We believe that people are CYTENA’s most valuable asset.

We are a diverse team of people who encourage each other to challenge the status quo of the healthcare industry. We are a think tank of innovation fueled by passion and a drive to make the world a better, healthier place.

We are biologists, computer scientists and engineers. We are artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries.

We are CYTENA.











4000+ m²

Office and
lab space





4000+ m²

Office and
lab space

We’re on a mission to build the future of health

Based in Freiburg, Germany, CYTENA aims to provide the finest life science technologies to researchers and lab technicians around the world. We combine advanced automation, state-of-the-art software engineering and the latest insights in molecular biology to create systems that simplify complex lab workflows, all while making these processes more efficient and affordable.

Since 2014, we have developed strong relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious pharmaceutical companies. Our technology provides solutions for a wide range of application areas including stable cell line development (CLD), single-cell omics, high-throughput screening and drug discovery.

In addition to our cutting-edge technologies, CYTENA aims to provide exceptional customer service and user-friendly designs to foster accessibility, collaboration and progress in the lab. As a part of BICO, the world’s leading bioconvergence company, we strive to create the future of health.

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The ability to give and receive honest feedback without hostility makes challenging the status quo easier and more productive. We gracefully accept our mistakes and failures in order to learn from them.


Our drive to help develop better and more accessible treatments keeps us going even when things get challenging. We love to tackle big issues and find solutions.


It’s hard to go against the flow. We thrive on taking chances to make the world a better place and believe our courage is our power.


Making healthcare more accessible is one of our main goals, but we can’t do that unless we all work together. Our team is made up of brilliant people from all walks of life and from different backgrounds, giving us greater insight into the challenges and triumphs people experience across the globe.


I joined Cytena as a Product Manager in January 2022. Prior to that I worked as a product manager in biotechnology field and as a postdoctoral scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, Bonn. I enjoy working at cytena where I am involved in building innovative products that enable scientific discoveries and advance health care research. I like the amazing people that I am fortunate to work with, the open mindset, and the transparent management that encourages and empowers employees to do their best.

Hussein Hamzeh
Product Manager
Los Angeles

I have been at CYTENA for 10 months and I have seen both the company and me grow during this short time. With the excitement of learning how to perform new tasks and the great coworkers I have, there is not a boring day at the office. 

Cristina Romera
Financial Assistant
Los Angeles

I started my career at CYTENA in 2019 during a time where CYTENA was still a startup. Before that I worked almost 12 years in medical device industries with a strong focus on R&D. But I always had a lot of interest in operations and process engineering so I was very happy to move in this direction starting at CYTENA. I enjoyed the open mindset and the ability to have such a great impact. It was incredible to see how fast CYTENA has grown and how many challenges we successfully handled. We work in a dynamic environment so team work is key. Today we spend a lot of time with the team to develop and setup our internal processes so we can keep up with the strong growth.

Martin Knape
Head of Operations
Los Angeles

My journey in CYTENA started in December 2021. To me it feels like it is much longer. Absolutely arrived in the BICO Group, I appreciate working on several projects in this cross-functional team. A balanced working atmosphere with open and transparent communication across all decision-making levels lets you enjoy the daily challenges in an international team.

Daniela Lang
Team Lead Process Engineering
Los Angeles

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We are a BICO company

CYTENA is proud to be a part of BICO, the world’s leading bioconvergence company, which leverages the synergies of its premier companies in engineering, robotics, artificial intelligence, advanced genomics and biosciences to create the future of health.
BICO envisions a future where drug development is faster, safer and less expensive, bioprinted organ transplants are obtainable, cultivated human tissues replace animal testing and every patient can get personalized medicine.

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