The 21st century will be marked by the convergence of artificial intelligence, fuelled by Moore's Law ('Mursla' pronounced in Japanese), and the increasing ability to decode the complex language of biology ('Bio')


  • Serial biotech entrepreneur in the Extracellular Vesicle (EV) field
  • A decade of experience in healthcare investment banking at J.P. Morgan
  • Multiple patents and publications in EV biomedical applications
  • Closed over 20 transactions valued $70B
  • Postgraduate research in biophysics and nanoelectronics at the University of Cambridge (Cavendish Laboratory)
  • Received his Master of Science in Management from HEC Paris (Grande Ecole) 
Pierre Arsène

Founder & CEO

  • Over a decade of scientific experience in the liquid biopsy space, including EV-based diagnostics
  • Many scientific publications in the fields of cfDNA, EVs, biochips, microfluids and automation
  • Developed several patented technologies for EV diagnostics and isolation
  • Received his Ph.D in Bioengineering Systems from the MIT Portugal Programme
  • Received his MSc in Bioengineering and Nanosystems from the Instituto Superior Technico
Tomás Dias, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

  • Over 25 years in various life science leadership positions in both the US and the UK
  • Brought >20 innovative products to market from R&D to launch, including in vitro diagnostics (IVD) tests
  • Led 40-centre UK-based clinical trial and 20-centre US observational study
  • Received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Carolina
  • Post doctoral research in genetics at the University of Cambridge
Karin Schmitt, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

  • Over 5 years of experience in the EV characterisation and diagnostic fields
  • Followed postgraduation programme in Pharmaceutical Marketing & Business Development at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management
  • Received his Bachelor in Biology from the University of Coimbra
Ricardo Figueiras

SENIOR Scientist

  • Over 10 years of
    international scientific experience in genomics
    and transcriptomics
  • Received her Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics from the University of California
Raissa Kay, PhD

Senior Scientist

  • Over 5 years of experience in the EV characterisation and diagnostic fields
  • Received her Master in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Tecnico
Susana Vagueiro

SENIOR Scientist

  • Received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Plant Genetics from Montana State University
  • Received her MRes in Bioinformatics and Genomics from the University of Worcester
Gillian Reynolds, PhD


  • Experienced researcher in the EV field
  • Received her Master in Genomic Medicine from
    King's College London
Elnaz Persia

Research Associate

  • Received her Master in International Economy from Moscow State University
Valerie O'Connor

Office Manager

  • Received her Ph.D. in Nanotechnology from the University of Plymouth
  • Marie Curie early-stage researcher
Jagriti Sethi, PhD


  • Work focused on micro- and nanofabrication processes
Munir Kahraman

Material Science Engineer

  • Received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath
Harindi Jayakody, PhD

Product Manager

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