Milestones and Highlights

ibidi was founded in 2001 as a spin-off from the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Center of Nanoscience (CeNS) at the University of Munich (LMU). Since its inception, the company has continuously developed and is now a leading provider for innovative functional cell-based assay technologies utilized in academic research, applied testing, biotechnology and pharma. Throughout its development, ibidi has remained a privately held company.

2018 The ibidi µ-Dish 35 mm, high Bioinert provides a completely new solution for all scientists who want to combine long-term culture with high-resolution microscopy of living spheroids or suspension cells on a non-adherent surface.
2017 The complete ibidi website has been relaunched to include a contemporary layout and a modern webshop that is now optimized for mobile systems.
2016 ibidi is recognized as one of Germany’s collaborative leaders: The company receives the prestigious „Germany Land of Ideas 2016“ award.
2015 With the µ-Slide CorrSight Live, ibidi introduces a specialized product that correlates the molecular specificity of light microscopy with the high structural resolution of electron microscopy.
2014 Fuse-It, a novel reagent for membrane fusion of proteins and particles, is introduced to the market.
2013 ibidi is a Top Winner in the 2012/13 German Economy Innovation Award Competition
2012 ibidi presents an extended, new range of cell line services (in cooperation with SIRION BIOTECH), which completes its current group of cell biology products.
2011 ibidi celebrates the 1,000th mention of the use of their products in peer-reviewed scientific publications.
2010 LifeAct, a novel probe for visualization of actin cytoskeleton organization and dynamics, is introduced to the market.
2009 Two major awards for ibidi: Fast 50 Germany and Fast 500 Europe, both awarded to ibidi, from the Management Consultancy Deloitte, for being one of the fastest growing technology companies.
2008 ibidi launches the Culture-Insert for invasion assays and scratch assays.
2007 ibidi releases a new µ-Slide Chemotaxis for the optical analysis of slow migrating cells, such as chemotactic active cancer cells in gradients.
2006 With the ibidi Pump System, ibidi launches an important tool for cancer and atherosclerosis research, designed for the cultivation of endothelial cells under perfusion.
2006 ibidi,LLC. is founded in Wisconsin, USA.
2005 With the µ-Dish Family, ibidi expands its product range for high resolution microscopy and excellent cell culture.
2004 ibidi releases the µ-Slide family based on the µ-Slide I technology. The different µ-Slide designs are optimized for specific cell-based applications.
2002 ibidi launches the µ-Slide I, a novel product which allows both cell culturing and high resolution microscopy on a single slide. The high optical quality of the µ–Slide I allows it to be utilized for cell-based assays in research and high throughput applications.
2001 ibidi was founded by four scientists.