Magdalena Staniszewska, PhD, DSc

Leading biotechnology scientist with several years of experience at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA (USA) and Polish Academy of Sciences. A scientist with broad experience in discovering molecular bases of diseases, identifying targets and developing novel therapeutic strategies for diabetic complications, cancer and eye diseases. Co-invented analytical tools and diagnostic markers of pathological neovessels, has track record of scientific publications and public speaking.

European Healthtech Investment Forum 2020

Great news for us that we’ve been selected to present inPROBE technology at the Tech Tour Healthtech 2020 in Helsinki. The fourth edition of the European Healthtech Investment Forum 2020 will take place on 10-11 March 2020 in Helsinki, bringing together leading investors from Europe and some of the most promising Healthtech entrepreneurs of Europe and Finland. The event will concentrate on the following subsectors: Digital Health, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Personalized Health. 40 of the best European early stage Healthtech companies will be selected to present at the event by the investors from our selection committee. The applying companies will be assessed on the basis of their business potential, product and technology merit, competitive position, investment or partnering interest, team experience and project quality. The event will once again allow entrepreneurs to meet and present themselves to active international investors and corporations seeking investment and partnerships. SDS Optic will be represent by our Chief Business Officer Mateusz Sagan.

Bootcamp at University City Science Center in Philadelphia

University City Science Center it’s a dynamic hub of innovation in Philadelphia. It has 55+ year legacy of building and delivering successful acceleration and incubation programs with a broad network of academic and research institutions. SDS Optic as only company from Poland has been invited for the newest edition of Bootcamp which is dedicated to companies interested in expanding their business operations in US. Our Business Chief Officer Mateusz Sagan spent 5 days on pitching sessions, talking about how to move and launch business in United States, legal aspects, IP exploration and protection, medtech and biotech regulatory pathway, reimbursement and patient journey. It was great opportunity to interact with Philadelphia medtech and biotech ecosystem, including bioincubators, great startups, Pennsylvania state authorities and mentoring sessions with several great local personalities.

World Forum for Medicine – Medica 2019

The world of medical technology meets there – in Dusseldorf. We’ve had the pleasure to present our technology at the World Forum for Medicine – Medica 2019.This is the world’s largest event for the medical sector. For more than 40 years it has been a firm fixture on every expert’s calendar. There are many reasons why MEDICA is so unique. Firstly, the event is the largest medical trade fair in the world – it attracted more than 5,500 exhibitors from 71 countries in 17 halls. Furthermore, each year, leading individuals from the fields of business, research, and politics grace this top-class event with their presence — naturally alongside tens of thousands of national and international experts and decision-makers from the sector. This edition was specialfor us because we’ve had opportunity to present our new and refresh stand. Whole event became succesfull. It was great opportunity to meet interesting people, talk about breakthrough technologies and gain new business contacts. Let’s see some photos.

Breast Fest 2019 the biggest event became great success

In the World Breast Cancer day, we’ve launched the biggest charity event in our company home town. Breast Fest has mobilized many habitants of Lublin City. Hundreds of women has heard about event and visited us at this day. The Breast Fest was organized for the purpose of building awareness of breast cancer among women. Our main aim was to examine as many women as possible. We’ve engaged doctors, oncologists, diagnostics and offered free breast usg examination and mammography. Finally all hours were fully booked. Whole event was organised with support of Polish Amazons Foundation. Every woman has found something for herself, in programme we had: discussion panels, free examinations, special women zone with many benefits for visitors, discounts from local clinics, psychooncologists, personal trainers and dietician advices. Breast Fest 2019 was a great success, the event has enjoyed the honorary patronage of the President of Lublin City.

SDS Optic – Startup of the Year by Newsweek Poland

Polish edition of Newsweek has awarded main prize to SDS Optic. We’ve been choosen as Startup of The Year and considerd most innovative and promising company.
SDS Optic has been picked up by a jury of leading investors and startup experts. We are so proud because there has been a lot of competition. Winning the Newsweek award gave us the extra boost that contributed to our fantastic growth over the past 12 months – says Mateusz Sagan, Supervisory Board Member, who has represented us at grand final in Warsaw.

SDS Optic chosen to take part in Euronext Programme

We are happy and thrilled to announce that we have been chosen, as the only company from Poland, to participate in the executive Pre-IPO 5th edition of Euronext #TechShare Class 2019-2020. Mateusz Sagan, SDS Optic Chief Business Officer and Supervisory Board Member, will take part in 2 academic seminars in Rotterdam and Lisbon as well in 4 workshop sessions in Berlin moderated by Euronext and key institutional partners, incl. investment bankers, legal advisers and auditors.

#TechShare, launched in September 2015, is the only European programme dedicated to tech companies focused on the future IPO. With annual cohorts of fast‐growing European tech companies, the programme is an educational network designed to help these high‐potential businesses understand the role of capital markets and how they can help them reach the next stage of their growth. Last year, for the first time Euronext welcomed companies from outside its domestic markets, with participants from Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The 2019-2020 class has a broad diversity with participants from across Europe: 13 from Belgium, 35 from France, 23 from Germany, 6 from Ireland, 12 from Italy, 12 from the Netherlands, 7 from Portugal, 12 from Spain, 12 from Switzerland and exclusively one from Poland.

The 132 tech companies participating have convened at Rotterdam’s Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship on 20 and 21 September for an academic campus on capital markets and TechShare 2019/2020 Class Kick-Off.Over the course of two days, top executives from companies in the life sciences, cleantech and TMT industries across Europe have been working with professors from the Rotterdam School of Management under the form of expert sessions and group workshops. Topics covered included the entrepreneurial mindset, leading growth, scaling beyong borders, attracting talents and managing ownership.

In addition, founder stories from Onno van de Stolpe, CEO of Galapagos and Brent Wissink, CFO of have related their experience of the IPO process and how they used capital markets to grow their business internationally.

The eight-month training, from September 2019 to April 2020, is structured around three main complementary modules, before graduating from the programme in May 2020:
• Two academic campuses with leading business schools, Rotterdam School of Management and Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon next March 2020;
• Four workshop sessions in each country with expert partners about the IPO process, the legal perspective, IPO valuation, equity story, financial communication, corporate governance and postlisting life;
• Individual coaching with audit firms, lawyers and communications/investor relations specialists providing customised advice on a more bilateral basis.

“Taking part in the #TechShare Pre-IPO Programme is a key milestone for us at SDS Optic to learn all key aspects of becoming public company and bulding value to our shareholders. Based on key takeaways from the programme we will be able to prepare a long term IPO strategy and detailed action plan. The kickoff at Rotterdam’s Schoold of Management has been a great networking event, mindsetting experience and keynotes from CEO of Galapagos and CFO of have been tremendous” – says Mateusz Sagan, Supervisory Board Member and participant in the programme.

Euronext Press Release can be found at the following link, as well as profiles of all participating companies:

SDS Optic on National Geographic Channel

It’s a pleasure for us to announce that we’ve been invited to cooperate with the National Geographic Channel. The series ” Poland is changing” present the most innovative and disruptive companies and technologies from Poland. The story about SDS Optic is available on the National Geographic Channel and online National Geographic You Tube profile.

Fiber Optic Sensing Specialist wanted

SDS Optic, headquartered in Lublin, is a highly innovative growing biotech company, focused on development of novel diagnostic strategies in the field of oncology. Company develops and innovates diagnostics solutions, responding to needs of patients with cancer and focusing on helping the healthcare with faster and less painful diagnostics. Our Mission is „Saving, Monitoring and Improving Lives through Innovative Cancer Diagnostics Solutions”.

As part of our R&D expansion plan and ongoing SME Instrument Horizon 2020 project we’re currently expanding our biology team and looking for a highly motivated and talented scientist to work as:

Fiber Optic Sensing Specialist
Ref. No. SDS 01/10/2019
Major Responsibilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of fiber optics techniques, especially in the sensors field – best in bio-sensors
  • Skills of spectral analysis of optical systems
  • Knowledge of thin-film technologies and physical-chemistry of material surfaces
  • Knowledge of techniques for analyzing the optical properties of thin layers
  • Experience in surface biofunctionalization is highly recommended


  • At least PhD level of physical or chemical or technical sciences
  • At least 2-4 years of experience in fiber optic or/and bio sensing field
  • Experience in chemical or material engineering in thin layers field
  • Experience in optics field
  • You have to show ability to carry out high quality science and demonstrate a high level of initiative and independence in performing experiments
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to be capable of organizing work of engineering team in diagnostics development projects
  • We expect from You to be flexible, multitasking and feel comfortable working in goal driven diagnostics discovery environment 
  • Fluent in English and familiar with computer general office applications

What we offer:

  • Working in a highly innovative, self-driven and growing bio-medtech startup, executing SME Instrument project co-financed by European Commission
  • Competitive package and great atmosphere

Everyone wishing to join us feel free to send your resume via Aplikuj button below marking with Ref. No. SDS 01/10/2019. Please add personal data protection clause if you wish to be considered.

We will get in touch only with chosen candidates.

Direct link to offer HERE