Gesellschaft für Silizium-Mikrosysteme mbH
GeSiM IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed GeSiM Sales & Marketing Manager Dr Hendrik Fiehn on February 24, 2017. GeSiM is a micromachining company with expertise in sub-microliter liquid handing. History GeSiM was founded in 1995 as a spin-off from the Rossendorf Research Centre. The company's main expertise is in micromachining technologies, but with time has evolved into a bioinstrumentation company focusing on submicroliter liquid handling instruments. This growth has led GeSiM to offer products spanning a wide range of customers and applications.
GeSiM developed their 3D bioprinter, the BioScaffolder, in 2012 in response to customer interest in 3D bioprinting. Having noticed a rapidly changing market with several disruptive technologies emerging, the company has more recently been developing a wide suite of new modules for the BioScaffolder. In our interview in February 2017, Dr Fiehn highlighted the melt electrospinning and pneumatic core/shell extrusion modules (officially released in December 2016), both of which are not currently seen in other 3D bioprinters. In 2017, the commercially available instrument is the BioScaffolder 3.1.
The company is led by Managing Director Dr Steffen Howitz and is privately held between 6 shareholders. GeSiM