About Us


About Us

Bactest is a Cambridge, United Kingdom, based company that has developed a technology platform called CYTOMAIA®, a non-invasive pressure measurement which is used to detect, measure and monitor microbial activity in liquid and macerated solids. (View the Bactest website here).

In October 2012 Bactest announced its first product, Speedy Breedy®, a portable microbial respirometer used to incubate and enumerate bacteria and detect and measure biological activity and contamination in potable water, beer, food and beverage, paint, oil and many other applications. (View the Speedy Breedy website here).

Shepherd, Bactest’s second product, was launched on March 5 2015. Shepherd is an Activated Sludge Monitoring and Management System that gives plant operators, process scientists and management accurate and timely information, enabling them to better manage aeration, cut energy costs and carbon footprint as well as early identification of toxic shock which can be extremely costly. Shepherd is targeted at municipal and trade effluent sites. (View the Shepherd website here).

On 21 November 2016 Bactest announced Speedy Breedy SeaSure®, the first of a family of Speedy Breedy® variants which has been designed for the ballast water testing market. Speedy Breedy SeaSure® is a complete solution to test for compliance with the IMO-D2 and other standards to ensure that ships are not discharging ballast water that is contaminated with certain bacteria, phytoplankton and chemicals. (View the Speedy Breedy SeaSure website here).

Bactest is a venture backed company whose cornerstone investor is the Low Carbon Innovation Fund. In 2014 Bactest was voted SME of the year and in 2015 was a Shell Springboard finalist and prize-winner. 

Bactest’s CEO is Rupert Kruger and its Chairman is Dr. Piers Clark.