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CellScope builds optical imaging attachments for smartphones connected to a web platform, enabling at-home disease diagnosis.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location San Francisco, CA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

CellScope builds systems for at-home disease diagnosis using mobile phone cameras connected to a web platform. The company is developing smartphone attachments for diagnosis of ear, nose, throat (ENT) and skin conditions. In addition, CellScope is leveraging its technology platform for consumer skincare applications for tracking product efficacy and making product recommendations.


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    Erik Douglas

    Erik Douglas earned a PhD in bioengineering at Berkeley and UCSF, creating bioanalytical systems for personalized medicine. As a postdoc at Berkeley he worked on point-of-care diagnostics including the CellScope, and founded Tweed Network, a consulting platform for scientists to provide technology analysis to investors.

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    Amy Sheng

    Amy Sheng has project management experience in the medical device industry. She managed a team to develop an FDA-approved automated imaging device for blood counts. Amy managed the cell phone-microscopy work in the Fletcher Lab at UC Berkeley, focusing on infectious disease diagnosis in the developing world. Amy received a BS and MS in
    mechanical engineering from Stanford University and is a parttime
    student in Berkeley’s Haas School of Busines

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    Daniel Fletcher

    Dan is a Professor of bioengineering and biophysics at UC Berkeley. He has extensive experience developing high-resolution optical imaging systems and other medical devices. Dan has also helped to commercialize previous work in his lab on needle-free injection technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, was a Rhodes Scholar, and a former White House Fellow.

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    Wilbur Lam
    Associate Professor/Advisor

    Dr. Lam is a physician (pediatric hematology/oncology) and assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Emory University. He also holds a PhD in bioengineering from UCSF/UC Berkeley, providing the team with vital medical expertise as well as valuable contributions to the technology development.


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    Goodwin Proctor
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    Moss Adams

Previous Investors

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    Claremont Creek Ventures