Bactest is a Cambridge, UK based company that has developed a technology platform CYTOMAIA, a microbial respirometer that can be used to detect and monitor microbial activity in liquid and macerated solids. In October 2012 Bactest announced its first product, Speedy Breedy, a portable microbial respirometer that is used to incubate and enumerate bacteria and detect and measure biological activity and contamination in potable water, beer, food and beverage, paint, oil and many other applications. Speedy Breedy is protected by 4 patents. www.speedybreedy.com
Shepherd, Bactest’s second product was launched on March 5 2015. Shepherd is an Activated Sludge Monitoring and Management System that gives plant operators, process scientists and management accurate and timely information that enables them to better manage aeration, cut energy costs and carbon footprint. Shepherd also uses the CYTOMAIA platform and is protected by seven patents. Shepherd can also alert for toxic events for early intervention by operators. www.shepherdmanagingthefloc.com
Bactest launched its third product Speedy Breedy Seasure in November 2016. Speedy Breedy SeaSure® (SBSS) is an integrated ballast water testing solution, suitable to be used on board ship, gathering test results on microbial, chemical and plankton contamination. www.speedybreedyseasure.com
Bactest is a venture backed company whose cornerstone investor is the Low Carbon Innovation Fund. In 2014 Bactest was voted SME of the year and in 2015 was a Shell Springboard finalist and prize-winner.