‘Every Droplet Counts’ with €1M Investment into French Microfluidic Start-Up

15/02/2016 - 3 minutes

MilliDrop (France) designs and develops cell culture machines based on millifluidic technology for bacterial research and diagnostics, and has now secured a €1M fund-raising from Seventure.

Millidrop_biotech_microfluidics_seventureMillidrop will use the fund to start producing trial runs of its first machine, the MilliDrop Analyzer. This machine uses millifluidics technology to culture and analyse micro-organisms.

The company is also under the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Institute for Microfluidics (IPGG), which is serving as an incubator for MilliDrop.

The MilliDrop Analyzer allows the study thousands of cells simultaneously to monitor the phenotypic diversity of a culture population. It also allows the user to conduct multiple serial dilutions of the culture.

Philippe Tramoy, partner at the Quadrivium 1 seed fund explained that MilliDrop’s technology will give public and private-sector research laboratories access to high-throughput screening machines, which are unique in the market.

Laurent Boitard, founder and chairman of MilliDrop explained that the sample’s culture medium is no longer a Petri dish or an incubator,

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