Company Overview and History

Tip Biosystems is at the forefront of transformative advancements in spectrophotometry with its cutting-edge products, the Photopette® and Spectropod®. These innovations are poised to redefine application workflows across key industries, particularly those relying on routine UV-Vis spectrophotometric measurements.

Tip Biosystems was established by Prof. Dieter Trau in Singapore in 2014. With a profound career at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Prof. Trau catalyzed the inception of Tip Biosystems. The success of Tip Biosystems, from concept to manufacturing, is driven by a team of engineers, chemists and marketing professionals with a proven track record in commercializing scientific innovation for Industry applications.


Tip Biosystems is serving a spectrophotometer device market of more than US$ 1 billion with a 6% CAGR. Positioned competitively against traditional UV/Vis spectrophotometers, the revolutionary Photopette® and Spectropod® not only deliver cost-effective solutions but also encompass all the essential capabilities required across diverse sectors such as life sciences, environmental surveillance, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and the food and beverage industry. The advanced features of these devices make them indispensable tools in scientific research, ensuring efficiency and precision in a range of applications.


Our vision is to create a global brand and to become one of Asia’s largest laboratory devices & consumables companies.

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.

Core Values


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.


At Tip Biosystems, our foundation is built upon the strength of our people. We celebrate diversity and foster a culture of mutual respect. Collaboratively, we exchange knowledge and ideas, propelling our business towards continuous growth.

Board of Directors

Michael Tillmann


Mr. Michael Tillmann is an early stage investor and Director of Tip Biosystems since its foundation. Michael has over 25 years of experience in senior executive positions for multinational companies in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry. As CEO, Michael founded Vela Diagnostics with the vision of establishing the company as a global provider of integrated IVD solutions in molecular diagnostics. Previously he was President & CEO for Roche Diagnostics in North America and before that in Asia Pacific and Europe.

Tang Kwai Leng from Singapore


Ms Tang Kwai Leng started investing in Tip BioSystems in 2017, and had been a director since April 2022. Kwai Leng began her engineering career in Defence Science Organisation in the Ministry of Defence, followed by various positions in Chartered Industries of Singapore and Singapore Technologies. She was the CEO of Chartered Electronics-Optics and ST LogiTrack as well as VP ST Electronics, for a total duration of about 20 years. After stepping down from the corporate world, she invested in life science startups, fish farming, vegetable farming and hospitality.

Dr. Jozica Grenz

Director and CEO

Jozica Grenz has a career spanning 24 years in the healthcare industry, specializing in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences. Jozica has worked across global markets, particularly in Asia for over 14 years. She’s held pivotal positions in major corporations like Roche Diagnostics and Santen, as well as start-ups. Throughout her career she’s leading commercial operations at both regional and country levels, while shouldering P&L responsibilities. Jozica assumed the role as CEO at Tip Biosystems in 2023. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry in Molecular Biology from the University of Ljubljana.