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Tip Biosystems was founded in Singapore in 2014. The Photopette® is aimed at revolutionizing application workflows in key industries where UV-Vis spectrophotometric measurements are routinely performed.

The face behind this innovation is Prof. Dieter Trau, who is the founder and main inventor of the company & technology and is also leading product development and research. Prof. Trau holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and a Master (Dipl. Ing. FH) from the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He worked at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for 15 years and started Tip Biosystems there. Currently he is a Professor and the Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand. Dieter is a Serial inventor-entrepreneur and previously founded AYOXXA in Singapore and Germany.

The success of Tip Biosystems, from concept to manufacturing, is driven by a dedicated team of engineers, chemists and marketing professionals with proven track record in commercializing scientific innovation for Industry applications.


Our vision is to create a global brand and to become one of Asia’s largest laboratory devices & consumables company within the next ~8 years.

Furthermore, we strive for leading scientific innovation and revolution by creating a wide range of spectrophotometers / photometers as well as accompanying software designed for a variety of applications around the globe in these industries:

– Education & Teaching
– Life Sciences & Research
– Food & Beverage
– Energy & Chemical
– Poultry, Feed & Livestock
– Clinical Diagnostics & Pharma


Our mission is to manufacture new revolutionary spectrophotometers / photometers which are available and affordable for key industries in global markets where UV-VIS measurements are commonly used.


Tip Biosystems believes in innovation and research to provide the best solution to key industries where UV-VIS measurements are commonly used.

Tip Biosystems is committed to providing quality products and services. We believe in giving goods on time and in providing solutions.

In Tip Biosystems, we respect one another and have monthly team-building events to share knowledge and ideas to drive our business forward.


Tip Biosystems is serving a photometer device market of more than US$ 1 billion with a 7% CAGR in the US and EU and a 12% CAGR in Asia. Priced at a fraction of conventional UV/Vis spectrophotometers, Photopette® still provides all the capabilities needed for the life sciences, environmental surveillance, diagnostics, pharmaceutical and chemical as well as food & beverages industry.

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