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How we met

We are a multidisciplinary team with four members from three different continents, bound together by our passion for entrepreneurship and firm belief of using innovative technology to benefit humanity. The team grew out of the MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2015 - an intensive seven-day entrepreneurship training and startup competition led by Bill Aulet and Elaine Chen of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. As a team, we won the People’s Choice Startup Award and placed second in the final pitch competition.

Our Team

Deborah Zanforlin, M.Sc.

Co-founder, CEO

Biomedical scientist, biochemistry professor of DeVry Brazil University

Expert in biosensors, medical diagnostic devices, and early cancer detection technology

Silver medalist at the International Genetically Engineered Machine iGEM Competition hosted by MIT

Jakub Chudik

Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer

Candidate of B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT

Background in robotics and mechanical engineering

Gold medalist at the International Young Physicists' Tournament

To Nhu Huynh, MPH

Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer

Cancer education specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Public health researcher with extensive research and outreach experience in cancer screening practices and policies

Experienced in research project management and health program management

Paul Lam, MPhil (Cantab)

Chief Strategic Officer

Experienced Business Strategy and Finance Professional

Former Investment Professional at World Bank Group and UBS AG who has executed venture capital and private equity investments worth more than USD 1 billion in total

Expert in business strategy, financial planning and analysis, corporate finance and governance

Jorge Sánchez López


Serial entrepreneur in international, fast-growing and disruptive markets

Former CEO of Simarks Software (Spain), Build-Your Business Consulting Group (USA), Best-Coffee (Dubai UAE & KSA) & former Business Development Manager for Symantec (Gulf, Levant & KSA)

Expert in business continuity and business consultancy services for international business development

Isaac Stoner


Healthcare Sector Practice Leader at MIT Martin Trust Center


We are proud members of the 2016 MassChallenge Accelerator

The MassChallenge Boston is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. As one of 128 startups participating, we will benefit from mentorship, office space, and a vast network of experienced entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and investors.

MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - 2nd place

MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovations Prize - Semifinalists

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21 Drydock Avenue, 610E
Boston MA 02210