Mobile Assay Inc. has developed smartphone, tablet, and mobile device
software designed for fast and accurate tracking and quantification of inexpensive
rapid diagnostic test strips. Mobile Assay's mobile applications operate on iOS and Android
platforms and provide low-cost, fast, accurate, easy-to-use and secure results of
1000's of standardized FDA and USDA-approved chemical/biological tests.
For a better understanding of solutions Mobile Assay can provide see the Example Scenarios page. The page runs
a range of "example scenarios" of what Mobile Assay could do in different regions and situations
ranging from disease to crop efficiency.
Mobile Assay's goal is to lead the emerging medical, agricultural, veterinary
and environmental diagnostic testing market by expanding the functionality of
consumer-based electronics, allowing them to serve as quantitative diagnostic tools.
The Mobile Assay Team
The Company's founding members have been pioneering it's new technologies for years.
Based in the Boulder/Denver Area, Mobile Assay Inc continues developing new, proprietary techniques for
lateral flow test strip quantification, data collection, and secure data storage solutions. Below is the
Leadership Team followed by professional experience.
1430 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Recent graduate from the University of Colorado (B.S. Software Engineering,
B.A. Psychology, and Certification in Cognitive Science), Bryan has over 16
years of software engineering experience in various fields including security, web, mobile, and
human-centered computing. While attending college, Bryan engineered solutions to simulate various
principles of plasma physics at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. He most recently
comes from the security industry developing single sign-on identity management solutions.
Co-founder and Chief Branding Officer
Phil has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin
and is currently a pharmaceutical Microbiologist. He brings over
5 years of expertise in Quality Control Chemistry testing techniques
and background to Mobile Assay. In addition to his background in bench chemistry,
Phil has over 20 years of experience in User Interface and Design. He just recently
began applying these skills to web development and content layout by learning to
hand-code webpages using html, css, jquery, etc.
Donald Cooper, PhD
Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Science Officer
An Associate Professor at the University of Colorado
and the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), Don's laboratory developed a
method called Quantitative Ratiometric Pixel Density Analysis (QRPDA)
which allows the use of mobile smartphone technology to quantify immunochromatographic
lateral flow test strips termed Mobile Image Ratiometry. He published a series of papers
which established the basis of the method and revealed it to be a sensitive and reliable
analytical tool. His lab at the IBG is continuously improving the technology and expanding
its applications to other drugs of abuse and a host of other pathogens. While at Mobile
Assay Inc. he and his team have adapted the QRPDA method to run on iOS and Android
smart phones and tablets for mobile testing and data tracking termed
Mobile Image Ratiometry (MIR)
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Williams brings more than 25 years of award winning technical leadership experience to
Mobile Assay. He is a specialist in healthcare and biomedicine informatics including acquisition,
storage, and analysis of data. Michael has extensive experience managing software development
teams, establishing enterprise technology strategies, cultivating cross sector partnerships
and ensuring that all information systems and networks operate according to internal standards,
external accrediting agency standards, regulatory agencies and legal requirements, including HIPPA.
As the CIO Michael is responsible for establishing Mobile Assay’s technical vision and leading
all aspects of the company’s enterprise technology development to support both distributed and
centralized clinical information systems. He has a demonstrated track record of driving and
managing high growth companies and has been a key contributor in creating exits generating in
excess of 600M in shareholder value.
Science Advisory Board
Narceo B. Bajet, PhD
He received both his BS and MS degrees from the University of the Philippines
Los Banos (UPLB) and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nars was a microbiologist with Seattle, WA-based IEH/Molecular Epidemiology, Inc.
with the primary task of analyzing fresh produce, meat products and other environmental
samples for human pathogens. In this position he also was tasked with ensuring delivery
of quality service to clients, conducting internal technical proficiency audits and
reviewing/improving internal testing protocols. Prior to that, Nars worked as a research
plant pathologist with the USDA-ARS in Wapato, Washington (with concurrent appointment
as Research Associate with Washington State University, Prosser, WA) and did research on
the development of detection methods for tree fruit viruses; was a part-time microbiologist
with the State Of Hawaii and did research on viruses of shrimps and moved on as field
supervisor for Del Monte Fresh Produce in Kunia, Hawaii; was at CIMMYT, Mexico and IRRI,
The Philippines and did research on maize pathology/breeding for resistance and rice virology,
respectively. He has also spent time as a Professor at UPLB teaching Plant
Pathology/Crop Protection. In his position with Eurofins STA Laboratories he has
been managing the seed health staff at the Colorado facility and interacting closely
with the seed health staff at the California facility. Nars is the lead within the Seed
Health Services department for test validations, protocol improvements, setting up
comparative testing with other seed health professionals world-wide and ensuring a strong
quality management program for the department.
Howard F. Schwartz, PhD
Howard is a research and extension plant pathology specialist and Associate Dept. Head
for the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado
State University. Responsibilities consist of research and extension programs for
major row (dry edible beans) and commercial vegetable (onions) crops grown in
Colorado. Onion research priorities include bacterial diseases such as Xanthomonas
leaf blight (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. allii), thrips-transmitted virus (Iris Yellow Spot
Virus), and foliar/storage diseases such as Botrytis neck rot (Botrytis species). Dry
bean research priorities include rust (Uromyces appendiculatus), white mold (Sclerotinia
sclerotiorum), Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. phaseoli), and common bacterial blight
(Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli). The program is designed to identify and
monitor economically limiting diseases, to study their epidemiology and to develop
and implement appropriate disease management strategies for Colorado growers and industries.
Howard’s applied and basic research and extension programs have focused
upon integrated disease management through host resistance, cultural practices,
environmental monitoring, disease forecasting and pesticide scheduling. Additionally, he
served as the national coordinator for the Legume ipmPIPE (20 states) and Onion ipmPIPE
(7 states) projects during 2010-2012.