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Lifetime Instruments

We apply the latest breakthroughs in optical imaging to solve problems including forensic science, food security, and medical diagnostics.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Stanford, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Lifetime Instruments (LI) is an instrumentation company focusing on the nascent field of fluorescence lifetime (FLT) diagnostics. FLT is a powerful optical method that is currently limited to academic labs, and LI seeks to produce FLT based instruments for real-life applications. Our first product is a portable instrument for measuring the age of blood and other biological stains at crime scenes, a problem unsolved for the past thousand years.


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    Sanat Kamal Bahl

    Sanat Kamal Bahl has two MS degrees in CS and EE. He is currently a senior scientist at Intel while pursuing an MBA at UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business. An author of 14 publications, Sanat has 10+ years experience working with bio-tech startups, and has received ‘Best New Innovation’ awards from IEEE for a silicon device he created for genomics applications.

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    Kevin Guo

    Kevin Guo is pursuing a BS in MCS and an MS in CS from Stanford. He has published a dozen peer-reviewed publications in the field of cancer optical imaging and fluorescence lifetime.

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    Zhi Kin Loke

    Zhi Kin Loke is pursuing a dual degree in EE and math at Stanford University. A four-time medalist in the International Mathematical Olympiad and a Putnam winner, he boasts incredible quantitative abilities and is passionate about designing cutting-edge instruments.