25 Years of experience

Biomimiq is a start-up company which originated from the research unit of the Department of Dermatology at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) in Leiden, the Netherlands. Biomimiq’s portfolio of human skin equivalents (HSEs) is based on more than 25 years of skin tissue engineering captured in over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. The academic research group has its roots in the early 1980’s, under the inspiring leadership of dr. Maria Ponec. In 2005, the group was successfully continued by dr. Abdoelwaheb El Ghalbzouri. For the past decade, this HSE research group successfully effectuated commercial service contracts and co-development activities, in addition to fundamental and applied scientific activities. Today, expansion of these commercial endeavours is secured by an exclusive licensing agreement on the HSE technology from the LUMC to Aeon Astron Europe B.V.