The project was born thanks to the collaboration between Claudio Tiribelli and Richard Wennberg. Their goal was to find a simple solution to eradicate kernicterus, a preventable disease that affects thousands of newborns worldwide.
With over 30 years of experience in clinical and scientific research on bilirubin, they proposed a strategy that could end this scourge. From their analysis emerged that most cases of kernicterus are caused by late diagnosis of jaundice and failure to evaluate risk factors and monitoring infants after discharge.
The evidence became clear: these are the key point to solve. In response to these deficiencies, Tiribelli and Wennberg committed themselves to design a quick and portable diagnostic system to measure total bilirubin concentration in newborn’s blood.
With more than 40 years of experience as Medical Doctor in hepatology, his area of interest for the research study is the bilirubin metabolism.
He is Founder of Bilimetrix and coordinator of numerous international scientific projects related to neonatal jaundice and brain damage caused by bilirubin, beeing the Scientific Director of Fondazione Italiana Fegato (FIF).
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Great entrepreneur with strong professional experience in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Data Sciences.
Since he joined Bilimetrix, a solid collaboration started with Prodigys, a company leader in ICT and of which is Founder and CEO.
Carlos Coda Zabetta
Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
After graduating in Argentina in Biotechnology, he came to Italy to get the Ph.D. in Molecular Biomedicine at the University of Trieste, focusing on the study of bilirubin toxicity mechanisms in neuronal cell models.
From the very beginning of the project he is in charge of the Bilistick® System development. In addition, he follows the training of the healthcare personnel for a correct using of the device.
I made it!”.
Quality Assurance Manager (QAM)
She graduated as a Biomedical Laboratory Technician at the University of Trieste and obtained her Master’s Degree in Science Diagnostic Techniques at the University of Ferrara.
She is directly involved in the development and certification of the Bilimetrix products following the criteria estabilished in the procedure.