Featuring Technion Alumnus Adam de la Zerda ’05
Founder & CEO of Visby Medical
Associate Professor at Stanford University
Visby Medical, a Silicon Valley startup, is breaking new ground with its technology to produce PCR COVID-19 test results in just 30 minutes! Hear from Visby founder and Technion alumnus Adam de la Zerda ’05, a cancer researcher, entrepreneur, and TedTalk speaker who is revolutionizing COVID-19 testing. This game-changing device fits into the palm of your hand and is the first to receive FDA authorization for use at the point of care (POC). The accuracy and speed of Visby opens up a new world of solutions in protecting us from SARS-CoV-2. Visby was recently featured on CBS News and CNBC. Dr. de la Zerda will also share his unique journey from the Technion to Silicon Valley.
This event will be moderated by Dr. Leslie Behar, member of the ATS – Silicon Valley Board of Directors.
About the Speaker
Adam de la Zerda ’05 is CEO of Visby Medical (formerly Click Diagnostics), which he founded in 2012 to develop easy-use diagnostic tests. In March 2020, the company pivoted from work on a sexual health test to tackle the coronavirus, and in July received FDA emergency authorization approval for its portable COVID-19 test.
Dr. de la Zerda is also an associate professor in the Departments of Structural Biology and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University School of Medicine, with research interests spanning a broad field of molecular imaging. His lab is developing new optical imaging tools with applications to cancer and ophthalmic diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration.
He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and physics from the Technion and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Dr. de la Zerda conducted postdoctoral studies at University of California, Berkeley, before joining the Stanford faculty in 2012.