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We tackle one of the world’s most neglected tropical diseases
Snakebite envenoming is on the WHO’s list of top prioritized neglected tropical diseases, because of the hundreds of thousands of cases of suffering, morbidity, and mortality it causes every single year.

We are on a mission to reduce the global burden of snakebite by providing user-friendly, affordable, and robust diagnostics for snakebite victims worldwide.

Read more about snakebite envenoming at
Current diagnosis is
time consuming
A crucial part of treating snakebite envenoming is to correctly diagnose the patient so that they can receive the specific antivenom that might save their life.

If time from bite to treatment exceeds 6 hours, the clinical burden increases drastically.

The current symptom-based diagnosis creates a delay between bite and treatment and when symptoms appear it may already be too late to effectively treat snakebite envenoming. This means unnecessarily many people die or become crippled for life.
The VenomAid Diagnostick is an affordable and sensitive test capable of providing a clinically relevant diagnostic result within minutes of loading either blood- or wound-swab sample onto the device.

By quickly detecting which snake bit you, the doctors can start early and correct treatment, saving costs, and more importantly, your life.  
Meet the team
The founding team is scientifically strong, collectively bringing more than 20 years of experience within snakebite research.

We are on a mission to bring snakebite diagnostics into the 21st century
Jonas A. Jürgensen
Co-founder & CEO
Cecilie Knudsen
Co-founder & CSO
Rasmus U. W. Friis
Co-founder & COO
Søren H. Dam
Co-founder & CTO
Aleksander M. Haack
Co-founder & CFO
Christian D. Johansen
Business development
Andreas H. Laustsen
Co-founder & Scientific Advisor
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