Diagnostic Biochips’ mission is to provide Intuitive and powerful neural probes designed to enable groundbreaking research in electrophysiology, and cloud-based software for spike sorting and analysis – anywhere, anytime.

Our Team
Our Leadership
Our Progress
Company Timeline

Our Team

How We Started

Diagnostic Biochips was launched on the premise that users are ready for a turnkey multichannel extracellular recording system on par with laboratory assays and instruments found in other fields such as genetics. The foundational probe technology is based on Brian Jamieson and Fan Wu’s doctoral work at the University of Michigan, with several years of development funded in cooperation with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/JFRC (2007-2016). We are located in Glen Burnie, Maryland (near BWI airport), which we half-jokingly describe as the emerging neurotech capital of the world.

Fan, Brian and Lee in Lab

Our Leadership

Greg Alden
Greg AldenPresident & CEO
Greg Alden’s 25-year career has been built on optimizing data communications to solve big problems, from the early broadband internet in the early 90’s, the introduction of data to mobile communications, and most recently within the human brain.
Brian Jamieson
Brian JamiesonFounder & CTO
Brian Jamieson founded Diagnostic Biochips (DBC) in 2013 to drive groundbreaking advances in understanding the brain through the development of advanced neural interfacing systems.
Fan Wu
Fan WuVP Product Development
Fan Wu is a biomedical and electrical engineer with more than 10 years of experience in design, micro-fabrication and testing of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) for biomedical applications.
Scott Smith
Scott SmithVP Sales
Scott Smith is a neurotechnology executive who has enthusiastically embraced innovation in the fields of cognitive and clinical neuroscience and neurology for over 25 years.
Nancy Palmer
Nancy PalmerVP Marketing & Community Outreach
Nancy Palmer has been working in graphics, marketing, and web development for the last 30 years for global technology companies. Her expertise in managing vertical markets with B2B and B2C connections will be applied to further promote DBC’s ground-breaking new products facilitating research in many neuroscience and electrophysiology fields.

Our Progress at a Glance

Diagnostic Biochips Wafer Lab

Formation

Diagnostic Biochips emerged from engineering services company Scientific & Biomedical Microsystems (SBM) in 2013 to commercialize technology developed under contract with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus. With over $6M of R&D funding from the NIH and DARPA, Diagnostic Biochips has been expanding our preclinical neurosensor’s capabilities.

Diagnostic Biochips Microscope

Building Momentum

A lack of appropriately scaled and widely applicable tools to study structures at the neural network level was identified as one of the barriers to allowing scientists to develop a detailed, functional description of the brain. In 2014, a consortium of federal agencies including the NIH, NSF, DARPA, the FDA, reached the same conclusion. As a result, The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a multi-decadal, multi-billion dollar program, was launched to accelerate the understanding of the brain, and advance therapies and cures for the growing burden of brain disease. We are proud to be aligned.

Diagnostic Biochips Wiring

Current Focus

By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a revolutionary new picture of the brain that, for the first time, shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. Long desired by researchers seeking new ways to treat, cure and even prevent brain disorders, this picture will fill major gaps in our current knowledge and provide unprecedented opportunities for exploring exactly how the brain enables the human body to record, process, utilize, store and retrieve vast quantities of information, all at the speed of thought.

Company Progression Timeline

  • active neural probes
    2003: Brian Jamieson defends thesis on active neural probes

    Brian Jamieson defends thesis on active neural probes

  • Diagnostic Biochips Logo
    2012: DBC Incorporated

    DBC Incorporated

  • NIAAA Logo
    2013: SBIR grant from NIAAA to measure interaction of ethanol with neuronal circuits

    SBIR grant from NIAAA: SBIR grant from NIAAA to measure interaction of ethanol with neuronal circuits

  • NIDA Logo
    2013: SBIR Grant from NIDA: effect of drug abuse on brain circuitry

    SBIR grant from NIAAA: SBIR Grant from NIDA: effect of drug abuse on brain circuitry

  • Cambridge NeuroTech Logo
    2013: Distribution agreement with Cambridge Neurotech and sale of first product

    Distribution agreement with Cambridge Neurotech and sale of first product

  • NHLBI Logo
    2014: SBIR grant from NHLBI: continuous measurement of chemotherapeutic drugs

    SBIR grant from NHLBI: continuous measurement of chemotherapeutic drugs

  • Neuron Article
    2014: Fan Wu defends thesis on optogenetics probes

    Fan Wu defends thesis on optogenetics probes

  • NIMH Logo
    2015: SBIR grant (Brain Initiative) from NIMH for continuous psychiatric drug monitoring

    SBIR grant (Brain Initiative) from NIMH for continuous psychiatric drug monitoring

  • hhmi License Agreement
    2015: License and Distribution Agreement with Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    License and Distribution Agreement with Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • IEEE Journal Cover
    2016: Review paper on Point of care technology in IEEE Journal of Translational Research in Health and Medicine

    Review paper on Point of care technology in IEEE Journal of Translational Research in Health and Medicine

  • Fan Wu
    2016: VP of New Product Development Fan Wu, Ph.D. joins company

    VP of New Product Development Fan Wu, Ph.D. joins company

  • DARPA Logo
    2017: DARPA grant for continuous measurement of cytokines

    DARPA grant for continuous measurement of cytokines

  • Journals of Materials Chemistry Cover
    2017: Chemosensing Technology Featured in Journal of Materials Chemistry

    Chemosensing Technology Featured in Journal of Materials Chemistry

  • US Patent US9883826
    2018: US Patent issued: In Vivo Biosensor

    US Patent issued: In Vivo Biosensor

  • US Patent US9801559
    2019: US Patent issued: Optical Neural probe

    US Patent issued: Optical Neural probe

  • Frontiers in Neuroscience
    2019: Probe Technology Featured in Frontiers in Neuroscience

    Probe Technology Featured in Frontiers in Neuroscience

  • Translational Research Journal
    2019: Review Paper Authored on Continuous Monitoring in Translational Research

    Review Paper Authored on Continuous Monitoring in Translational Research

  • Greg Alden
    2019: CEO Greg Alden joins company

    CEO Greg Alden joins company

  • Cell Magazine
    2020: Probe User Michael Long Featured on cover of Cell for Work Using DBC probe

    Probe User Michael Long Featured on cover of Cell for Work Using DBC probe

  • Nancy Palmer
    2021: VP of Marketing Nancy Palmer joins company

    VP of Marketing Nancy Palmer joins company

  • Scott Smith
    2021: VP of Sales, Scott Smith, Ph.D. joins company

    VP of Sales, Scott Smith, Ph.D. joins company

  • Fan Wu Lab
    2021: Series A Financing Completed

    Series A Financing completed

  • Diagnostic Biochips Probes
    2021: Integrated 64 and 128 Probe Product Released

    Integrated 64 and 128 Probe Product Released

Get in Touch

We’d love to talk to you about your needs and how we can help.

Diagnostic Biochips Headquarters

  • 802 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite N, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

  • 9am-5pm EST

Diagnostic Biochips Headquarters

  • 802 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite N, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

  • 9am-5pm EST