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PhAST invited to present at AMR Conference in Basel – March 2020

PhAST was invited to present in the “Diagnostics in clinical trial settings” session of the 4th AMR Conference in Basel, Switzerland [delayed to August 2020 due to COVID]

PhAST invited to present at the Presidential Advisory Council – February 2020

PhAST was invited to present its unique rapid antimicrobial diagnostic technology at the Presidential Advisory Council (PACCARB) meeting, Department of Human and Health Services, in Washington DC.

William Shubert joins as Head of Software Engineering – January 2020

Bringing 30 years of experience as a software engineer, including at Amazon, Intel, and several startups, William Shubert joins PhAST as Head of Software Engineering. Bill will lead the software engineering team in developing a software engine that matches the unique speed of PhAST’s antimicrobial diagnostic technology.

Dr. Vicente Fernandez joins as Director of Data Science – November 2019

Dr. Vicente Fernandez, a world expert in computer vision applied to microbiology, joins PhAST as Director of Data Science. Vicente holds degrees from Caltech and MIT and will guide PhAST’s data team to develop the ‘brains’ of its uniquely rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing technology.

PhAST selected to participate in Endless Frontier Labs at New York University’s Stern School of Business – September 2019

Endless Frontier Labs is a 9-month accelerator program for science- and technology-based startups, providing deep connections to the thriving New York startup ecosystem and investors.

PhAST receives SBIR Phase I award from NIH – August 2019

PhAST received a competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from NIH/NIAID to further its antibiotic susceptibility platform for rapid testing of pathogens directly from patient samples.

PhAST receives Massachusetts state government award – June 2019

PhAST was awarded a Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Milestone Achievement Program grant to support the development of its innovative, imaging-based antimicrobial diagnostic technology. 

PhAST goes international, opening a branch in Zurich, Switzerland – July 2019

PhAST opened a branch in the heart of Europe – Zurich – where it will continue to grow its top notch artificial intelligence and machine learning team.

PhAST selected to participate in MassBIO’s MassCONNECT program– August 2018

PhAST was selected among only a handful of startups to receive extensive mentorship by some of the area’s best entrepreneurs through the MassCONNECT program.

PhAST opens its Headquarters in Cambridge (MA) – April 2018

PhAST opened its Headquarters at Nest.Bio Labs, a brand-new biotech incubator in the heart of one of the fastest growing biotech hubs – Cambridge (MA).