Passionate about science

Who we are

Founded in 2009 in Lausanne, Switzerland, QGel has gathered together a highly qualified and enthusiastic mix of biologists, life sciences engineers, biochemists and materials scientists who are dedicated to developing a new set of tools to uncover the next generation of groundbreaking targeted therapies.

The foundation of every research project and partnership collaboration undertaken is driven by evidence-based science and governed by the values of trustworthiness, teamwork, respect, honesty and courage.


Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Simone Rizzi

Simone is a Biomaterials Engineer and specialist in QGel’s technology. He joined QGel at its inception in 2009 and leads QGel’s lab operations and product development activities.

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member & Founder

Dr. Colin Sanctuary

Colin is a Biomedical Engineer and has held positions at Straumann and Medtronic before co-founding QGel in 2009.

Lab facilities

QGel Modern Infrastructure

At QGel, we have the infrastructure and staff to develop cell-based assays from beginning to end. Our state-of-the-art biology, biochemistry and manufacturing laboratories make QGel a one-of-a-kind facility to innovate and manufacture target-specific cell-based assays based on QGel’s ECM hydrogel technology.


QGel Manufacturing Facilities

Production of QGel Vials and Assay Kits is done in-house at our cutting-edge facilities. Only high-quality grade raw materials are used to ensure superior product reproducibility.


QGel Biology Labs

All assays at QGel are developed and validated for automated laboratory systems. The high-throughput screening facility at QGel consists of liquid-handling robots, high-content imaging, plate readers, gene-expression devices and more.


QGel Biochemistry Labs

Innovation and development of QGel extracellular microenvironments for specific targets and cancer-types is done in-house by qualified scientists.


Impeccable Quality

All operations, whether for product development, manufacturing or assay development, are executed diligently and with client quality expectations in mind. QGel employees understand the importance of scientific method in assay development, and the importance delivering results and products to our clients based on solid scientific evidence.


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