus on aquaculture)
with Bioftalmik/Horus (2013-2015)
Exclusive patent license granted
for technology initially developed at UPM
with CQS (2015-2016)
Recognition as innovative SME
by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
with Artax (2016-2018)
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)