About us

Who we are

IVTech is a spin-off stemming from the University of Pisa. It was founded in January 2014 by 4 bioengineers. Our team belongs to the In-Vitro Models group directed by Professor Arti Ahluwalia of the Research Centre E. Piaggio. We have over ten years experience in the design and development of innovative systems for in-vitro cell culture.

Dr. Tommaso SBRANA
PhD in Biomedical Engineering
CEO, BD manager
Co-founder



Dr. Serena GIUSTI
PhD in Biomedical Engineering
Co-founder, member of the board of directors, R&D Manager for the development of actuated and controlled systems



Dr. Giorgio MATTEI
PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering
Co-founder, member of the board of directors, R&D Manager for the development of transparent systems



Prof. Arti AHLUWALIA
Co-founder, shareholder of the technology produced by the In-Vitro Models group at Research Centre ''E. Piaggio'' (University of Pisa, Italy)




Dr. Daniele CEI
PhD in Biomedical Engineering
R&D




Ms. Joana COSTA
Master degree in Biomedical Engineering
R&D



Advisory board

Mr. Emmanuele ANGIONE
Co-founder of Win Medical
Business strategy / Mentor




Dr. Anna Maria BASSI
Academic Researcher at Dept. Experimental Medicine, University of Genoa (Italy)
Scientific Board




Dr. Simon BAKER
Sr. Postoctoral Research Fellow at Jack Birch Unit for Molecular Carcinogenesis Department of Biology, University of York (UK)
Scientific Board





Our mission

Despite the innovations in life sciences and medicine, the world of in-vitro experimentation still relies on obsolete technology and continues to produce data which are scarcely representative of human patho-physiology.

Innovative easy-to-use technologies that allow a significant upgrade of classic in-vitro tests are required to meaningfully represent the in-vivo environment. IVTech was created to make up for the lack of adequate technology offered to cell biologists, by providing instruments, know-how and guidance to users, facilitating their transition from static two dimensional cell culture systems to more relevant 3D and dynamic models of human physiology.

“All our efforts are focused on design and development of next generation products to push towards ever better in-vitro models of integrative human physiology”

What we offer

IVTech offers:
  1. innovative systems to substitute obsolete in-vitro technology
  2. customised products to meet the customer’s needs
  3. dissemination of know-how and technology through workshops
Our advanced cell culture systems combine the three most important signals in the physiological environment to create more accurate in-vitro models:
  1. flow
  2. three dimensional scaffolds
  3. multiple cells and tissues
All our systems are user friendly, transparent and compatible with commercial microscope stages, permitting live imaging and monitoring.