Team

Advanced Chemical Sensor Technology

Dr Oliver Hofmann
CEO

15 years experience in medical diagnostics industry in senior technical, operational and business development roles. Ex Director of Operations and Non-Executive Director at Imperial College spin-out Molecular Vision Ltd. a VC backed developer of disruptive diagnostic tests for the point-of-care.

Also performed business development for Abingdon Health, a specialist medical diagnostics commercialisation company, after its acquisition of Molecular Vision. Most recently Senior Investment Manager at Inventages, a leading global healthcare VC fund.
PhD in Microfluidics from Imperial College and MBA from Imperial College Business School.

Dr Xize Niu
CTO & Founder

World-renowned expert in microfluidics. > 50 papers (including Nature) and 7 patents. Inventor of nanodroplet based sensing approach. Founded SouthwestSensor in 2015. Also founder of another start-up , Drop-Tech Ltd. in Cambridge, which already has a high-throughput screening product on the market. PhD in Engineering from Tianjin University.

Currently also Associate Professor at the Engineering & Environment Department at University of Southampton.