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Reinventing Infection Detection

Company Leadership


Peggy Sammon

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Peggy Sammon is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in multiple high-tech start-ups in environmental monitoring, wireless, and biotech. Co-founder of ADS Environmental Services, negotiated sale to Axel Johnson AB, now IDX (NYSE). Former executive team at Time Domain Corp, with focus on IP/Licensing. Past Chair of BIOAlabama. Sammon provides general mentoring for local start-ups. Bucknell Univ.


Krishnan Chittur, PhD

Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

Dr. Krishnan Chittur, co-inventor of GeneCapture's technology. Expertise in biomaterials and genetic applications. Formerly with Battelle. Prof. Emeritus University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he was the first director of the Biotechnology Program. Rice University - PhD Chemical Engineering; Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay - B.S. Chemical Engineering.


Greg Thompson

Chief Operating Officer

Greg Thompson, former head of product design for Sanmina's Medical Division. Responsible for bringing hundreds of products to market over the past 35 years. Specialties include product commercialization, systems engineering, and project management. Deep experience with design controls, risk management, and medical device approvals. North Dakota State Univ. - BSEE in Computer Engineering.


Paula Millirons

Chief Scientists & Principal Investigator

Paula Millirons is a Molecular Biochemist and co-inventor of the CAPTURE rapid protocol. Millirons serves as Principal Investigator on grants and contracts. Technical liaison with scientific community. Leads clinical assay team initiatives in rapid identification, sample prep, and antibiotic sensitivity testing. Harvard University - Master's in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Rhodes College - B.S. Chemistry.


Nathan Ledeboer, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology
Steven G. Smith
RADM US Navy (ret.) & Former Director of the Office of Disaster Planning & Risk Management for Cabinet-level US SBA
Trish Simner, PhD, D(ABMM)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Pathology
Chris Doern, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University, Director of Clinical Microbiology
Joseph Ng, PhD
Structural Biologist, President iXpress Genes Inc., Co-Inventor
Jim Kvach, PhD
Microbiologist & former Chief Scientist of DIA AFMIC
Joel Peek, PhD
CEO at Alimetrix & MicroArrays, Inc., Molecular Diagnostics & Microarray Expert
Bert K. Lopansri, MD, D(ABMM), FIDSA
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at Intermountain Medical Center
Louise C. O'Keefe, PhD
UAH Clinic Director & College of Nursing, CRNP, CNE, FAANP
Val Korman, PhD

Owner, K Sciences Technology Research & Development, Optical Engineering Expert
Bill English, MD, FAACP
University of Alabama - Birmingham, Rural Medicine & Family Practice
Rhett Woody
Director of MicroPhase Clinical Lab, Advises on Clinical Practices & Antimicrobial Strains
John Schmitt
US Army, LTC (Ret), MS Microbiology & Immunology (Vanderbilt), Inner Defense Initiative, Schmitt Consulting Group LLC


Engineering and Lab Team

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