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  • Inventor and trained in biophysics at the University of Cambridge (Cavendish Lab)

  • Previously spent 10 years in healthcare investment banking at J.P. Morgan

  • Closed >20 transactions with deal value >$70B

  • Received his Master of Science in Management from HEC Paris

Pierre Arsène

Founder & CEO

  • Trained in cancer biology and extracellular vesicles at MD Anderson (Kalluri Lab) as well as microfluidics and sensors at INESC Microsystems & Nanotechnologies

  • Received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering Systems - MIT Portugal programme

Tomás Dias, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

  • Brought >20 innovative products to market, including in vitro diagnostics (IVD) tests

  • Previously spent over 25 years in various life science leadership positions

  • Received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Carolina

  • Post doctoral research in genetics at the University of Cambridge

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Karin Schmitt, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

  • Work focused on assay optimisation

  • Followed postgraduation programme in Pharmaceutical Marketing & Business Development at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management

  • Received his Bachelor in Biology from the University of Coimbra

Ricardo Figueiras


  • Work focused on platform optimisation

  • Over 10 years of international scientific experience in genomics and transcriptomics 

  • Received her Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics from the University of California

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Raissa Kay, PhD

Senior Scientist

  • Work focused on cell culture and assay optimisation

  • Received her Master in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Tecnico

Susana Vagueiro


  • Work focused on micro- and nanofabrication processes

  • Received his MEng in Micro and Nanotechnology from Grenoble Institute of Technology

Renato Almeida

Research Associate

  • Work focused on assay development and biolab support

  • Received her Master in Genomic Medicine from King's College London

Elnaz Persia

Research Associate

  • Work focused on assisting the CEO and the rest of the team

  • Received her Master in International Economy from Moscow State University

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Valerie O'Connor

Office administrator

  • Work focused on biosensing

  • Received her Ph.D. in Nanotechnology from the University of Plymouth

  • Marie Curie early-stage researcher

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Jagriti Sethi, PhD

Research Associate

  • Work focused on bioinformatics and machine learning

  • Received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Plant Genetics from Montana State University

  • Received her MRes in Bioinformatics and Genomics from the University of Worcester

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Gillian Reynolds, PhD




Our mission is to offer life-saving clinical insights to patients and their medical teams.


  • 10 years of experience in automatizing liquid biopsy solutions, including for exosomes

  • COO at Xilis and previous work experience at Guardant Health and Freenome

  • Received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University

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Daniel Delubac, PhD

Liquid biopsy expert

  • Global scientific leader on exosome applications

  • Professor at the Institute of Transfusion Medicine, University of Essen

  • Over 100 publications, including half on exosomes

  • Received his Ph.D. in biology at the University of Cologne

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Bernd Giebel, PhD

Extracellular vesicle expert

  • Leading research group dedicated to the study of the role of vessels in liver disease as well as the role of exosomes 

  • Professor of Hepatology at the University of Paris

  • Received his Ph.D. in vascular biology and MD at the University of Paris 7 

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PE Rautou, MD PhD 

Clinical expert

  • Team leader target and pathway discovery at Galapagos 

  • Prior research on high-throughput proteomics to study tissue remodelling in disease

  • Received his Ph.D. in Protein Biochemistry from Imperial College London

Thanos Didangelos, PhD

Biomarker discovery expert

  • Professor in single electron transistor devices at Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • Previous work experience at Toshiba

  • Received his Ph.D. in Physical Electronics from Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yutaka Majima, PhD

Nanofabrication expert


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