In 2019, chronic diseases accounted for more than 55% of the 55.4 million deaths worldwide . Each year this number increases.
This consistent upward trend is not only unfortunate – it’s unsustainable. With health-system resources already under significant strain, the only possible outcome of a continued rise in chronic disease is a higher cost of care, increased staff burnout and a lower quality care pathway.
This is why the world needs a new approach to patient care and monitoring!
At OMINI, we’re pioneering this new approach, in partnership with top healthcare professionals, by developing a new generation of mobile and connected blood tests.
It works like this: patients are asked to evaluate themselves by regularly filling out a questionnaire on their health status and measuring the concentration of their blood biomarkers. This data is then sent in real time, via the cloud, to their health professionals, who can make quick, informed decisions on next best moves, such as personalized medical follow-ups.
In a nutshell, through decentralized blood testing, we’re reversing the chronic-disease trend, unburdening today’s health systems, and making personalized care a reality for patients who deserve a better quality of life.
Joanne Kanaan, Ph.D
CEO and cofounder
Anna Shirinskaya, Ph.D
CTO and cofounder
Having completed a Master's degree in systems biology and a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics at École Normale Supérieure, as well as several entrepreneurship programs, OMINI CEO Joanne leads our strategy, communications and fundraising initiatives. In her spare time, she enjoys Latin dancing, cooking and Disney movies.
With a PhD and post-doc in bioelectronics from École Polytechnique, two Master’s degrees in both material sciences and electrochemistry, and two patents to her name, Anna is an expert in the design and fabrication of cutting-edge bio-sensing devices. Currently, she leads our research and development team, while in her free time Anna has interests in the art world – particularly in street art.
Katlin Rohtlaid, Ph.D
Senior Researcher in material science
Lead Industrial Designer
With seven years of experience in material sciences, Kätlin specializes in the development, fabrication, and characterization of electronically conducting polymer layers and polymer devices (actuators and sensors). Outside of her work at OMINI, she’s also a 26-time Estonian champion in swimming and enjoys travelling in her free time.
Jean-François leads our large scale production strategy. He also works closely with the research and development team to produce 3D study supports and prototypes. Outside of work, Jean-François likes to dedicate his free time to various 3D printing and artistic projects, cooking, and philosophical debates.
Pascal Preira, Ph.D
Senior Researcher in biology and sensor functionalization
After completing a PhD in biophysics and biochemistry, Pascal joined the optics and biosciences laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique as a valuation engineer, then cofounded a company specializing in the development of in vitro diagnostics tests. He is currently our immunoassays expert and develops associated tests. In his free time, he enjoys sport fishing and martial arts.
Clara Dos Santos
Doctoral student, sensors developpment
With Master’s degrees in nanochemistry and microbiology, Clara is currently a PhD student at OMINI in collaboration with Université de Paris. She’s helping to develop our new generation of biosensors, and expand our diagnostics devices towards ultrasensitive and single-molecule-marker detection. In her free time, Clara appreciates cultural diversity, baking and horse riding.
Currently an engineering student, Arielle is completing an apprenticeship with us at OMINI in order to become an engineer in health and biotechnology. Over the last four years, she has practiced programming, biology and electronics. She also plays piano and has a passion for gastronomy.