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bNovate | Fundraising to expand commercial activities internationally

07.05.2021
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CHF 5 million fundraising

bNovate Technologies SA, a Swiss company specialised in industrial microbiology aiming at increasing the safety of drinking water, announces a Series B financing round of CHF 5 million. With its connected solutions allowing bacteria measurement in water in only 20 minutes, compared to several days with the current method, bNovate is now heading to North America, Asia, and the Pacific.

Founded in 2011 at EPFL, bNovate is active in the development and marketing of automatic devices to measure bacteria in water. The company’s customers include a number of cities in Europe, as well as multinationals in the pharmaceutical and food & beverage sectors.

 

bNovate has digitalized a century-old manual bacteria detection method 

Until today, the detection of bacteria in water has been done manually and takes three to five days (based on to the bacterial culture method discovered by Robert Koch in 1882). This very long measurement time problem represents a major obstacle for many industries working with drinking water, and does not always allow to avoid a large-scale contamination with serious sanitary and economic consequences. With its fully automated solution, bNovate has digitalised and simplified the measurement of bacteria in water, reducing analysis time to only 20 minutes.

With its fully automated solution, bNovate has digitalised and simplified the measurement of bacteria in water, reducing analysis time to only 20 minutes. “Today, most water quality parameters are already measured in real time, only the counting of bacteria is still done manually in the laboratory. With BactoSense™ and its laser detection system, we can now analyse the microbiological quality of water before distribution. This allows for more safety and optimisation of production processes,” says René Lenggenhager, CEO Marketing and Sales. This technology meets a real need and ensures safer drinking water, which is a priority for the water industry, water utilities, governments, and the general population.

 

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