Scientific Advisor / Co-Founder
Professor Dr Andreas Manz is one of the pioneers in microchip technology used for chemical applications. He is the head of research at KIST Europe, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Germany. In 2015, he won the 2015 European Inventor Award, category 'lifetime achievement' at the EU Patent Office, Paris. He was scientific advisor and consultant of Caliper Technologies, California. The company is active in "lab on chip" technology. He conducted most of his earlier work at Hitachi Ltd, Japan and Ciba-Geigy Corporate Analytical Research, Switzerland, Imperial College London and the Institute for Analytical Sciences, Dortmund. He was the Founding Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Lab on a Chip” published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He was a founding member and member of the board of the annual international conference “micro TAS”. He was also involved in several start-up companies including Casect, Sensory Design & Technology, Predicant Biosciences, SpinX, Ambrigen and Genetic Microdevices.