The Ambition

Accurate and integrated diagnostic solutions that enable
faster and more efficient healthcare at any point of need.

miDiagnostics aims to bring clinical, blood-based diagnostics to the people who need it the most: the patients. Based around a disruptive silicon-based nanofluidic processor embedded in a low-cost test card, we are building the lab test of the future.

Our Technology

Cameras and chip processors built in our smartphones currently exist of billions of transistors. We apply the power of massive parallelization and miniaturization to microfluidics: many fluidic handling steps occur in parallel at a very small scale resulting in very fast turnaround times.

A key strength of semiconductor technologies is the diversity of nanofluidic processors that can be produced on a single manufacturing platform. This level of mass customization is still unprecedented in high-volume manufacturing industries. We have designed various nanofluidic processors that fit on the same platform for applications in cytology, molecular diagnostics, clinical chemistry and immunoassays, or a combination of these.

An outstanding characteristic of silicon micromachining is the precise control of features at the sub-micron level. We take advantage of this property to create disposable test cards that have the quality and accuracy of lab-based tests.

Our Products

We are developing three nanoFluidic Processors to measure and quantify cells, nucleic acids, proteins and small molecules

They form the basis for a variety of test cards, addressing specific medical conditions or use cases, such as early screening and treatment of infectious diseases (eg. HPV, GBS, and HIV/HCV/HBV), rapid diagnosis of acute diseases (eg. viral versus bacterial infection, meningitis, and upper and lower respiratory tract infection), and (home) monitoring of patients (eg. HIV treatment efficacy, organ transplant CMV infection, and chemotherapy monitoring).

The Concept

Test Card

Single use
Contains Si chip
Analyzes a blood drop
sample

Reader

Multiple use
Reads the test card
Connects via USB cable

Personal Device

User interface
Desktop/laptop
Tablet/mobile phone

Cloud

Authentication
Processing & computation
Archiving
HIS connectivity

Less than 10 minutes to results

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Globally Shifting Healthcare

Our Team

Management

Nicolas Vergauwe
CEO
Christophe Van Vaeck
CFO
Ben Chambers
Director Quality & Regulatory Affairs
Leander Van Neste
VP Scientific & Clinical Affairs

Board of directors

Rudi Pauwels

Chairman and serial entrepreneur

Luc Van den hove

CEO, imec

Marc Coucke

Serial entrepreneur

Michel Akkermans

Serial entrepreneur

Roald Borré

Head of Equity Investments, PMV

Stuart C. Ray

Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University

Pieter Bourgeois

Investment Manager, Alychlo

David Dessers

Managing Partner, Cresco Secretary to the board
Grant
leander.vanneste@midiagnostics.com

miDiagnostics receives €1.7 million grant

miDiagnostics announces that it has received €1.7 million grant support from VLAIO. The funds will be used to investigate and develop an inexpensive disposable test card with an integrated silicon chip for its first application, a complete blood count.

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Career Opportunities

We are currently looking for new team members – If you are a passionate worker and think you have what it takes, send your resume and details to jobs@midiagnostics.com

About miDiagnostics

miDiagnostics is developing a new generation of disposable tests that require only drops of blood
and allow detection of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules. Its core technology is a
novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor that automatically processes the blood sample without the
need of pumps or valves. There is no need for complex and costly instrumentation enabling medical
decisions to be taken at the point of need or remote areas with a high level of comfort to both
patients and caregivers.

The Job

You will be part of a dynamic, international and multidisciplinary team that develops an innovative medical diagnostics device to be used at the point of need. As ‘Systems Design lead’ you will define the technology direction and diagnostics systems approach. You will work within a cross-functional team and are accountable for the systems design, architecture and system requirements. You will ensure that short & long term platform performance milestones are met in line with the business objectives.

Responsibilities:                            

  • Architecture design: Design of the system architecture describing the structure, behaviors and other dimensions of the system
  • Logical design: Abstract modelling of the function tree, data flows, inputs and outputs of the system
  • Mechanical engineering: Mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, structural analysis, and onboard/edge computing

Profile and competences

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, with 5-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Experienced in design & development of complex systems in accordance with short & long term strategic goals
  • Able to set the technical direction and  coach and support R&D teams
  • Experienced in project management and goal setting
  • Strong analytical & abstract modelling skills
  • Quick in assessing new technologies and how they can be implemented
  • Experience with working in ISO13485/GMP compliant environment is considered a plus
  • Scientific integrity
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Fluent in English

The offer

  • Full-time job at a fast-growing and ambitious start-up in the biotech industry
  • Market competitive salary and benefits package
  • You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
  • You can grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

About miDiagnostics
miDiagnostics is developing a new generation of disposable tests that require only drops of blood and allow detection of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules. Its core technology is a novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor that automatically processes the blood sample without the need of pumps or valves. There is no need for complex and costly instrumentation enabling medical decisions to be taken at the point of need or remote areas with a high level of comfort to both patients and caregivers.

The Job
We are looking for a senior software developer/engineer with strong background in developing products and services for imaging-based applications. As a developer you will be responsible for the implementation, testing and documentation of our key imaging-based algorithms. Your main assignment will be to productize and extend the prototype research algorithms that can eventually run on various platforms like laptop, mobile devices and in the cloud. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of engineers (electronics, electrical, optics, bio), bio-physicists, fluidic designers, interface developers and other imaging specialists.

Responsibilities

  • Implementation, testing and documentation of imaging-based algorithms
  • (Co-)Defining the architecture for the software
  • (Co-)Defining the technology stack
  • Optimize the prototype image processing & computer vision algorithms onto various platforms (laptop/mobile/cloud)
  • Interface with various external partners for algorithmic API interfaces for GUI & other software elements
  • Contribute to the roadmap of software developments
  • Interact with research teams and product development teams
  • Create and maintain key software specifications
  • Create and maintain key documentation relevant for regulatory approvals

Profile and competences

  • You have a Professional Master’s degree in Informatics or equivalent through experience
  • You have at least 5 years of software product development experience, preferentially in a diagnostic or medical domain
  • You have knowledge of or exposure to standard image processing & computer vision algorithms and techniques, preferably in an industrialized context
  • You are familiar with optimizing image processing & computer vision algorithms for CPU or GPU platforms
  • You are familiar with standard product development languages such as (modern) C++, and can learn a new programming language rapidly
  • You are familiar with defining APIs and developing software architectures
  • Experience with Python & MATLAB is a plus
  • Experience with standard imaging processing libraries (e.g. OpenCV) is a plus
  • Experience with cloud processing, big data or web technologies is a plus
  • Experience/knowledge about regulations for biomedical software is a plus (GDPR, HIPAA)
  • Experience with point-of-care medical devices is a plus
  • You are structured, precise and care about details. You attach importance to software robustness, appearance and user friendliness. You recognize a code smell when you see one. You are very customer-oriented. You are a self-motivated team player. You are fluent in English and have good communication skills

The offer

  • Full-time job at a fast-growing and ambitious start-up in the biotech industry
  • Market competitive salary and benefits package
  • miDiagnostics is an international-oriented company with close connections to two world class research institutions (imec and Johns Hopkins University)
  • You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
  • You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

About miDiagnostics
miDiagnostics is developing a new generation of disposable tests that require only drops of blood and allow detection of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules. Our core technology is a novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor (nFP) that automatically processes the blood sample without the need of pumps. miDiagnostics’ ambition is to remove the need for complex and costly instrumentation enabling medical decisions to be taken at the point of need or remote areas with a high level of comfort to both patients and caregivers.

The Job
You will be part of a dynamic, international and multidisciplinary team that develops a completely new medical diagnostic device to be used at the point of need. As “Process Development Technician” you will support processing activities related to back-end processing of the silicon-based nFP. You will generate the necessary data and knowledge to make the transition from test prototypes to market ready products. You will also provide the development teams with the necessary components to support the prototype manufacturing and testing needs.

Responsibilities

  • Test and evaluate chemical vapour deposition, plasma cleaning and spotting processes for the silicon-based nFP, in close collaboration with our process development engineer
  • Develop and execute test plans, protocols and Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs)
  • Analyse and interpret experimental data and present the results to project teams
  • Prepare and write technical reports and other relevant documentation
  • Execute key manufacturing process steps to deliver functional nFP to the development teams

Profile and competences

  • You have a BSc or equivalent by experience in a life science related field: (bio)chemistry, (bio)chemistry engineering technology or lab technician
  • Preferably have three years of industrial experience
  • Knowledge of surface chemistry and/or experience in coatings is an advantage
  • Experience in highly regulated industry, such as pharmaceuticals or medical devices (ISO 13485) is considered a plus
  • Experience in methodology for DOE is a plus
  • Hands-on and resourceful problem solver
  • Attention to detail, works in a structured and methodological way is a must
  • Team-player
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Fluent in English

The offer

  • Full-time job at a fast-growing and ambitious start-up in the biotech industry
  • Market competitive salary and benefits package
  • You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
  • You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

About miDiagnostics
miDiagnostics is developing a new generation of disposable tests that require only drops of blood and allow detection of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules. Our core technology is a novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor (nFP) that automatically processes the blood sample without the need of pumps. miDiagnostics’ ambition is to remove the need for complex and costly instrumentation enabling medical decisions to be taken at the point of need or remote areas with a high level of comfort to both patients and caregivers.

The Job

You will become part of a team of scientist and engineers developing new devices for diagnostic testing. In your role as Computational Technology Engineer you will help transition the algorithmic, computational and electronical components of our prototype solutions to a level of new level of maturity ready for productization. In this very exciting role you are active on the cross-section of hardware, software and firmware developments while maintaining close links with our state of the art algorithmic developments in terms of image processing and artificial intelligence.

Responsibilities

  • Leading all activities relating to the computational elements of (medical) instrumentation design and development, from hardware design to coding
  • Being active at the cross-section between hardware, software and electronics engineering
  • (Co-)Defining the technology stack, in terms of computational hardware, software and firmware
  • Optimize the prototype image processing, computer vision and AI algorithms onto various computational platforms such as embedded & edge devices and cloud.
  •  Contribute to the roadmap of system and technology R&D activities
  • Interact with research teams and product development teams
  • Technology scouting & management: employ a structured approach towards identifying emerging technologies and advancing them from concept to solution

Profile and competences

  • Knowledge of or exposure to image processing, computer vision and AI algorithms and techniques, preferably in an industrialized context
  • Hands-on technology and hardware hacking capabilities
  • Lateral thinking abilities, knowledgeable in science and technology in general, being cross-disciplinary orientated and having an imaginative and forward-thinking personality
  • Master’s degree in civil engineering with a specialization in computer science or electronics,  or equivalent through experience
  • At least 5 years of software product development experience, preferentially in a diagnostic or medical domain
  • Familiar with optimizing image processing & computer vision algorithms for CPU and GPU platforms
  • Expert experience with Python is mandatory
  • Knowledge of MATLAB is considered a plus
  • Knowledge of any additional programming language such as C++ is considered a plus
  • Experience in reviewing contract manufacturer’s mechanical/optical/software specifications, test plans, verification documentation
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, result-focused and quality driven
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • An understanding of relevant regulatory requirements within the IVD/medical industry is a plus
  • Fluent in English

The offer

  • Full-time job at a fast-growing and ambitious start-up in the biotech industry
  • Market competitive salary and benefits package
  • You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
  • You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.