BiosparQ B.V., founded in 2009, is a spin-off from TNO and develops real time microbial profiling instruments based on single particle MALDI TOF MS technology. Rapid, cost effective microbial profiling is a significant need in many applications. BiosparQ’s proprietary technology enables automated profiling direct from samples, without the need for cultivating. The company initially aims at application development for clinical microbiologists, but in a later stage also in-line monitoring solutions for industrial applications will be developed.