IZB start-up: EpiQMAx
What is your motivation?
We founded EpiQMAx GmbH in 2018 to translate high-tech processes and epigenetic findings into concrete applications. Our main motivation is to decipher epigenetic changes caused by different environmental influences, because we are convinced that epigenetics is a key to further development for personalised health. With this goal in mind, we want EpiQMAx to decipher concrete connections between sport, nutrition and epigenetics in the next four years and offer the resulting health index on the market. To achieve this, we are constantly driven by exciting processes and agile collaboration with our partners. In addition, we challenge the limits of technology every day with our international team and thus generate innovative products that increase and sustainably influence the quality of life.
About your company
EpiQMAx is an innovative spin-off of the BioMedical Center in Munich. The company creates a unique and personalized health index based on epigenetic profiling. Together with renowned partners in the fields of
sport and nutrition, the company generates an epigenetic database. In a second step, this database is translated into an index with the help of which people can be motivated for a healthy lifestyle through individual dietary and sports recommendations. The underlying platform for this index combines the latest mass spectrometry technology for analyzing epigenetic marks with state-ofthe-art AI for machine learning. This creates proprietary, hyper-personalized epigenetic biomarkers for health and lifestyle.