Beonchip S. L. was founded in 2016 at the University of Zaragoza by Rosa Monge (PhD in mechanical Engineering), Ignacio Ochoa (specialist and PhD in biology) and Luis Fernández (PhD in microtechnology). Therefore, we have multidisciplinarity in our roots, and our team is proof of that. The collaboration of engineers and biologists has been key to design the most user friendly and accessible organ on chip devices that are true to the physiological environment of the body.
At Beonchip we use cutting edge materials and microfabrication techniques to create the next generation of in vitro testing platforms, allowing the performance of experiments in vitro that were impossible or only possible in vivo before. Therefore, reducing the cost and time span needed for the development of new drugs, cosmetics and chemicals. We firmly believe that more and better in vitro research is needed in order to reduce the ethical and economic burden of an oversized animal research market.
Scientist in charge
Rosa Monge obtained her Master degree in Applied Mechanics by the University of Zaragoza in 2011 and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering by the University of Zaragoza in 2017. In 2016, she co-founded Beonchip S. L. with the devices developed during her PhD. She is the CEO andmanager of the Research and Development Department of BEONCHIP and her research focuses in the design and development of new microfluidic devices to mimicking different organs of living bodies. She has several scientific papers in design and fabrication of microfluidic devices and holds 6 patents in this field. She has supervised 13 BSc/MSc projects and several students for industry secondments. The team is currently supervising 2 industrial doctorates.