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Event Type: 
Maxwell plus - for events co-organised by the Maxwell programme

From cancer diagnostics to anti-ageing skincare

The Maxwell Centre, the Impulse Programme for Tech Innovators and the NanoDTC are pleased to host Dr Cristiana Banila & Dr Shakiba Kaveh, founders of Mitra Bio, as speakers.


About the Speakers

Dr Cristiana Banila, founder of Mitra Bio

Cristiana is a Molecular Epidemiologist turned Entrepreneur. She is a PhD Researcher in Preventive Medicine in Queen Mary University of London. Specialised in molecular diagnostic test development. Committed to promote innovation in life sciences.

Dr Shakiba Kaveh, founder of Mitra Bio

Shakiba is a Materials Scientist turned Entrepreneur. She worked for L’Oreal Research and is passionate about the science of skin ageing. She founded Mitra Bio to unravel skin ageing and how to relay the process.


About Mitra Bio

Mitra Bio, a skin longevity company from London, is building a multi-omics skin platform to unravel skin health. Mitra’s Skin Platform, built on a non-invasive skin sampling technology, enables diagnostics & therapeutic solutions to be developed while eliminating the need for invasive skin biopsies and skin models.

Mitra Bio has been selected to take part in the second global cohort of the Illumina Accelerator. In March Mitra Bio will be moving to Cambridge to accelerate the product development and bring the next generation skincare to life.




About the Seminar Series

The joint NanoDTC-Impulse-Maxwell Innovation Seminar Series has a series of brilliant speakers who are at different stages in their Innovation and Entrepreneurship journey.

This series of seminars happens monthly and speakers will present their ideas and experiences on how innovation impacts their endeavours.

We have a varied list of speakers, from academics turned in to entrepreneurs all the way to established companies.

The format is a 45 minute talk, followed by Q&A.


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Thursday, 18 March, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30
Contact name: 
Monica Lucena
Event location: 
Online - Zoom