MicroVacuum is the leader in the R&D and production of optical grating coupler waveguide based label-free, real-time biosensor devices and sensor chips. The OWLS technology enables high-sensitivity, real-time detection of surface adsorption of molecules and the determination of the affinity and kinetics of a wide variety of molecular interactions without the need for a molecular tag or label.

MicroVacuum develops, manufactures and markets its OW sensors and OWLS devices for customers world-wide. We a Hungarian corporation with the headquarters and the research lab located in Budapest, Hungary.

Commitment to innovation and quality: the profitable exploitation of new ideas is widely recognized as being one of the key success factors in gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace. MicroVacuum has a 20-year of history of on-going innovation in sensor and instrumentation technology.

Commitment to customers: MicroVacuum is committed to continuous enhancement of its existing product and developing new products. Feedback from the customers drives the development processes.

Commitment to International Research and Collaboration: MicroVacuum is an active participant in several international R&D projects.


  • Life science research labs (biochemistry, biomaterial, bioelectronics)
  • Food safety
  • Pharma / Drug development
  • Environmental protection

OWLS applications

  • Adsorption of proteins at surfaces
  • Ligand / receptor binding (antibody/antigen)
  • Immunosensing
  • Drug screening
  • Protein – lipid bilayer interactions
  • Protein – DNA interactions
  • Molecular self-assembly & nanoscience
  • Analysis of association and dissociation kinetics
  • Kinetics of adhesion, growth and spreading of living cells

To learn more, visit the Application section of the website


MicroVacuum Ltd
Kerekgyarto u. 10.
Budapest, H-1147

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