Diagonal thinking led to breakthrough.

In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, two researchers in Lund, Sweden, Kushagr Punyani and Andreas Nyberg, wondered if it was possible to combine the areas of molecular biology and electrochemistry to tackle the problem of slow, complicated and labour-intensive identification of genetic markers.

Their vision was to develop a technology that was as fast, accurate, and reliable as the gold standard PCR-based methods while simultaneously being flexible, cost-effective and able to detect multiple genetic markers and/or samples in parallel.

The company Diagonal Bio AB was born.