Ultra high performance in life sensing

Senbiosys is a spinoff of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Born in IMT, an institute famous for micro and nano engineering, next to the CSEM, we’ve quickly developed a strong expertise embedded into a startup excelling in ultra-high performance light sensing and ultra-low noise. We have already beaten several world records.

Our vision is to design the next generation of sensors with the highest efficiency and the lowest power consumption.

Dr. Assim Boukhayma

  • Co-founder of Senbiosys
  • Ph.D. from EPFL Lausanne
  • Several patents leading to successful technology transfers
  • Experience in top research institutions including CEA
  • Distinguished Springer Theses Award

Antonino Caizzone

  • Co-founder of Senbiosys
  • International academic track between EPFL (Switzerland), Georgia Tech (USA), INPG (France) and Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • Academic and work experience in the semiconductor industry
  • Researcher at EPFL

Dr. Montassar BenMrad

  • CEO
  • PhD from EPFL Lausanne
  • Extended advisory experience in technology strategy and transformation (EY, PwC, IBM)
  • Deep experience in transformation and execution
  • Extensive experience in growth acceleration and business expansion
  • Executive education at Stanford and MIT

Prof. Dr. Christian Enz

  • Co-founder & Scientific advisor of Senbiosys
  • Director of the Institute of Microengineering (IMT) at EPFL and the head of the Integrated Circuits Laboratory (ICLAB)
  • Published more than 200 papers
  • IEEE Fellow for contributions to low-power analog circuit design
  • Previously the VP of CSEM

Higher performance in sensors reliability, accuracy and efficiency is needed to accelerate the growth of IoT for the health market. We’ve developed the next generation of PPG sensors to address these challenges and enable the continuous tracking of key vitals.”

Senbiosys has developed Senbio1, a new ultra high performance chip that measures efficiently the Photoplethysmography (PPG) signal.

Senbio1 brings the following unique characteristics to the market:

Precise and reliable PPG signal

A precise and reliable PPG signal, restored with an extremely low noise and a high quantum efficiency

Reduced power consumption

A significantly reduced power consumption, at a level never reached before

High miniaturization

A high miniaturization through more integration

All-in one combo chip

A chip that can measure precisely both Heart Rate (HR), Oxygen level (SpO2) and other vitals. It efficiently cancels ambient light and can do ToF measurements

Most precise and most compact combo chip in the market

Most efficient chip by far for energy consumption

“Most comprehensive set of functions” in the market of light sensors

Senbiosys is a spin-off start-up from
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Our startup is located close to the EPFL Microcity and CSEM buildings in Neuchâtel


Microcity, rue de la Pierre-à-Mazel 39

2000 Neuchâtel

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