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About Us

Our Vision

We believe that diagnostics can be made smarter, better, and faster. We are building a diagnostic technology that can be used at the point of care to identify multiple pathogens simultaneously. This will empower clinicians and provide vulnerable patients the immediate reassurance that they deserve and expect. Furthermore, we will create a network in which repeated testing of patients at the point of care builds up a digital map of pathogens that could be used to track outbreaks of disease, and make prescribing personal and targeted.

The Board

Simon Hubbert 


Industry Executive with 25 years experience in healthcare. He held senior management roles at Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson. Former CEO of Lombard Medical (NASDAQ: EVAR).

Meinhard Schmidt

Non Executive Director

Industry executive with 25 years international healthcare experience. He is the ex-senior VP for Roche Decentralised Solutions. He holds multiple board positions: NED at Sphere Medical; NED at Oncimmune; and chairman at Promimic.

Professor Tao Wang

Founder & Director

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences at The University of Manchester. Over 25 years’ experience in biomedical research on molecular and cell biology including 11 years’ postdoc experience Cambridge.

Dr Rajan Jethwa 

Non Executive Director

Qualified medical doctor. CEO of Ellipses Pharma. Former CEO of Meditest, with a deep knowledge of developing point of care (POC) diagnostic technology.

Professor Lin Li

Founder & Director

Laser Processing Research at University of Manchester, President of Laser Institute of America in 2016. He has over 560 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He holds 47 patents in optical engineering and was awarded the Sir Frank Whittle Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2013 for outstanding achievements.


Alex Sheppard


Specialist in grant funding and start-up business modelling. Over 18 months he helped clients win £500k in grant funding from Innovate UK and EU and source private investment. In the last 12 months, raised £230k in grant funding.

Irina Barbolina

Lab Manager

Expertise in medical device and IVD development. Track record of development and commercialisation of diagnostic devices for healthcare

George Goh

Technical Manager

Specialist in industrial biotechnology, medical engineering, laser processing and 3D printing