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Dedicated to sustainability and food safety.

The Team

The Xibus team is committed to advancing sustainability, improving public health, and assuring safe food supply. We are a group of scientists, engineers, and business people with many decades of experience developing and commercializing nanomaterials, biomolecular systems, instrumentation, microbiology, and food sciences.
Peter Antoinette
President & CEO
Matthias Oberli, PhD
Leigh Manley, PhD
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Director of Computational Biology
Extensive development experience in nanotechnology, biomaterials, and polymers at Sigilon Therapeutics and postdoc at MIT with Bob Langer and Steve Buchwald. PhD from ETH Zürich with a focus on antibody-bacteria interactions with Peter Seeberger. Passionate about team building. 
Computational biologist/data scientist passionate about building efficient analysis pipelines and elegant visualizations. PhD from UT Southwestern in Molecular Biophysics with a focus on computational analysis of protein dynamics.
Eva Tapani
Megan Honnold
Research Microbiologist
Research Engineer
Engineering and systems development; B.S. Chemical Engineering at University of Groningen. Focused on fluorescent bead research and manufacturing process development.
U.S. and UK experience in food microbiology, manufacturing, and product development; MRes Food Science at Glasgow Caledonian University.
BS in molecular and cellular biology from Western Washington University, MS in food science/microbiology from Oregon State University. Managed microbiology testing/safety at Stahlbush Island Farms in Oregon. Conducted pathogen testing assay validation at the Institute for Environmental Health in Seattle WA.
Senior Microbiologist
Brandon Selover
30-year track record commercializing cutting-edge technologies & products for life sciences, defense, and industrial markets; building organizations; raising capital; and creating value start-ups to exit.

Technical Advisors & Collaborators

Tim Swager
Founder of Xibus
John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry at MIT and the Faculty Director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. More than 350 published peer-reviewed papers and more than 50 issued/pending patents. Founder of four additional companies DyNuPol, Iptyx, PolyJoule, and C2Sense
Mathias Kolle
Hadley Sikes
Darren Higgins
Peter Seeberger
Assistant Professor of 
Mechanical Engineering 
at MIT
Assistant Professor of 
Chemical Engineering 
at MIT
Professor of Microbiology  and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School
Director at the Max-Plank Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam

Our partners & investors

About Us

Xibus Systems is a venture-backed biotechnology startup company located in the Boston metropolitan area. The core technologies consist of exclusively licensed (MIT) engineered bio-molecules conjugated to company develop super fluorescent beads, custom growth media, and AI-based analytical software. Xibus has combined these technologies into a system that provides unprecedented speed and accuracy in the detection of pathogenic bacteria in foods and beverages.
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