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Technology meets simplicity

ProXentia aims at revolutionizing the controls in the food chain, bringing in the Food & Beverage sector the same rigor required in the medical field. This is made possible by a technologically innovative but easy-to-use device. The market for food safety tests is indeed booming, due to a growing awareness of consumers, a greater attention of companies and a raising of stringent regulatory standards. ProXentia, compared to existing products, allows for faster and qualitatively accurate analysis.

Team ProXentia


A story of successful innovation

ProXentia is an innovative Italian company founded in 2011. After some years as a successful start-up, it received the support from companies with high technological content. Furthermore, it has been awarded in various business plan competitions and with important international grants.
Here some stages of our history:

2007 – Born of the RPI technology

The technology Reflective Phantom Interface (RPI) born by the initiative of a group of researchers from the Molecular Biophysics Laboratory and Complex Fluids of the University of Milan.

2011 – Foundation of Proxentia srl

After a few years of development and some patents, the company is founded. As a successful start-up, the company received support from companies with high technological content as ODL Srl, world leader in the treatment of glass surfaces.

2014 – H2020 SME Instrument: Phase 1

Through a careful market analysis, ProXentia positions itself in the field of quality and safety analysis in the food chain. Soon after, ProXentia gets the first major recognition from the European Union, winning a SME Instrument grant.

2015 – Marzotto Award

ProXentia obtains other important international awards and grants, winning the Gaetano Marzotto Award, the UniCredit Start Lab award and the special M31 award.

2016 – H2020 SME Instrument: Phase 2

ProXentia obtains a second grant from the European Union within the Horizon 2020 program. The grant, together with the collaboration of industrial partners such as Enologica Vason S.p.A. and ODL Srl, leads to the finalization of the product.

2016 – Industrialization

With the start of the new year, the business focuses on the industrialization of the product. The goal is to integrate ProXentia technology into a compact and easy-to-use device, in a repeatable and scalable way.

2019 – Bring to the market

At SIMEI 2019, ProXentia launches its first universal PRX reader and the first cartridge kit. The kit is specifically developed for the wine sector, enabling the analysis of toxins and allergens

2020 – New market opening

ProXentia launches new analysis kits developed for different sectors like nutraceutical, confectionery and plant diagnostic.