Innovative biosensor technology takes off: FluIDect GmbH secures financing for further product development

Erfurt/Jena. FluIDect GmbH has successfully completed its seed financing round worth millions. bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh (bm|t), b.value AG from Dortmund and Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland are investing in the start-up from Jena for the development of the SpheroScan sensor for online monitoring of biological processes in industry and agriculture.

The fully automatic SpheroScan® biosensor is used for online monitoring of liquid products and process media. It can be integrated into many technical systems and identifies dangerous germs continuously and at a high cycle rate. This is made possible by an innovative sensor principle that uses functionalized microparticles as freely movable probes in an analytical sample. FluIDect's patented photonic detection method, which is based on the WGM effect (Whispering Gallery Modes), allows the particles to be read out directly. This achieves high sensitivity with a very short time-to-result.

For the first time, plant operators receive directly usable microbiological data for continuous control and long-term analysis of product quality and process stability. This enables an unsurpassed level of safety and efficiency in the production of food and active ingredients, the provision of clean water or the defense against infectious diseases. FluIDect's in-process bioanalysis is therefore an important building block for sustainable management for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment.

"FluIDect is a real deep tech start-up with a promising platform technology. Once the innovative detection principle for the contamination of liquids has been established, there are countless potential applications with which the company can grow," emphasizes Katja Butzmann, Senior Investment Manager at bm-t. Peter Kallien, Managing Director of b.value AG, adds: "FluIDect has a label-free detection method for microorganisms and can therefore eliminate the time-consuming and labor-intensive sample preparation that such tests normally require. This opens up completely new application possibilities for this type of analysis, which is highly exciting for us as a deep tech investor."

About FluIDect: FluIDect develops state-of-the-art microbial process measurement technology for industry, agriculture and water suppliers. The aim is to increase the safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of biological processes along the value chain. FluIDect thus makes an important contribution to sustainability from the producer to the consumer.

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About the bm|t:  bm|t, based in Erfurt, is the leading address for corporate investments in Thuringia. bm|t currently manages eleven funds with a total volume of around EUR 415 million, which invest in innovative companies in almost all sectors and in all phases of corporate development - both in the start-up and growth phases or in company succession situations.

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About b.value AG:  b.value invests in DeepTech start-ups that combine exceptional founders and groundbreaking technologies and offer solutions for a sustainable world of tomorrow. Its deep technology expertise and many years of operational experience in building and managing biotech and high-tech companies enable b.value to identify the most promising deep tech startups and support them financially and strategically to realize their full potential. Its unique structure and experience allow b.value to be both flexible and long-term.

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About Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland:  For 195 years, the Sparkasse has been the first point of contact for financial transactions as a partner and promoter of regional companies and charitable commitments. It is actively committed to the region and cultivates the savings bank concept.

Another focus of its regional commitment as the principal bank for its corporate customers is the development of the economy, the skilled trades and the associated infrastructure.

Investments such as the one in FluIDect GmbH are an important contribution to promoting business and technology in the region. This is why Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland will continue to participate in further corporate financing in the future, thereby laying the foundations for new jobs.

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