IPLEXMED wins acceleration program in Braga

May 31, 2022

It is called iPlexMed and was created by six researchers from INL- International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and the University of Minho. In this session, which took place during the Economy Week of Braga, which was organized and promoted by InvestBraga, iPlexMed won the first prize – 20 thousand euros of this acceleration program.

“This award is an honour, but at the same time a great responsibility. We have been consolidating our work so that our solution reaches the market”, said Bruno Almeida, CEO and one of the co-founders.

iPlexMed develops the next generation of lab-quality, fast, portable, and pluggable genetic diagnostic devices for any time, anywhere healthcare support. This unique project was born in the first hackathon, co-organized by INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and ICVS.

This seventh acceleration program was developed over four months. The selected startups had the opportunity to work with mentors, trainers and specialists linked to the InvestBraga Innovation hub. With 53 submissions, 12 startups were selected for the final round and only 9 reached the end of the competition.