Our Team: The Experts Behind the Scenes
Our team is on a mission to create the next generation of lateral flow tests to detect HIV, Dengue Fever and more.
The SwiftDx Executive Team
Dr Gustavo Cerda-Moya
Gus completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge in the field of molecular biology. He then went on to do a successful post-doctoral position also at the University of Cambridge. Using his knowledge of molecular biology, he discovered a revolutionary method of detecting DNA on a lateral flow device.
Gus formed the company when he submitted the first patent in 2015 and has been leading scientific development within the company since its creation, spearheading innovations and product development.
Gary has spent the last 10 years working in the field of lateral flow immunoassay project realisation, from design & development though regulatory approvals and commercialisation.
Gary is an experienced quality assurance and regulatory approval professional, having previously held senior management positions at BioSure (UK) Limited, The Binding Site and Vatic Health Limited. Gary has specialised in the regulatory approval of novel high risk self-test diagnostics, including clinical trial management. He has lead teams that have gained approvals in multiple, global jurisdictions.
The SwiftDx Advisory Board
Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith
Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and International Partnerships at the University of Cambridge. She is the Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics and a former head of the Department of Genetics. In addition to her roles at the University of Cambridge, she is President of the Genetics Society, is a member of the UKRI BBSRC Council, was elected to EMBO in 2006, to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012, became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017 and received her Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at Yale University.
A molecular geneticist, with a background in epigenetics and functional genomics, her research has utilised a wide range of approaches to study developmental and physiological pathways in health and disease.