The NBIC Valley
A Consortium of DeepTech Companies Sparking the Next Technological Revolution in Europe
Nanotechnology - Biotechnology - Information technologies - Cognitive sciences
The First Research Ecosystem Dedicated to NBIC Technology & Valorization
A Private Microfluidics Research Center in the Heart of Paris
450 m2 Research Laboratory
We host the world’s biggest research lab dedicated to microfluidics research, enabling the collaboration on international research projects and continuous product development. Our scientific expertise, together with the world’s best state-of-the-art microfluidic technology has made us the world leader in microfluidics.
50 Researchers Working Together
Our experts use their multidisciplinary skills in microfluidics, life sciences and physics to develop a solution to every complex biotechnological challenge.
Over 60 Ongoing Research Collaborations
In order to understand the needs of the research community it is important to stay in close contact with researchers and know the challenges they face. Participating in national and international research projects allows us to strengthen our market insight and keeps us one step ahead.
Are you a researcher looking to valorize a technology or an entrepreneur who wants to create an innovative company?
Welcome to the NBIC valley!
Microfluidic Chip Design & Fabrication
We are able to design and produce any PDMS or polymer chip for your microfluidics project. We also provide turnkey soft-lithography stations to enable our partners to produce their chips themselves.
We develop and provide the widest brand of microfluidics flow control systems. We have a flow control solution for any microfluidics application. We can provide and synchronize most complex microfluidics setups including pressure controllers, vacuum controllers, flow sensors, pressure sensors or matrix of valves. As part of a R&D consortium, we can also develop specific flow control instruments for your research topic.
The technology provides researchers with a window into the inner workings of humans: tissue structures and functions of the liver, lungs, gut, kidneys and other organs - even tumors - by cultivating cells on a chip. This is possible due to the development of 3D cell culture, microfluidics and 3D printing techniques. At the NBIC valley the assembled expertise of our researchers enables us to design single and multiple organs-on-a-chip, creating a model to determine the individual fingerprint of patients when it comes to testing of new drugs. This way, we not only render personalized medicine more accessible but also contribute to the replacement of animal models in medical testing.
3D Cell Culture
We developed a microfluidics cell culture platform for fast drug switching during live cell imaging. We also developed a 3D cell culture system tackling the problem of comparing results from laboratory research on classic 2D cell models to real-life organ structures.
Optical Systems for Microfluidics
We develop and provide a brand of optical and fluorescence readers to detect and quantify objects in microfluidic devices. Our microfluidic readers enable both excitation and detection of fluorescent molecules as well as detection and counting of objects on microfluidic chips and capillaries. We can also develop specific optical instruments for your research topic.
Molecular Biology & qPCR Technology
We developed and patented the world fastest lab-on-a-chip technology for the molecular detection of viruses and bacteria, with a detection time of only 10 minutes. Using our qPCR system, we were able to detect Ebola and Anthrax in less than 8 minutes! If required, we can apply the world’s fastest qPCR system for the detection of any pathogen or application for your research project.
Worldwide Distribution Network
A huge goal of the NBIC Valley is providing the best products for any experiment in microfluidics. By working together with more than 50 distributors worldwide, we can provide the best microfluidic solution for every experiment.
Industrialization of NBIC Technology
At the NBIC Valley we already industrialized over 30 products in medical microfluidics, microelectronics and microanalysis. You have an innovative idea and want to put in on the market? Come and profit from our experience in product optimization, market analysis and industrialization!
Boost your brand positioning with innovative strategies to increase your market share. Our experience in bringing innovation to the market, strengthening customer relationships and having the most skilled strategists on board will clear the way for growth hacking your way to the top of the industry. Welcome to the 21st century!
We use microfluidics for drug testing, diagnostics and genetic processing. Conventionally used techniques could soon be outperformed by microfluidic chips that provide smaller volumes and fluid connections. In addition, completely novel applications without a macroscopic equivalent have been developed recently.
At the NBIC valley, we develop innovative scientific instruments to accelerate your research. Miniaturization is a challenge faced by scientists in many research fields including bioanalytical chemistry, environmental sciences and engineering. The development of miniaturized alternatives to traditional sample preparation techniques offers environmentally benign analytical methods and requires smaller sample volumes for your essay.
Fast Medical Diagnostics
Owing to miniaturization, lab-on-chip devices are in a position to revolutionize pathology and medical laboratory work. The miniaturization of multi-step procedures like PCR, DNA microarrays, cell lysis and electrophoresis, enables the development of diagnostic devices for Point Of Care (POC) testing that can initiate the shift from traditional diagnostic tests in the clinical laboratory setting to near-patient settings.
Our Start-Up Incubator
10 Start-Ups, 10 Success Stories. Will you be the 11th?
Since its creation in 2011, the NBIC Valley has fostered the creation of 10 innovative companies in the field of microfluidics, cell biology and human medicine.
NBIC research projects
Parallelisation of biological experiments in microdroplets
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Monodisperse droplets can be produced inside microfluidic chips thanks to particular arrangement of the channels. These well-defined droplets are used directly to create emulsions for food or cosmetics, but also to recreate and study cell-like vesicles.
Lab-on-chip for ultra-fast diagnosis
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The very small volumes of liquid flowing through a microfluidic chip allow a fast and precise detection of biomarkers, even at very low concentrations. Disease diagnosis at an early stage becomes possible with microfluidics, increasing the chance of recovery.
Microfluidic devices for personalized medicine
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Each patient responds differently to a medical treatment. There is a need to move towards more personalised medicine, taking into account the particularity of individuals. With microfluidics, the cells of each patient can be studied in a disposable device to determine the most appropriate treatment.
In-vitro mechanical stimulation of cells
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Our cells are exposed to constant mechanical stress: lung cells during breathing, heart cells during heart-beat, muscle cells during a contraction… mechanical stimuli are essential for the metabolism of the cells. We are developing new in-vitro technologies to stimulate the cells in a controlled way.
Precise control of complex chemical reactions
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Microfluidic devices, with their small size, offer the possibility to control very precisely the parameters of a chemical reaction (quantities of reagents, pH, temperature...). They are used to reproduce complex chemical reactions, for example inspired from biology.
NBIC Valley - A Start-Up Consortium
83 avenue Philippe Auguste
75011 Paris, FRANCE