17 Nov 2017

Mercur´17 Innovation Award

DirectSens GmbH won this year’s innovation award “Mercur 2017” in the category “Life Science” and was awarded the “Start-up Star”.

For the 30th time, the Vienna Chamber of Commerce awarded the Mercur Innovation Prize. Around 200 guests came to the awards ceremony on 14 November in the Dome Hall of the Vienna University of Technology. From more than 100 applications, DirectSens GmbH won the prize in the category “Life Science” and additionally the award “Start-up Star”.

DirectSens has managed to translate the results of basic research into a business idea and a marketable product, according to the jury. The lactose biosensor test kit Lactosens has already been successfully established in the global market. With the help of the DirectSens enzyme technology even low lactose concentrations can be measured quickly and precisely. In parallel, DirectSens is developing a glucose sensor for diabetics that outperforms conventional systems in terms of performance, accuracy and cost.

DirectSens GmbH is nominated for the State Prize Innovation and for the SME Award Econovius as representative of Vienna.


Fotocredit: Florian Wieser

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02 Nov 2017

Diabetes Technology Meeting

DirectSens presented the latest results of our 3rd generation glucose sensor technology on the DTM in Bethesda, Maryland, November 2-4, 2017.

We received great and very positive feedback and thank everybody who visited our poster or met us in our conference room!

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26 Sep 2017

ISO 9001 Certification

The management system of DirectSens meets all standards required for DIN EN ISO 9001 and was certified by TÜV Nord in September 2017. You can find the certificates in German and English in the Company section of our website.

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26 Jun 2017

New versions of LactoSens now available!

Together with our distribution partners Chr. Hansen and Optiferm we launched two new versions of our lactose sensor.

LactoSens® 0.01% has an optimized measurement range and it is now possible to accurately measure lactose in milk down to 0.01%.

LactoSens® for NOLA™Fit was optimized for lactases with a Bifidobacterium origin and can measure lactose concentrations down to 0.01%.

These kits work of course with our LactoSens reader and can be purchased from our distribution partners.

Please find further information on our Lactose Sensor tab.

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17 Mar 2017
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10 Feb 2017

Application Note for Mozzarella

The newest application note for the LactoSens® Test Kit released allows the analysis of Mozzarella cheese! Our customers can determine the lactose concentration in lactose-reduced and lactose-free Mozarella cheese during production as well as in the final products.

Request the Application Note from our distribution partners.

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31 Dec 2016

Happy New Year!

We want to thank all of our customers, partners, friends and business contacts for their support and cooperation in the previous year and would like to wish all of you a happy and successful new year 2017!

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29 Nov 2016

Award: GEWINN-Jungunternehmer-Wettbewerb 2016

DirectSens reached the first place in the category “High-tech” and the 2nd overall ranking at this year’s „GEWINN-Jungunternehmer-Wettbewerb 2016“.

Within the scope of a festive event on 22 November 2016 that took place in the Festaal Oktogon of UniCredit Bank Austria, DirectSens GmbH, represented by the founders Alfons Felice, Roman Kittl and Christoph Sygmund, was selected as the winner of the category Hightech and the second overall ranking. In the presence of the sponsors Vice Chancellor Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner and Environment Minister DI Andrä Rupprechter as well as the main sponsors UniCredit Bank Austria and Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH, the prizes were handed over to the best young entrepreneurs of the year from about 1,000 applicants.

DirectSens develops biosensors for the measurement of sugars. With the lactose sensor “LactoSens”, which can be used to measure the residual lactose in lactose-reduced and lactose-free dairy products, a first product has already been successfully marketed.

At the same time, the team is working on the development of an innovative sensor for the continuous measurement of the blood glucose in the skin, which will save Diabetes patients the annoying prickings in the fingertips and allow safe insulin therapy.

GEWINN Article: http://www.gewinn.com/management-karriere/jungunternehmer/artikel/das-sind-die-sieger-des-gewinn-jungunternehmer-wettbewerbs-2016/

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08 Nov 2016

Diabetes Technology Meeting

We present the latest results of our glucose biosensor development including first in vivo data at the 16th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Meet us at our poster!

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