Daniel Treffer

Daniel Treffer

CEO & Founder


Daniel studied Chemical Engineering at Graz University of Technology. During his PhD Thesis he recognized the demand for a less harmful sample preparation approach for thermoplastics. Pharmaceutical formulations, in particular, may show rapid thermal degradation and lead to measurements containing errors. 

Daniel simplified consisting preparation approaches such as hot pressing and injection molding and reduced the design to it's essentials. Vacuum compression molding (VCM) was born in beginning of 2014. The VCM tool has grown in two years to a thought out and simple solution to prepare best-quality samples starting from powders.

The Spin-off Story


MeltPrep is a cooperate spin-off of the Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH (RCPE). The spin out took place in January 2016. The RCPE is located in Graz, Austria and was founded in 2008. It has more than one hundred employees and is split into three areas:

  • Area I: modeling and prediction

  • Area II: advanced products and delivery

  • Area III: process and manufacturing sciences

Interdisciplinary projects are the RCPE’s everyday business. This fruitful environment led to four spin-offs until 2015. For more information visit www.rcpe.at.


Science Park Member


MeltPrep is supported by the academic business incubator, Science Park Graz GmbH. The Science Park is a non-profit organization supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) AplusB Programm, Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH and the Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG).