Essen BioScience

Essen BioScience is a world leader in the field of cell-based in vitro assays and instrumentation.

Europe Contact Information:
BioPark, Broadwater Road
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
AL7 3AX United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 1707 358688
F: +44 (0) 1707 358687

US Contact Information:
300 West Morgan Road
Ann Arbor
Michigan 48108 USA
T: +1 734 769 1600
F: +1 734 769 7295

Their inventions have spanned nearly twenty years, and are recognized as “first in class” in several technology areas including optical cell-based screening (FLIPR, 1994), high through electrophysiology (IonWorks, 2002) and kinetic imaging (IncuCyte, 2006; IncuCyte ZOOM, 2012). To date, their inventions have accounted for nearly 1 billion dollars in worldwide sales.


They have grown a lot in the past decade, and today employ many more biologists than engineers. Along with their engineering group and instrumentation offerings, they offer a strong development team in molecular and cellular biology. In addition, their senior staff of biologists possess strong drug discovery backgrounds, and they are currently engaged in multiple drug discovery outsourcing and partnership projects.


They are a privately-held company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with subsidiaries in Europe (Essen Ltd.) and Japan (Essen K.K.). In 2011, they booked their 8th consecutive year of organically-driven revenue growth. They are a customer-friendly company, and they will always put customer needs as their number one priority.