We are OSPIN

We are a Berlin-based company with the mission to establish an open bioprocessing platform as the operating system of modern biotechnology.


Jan Saam

After his PhD in biophysics, Jan worked many years as software developer and product designer. The OSPIN idea put down roots when he was working as Innovation Manager and became a reality a few years later, when he decided to found the company. Now, as CEO, he develops the business concept and he is resposible for strategy, marketing, customers contact and user experience. In his free time he enjoys running with his son.


Nina Buffi

Microengineer by training, Nina got fascinated by the interaction between engineering and biology during her PhD, when she developed a biosensor for the detection of arsenic in water. As CTO, she develops strategies how to grow the company through optimal use of resources and marketing, she coordinates the different teams and helps customers developing their bioprocesses. In her free time she loves playing tennis and surfing.

Jordi Morales

Jordi joined OSPIN as Project Manager after finishing his PhD in nano-biomedical optics. Now, as COO, he takes care of the organization, planning, coordination and execution of  the projects in the company. In his free time, he likes to read, play chess and go to the gym.

Witold Maniowski

Witold joined OSPIN as Quality Manager. He has nine years work experience in highly regulated pharmaceutical industry. He studied Chemistry and additionally finished postgraduate studies in Quality Management. At OSPIN he is putting this knowledge to set up Quality Systems for the development of automated bio-processes. He is managing all GxP procedures and ensures their compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations. In his free time he enjoys mountain hiking/climbing.

Felix Löser

As a Biomedical Engineer by training, Felix has always been at the intersection between technology and biology. At OSPIN he is putting this knowledge to task as a Field Application Engineer, bridging the gap between customers and our engineering team to help create the best suitable bioreactor solutions. Outside of work Felix is passionate about CrossFit, cinema and traveling the world.

Hardware and Firmware Team

Tim Potié

Tim is a Mechatronics Engineer, with a varied background from interacting and working in different cultures and countries. Previously having worked with multinational companies and departments, in the roles of Project Manager, R&D Assistant and Engineer, he is always interested in taking on new challenges. At OSPIN he works on the Hardware and the Firmware side of things. He likes travelling and to have a chat, if you bump into him while you’re out, come say hi!

Ander Goya Aguirre

Ander started his studies in electronic engineering in Spain and pursued them in Germany. In the last years he specialized in bioelectronics. At OSPIN he builds bioreactors hardware and develops the electronics for new sensors and actuators. He is passionate about music and in his free time he likes playing guitar.

Denis Grafov

Originally from Saint-Petersburg, Denis is a software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in embedded systems development. In the past years, Denis worked as a software engineer in different domains in various multinational companies. At OSPIN he is developing new features for the bioreactors’ firmware and improving the quality of the existing code. Outside of work, Denis enjoys bouldering and spending time with his friends.

Slobodan Vukanovic

Slobodan is a firmware developer who happily supports his wonderful Hardware/Firmware teammates and the rest of his OSPIN colleagues. Prior to joining the company, he spent a few years programming in C++ in and around Berlin. In his time away from the computer, he enjoys listening to and playing music. You can also find him swimming in or running around Schlachtensee – the top lake in Berlin, despite of what some from the Mechanics team say.

Turgut Kurt

Turgut did the bachelor degree in electrical and electronics engineering in 2009 and master of business in Istanbul. He came in Germany to develope electronic hardware for world’s top brands and worked as senior developer and product owner. Joined to the OSPIN to support the projects. Likes to be volunteer-social worker and work in international companies. In his free time, he likes to likes to travel and cycling.

Christopher Comparey

Chris has a bachelor degree in integrated engineering, a multidisciplinary program focused on innovation. After completing his degree he moved to Berlin and worked in engineering teams developing candy 3D printers, hydroponic farms and prosthetics. At Ospin, Chris is Hardware Engineering Coordinator using his multidisciplinary knowledge to generate synergy between engineering teams. Outside of work Chris enjoys spending time with his partner and kids, canoeing and drawing robots.

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Mechanics Team

Adel Ahmed

Adel is a mechanical engineer with an excellent knowledge in microproduction and structural mechanics, which he developed during his studies and work experience. At OSPIN he manages the mechanics team and he is in charge of development and production of bioreactors, as well as of quality standards. Adel loves spending time with his family and he is involved in social activities.

Carlotta Bricchi

Mechatronic engineer, Carlotta always had a passion for mechanical engineering and its application, which led her to work for international companies. At OSPIN she is in charge of developing new projects, as well as of producing and testing mechanical components for bioreactors. In her free time she loves traveling and playing football.

Paul Dobrovolskij

Paul studied mechanical engineering in production technology. At Ospin, he is responsible for the development of mechanically dynamic components of a bioreactor, as well as for production and production optimization. In his free time he likes cycling and swimming.

Malte Gebbert

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Sebastian Kraft

Since completing his bachelor in mechatronics, Sebastian is now doing his master degree in biomedical engineering. He is a working student at OSPIN, where he develops and produces functional mechanical components for devices. In his free time he likes to play tennis and enjoys sound engineering.

Web App Team

Viktor Diezel

Viktor has a mechanical engineering background but decided to persue a career in software development. He works on the full stack and architecture of  the OSPIN Web Application.

Daniel Seehausen

Daniel is a software engineer who moved to Berlin to help grow OSPIN’s Web Application team into a mean Extreme Programming machine. Daniel splits his time between team management, product, and (mostly DevOps) engineering.

Felix Menzel

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Bioprocessing Team

Billy Hill

Billy is a molecular biologist with a PhD in molecular life sciences. Up until now he worked as a researcher in the fields of stem cells and cancer. At OSPIN he is part of the bioengineering team overlooking the biological aspects of the projects in development at the company.
He is passionate about travelling, socializing, learning new languages and cooking

Iris Fischer

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IoT Team

Irfaane Soomauroo

Irfaane studied Computer and Electrical Engineering at the University of Applied Science Hamburg. He has experience in embedded programming and electronics design. At OSPIN he is responsible for building the electronics in the bioreactors and making sure everything is working just right. He does tae-kwon-do and is interested in spirituality.

Mohammed Ali

Mo is a software IoT and RnD developer, who helps OSPIN to provide flexible software solutions to all customers. In his free time he is concern about climate change and data protection.

Sales and Marketing Team

Lina Abbas

Lina is a pharmacist and biotechnologist who has a few years of experience in medical sales in international companies. She finished her masters in pharmaceutical nanotechnology in Germany and she is passionate about connecting with people and managing the sales process. In her free time she loves to travel and get to meet new people.

Irving Flores

Irving is a bioprocess engineer like-minded with fermentation, cell culture and early stage project development in cellular agriculture and biobased technology. He is actively looking for ways to adapt OSPIN technology platform to help customers with their hurdles in research and industry.  He likes to engage with people and build strong connections as a sales specialist. He enjoys travelling, fishing and dancing in his spare time.


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