The start-up program of FH Technikum Wien is growing: With myBioma, a promising new company from the HealthTech sector is moving to the FHTW premises. myBioma has developed a microbial analysis kit that gives you an insight into your own, individual intestinal flora universe. The launch is scheduled for March 2019.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to work closely with the Technikum. Together we want to revolutionize medical diagnostics,” says Barbara Sladek, who founded myBioma together with Nikolaus Gasche. “The FH Technikum offers us a great job and, above all, access to specialist expertise in the fields of e-Health, IT Security and Life Science Technologies. The motivating and positive atmosphere inspires us every day anew. “
“Working with startups is a means of our own innovation management. Such cooperation is on an equal footing. As a university, we benefit from the input of the startups as well as the startups from our expertise, “says Thomas Faast, Innovation Manager at UAS Technikum Wien. “The example of myBioma shows that these inputs, if they fit our areas of expertise, can also come from outside.”
Novel snapshot of the intestinal flora
The equal or imbalance of the intestinal flora is responsible for the development of gastrointestinal complaints, immunodeficiencies, lipid metabolism disorders and chronic inflammation. The analysis will reveal more about gut health, symptoms, vitamin synthesis, and metabolism and will provide suggestions for improvement. The myBioma app (iOS / Android) will then provide the results and become part of a growing community full of intestinal flora pioneers. Founder Barbara Sladek has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Oxford University and several years of work experience at Siemens Healthineers. Co-founder Nikolaus Gasche has studied medicine and as a serial entrepreneur myBioma is already his fourth startup. myBioma allows Barbara Sladek to combine her passions of science and economics and to connect Nikolaus Gasche with medicine and technology.
First startup on the road to success
myBioma is the second startup in the UAS university incubator. The first, the Internet-of-Things startup Toolsense has already been operating at the main location of the University of Applied Sciences since autumn 2017. Technikum graduates have developed a low-cost, low-energy IOT solution for construction and cleaning machines. Meanwhile ToolSense not only has an excellent financing: Already more than 20 machine manufacturers from Europe and the USA work together with the startup on the digitization of their products.