About Cryosol-World

CryoSol-World (CryoSol) is a leading developer of sample preparation technology for cryo-electron microscopy. CryoSol was founded in March 2018 by scientists and entrepreneurs with a track record in the field of cryo-EM and originates from research performed at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Our VitroJet technology has been invented by the team responsible for the development of its predecessor, the Vitrobot, currently the standard in cryo-sample preparation equipment worldwide.

Mission statement

CryoSol aims to become a global technology leader in sample preparation technology for cryo-EM single particle analysis, cryo-electron tomography, cell biology, soft matter research and liquid phase electron microscopy, enabling scientists, researchers and engineers in their quest to vitrify their samples of interest, allowing high quality imaging and reconstruction.

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) plays a key role in unraveling the three-dimensional structure of macromolecules and their cellular functions. This knowledge contributes to developing new medicines and treatments for diseases.

Ben Bormans MSc

CEO, CryoSol-World

Our vision

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) plays a key role in unraveling the three-dimensional structure of macromolecules and their cellular functions. This knowledge contributes to developing new medicines and treatments for diseases. Vitrification of biological materials is required to preserve the biological samples in their native state. Optimization of the sample preparation process greatly contributes to workflow effectiveness and efficiency. Cryo-EM will shift from ‘high content’-technology to ‘high throughput’-solution, in which sample preparation is the key enabling technology. CryoSol is dedicated to providing high-end sample preparation solutions.

History of CryoSol-World

CryoSol-World is founded on research executed at Maastricht University, dating back to the early 90’s of the previous century.  In close collaboration between Dr. Peter Frederik of the cryo-mlectron microscopy (cryo-EM) laboratory and Maastricht Instruments, a device for automated vitrification of very thin samples, the ‘Vitrobot’, was developed. The Vitrobot rapidly proved to be a fitting solution for vitrification and became the standard for sample preparation for cryo-EM after licensing it to FEI in 2002 (now ThermoFisher Scientific).

Today, the Division of Nanoscopy of the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4I) continues advancing structural biology by tackling tuberculosis and cancer. Led by Prof. dr. Peter Peters, both single particle analysis as well as electron tomography are applied to gain understanding of macromolecular nano-machinery inside human cells and their pathogens. The aim is applying this knowledge for the design of effective drugs and treatments for diseases that affect millions of people worldwide.

Since the development of the Vitrobot, the Division of Nanoscopy and engineers from Instrument Development, Engineering and Evaluation (IDEE) of Maastricht University have been developing the next generation technology and applications in cryo-workflows to study single particles, cells and organoids. This has resulted in the VitroJet.

CryoSol-World team

Ben Bormans

Ben Bormans

CEO

Bart Beulen PhD

Bart Beulen PhD

CTO

Prof. Peter Peters PhD

Prof. Peter Peters PhD

CSO

Frank Nijpels

Frank Nijpels

R&D Engineer & Inventor

Giulia Weissenberger

Giulia Weissenberger

Product Manager

René Henderikx

René Henderikx

Product Specialist

Steef Corvers

Steef Corvers

Senior System Engineer

Emile Asselbergs

Emile Asselbergs

COO

Richard Geschiere

Richard Geschiere

CCO

Tom Van Osch

Tom Van Osch

CFO

Erin Leahy

Erin Leahy

Applications Scientist

Jean-Christophe Guillaume

Jean-Christophe Guillaume

Manager Customer Service and Operations

M4I Research team, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

CryoSol cooperates with the M4I Division of Nanoscopy department of Maastricht University, headed by Prof. dr. Peter Peters. M4I Division of Nanoscopy strives for greater insight into the 3D structure of proteins in cells, paving the way for developing more effective treatments for diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis while gaining better understanding of how protein complexes manage healthy and diseased cells, allowing drugs, vaccines and treatments to work more effectively.

Careers, join us

As a young ambitious company, we are always open to discuss opportunities with highly skilled and motivated people in the field of cryo EM. See the vacancies below.

Feel free to send an open application via email bart.beulen@cryosol-world.com and specify ‘open application’ in the subject line. Please include your resume and motivational cover letter.

Senior Application Scientist

We are looking for an ambitious and proactive individual who will join our product team on a full-time basis. You have a passion for science and Cryo-EM. You are an organized person; you have discipline, and you are eager to keep learning. You are the expert in providing support to our customers. We are looking for a team-player who has extensive experience in being responsible for building relationships with key scientists and customers. We need you to have a creative ‘hands-on’ mentality.  

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Senior sales manager EU

We are looking for a talented highly motivated sales manager that will be responsible for the European market. As a motivated and dedicated member of the global sales team, you will have the opportunity to deal with challenging goals in an inspiring working environment with colleagues from all over the world. In addition to the existing customers,  you will continuously identify new business opportunities and strive to increase the turnover through acquisition of new business. When you close a deal, you are constantly in collaboration with the sales support team. You always keep a close eye on the movements in the market and focus on customer relationships.

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Senior System Engineer

We are looking for an ambitious and proactive individual who will join our R&D team on a full-time basis. You have extensive expertise in the development of high-tech systems. We are looking for a team-player who has extensive experience in system engineering and are passionate about developing, implementing and validating system improvements. We need you to have a creative ‘hands-on’ mentality.

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Senior Software Engineer

We are looking for an ambitious and proactive individual who will join our R&D team on a full-time basis. You will be responsible for leading the software development performed at Cryosol-World. We are looking for a team-player who has extensive experience in software development and a leading role in software development projects. You are passionate about solving problems and developing product features. You can bring your full expertise in to our software and build your own software team. We need you to have a creative ‘hands-on’ mentality. 

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Senior development engineer

We are looking for an ambitious and proactive individual who will join our R&D team on a full-time basis. You are the expert on key process steps in development. We are looking for a team-player who has extensive hands-on experience in high-tech R&D and structured problem solving, successful collaborating with engineers and scientists inside and outside (customers, suppliers, technology partners). We need you to have a creative ‘hands-on’ mentality. 

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Junior development engineer

Contribute to the further development of core competencies, strengthening the value propositions of CryoSol. Perform high level trouble shooting.

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Software Engineer

Lead the software development at CryoSol-World by being closely involved and managing software development at partner engineering firms.

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