The future of
snakebite diagnosis.

A tropical disease

Snakebite is one of the worlds most neglected tropical diseases. It disproportionately affects the poor in rural tropical areas, where snakebite victims are often affected for years to follow. Not only do victims risk dying, but they may suffer permanent sequelae causing them to lose the ability to work.

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A complex problem

Knowing the snake responsible for the bite can mean the difference between life and death. Treating personnel have to determine whether there are signs of envenoming, and choose the correct antivenom treatment as quickly as possible. This is often done on the basis of inconclusive information, leading to unnecessarily high death rates among snakebite victims.

A simple solution

VenomAid Diagnostics are developing a rapid diagnostic test, which will enable treating personnel to make split second decisions regarding which treatment to administer. A single drop of blood will result in a color change if a specific venom is present. This increases the confidence when determining the responsible snake, and reduces time to treatment.

Bringing snakebite diagnosis into the 21th century

VenomAid Diagnostics create impact by providing affordable and rapid diagnosis for snakebite envenoming. We believe that user-friendly, affordable, and robust diagnostics for snakebite should be available to victims globally. To achieve this, we develop the worlds first commercially available lateral flow assay for snakebite diagnosis.




A widespread use of a fast and easy-to-use diagnostic device could have an impact of about a third or higher in preventing morbidity and mortality of snakebite victims

Dr. A. Habib

Physician in Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Nigeria

The syndromic approach requires a highly skilled technical staff.
It is very complex.

Dr. G. Alcoba

Tropical Medicine Advisor at Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

The team

Rasmus U. W. Friis

Co-Founder & CEO

Aleksander M. Haack

Co-Founder & CFO

Jonas A. Juergensen

Co-Founder & COO

Cecilie Knudsen

Co-Founder & CSO

Søren H. Dam

Co-Founder & CTO

Andreas H. Laustsen

Co-Founder & Scientific Advisor

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