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Ergasta ApS

Egaa Engvej 96
8250 Egaa

CVR: 41570768
Phone:  +45 40633437

What are we?

Ergasta ApS is a Danish labtech company founded in 2020 in Aarhus by researchers from the local university. 

With this startup endeavor, we have built the tool that we ourselves so desperately wished  for when we were stuck in cell and chemistry labs. We have seen too many colleagues reluctantly need sick leaves from frozen shoulders and sore necks due to cell culture liquid handling – we have been those colleagues too. So putting our research expertise in stem cell differentiation, perfusion bioreactors, and 3D printed biomaterials aside, with this venture we assume that we can make a bigger impact by targeting the tools of the research process.

Co-founders in the lab in 2012. Postdoc Muwan Chen (left), PhD student Dang Quang Svend Le (right).

Our ambition with starting up Ergasta and launching the Ergaspira200, is to make an important aspect of lab work safer, faster, and more accurate and we have poured all relevant experience and experiences into development this novel lab tool.

When you use our pipetting aspirator, you hopefully cannot tell if it has been created by a engineers turned cell biologists or a cell biologists turned engineers. However, we assure you that our team has trialed plenty in both fields and more.

Among our achievements, we can personally count:

  • Doing all-nighters in the cell lab to keep the “change media every 3 days” protocol
  • Aspirated less than “…as much as possible
  • Aspirated more than “…possible
  • Aspirated the one pellet that held together the whole experiment 

At Ergasta, we are human and we are humble. But we still think we make the most innovative vacuum aspirator in the world.

Who are we?

Dang Quang Svend Le, PhD, Inventor, Co-founder

Dr. Svend has a multidisciplinary background in laser physics, stem cell science and 3D printing for regenerative medicine. Dr. Svend has always preferred the hands-on approach to research, which has led to 8 patents and two license agreements in the biotech field. In 2014, he was awarded the Danish Strategic Research Council Award – for research with a particularly great innovation potential

Muwan Chen, PhD, Inventor, Co-founder

Graduating from China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, Dr. Chen’s decade-long research activities in regenerative medicine has covered 3D cell culture, drug delivery, hydrogel biomaterials, and Parkinson’s Disease modeling. In addition to activities in Ergasta, Dr. Chen is assistant professor at Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University.



We are happy announce that we have received an Innofounder investment from Innovation Fund Denmark.
Innovation Fund Denmark invests in translating promising ideas into new solutions that have the potential to create growth and employment in Denmark, and which also contribute to solving some of society’s challenges.


We are exhibiting at the Labdays 2022 – trade fair for laboratory technologyMeet us at stand 19 and have a go at the Ergaspira200 in person.


Ergasta is a spinout from Aarhus University and we are thrilled to announce that we will be part of the Aarhus University delegation at Nordic Innovation Fair 2022. We’re even selected to give an 8-minute pitch. Stop by our poster for a less pitchy talk about the advantages of the Ergaspira200 in academic research settings.

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