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We save lives by finding the right antibiotic on time and reduce spreading of antibiotic resistance
Resistell proposes an alternative to culture based antibiogram, the current gold standard in antibiotic susceptibility testing. Our offering is a diagnostic device. The method is based on the detection of movement caused by living bacterial cells. Because the test is growth independent, we reduce the time taken to get a result from days to minutes. Resistell provides information on which antibiotic should be used to treat the patient, and the concentration at which it should be administered.
It is estimated that at least 700 000 people die every year from the infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. If no action is taken the death toll may reach 10 million a year by 2050. It is more than the number of people currently dying from road traffic accidents and cancer together.
O'Neill 2016
Winner 2017
Swissbiolabs Award
Resistell become a winner of the first Swissbiolabs Challenge. Congratulations to Danuta Cichocka for her great presentation and innovative idea!
A prototype for rapid diagnosis is being used in hospitals

SNSF NRP 72 Antimicrobial Resistance about Resistell.

Dr. Danuta Cichocka
Dr. Danuta Cichocka
CEO, Co-Founder
  • CAS in Management of Biotech, Medtech & Pharma Ventures
  • Post-Doc at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • PhD in Environmental Microbiology (UFZ, Germany),
  • Over 12 years of professional experience in microbiology research, research management and biotechnology policy development (European Commision, Brussels)
Prof. Giovanni Dietler
Prof. Giovanni Dietler
Inventor, Co-Founder
  • Professor in Physics at EPFL
  • Head of Laboratory of Physics of Living Matter (LPMV) devoted to the study of DNA topology, cellular machines, protein mechanics and high-resolution low temperature Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Around 225 scientific publications, around 4700 citations
  • Inventor of nano-motion detector
Dr. Sandor Kasas
Dr. Sandor Kasas
Inventor, Co-Founder
  • Medical Doctor
  • Privat Docent in embryology and histology
  • Senior Researcher at LPMV (EPFL)
  • MER at the Plateforme de Morphologie, the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland
  • Around 80 scientific publications, around 3200 citations
  • Inventor of nano-motion detector
Grzegorz Gonciarz
Grzegorz Gonciarz
Business operations, Partner
  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Business strategist
  • Startup coach and mentor
  • Expert in building and engaging engineering teams
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Containing Unusual Resistance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have outlined the ways in which health departments can prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance. Rapid identification of resistant bacteria is at the heart of their strategy. Resistell is helping to make that a reality.

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