CellStream & Legionella pneumophila SG1 Test Kit Video

In this video, Anna from the lab team will show you how easy it is to separate and quantify Legionella from tap water samples using our CellStream and Legionella pneumophila SG1 test kit.

rqmicro – CellStream & Legionella pneumophila SG1 Test Kit Application

New article about rqmicro’s technology by Laborpraxis.de

Take a look at this interesting article about rqmicro’s groundbreaking technology and its essential role in the field of Legionella detection (in German).

Quantify Legionella at record speed 

rqmicro featured in Laborpraxis.de

Check out this short article of our Lab-on-a-Chip Technology by laborpraxis.de (German)

Link: Legionellen aus Wasserproben isolieren

Download PDF: rqmicro Laborpraxis.de

Investor Summit 2017

rqmicro presented at the investor summit 2017 organized by the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF). View our trailer here: rqmicro AG – Trailer for Investor Summit 2017

Thank you all for the great interest in new water and food safety solutions and many good conversations!

Happy Holiday (Newsletter December 2016)

Happy holiday from rqmicro

We look back on an exciting and successful 2016 and are looking forward to interesting new challenges in 2017.

The CellStream device, successfully launched in the spring, allows rapid detection of Legionella within 1 to 2 hours. Laboratories in Switzerland and abroad rely on the rqmicro Legionella kit in combination with the CellStream.
New regulations, such as the monitoring of cooling systems, require innovative solutions. rqmicro provides the answer in the form of intelligent lab-on-a-chip technology, which detects pathogens in water samples quantitatively and with high specificity.



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The rqmicro team continued to grow in 2016. With lots of physical effort and creativity, we have created ice sculptures at our Christmas party, which are connected to our mission in the field of microbiological safety of water and food.

We would like to sincerely thank you for your trust and we are looking forward to a lively exchange, productive cooperation and to meeting you personally at trade fairs or in your laboratory.



rqmicro among the Top 50 Startups in Switzerland

rqmicro has been featured again in the annual Top 100 List, this year on place 37! (up from place 74 in 2015)

Read here for more info on the Top 100 and the great event in Schlieren.


Startup Top 100


rqmicro at Lab-Supply Trade Fair in Ludwigshafen

rqmicro presented the CellStream instrument and kits on 7 September at the Lab-Supply Trade Fair in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Our next stop is Amsterdam for the ESGLI 2016 on 22-23 September!

rqmicro Lab Supply Kurpfalz Ludwigshafen

rqmicro stand at the Lab Supply trade fair in Ludwigshafen

Exclusive news coverage in Unternehmerzeitung

Unternehmerzeitung covered rqmicro in an exclusive article.

Link to Unternehmerzeitung.

Link to news coverage on Swiss Biotech Association.

rqmicro AG closes Series A financing round


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Pioneer in rapid detection solutions for water and food safety gains new long-term investor to accelerate market expansion and grow product pipeline

Zürich, Switzerland – June 09, 2016. rqmicro AG, founded 2013 as a spin-off of the ETH Zurich, secured significant funding from a family investment office based in Switzerland. rqmicro develops and markets rapid microbial detection solutions for applications in water and food. The financing round will enable rqmicro to accelerate the market roll-out of its first instrument series, further grow the product pipeline and expand the team and operations. The private investor is fully aligned with rqmicro’s vision to improve microbiological water and food safety worldwide with a newly developed rapid test technology. The funding round comes in the midst of the market launch of rqmicro’s CellStream instrument. Laboratories benefit from the revolutionary yet easy-to-use instrument and test kits to quantify specific bacteria using their existing flow cytometry hardware. rqmicro’s first test kit enables an accurate count of Legionella bacteria in drinking water. Legionella are water-borne bacteria which can cause lung infections when inhaled. While the current standard method takes more than 10 days to detect these bacteria, rqmicro’s rapid detection method delivers results in less than 1 hour.

Dr. Hans-Anton Keserue, CEO of rqmicro AG is confident that the Series A round will enable the company to create significant value: “It’s a great timing and I’m looking forward to work with our new investors. We share a mindset of bringing real change to the water and food safety industries and we’re in there for the long-term. It’s a great sign of confirmation and support for our exceptional team and will help us to accelerate our growth and to further develop key partnerships in our industry.”

News coverage on startupticker.ch.

rqmicro selected for MassChallenge Switzerland

We’re proud to join the finals of MassChallenge CH! Read more about MassChallenge here. See the full #MCStartups16 list here: link to MassChallenge CH startups.

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