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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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

ECsens has won University of Twente’s Entrepreneurial Challenge! We advance to the 4TU Impact Finals in October 2019.

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