About Us

Variolytics was founded as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart. Our goal is to contribute to a more sustainable society by making the invisible visible. We achieve this through measurement technology that can be easily integrated into processes and enables measurements with a high data density and low measurement noise. With our high level of research and development expertise in process engineering and years of experience in the process industry, we support companies in an advisory capacity and in implementation. The latest methods of measurement data evaluation enable customers to generate entirely new business models and thus profitable new revenue potential.

Die Unternehmensgründer von Variolytics Stephan Scherle, Dr. Matthias Stier, Johann Barlach und Steffen Görner (von links nach rechts).

Our Mission

In 99 seconds Variolytics is introduced by Johann Barlach (CFO) and Dr. Matthias Stier (CEO) at the Cyber One Hightech Award. They talk about our mission, motivation, our sponsors and give an outlook into the future.

Our Story

Due to our close cooperation with research institutes such as the Fraunhofer Institute, we are always up to date with the latest measuring methods in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology and process industry as well as in environmental and wastewater analysis. Our claim is to transfer new measurement methods into industrial application in order to always offer our customers the best measurement technology. Here you can learn more about our corporate history.


Variolytics GmbH was founded in March 2020 by Dr. Matthias Stier, Johann Barlach, Steffen Görner and Stephan Scherle.

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Dr. Matthias Stier
Chief Executive Officer

Was a process engineer and scientist at the University of Stuttgart as well as at Fraunhofer IGB with a focus on biotechnology. As Managing Director, Matthias takes over the strategic management of Variolytics.

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Johann Barlach
Head of Business Operations

Is a business economist with a focus on supply chain management. With his experience as a management consultant and entrepreneur, Johann leads the development and implementation of new business areas at Variolytics.

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Stephan Scherle
Head of Technology

Worked for many years as a physics engineer and software engineer at Fraunhofer IGB. As an expert in the field of measurement systems, Stephan leads the technological development of Variolytics’ measurement devices.

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Steffen Görner
Head of Production

Worked for a long time as a process engineer and designer at Fraunhofer IGB. With his experience in the design and construction of pilot plants, Steffen leads the design and implementation of Variolytics’ measurement systems.

Supported by the EXIST Research Transfer

The aim of EXIST funding is to increase the number and success of technology-oriented and knowledge-based start-ups in Germany. Research-intensive start-ups with high growth potential are funded as part of the EXIST research transfer program. The EXIST program is a program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Variolytics is funded by the EXIST research transfer program until August 2021.

“We want to make our contribution to a sustainable future.“

– Johann Barlach | Head of Business Operations at Variolytics

“We want to make our contribution to a sustainable future.“

Johann Barlach | Head of Operations at Variolytics

Partnership with InProcess Instruments

As a leading supplier of process gas mass spectrometers, InProcess Instruments offers customized system solutions for all areas of process analytical technology and trace analysis. Since its foundation in 1997, InProcess Instruments GmbH has stood for highest quality and in-depth expertise in the field of in-process mass spectrometry. The partnership with InProcess Instruments combines expertise with innovative start-up spirit.

Variolytics has been cooperating with InProcess Instruments since February 2020.


Thanks for your interest in Variolytics!

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Variolytics GmbH

  Nobelstraße 12, 70569 Stuttgart DE
  +49 176 1009 5817


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