Lisbon, 12th September 2013 – biosurfit, a rapidly-growing company focused on the Point of Care medical diagnostic market, is pleased to announce today it has won the “startup of the Year” Award from Portugal Ventures.


Based on their analysis of the startups operating in Portugal, Portugal Ventures recognized biosurfit with the “2013 Startup of the Year Award” for demonstrating an outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, business vision and execution, determination, resilience, talent, innovation and knowledge.


João Garcia da Fonseca, CEO of biosurfit commented: “We are delighted to receive this award from Portugal Ventures. Portugal Ventures has been investing in biosurfit since its yearly stages and it has been of a huge value to our company not only through their direct investment but specially due to the tremendous guidance, support and coaching given to the team. This award gives us even more confidence that we are on the right track but gives also even more responsibility while moving forward.”


About biosurfit
biosurfit is a Venture Capital backed diagnostics company founded in 2006. The company invented and developed breakthrough technologies that enable fast, precise and affordable blood analysis, aiming for the key parameters that doctors really want. These proprietary technologies are combined in the spinit® instrument, using a user-friendly reader and disposable disk cartridges for specific clinical conditions. The spinit® instrument uses only one drop of blood to deliver precise results within 10-15 minutes. Initial disposable cartridges to be launched include CRP, Blood Count and an Inflammation Panel. It is planned that future tests will include diabetes and cardiac multi-parameter panels.


About Portugal Ventures
Portugal Ventures is a leading Portuguese Venture Capital firm, managing several Venture Capital & Private Equity funds with a total capital of around €600 million. Portugal Ventures portfolio is made up of approximately 180 companies from a number of different industries.


For more Information, please contact:


João Garcia da Fonseca, CEO of biosurfit, tel: +351 218860169