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Microtest Diagnostics

Know your allergies with a single accurate, convenient and affordable test using proprietary technology from Imperial College, London

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location GBK Restaurants Ltd, Lindsey Street, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded January 2002
  • Employees 20
  • Website

Company Summary

We are a manufacturer of allergy diagnostic systems in the $3.5bn allergy testing market growing at double digits per year. By testing 50+ allergens at a time, all doctors, irrespective of their training, can understand their patients' allergies. The company has over £25m of signed distribution agreements across Europe and Asia and has achieved CE Mark on its instrument.


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    Kjell Kriatiansen
    Managing Director

    30 years experience in allergy, most notably with Sweden’s Pharmacia AB which became Phadia AB prior to its 2011 acquisition by Thermo Fisher for USD $3.5bn. He served in various posts including Regional Director for Asia, one of Phadia’s fastest growing divisions. Prior to his 14 years in the post, he held numerous positions in business development within Pharmacia Diagnostics and as Managing Director for a number of companies within the Group.

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    Vito Levi D'Ancona
    Executive Chairman

    Vito is a serial entrepreneur and investor in early stage businesses and has built many successful comapanies. He has been CEO of Microtest Diagnostics (prior to Kjell) & Phasor Solutions. He was COO of Zimiti (exited in 2011), is a Director of Anglo Scientific and some of the Anglo Scientific portfolio companies. Vito holds an MBA from London Business School

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    Andrea Crisanti
    Chief Scientific Officer

    Andrea is Professor of Molecular Parasitology at Imperial College and Chair of the Department of Immunology at the University of Perugia.

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    Ricky Posner

    Ricky is an experienced entrepreneur and investor in young technology businesses with a particular focus on medical devices. Ricky also serves on the Boards of Cyvek (a US based diagnostics company) and is a Director of Anglo Scientific


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    Anglo Scientific

Previous Investors

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    Jon Moulton & other Angels