Rapid Pathogen Detection powered by AI


We are a University of Oxford spin out building instant pathogen tests using super-resolution microscopy and machine learning. Our technology comes from 6 years of research in the Department of Physics.

Who we are

We combine academic expertise with a strong technical and commercial history, all supported by dynamic and knowledgeable investors.

Alex Batchelor, CEO

Experienced life-science commercial leader and proven startup CEO.

Nicole Robb, Founder

Virology professor at University of Warwick with strong background in biophysics.

Nicolas Shiaelis, Founder

Physicist specialised in machine-learning and translational research.

Vojtech Forejt, CTO

Former Oxford University professor who's held multiple leadership roles in AI-driven startups.


Our technology

We use a universal labelling system to light up everything in our sample, image the sample using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and analyse the images in our neural network. The network is trained to recognise specific species and strains of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens and can identify pathogens in the sample within seconds.

Join us

We are on a lookout for talented people to join us on our mission. Check our LinkedIn page for the current openings

Contact us

  • Address

    Wood Centre for Innovation
    Quarry Rd
    Oxford OX3 8SB