A great deal has happened at High Tech Factory since the official opening on 16 May last year. For example, the successful spin-off of the University of Twente, Ostendum, was established in our complex towards the end of 2013. This company recently won the Frost & Sullivan prestigious Innovation Leadership Award; a best practice award presented to Ostendum for its portable laboratories that make a significant contribution to medical diagnostics. Our interview with one of the founders of Ostendum, Aurel Ymeti, is to be found elsewhere in this Newsletter.
On 1 January 2014 Roy Kolkman came to reinforce the High Tech Factory team as High Tech Facilities director. In this position he is responsible for running and organising High Tech Factory’s production facility. High Tech Facilities is a subsidiary of High Tech Factory.
The glass chips produced by Micronit Microfluidics are finding their way into the medical world. Mini laboratories equipped with these lab-on-a-chip chips will soon make the life of many patients less unpleasant while also making the care aspect more affordable. “That’s why we’ll expand quite substantially over the next few years”, anticipates managing director Micha Mulder of Micronit Microfluidics.