About ECsens

As a spin-off of the University of Twente, ECsens is a high-tech research start-up focusing on Lab-on-a-Chip platforms for liquid biopsies. With unique experience in nanoscale electrical engineering, sample transport and surface functionalization, we develop extremely sensitive and selective, plug ’n play health care technology. Our mission:

To enhance treatment efficacy with smarter screening tools.

ULTRASELECTIVE

Our surface engineering ensures minimal fouling and maximal affinity, reducing false positives and false negatives.

ULTRASENSITIVE

Nanofabricated electrochemical sensors award the sensitivity to detect biomarkers down to the single nanoparticle level.

ACTIVE SAMPLE TRANSPORT

Smart sample handling drives analytes to sensors,  increasing throughput by orders of magnitude for quick and reliable readout.

What we offer

Development of liquid biopsy-based integrated sensor platforms for various applications is our main focus. Our technology is uniquely capable of detecting and quantifying (single) nano- and microparticles in a range of complex media, either passively or targeted using specific recognition elements. If you have a custom application in mind whereby our skillset and access to advanced cleanroom technology could be of use, we welcome you to challenge us to satisfy your exact needs.

LIQUID BIOPSY

We are developing versatile technology and high-performance functionalization, aimed at specific quantification of various submicron analytes in various bodily fluids.

COLLOIDAL CHARACTERIZATION

Our technology is capable of analysis of dispersions of (sub)micron particles in fluids of any kind, not limited to biological applications.

MICRO/NANOFABRICATION

Specializing in thin-film nanoscale patterning and (unconventional) microfluidics, we can support the development of varying integrated systems.

SURFACE MODIFICATION

We have the experience necessary to bring a range of functionalities to numerous types of surfaces, ranging from polymers to ceramics and metal alloys. Moreover, we have access to the required surface characterization equipment to optimize your coatings.

Our Team

dr. Dilu Mathew

Chief Executive Officer

Pepijn Beekman

Chief Technology Officer

prof. Wilfred van der Wiel

Scientific Advisor

Latest News

2019/11/09 ECsens won the 4TU Impact Challenge! Out of 800 initial applicants, we were selected to represent The Netherlands at the World Expo in Dubai!

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2019/09/22 We are proud to announce that our latest publication will be featured on the cover of February’s issue of Nano Letters! We reported detecting tdEVs at concentrations down to 5 EVs/ul thanks to enzymatic amplification and redox cycling.

the paper is openly available here

2019/07/22 Our latest publication is featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip. In this work, we developed a platform for the specific isolation of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles (tdEVs) on a substrate compatible with a range of instruments, for the multi-modal analysis of individual tdEVs.

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