Trinean was founded as a spin-off from the University of Ghent and IMEC in September 2006. The founders of Trinean are Bert Luyssaert, Kris Naessens and Ronny Bockstaele, three optical engineers with degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Ghent (Belgium).
Driven by a strong spirit of entrepreneurship and an innovative attitude, they recognized that the move towards small-scale methods in the life sciences demands the development of versatile instruments able to rapidly analyze very small samples. This lead them to pioneer a new approach for measuring microliter samples based ontheir expertise in both spectrometry and microfluidics.
Trinean's first product is the DropSense96®, a multichannel spectrophotometer combined with disposable microfluidic microplates (DropPlate®16 and DropPlate96®),suitable for quick & precise spectral analysis of microliter droplets of DNA, RNA, protein or small compounds. Patents held by Trinean cover both microfluidic structures and multi-channel spectrometry for microliter sample handling.
Trinean is a privately-owned company and has been supported by substantial research and development grants from the Flemish government.