Ncardia innovative hiPSC-based products and services for drug discovery & development

Shape the future of drug discovery & development

Ncardia is a stem cell drug discovery & development company operating worldwide with facilities and offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, and the USA. Ncardia is built on the belief and trust that stem technology will help to get better medicines to patients faster. The goal of the company is to be the supportive and trusted partner for scientists operating in the hiPSC drug discovery and development space including cardiovascular and neural safety and efficacy studies.

The cardiac products encompass hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes and a broad neural cell portfolio. Building on this expertise, Ncardia provides a comprehensive menu of cardiovascular and neuronal services - from disease modeling to drug efficacy screening and cardiac safety assessment.

Our history

Ncardia was formed in August 2017 following an acquisition by Pluriomics. Pluriomics was founded in 2011 by Stefan Braam and Herman Spolders, together with the scientific founders Prof. Dr. Mummery and Prof. Dr. Passier.

At the moment Ncardia is a leading contract research organisation in human cardiovascular and neural stem cell drug discovery, encompassing disease modeling, iPSC manufacturing and iPSC-based screening. The dedicated people, our industry knowledge and stem cell expertise enables us to develop and generate more innovative stem cell based services to serve our customers.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Ncardia consists of:

  • Alain Parthoens (Chairman of the Board, AQ Invest BVBA)
  • Stefan Braam (CEO, Ncardia)
  • Jean Paul Prieels (SFPI-FPIM)
  • Philippe Degive (Sparaxis SA)
  • Alex Liu Hua (Sino-German beta Holding Co. Ltd)
  • Michael Vogel
  • Guy Heynen


Ncardia is a privately held Belgium-based company with subsidiaries in the Netherlands and the USA. The investor base of the company includes both public and private funds including Vesalius Biocapital, SFPI-FPIM, SambrInvest, InnovationQuarter, S.R.I.W, Sino-German beta Holding Co. Ltd and founders.

Management team

Ncardia has attracted a leadership team of international experts in the areas of commercialization, pharma services, finance, stem cell R&D and manufacturing.

The management team consists of: